Tag Archives: Pastor

78: Simple Leadership for the Simple Church

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What do we look for in a leader? Is the leader of a Simple Church always the person with the right training, the right personality, the right gifts and abilities? Or is Simple Church leadership less complicated? What makes a leader among a group of Christ-Followers? Listen as Tom and Gavin discuss Biblical Leadership for the Simple Church.

 

Watch the Upside Down Leadership Video:

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Episode Sixty Six: Do Churches Really Need Professionals and Programs?

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As we evaluate what a Simple Church is and what it does, we ask ourselves questions like, “What is absolutely necessary for a church to exist? What is optional? What things are hindering the church from being all that God wants it to be?” Today we look at two concepts of modern church – Professionals and Programs, and we ask, “Are these things absolutely necessary to have a vibrant and growing church?”

 

 

For more information about “P.O.U.C.H.” Churches:

http://www.churchplantingmovements.com/images/stories/audio/CPM_Summaries/15_POUCH_Churches.mp3

https://tangiblethoughts.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/church-planting-movements-by-david-garrison/

 


Episode Sixty Five: What Exactly IS a Church?

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Today, Gavin and Tom ask the question “What IS a church?” We can all describe church based on what we experience: a place to go, a group to belong to. But what do the scriptures say about who or what is the Church?

Watch this video to see the “triangle and square” concept Gavin described in the podcast:


Episode Forty Six: Help! I’m Trapped in a Ministry I Don’t Like, Part Two

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What happens if a person finds himself or herself trapped in a ministerial vocation that just doesn’t seem like a good fit, or is leading that person to ministry burnout? Is the simple church the answer? Maybe. Maybe not. Today Tom and Gavin discuss transitioning from a paid church ministry job into a simpler form of ministry. First, a huge caveat: WE ARE NOT ENCOURAGING ANYONE IN MINISTRY TO LEAVE THEIR POSITION!
This is part two of a two part series.

Episode Forty Five: Help! I’m Trapped in a Ministry I Don’t Like, Part One

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What happens if a person finds himself or herself trapped in a ministerial vocation that just doesn’t seem like a good fit, or is leading that person to ministry burnout? Is the simple church the answer? Maybe. Maybe not. Today Tom and Gavin discuss transitioning from a paid church ministry job into a simpler form of ministry. First, a huge caveat: WE ARE NOT ENCOURAGING ANYONE IN MINISTRY TO LEAVE THEIR POSITION!
This is part one of a two part series.

Episode Thirty: The Need For New Simple Churches

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Churches in North America are currently not growing at a rate that will keep up with increases in population. Statistics show that more than 6000 new traditional churches must be created each year just to keep up with the current percentage of church attendance, which is already dismally low. Could a more simple type of church planting movement be able to keep up or maybe even surpass this statistic? Tom and Gavin will discuss Church Planting Movements and the roll of the Simple Church in such a movement.


Episode Twenty-Eight: Leadership Training in the Simple Church Pt. 2

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Sometimes, both leadership and training are unfortunately downplayed within Simple Churches. But is this a good trend? Don’t  we need leaders? And don’t we need to train them? And what would this training look like? From Mentoring Relationships to formal Seminary Education, Tom and Gavin explore various ways to equip leaders in the Simple Church. Part 2 of 2 parts.

 

 

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