This week, the “skate church” community will partner with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to host skate camp for local skaters for the 13th year! Skate church has taken on many different forms over the years, as all simple churches tend to eb and flow as people move and life circumstances change. The annual skate camp serves as an anchor of sorts for skate church and we are excited for what God will again in the lives of the students and adults serving this week. Join us in praying for long lasting kingdom impact on the skate community here across… Read More »Skate Church Hosts Skate Camp For 13th Year
Shortly after starting Simple Church Alliance, God placed our family right in the middle of a unique simple church community–the skate church with the Roberts family. I met Josh Roberts after hosting a the local skate shop in my backyard for a cookout and skating on our ramp. One of the kids on the team mentioned attending Josh Roberts’ baptism and how Josh’s life had radically changed. I knew I had to meet him. Less than twenty four hours later, I was sitting with Josh at a local skate park hearing his story of how God grabbed his attention at a… Read More »Sending Out the Roberts Family
Right now, a group a small group of guys from Lexington’s Skate Church and Nicholasville’s Skate Church are in Barcelona Spain, the unofficial skateboarding capital of the world! Read below from Josh Roberts about the trip’s goals and purpose…
Skate Church-FCA Skate Camp Wrap Up by Gavin Duerson We wrapped up our 8th year of Skate Camp yesterday! This camp has a special place in my heart as, in many ways, it was the beginning of what would become “skate church” and what would also help me clearly see the vision for “simple church.” I am super blessed to see that this camp continues to be a pillar in the skate church community and that God is continuing to use it to grow the Kingdom! Below are some pictures from the week and some bullet point highlights from all that… Read More »Skate Church – FCA Skate Camp Praise
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?
The folks from the Skate Church are premiering “Seek First” on June 21st at the Kentucky Theater. Seek First is a skate video documentary featuring some of their best tricks over the last three years and also features the faith stories of Jonathan Wilson, Josh Roberts, Gideon Maki, and Sam Mullins. June 21 – 9:00PM Kentucky Theater, Downtown Lexington 214 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 Admission is Free! From the www.seekfirstvideo.com website: Over three years ago, Josh Roberts sensed that God was leading him to make a skate video that would share the message of hope and forgiveness through Jesus… Read More »Seek First Video Premiere / June 21
Recently, several students at Asbury University visited our Skate Church family to film a documentary entitled “On Board,” for their final class project and I wanted to share it with you. Some of you know how instructive “skate church” has been to me and my family in helping us see clearly the larger vision of “simple church.” We long to help everyone simply their church life such that they are able to bring Jesus and the experience of following Him together with others outside the building and into the places where people live, work, and play. I thought this video… Read More »On Board (Lexington Skate Church Documentary)
I am pleased to introduce a good friend. Jonathan Wilson, a local Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative, also serves as a leader in simple church. This short video, put together by Providence Church in Raleigh, NC (a church that supports Jonathan’s work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes), highlights his work in the skate community here in Lexington. He also briefly discusses what simple church at the skate park looks like. You can find out more about the skate camp mentioned in this video here. The simple church that gathers at the skate park (also known as “skate church”) has… Read More »Jonathan Wilson, FCA, and Skate Church