Since many of you are not on “the twitter,” I thought I would share a few tweets here as they include several links to some very helpful (and amusing) articles. — great article about house church worship via @keneastburn http://t.co/PRPN1gnJf9 — SimpleChurchAlliance (@KySimpleChurch) July 10, 2013 SimpleChurch Journal: Awakening the Apostolic in All of Us (and Re-Claiming the Adventure) http://t.co/L4xPkMREI7 — SimpleChurchAlliance (@KySimpleChurch) July 10, 2013 check out an honest question 4 simplechurch folk- http://t.co/CStmkqUgQl #Biblical #Interpretation via @e4unity thanks! — SimpleChurchAlliance (@KySimpleChurch) July 9, 2013 Small group meets but fails to notice each other – http://t.co/MIdgFUfgHA –… Read More »Tweet Links
Most of my life I have enjoyed satire. Satire will often seek to approve of or accept as normal ideas that the satirist is actually seeking to attack. Such is the case in this goofy song that applies attractional, hierarchical, personality driven, pulpit centered, church growth, clergy/laity ideas to simple/house/organic church ministry.
Colossians 3:16 Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Does the word of Christ dwell richly in you? This was the question I posed to those attending the Summer Celebration Gathering a few weeks ago. For simple church to work, the bar for discipleship truly has to be raised. We cannot simply lower the bar for having church gatherings. Everyone has to be disciples and making disciples simultaneously. I’ve thought about this… Read More »The Word of Christ
I would encourage you to take a listen to some of these short audio teachings from Neil Cole. You can listen to them on your computer or download them to your ipod, etc. I think you will especially find the entry on “Starting Awakening Chapels” (4:50) to be of interest in light of the journey we are on here. VISIT AUDIO PAGE AT CMA RESOURCES HERE
Often I get the question, “Are there any other churches doing this?” when explaining the idea of a “simple church network.” While we know that many Christians outside of North America experience church differently than our traditional Sunday service-centered church, consider the following findings of the Barna Group that may be surprising: The most prolific response (in nationwide studies concerning house church involvement) comes when adults are asked if they have “experienced God or expressed (their) faith in God in a house church or simple church meeting in the past month,” regardless of whether it is affiliated with some other… Read More »On similar paths