As we wrap up 2022, I wanted to thank all of you who have journeyed alongside our family. This year I enjoyed conversations with my friend Bart and simple church retreat participants around this passage:
“Ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Jeremiah 6:16-17
Some see house church as a way to fix the church’s struggles, but if a gathering simply changes location (even to a home) it unfortunately does not necessarily lead to “rest for one’s soul.” As we continue to transition from the difficulties of the COVID pandemic to new normals in society, we remain committed to serving those seeking to slow down and walk with Jesus along an ancient path of house church. Please pray that it will lead to rest for the souls of all who connect with us!
For almost twelve years now, I have been able to serve in this ministry without having to do much in the way of “fundraising” or even sharing a financial need. While this is a great blessing, I think I have also taken this incredible freedom for granted. As God has reaffirmed my calling to this ministry this year, I am committed to transparency about the financial need that exists for me to serve full-time as director of this ministry. We have seen a dip in regular giving this year and if you are someone who does “year-end giving” or is considering ministries to support in 2023, we would be grateful if you prayerfully considered Simple Church Alliance–perhaps even becoming a monthly partner. To find out more about supporting Simple Church Alliance or to give online now simply click here.
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