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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

House Church Connection Dinner – Sun, Nov 6

UPDATE: Location moved to the Duerson’s home. Let’s connect! – Sunday November 6th! House church (or what also can be referred to as “organic church” or “simple church”) communities are springing up all around. We’d love to provide a time for fellowship, prayer, and encouragement for these communities in the area! In addition, we always want to give people in house church an opportunity to connect with others on a similar path. Please join us for a special House Church Connection Dinner as we come together for a meal and to discuss the question, “Where does a house church fit… Read More »House Church Connection Dinner – Sun, Nov 6

Hospitality and Simple Church

Today, Tom and Gavin discuss hospitality and its impact on people. Hospitality – serving others – is not easy. It can be hard work and frankly, not many people know how to do it well. It seems to be a dying art in our modern culture. But if practiced consistently, hospitality can bring people closer to each other and to God. As followers of Christ, we would do well to rethink the importance of hospitality to our Christian witness. Thanks for liking and subscribing and sharing! Comments also are always welcome! Also available in audio only: Spotify link: https://tinyurl.com/msmwe4n6 Apple… Read More »Hospitality and Simple Church

Simple Church Retreat Recap

Recently, we concluded our annual Simple Church Retreat. We were blessed to welcome friends from Alabama, Ohio, Eastern Kentucky and Central Kentucky to The Stanford Inn at Wilderness Road.

This year our conversation centered around the idea of simple church as a way of life–not a “ministry” or “way of doing church.”

Hot Tub Baptisms

Recently we had the privilege of baptizing two of our children, Beau (12) and Neva (9). It was such a blessing for friends and family to join us for simple church and to celebrate this special occasion. It was wonderful to hear the verses they shared and the personal encouragements they passed along to our children as they publicly declared their desire to follow Jesus in their lives. How wonderful it is to celebrate the new birth that Christ has granted to all of us!  

Simple Church Retreat 2022 (Reg. Deadline Aug 22)

————- SEPTEMBER 10-11 REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY, AUGUST 22nd!  DESCRIPTION Connect with and learn alongside simple/house/organic church practitioners from around the region at this year’s simple church retreat. We will take 24-hours to refocus on what simple church is about. Simple church leaders from the region will be facilitating times of encouragement as we look together into God’s Word, and enjoy meals at the Bluebird Cafe!  Come and be refreshed and encouraged by communion with friends and Christ “In total there are currently (mid 2021) at least 22.6 million house churches worldwide with a total of around 300 million members. They are,… Read More »Simple Church Retreat 2022 (Reg. Deadline Aug 22)

Baptism Anyone?

A couple of weeks ago, the Farrell family in our simple church experienced the joy of baptizing their daughter Tori during our Sunday fellowship time. They used this tub (pictured) that we have available. That’s right…a good ole Kentucky baptism in a cattle trough! The thought occurred to me that there may be someone who wonders… Can I baptize someone? How would I go about hosting a baptism? Even though I do not presently participate in a church, could I be baptized? I would love to help you explore these and any other questions you have may have about baptism!… Read More »Baptism Anyone?

Good Friday Worship and Prayer (Network Gathering)

You are invited to a Good Friday worship and prayer gathering on April 15th from 6:30-8pm!  Let’s come together this Good Friday at the Prayer Room on Broadway in Lexington, KY!  Local house church friends will lead this time of worship and prayer. If you would like to share a poem, song, or scripture during this time, come prepared to share it. We hope you can join us! This event is for all in the city and especially those of us in simple/house/organic church communities that are looking to connect and worship with others in the region.  RSVP’s are welcome… Read More »Good Friday Worship and Prayer (Network Gathering)

Network Gathering – Back 2 Basics Breakfast – Feb.19

Join simple church friends and family from the region for a Back2Basics Breakfast where we will enjoy food and a conversation about the basics of simple church. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the idea of simple church to meet others following Christ in simple/organic ways and have their questions answered. We encourage all who are a part of a simple church to join as well as your experience will certainly contribute to the discussion! We hope you will consider joining us. We do ask for RSVPs to be emailed to us here as we want to… Read More »Network Gathering – Back 2 Basics Breakfast – Feb.19