Tag Archives: Mentoring

Episode Seventy: Using Life Transformation Groups to Start Simple Churches

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Gavin is podcasting solo today. In this episode, Gavin describes Life Transformation Groups,  a way to disciple small groups of 2-3 people. LTGs were developed by Neil Cole of Church Multiplication Associates. We will hear a few words from him as well.

Can a small group like a Life Transformation Group ultimately lead to the formation of a Simple Church? What does that process look like?

 

To see or hear more about Life Transformation Groups, go to Neil’s website:

https://www.cmaresources.org/

 

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Episode Sixty: Don’t Be THAT Guy! Part Two

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Participating in a simple form of church means that everyone is encouraged to contribute to the church’s regular gatherings. This can be a great way to hear from God by hearing what He is teaching others. But what happens when there is someone in your midst that interferes in that communication process? What do you do with the person who perhaps talks too much and won’t let others speak? Or what about a disruptive person? A false teacher? In this second part of two episodes, Tom and Gavin discuss what can be done when your meetings are “hijacked” by insensitive people.

 


Episode Fifty Three: Highlights From the 2014 Simple Church Conference-Gavin

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Today we play highlights from last year’s Simple Church Conference held in Wilmore, Kentucky in September, 2014. One of our keynote speakers, Gavin Duerson, shares how Christians are called to more than just a weekly meeting in order to fully be the Church that Jesus has called.


Episode Fifty One: An Interview with Forrest Head, Part Two

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In this podcast, Tom and Gavin continue their interview with Forrest Head of Big Life At Home Ministries. For years Forrest has labored to help plant simple churches overseas and train their leaders with great success. For the past several years, Forrest has been applying Simple Church planting principles in North America. Could we see the same spontaneous growth in the North American Church that has been so prevalent in other parts of the world?

Here is a link to Forrest’s Ministry Website:

http://biglifeathome.com/

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Episode Thirty-Five: The Challenge Before Us

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For most of the 20th Century, the church was a prominent part of our culture. Even if some people never attended church, the institution of church had much more respect than it does now in the early 21st century. It seems that the church is not as attractive as it used to be in our society. If this is true, what are the ramifications for church today, whatever form it may take? How will the church make disciples of the people in our society if the society has little interest in Christianity or the church? Listen as Gavin, David and Tom discuss this topic.

To read the article referenced in this podcast go here:

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=42798

To find out more about Dave’s ministry:

http://www.following2lead.com/

http://www.mentorlink.org/

 

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Join us at the Simple Church Conference on September 20th and 21st at Wilmore, Kentucky! Click on the picture above for more information.


Episode Thirty Four: Mentoring, Part 2

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This week, we continue to hear from David Toth as he describes discipleship through mentoring. Jesus taught his disciples by many means, but the most effective way was through mentoring one-on-one or in small intimate groups. This will be part two of a two-part series.

 

To find out more about Dave’s ministry:

http://www.following2lead.com/

http://www.mentorlink.org/

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Episode Thirty Three: Mentoring, Part 1

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This week, we continue to hear from David Toth as he describes discipleship through mentoring. Jesus taught his disciples by many means, but the most effective way was through mentoring one-on-one or in small intimate groups. This will be part one of a two-part series.

 

To find out more about Dave’s ministry:

http://www.following2lead.com/

http://www.mentorlink.org/

 

Don’t Forget the Simple Church Conference coming up soon!

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