It started like the sunrise–warm, gentle, faithful, quiet and full of beauty. You know how God works: He strings along a message like a strand of pearls–unmistakable and full of grace and glory. I think it began with rereading The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry in which John Mark Cromer encourages the reader to slow to the pace of Jesus. He poses a question, “What has happened to the personal quiet time?” He wonders if the QT was abandoned as a legalistic relic of the late 1990s. “Let’s bring it back.” He concludes. I felt a nudge in my heart like… Read More »Invitation to Rest (by Karla Duerson)
UPDATE: We are good Saturday… Rain or Shine! If rain, we will be in the large “tabernacle” on there grounds with plenty of space to spread out to your comfort level. Plus putt putt will be indoors too! Simple Church Friends, The Saturday after Easter (April 10th) we will host a Spring Network Gathering at Adventure Serve in Wilmore, KY! We will be outside in their amphitheater and enjoy music, prayer, and and time of encouragement. Also, Adventure Serve was the recipient of a portable Putt-Putt golf course and since it’s Masters Tournament weekend, I thought we’d have a golf… Read More »Spring Network Gathering – April 10
Once again, we are partnering with friends throughout the city of Lexington to host a week of non-stop prayer Easter week! LexPray, which started in a spare bedroom of a simple church family several years ago, is now happening at the Prayer Room on Broadway. This is a great opportunity for you to join together with the city church in Lexington to connect with God in a special way. Sign-up today for a time slot and let’s fill the whole week as we focus on the Risen Christ this Easter season! How does it work? Once you sign up, you… Read More »LexPray 2018 – 24/7 Prayer Easter Week!
Spring Cleaning by Kristy Wheeler Friends, while spring cleaning this week I found a jar full of thoughts & prayers from our group many years ago. I figured it would be encouraging to share these since no names are attached and since quite a bit of time has passed. –God expects us to gather like we do. We will not grow as He intends if we avoid deep fellowship. When life gets tough, we tend to avoid getting with the church. Iron sharpens iron. –We need to make space in our lives to serve others. –Jesus chooses who to heal… Read More »Spring Cleaning (by Kristy Wheeler)
Once again this year, we will be participating in around the clock prayer the week leading up to Easter. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience prayer fresh way with members of Lexington’s city church! Prayer will happen at the Prayer Room in Lexington on South Broadway (1218 S Broadway, Ste 110, Lexington, Kentucky 40504) Sign up: Follow this link for more details and to sign up for a time slot! https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/7fbbde When you sign up, you will receive an email with detailed instructions about your visit to the Prayer Room. Worship Nights and Mornings: Also, there will be live worship… Read More »24-7 Prayer Easter Week in Lexington
I want to take a second and thank everyone who came together this last weekend for the simple church conference. As I shared at the conference, I had experienced a lot of resistance about the entire during the whole process of planning our time together–so much so that I knew the day had to happen! I trust that the our time will together will continue to impact our faith journeys and our simple churches that we are connected too. For those that could not make it, allow me to offer a brief summary of our weekend: On Saturday morning, we saw… Read More »Simple Church Conference 16 Wrap Up
Sometimes in simple church, this question can be heard echoing in the back of our brain. Sometimes the question is an accusation from the enemy (that we are really doing nothing of significance with our lives or that whatever we are doing is wrong). However, sincerely spoken it can be a powerful prayer… “God…what are we doing?… What are You doing and how do You want to involve me?” This Saturday, we will sincerely ask the Lord this question. What are we to be doing? With whom? Why? How? Simple church, while simple in form, is not easy. We believe… Read More »What In The World Are We Doing?
July 30th, we will return to the Wheeler’s Farm for a network wide summer gathering. Worship, Prayer, Fellowship, Picnic, Fishing? Rock Skipping? Playing in the creek? The possibilities are endless. We even hope to celebrate baptisms! Simple Church Summer Network Gathering Saturday July 30, 6-9PM Music By Gideon Maki What To Bring: Your Own Picnic Dinner (Food, Drinks, utensils, etc.) Chairs/Blanket Water shoes (if you want to get into the creek) Everyone in your simple church community! flashlight A Friend (or two or three) A Song or Encouraging Testimony To Share? (optional) Baptism: Would you like to take… Read More »Summer Network Gathering – July 30
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!
By Nate Smith Lent is a time for personal reflection, repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming Easter. A set forty days for self-examination and giving up something in order to prepare our hearts. It is a chance to come with expectation for greater things. We, as Christians, have this crazy belief that Jesus, who walked in the flesh, actually died and rose again. Death itself has been conquered. This is the reason, and the only reason, we have to gather, to worship and break bread. It is all about Jesus. Friends, it is time to prepare our hearts, not… Read More »Lent: A call to prayer