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Skate Church Hosts Skate Camp For 13th Year

This week, the “skate church” community will partner with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to host skate camp for local skaters for the 13th year!  Skate church has taken on many different forms over the years, as all simple churches tend to eb and flow as people move and life circumstances change.  The annual skate camp serves as an anchor of sorts for skate church and we are excited for what God will again in the lives of the students and adults serving this week. Join us in praying for long lasting kingdom impact on the skate community here across… Read More »Skate Church Hosts Skate Camp For 13th Year

House Church For Beginners Breakfast – April 22

House Church For Beginners Breakfast Saturday, April 22, 9am, First Southern National Bank, Lexington, KY (3060 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40503) We are excited to host a breakfast for anyone interested in learning more about house church.  Over the past 12 years, we have been blessed to help others walk with Jesus and experience simple expressions of The Church.  While not perfect, we are continually encouraged by what we are seeing and we would like to invite you to a special breakfast to learn more! At this breakfast you will: 1. Discover New Testament house church principles. 2. Learn about… Read More »House Church For Beginners Breakfast – April 22

Good Friday Worship and Communion Network Gathering

Friends, We would like to invite all simple and house church friends to come together for a special Good Friday worship and communion gathering at the Lexington Prayer Room on Broadway located at 1218 S Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504.  Several folks from area simple churches will lead us in a time of worship through song.  If you you have a song, poem, or reading that you would like to share, please come prepared to do so as well! Coffee and light dessert will be provided.  RSVP not required but helpful.  Let us know if you plan to come by emailing… Read More »Good Friday Worship and Communion Network Gathering

Asbury Revival: A House Church Perspective

We get back into the Keep it Simple Podcast for 2023 with a conversation about the Asbury “revival” from a house church perspective.  Gavin Duerson and Kaleb Phillips share their experience visiting the Asbury and share some take-a-ways regarding what the revival says to those of us in the house church world.   Thanks for liking and subscribing and sharing Keep it Simple: A Simple Church Podcast! Comments also are always welcome! Also available in audio only: Spotify link: https://tinyurl.com/bdd8yf2t Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/45n9j3u5 Stitcher: https://tinyurl.com/5b4fnpy7 visit the podcasts website: www.keepitsimplepodcast.com More information on simple church here: www.SimpleChurchAlliance.com #housechurch #simplechurch #organicchurch… Read More »Asbury Revival: A House Church Perspective

Wrapping Up 2022 – Gavin Duerson

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… Read More »Wrapping Up 2022 – Gavin Duerson

Christmas Gathering – A BIG Thanks!

A big “thank you” goes out to all who made it to Lexington for the Simple Church Alliance Christmas Gathering!  It is always exciting to see friends from simple churches throughout the state of Kentucky to come together and to meet new folks interested in house church! I was so encouraged by the food, music, scripture, poems, and stories that were shared–even if it was only for a brief time!  It’s a joy to be on the journey with you all!  May you have all an anticipation-filled last few days of waiting on Jesus to come, and then … A… Read More »Christmas Gathering – A BIG Thanks!

Christmas Gathering This Sunday

Friends, This Sunday we would like to invite all friends of simple / house church in the region to join us for a special Christmas Gathering.  We will enjoy fellowship, Christmas music, and a lunch together.  If you have a song, story, scripture, poem, etc, to share related Christmas come prepared to share it! I will provide meat and drinks and everyone is invited to bring a side or dessert if they come.  Please RSVP with me here and we will look forward to celebrating the birth of Christ together this Sunday! Friends of Simple Church Christmas Gathering Sunday Dec. 11th… Read More »Christmas Gathering This Sunday

Simple Church #Giving Tuesday

I would like to take the opportunity of #GivingTuesday to celebrate God’s provision for our family through this unique ministry we call Simple Church Alliance. For the past ten years, our family has received support through friends and strangers alike who believe in the Kingdom work of encouraging and equipping house church leaders across the region.  As the landscape of the church continues to shift here in the US, we believe that in many ways we are only getting started with what God has for us. This year, we would be grateful for your prayers and support. There is a… Read More »Simple Church #Giving Tuesday

A Conversation With Steve Simms

Today, Gavin has a conversation with Steve Simms from Nashville, Tennessee. Steve has been practicing simple forms of church for more than 40 years and shares some of his insights and principles of the Christian life he has learned along the way. Steve is the author of “Beyond Church: An Invitation to Experience the Lost World of the Bible.” Steve Simm https://hopethoughts.com Thanks for liking and subscribing and sharing Keep it Simple: A Simple Church Podcast! Comments also are always welcome! Also available in audio only: Spotify link: https://tinyurl.com/bdd8yf2t Apple Podcasts:https://tinyurl.com/45n9j3u5 Stitcher: https://tinyurl.com/5b4fnpy7 visit the podcasts website: www.keepitsimplepodcast.com More information… Read More »A Conversation With Steve Simms

Your Marriage Is A Ministry – Keep it Simple Podcast #137

Reminder: This Sunday evening is our House Church Connect Dinner! RSVP today! 5-6:30pm! Details on our website! For those of you who are married, do you look at your life together as a ministry? Do you think about all the people you will influence during your lives? Today, Tom and Gavin talk about a little known, but very influential couple from the book of Acts named Priscilla and Aquila and the tremendous influence they had on Paul, Apollos, the Church then and Christianity today. Thanks for liking and subscribing and sharing! Comments also are always welcome! Also available in audio… Read More »Your Marriage Is A Ministry – Keep it Simple Podcast #137