As we wrap up 2022, I wanted to thank all of you who have journeyed alongside our family. This year I enjoyed conversations with my friend Bart and simple church retreat participants around this passage: “Ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Jeremiah 6:16-17 Some see house church as a way to fix the church’s struggles, but if a gathering simply changes location (even to a home) it unfortunately does not necessarily lead to “rest for one’s soul.” As we continue to transition from… Read More »Wrapping Up 2022 – Gavin Duerson
Friends, I cannot thank you enough for supporting our family and the ministry of simple church. A gift to Simple Church Alliance allows me to serve in the role I do and it has enabled me to navigate a very tumultuous time for our family these past two years as we have been in and out of the hospital with Wylie. Thanks to all who have supported us in this special way. We are eternally grateful. The past year has been a challenging but wonderful year and we could not be more grateful to still be here after ten years… Read More »Support Simple Church Alliance
So one of my all-time favorite posts here on this blog is this one because it makes light of the obvious guilt aspect of this week’s “Giving Tuesday” social media campaign that comes directly after a weekend of binge buying by many consumers. With that being said, “Giving Tuesday” can serve as a great reminder of the importance of generosity. This past weekend during our simple church gathering I was reminded again of the incredible gratitude that our family has for receiving so many generous gifts. Even this past week I shared in our family newsletter a prayer request concerning some medical… Read More »A Note From Gavin 12.3.20
Dear Friends and Family, Here we are at the end of one year and the cusp of another. As we reflect on 2014, we are moved to express our gratitude to you. We wake up and get to do what we are doing because of the great love and support we receive from you. We continue to serve with the faithful pioneers of Simple Church Alliance. We have been trusting God together with this endeavor for four years. In 2014, we have enjoyed celebrating marriages including Kye and Kendall’s beautiful ceremony on the Wheeler’s farm and Dirk and Charity Joy’s… Read More »A Letter From Karla and Gavin
Merry Christmas! I know you are busy. Can I take 3 minutes of your time?
There are so many things that I want to write about giving to Simple Church, but Simple Church has taught me to trust God’s Word and Spirit working in each person’s heart.
By David Toth There area number of perspectives from which to discuss the issue of giving in the simple church. Some are the 1) theological, 2) practical, 3) mission, 4) strategic, etc. These brief paragraphs take a practical approach and mention some of the more encouraging aspects of giving in the simple church (an organic house church sized body of believers). In the simple church we can be encouraged that most of our giving can be directed to missionaries, orphans, local apostolics, and needy people. This reflects giving in the early church for the needy in the church and outside… Read More »Guest Blog: Giving In The Simple Church, By David Toth