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
Friends, I cannot thank you enough for supporting our family and the ministry of simple church. A gift to Simple Church Alliance allows me to serve in the role I do and it has enabled me to navigate a very tumultuous time for our family these past two years as we have been in and out of the hospital with Wylie. Thanks to all who have supported us in this special way. We are eternally grateful. The past year has been a challenging but wonderful year and we could not be more grateful to still be here after ten years… Read More »Support Simple Church Alliance
So one of my all-time favorite posts here on this blog is this one because it makes light of the obvious guilt aspect of this week’s “Giving Tuesday” social media campaign that comes directly after a weekend of binge buying by many consumers. With that being said, “Giving Tuesday” can serve as a great reminder of the importance of generosity. This past weekend during our simple church gathering I was reminded again of the incredible gratitude that our family has for receiving so many generous gifts. Even this past week I shared in our family newsletter a prayer request concerning some medical… Read More »A Note From Gavin 12.3.20
#GivingTuesday (originally posted Nov. 26, 2018) #GivingTuesday is an opportunistic social media campaign invented by nonprofits to capitalize on the guilt of Americans who have just spent gazillions of dollars and countless hours purchasing and parusing unneeded stuff for themselves and their family with whom they rarely get to see except on Christmas and Thanksgiving (but now only Christmas, because they spent Thanksgiving at Wal-Mart and on their phones looking for #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday deals.) As such, I did not want to miss out on the opportunity provided by #GivingTuesday to capitalize on the guilt that you may be experiencing from… Read More »#GuiltGivingTuesday?