Hello Friends! Tom and I are rebooting the podcast and will be giving YouTube a try in addition to Apple Podcasts and Stitcher (hopefully Spotify soon as well). We started this podcast many years ago as an excuse for Tom and I to get together and discuss issues that we were encountering through simple church. Surprisingly, several of you have followed along and shared with us how this has encouraged you in your journey. We even have made some friends a long the way because of these discussions! I do look forward to this new season of the podcast and… Read More »Keep It Simple Podcast #125 – A Long Overdue Update
Over the summer, my wife Karla participated in a writing class with author Leslie Leyland Fields. Through that opportunity, a door opened to share Wylie’s story on the national podcast Our American Stories. I helped her through the agonizing process of recording this story. (Karla often can’t get through cartoon stories without crying) and today it was posted on their website. I’ve not shared a lot about our experience with Wylie on this blog. (Karla and I occasionally have done that over on her blog), but needless to say our world has been forever changed by Wylie. I’m super proud… Read More »Our American Stories: Receiving Wylie
Hello friends! We have several new podcasts up at keepitsimplepodcast.com. You can also subscribe on iTunes at this link as well. It’s been awhile since I’ve updated the links, so you may remember that beginning with Episode 65, Tom and I re-launched the podcast with the idea of starting from scratch and re-introducing the “Who?” “What?” “When?” “Where?” “Why?” and “How?” questions surrounding simple/organic church. Episode 75 “Who Can Baptize Others in The Simple Church?” was just released. You can check out all the new episodes and the old ones at our website. If you feel so inclined, I review on… Read More »New Podcasts Up!
Keep it Simple Podcast #68 – When You Come Together Part 1 Keep it Simple Podcast #69 – When You Come together Part 2 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? Starting a few podcasts back, we “rebooted” the podcast and essentially started over! To follow along with our new “season” of sorts, check out Podcast… Read More »Podcast: When You Come Together Part 1 & 2
In episode 2 of the all new Keep it Simple Podcast, we address the question “What is a simple church?” In order to answer this question, we begin by taking a look at what is absolutely necessary for a local church to exist. Our search leads us to answer other questions like, “What are non-negotiable and what is optional when it come to ‘church?’” “What things are hindering the church from being all that God wants it to be?” In this podcast we will also look at two aspects of modern church that usually are considered essential– Professionals and Programs. We re-examine their… Read More »Podcast: What Is A Simple Church?
What is the Church? In our first episode of the Keep it Simple Podcast , (or “second season” as some might like to call it) Tom and I discuss this basic question. You can subscribe on iTunes at this link, or listen directly to the podcast below: This podcast episode refers to this YouTube Video: About The “Keep it Simple Podcast” For over two years now, Tom Lecompte and I have co-hosted the simple church podcast “Keep it Simple.” Tom, from New Covenant Fellowship (a house church network in Louisville, KY) and I originally started the podcast because we thought it… Read More »Podcast: What Is The Church?
We are relaunching our simple church podcast, “Keep it Simple!” Here is how you can listen in as we seek to better help new folks join in the simple/organic/house church adventure!