What is a “successful” church? How do we evaluate success? Traditional churches look at metrics such as membership, growth, budget, baptisms, etc. But what does success look like in a Simple Church? In this two-part series, Gavin and Tom will discuss the measurement of a Simple Church’s effectiveness.
Hear Gavin’s new song, “You Don’t Hear Me Though”
Today, we will meet Kaleb Phillips, working with the Simple Church Alliance in Wilmore, Kentucky. Kaleb works with troubled teens and young adults. Within the past year, he has baptized over a dozen people! Today, Gavin and Tom talk with Kaleb about discipling young people from various family backgrounds (or perhaps no family) within the Simple Church.
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We’ve noticed a phenomenon among young Christians who have grown up within a Simple Church structure. The majority of them seem to discontinue their participation in Simple Churches in favor of more traditional “brick and mortar” churches. While we are thankful that they remain faithful in their church participation, Gavin and Tom wonder why they don’t perpetuate the Simple Church model as adults. Join us as we discuss this trend.
Jesus never intended His people to experience church apart from other followers. We cannot “do” church alone. Whether we are part of a huge mega-church, or a small group, God intends for us to experience life as part of a community of other believers. There are ways that God expects us to treat each other. The way we act as a community is visible to the world around us and can either attract the world to Jesus, or repel them away from His truth. How should we act towards one-another? What difference does it make? Listen as Tom and Gavin discuss.
What is the difference between Evangelism and Discipleship? Are they the same thing? Are they steps towards a goal? Is one more important than the other? Do they accomplish the same results? Must we pick one over the other as we attempt to fulfill the Great Commission? Tom and Gavin discuss these important questions.
Here is a link to Jess Ray’s song, Too Good