2016 Simple Church Conference Prayer for multiplication. In our fifth year of hosting this conference, we want to have a prayer focus–specifically praying for multiplication of disciples. One of the characteristics of church planting movements across this globe is “abundant prayer.” This year we will discuss the essential role of prayer in simple church and disciple making ministry and we will also spend time… you guessed it… praying! Together we hope to hear from the Lord in prayer about our relationship with Him and our role in making disciples of all the nations–beginning with our neighbors. Certainly we could spend a… Read More »2016 Simple Church Conference / Sept 10-11
Summer Updates It’s hard to believe that we are about to turn the page on yet another summer! I wanted to take a few seconds and share some byte-sized updates from simple church happenings. Thank you for having covered many of these opportunities with prayer. University of Kentucky Simple Church Training Zumé Project – Kentucky Summer Celebration Gathering Water Blast Camp Awaken Conference in Paintsville, KY Regional Gathering with Gospel Fellowships Simple Church Conference Coming Up! Golf Church Finally… What is going on in your neck… Read More »Summer Updates (in Photos)
God is giving birth to a simple church composed of folks who originally connected through an “ultimate frisbee” team. I met Lynnette Malott and her family a week ago when visiting this neat new community of Jesus followers. Today she posted to her Facebook page the comments below. I asked her if I could repost here. — One year in Kentucky today. We moved out here to be part of a church plant, but tonight we did church by a big tree in the park with a group of entirely different people. One of the women that I had just met said… Read More »Church By A Big Tree
What are you willing to do to spread the word about Jesus? If God asked you to do something hard and that would take over three years to complete would you be willing to see it through? These are a few of the question that I left the theater last Tuesday night asking myself after the premiere of Seek First. Seek First is a skate video that was made by members of the simple church in Lexington known as “Skate Church.” I won’t go into all the details here mostly because the Lexington Herald Leader did a great job on… Read More »What are you willing to do to spread the word?
This past week, I attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance district conference and had the privilege of sitting in on a workshop with Jeremy Spainhour who is a great friend and staff member at FAC Lexington. I was so encouraged by his message and its direct application to simple church that I invited him to come and spend some time with us this month. I hope you can join us as i think this time together has the potential to leave a huge ripple across your circle of influence! How will coming to this training make a difference you ask? I don’t… Read More »April 20 – “Experience” Training
Hey Y’all… LexPray! This Easter, we are hosting a week of prayer along with others in the Body of Christ in the city of Lexington. Several years ago simple churches in Lexington came together to host a 48 hour prayer room. It went so well that we wanted to do it again this Easter. In the process of putting this together, it has grown into a city-wide effort with several churches and ministries joining in! Our friends at the new prayer room in Lexington are excited to host and we want to invite everyone in the Body of Christ to consider coming… Read More »LexPray! 24:7 This Week!
How can we share the truth of the Bible with a culture that increasingly cannot read proficiently or simply does not prefer to read as a means of learning? This month, come experience how simple church leaders can tackle this growing challenge as we welcome Butch Vernon from Simply The Story. Butch will offer a brief experiential training on storytelling and show how we can also communicate accurate Biblical narratives in an engaging and discussion-oriented way! This will be an excellent and thought provoking time for any believer–especially those of you interested in leading simple churches. Learn more about Simply The Story here: www.simplythestory.org Simple Church “Experience”… Read More »Special “Experience” Training – Wed 17th
This year’s simple church conference (August 29-30) with Tony and Felicity Dale will kick off Saturday morning with a special community-wide roundtable discussion/continental breakfast on gender hierarchy in the Church. This, and other related topics are discussed in Felicity Dale’s new book The Black Swan Effect. We feel that sorting through this issue is not only critical to those involved with the simple/organic church movement, but also for the entire body of Christ. We hope that you (both men and women) will consider joining us for this very important discussion. Find out more about this fascinating topic, Felicity book (sample… Read More »A Round Table Discussion – Aug 29