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75: Who Can Baptize Others in the Simple Church?

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Jesus told his followers to make and baptize new disciples. Our tendency in the Western church is to leave these tasks to the “professionals” – specially trained and ordained clergy. But are these tasks limited only to these elite? Can any Christian baptize a new believer? What are some of the practical considerations of having a baptism in your simple church? Listen as Tom and Gavin discuss Baptism in the Simple Church.


Episode Sixty Eight: When You Come Together, Part One

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We have talked about “being” church in recent episodes. Today, Gavin and Tom explore “doing” church in a simple context. What happens when a simple church gathers each week? What goes on at a simple church meeting? What does a simple church do on the other six days of the week?

Episode Twenty Five: Baptism in the Simple Church

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Gavin, Matt and Tom continue their discussion on the Ordinances or Sacraments. This episode focuses on Baptism. How is baptism done in a Simple Church? Who can baptize another? Where can baptism take place? What are the practical concerns with conducting a baptism?


Episode Twenty Four: Communion in the Simple Church

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This is Easter Week as well as Passover Week. It is fitting that we take time to discuss a very important topic for any church: Communion. It is one of the Sacraments, or Ordinances of the Church and a key practice for churches of all denominations. Communion is not just a ceremony to fill the time in a church service. Rather it is an important symbol of the atoning sacrifice, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this episode, we describe Communion and how it may be practiced in various ways in a Simple Church.