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Free Five Fold Survey

For the past several months, those involved in leading, co-leading, or considering to lead simple church communities have been examining the importance of the five-fold ministry laid out in Ephesians 4. You may recall that I encouraged everyone to consider if they tend to “function” as an Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, or Teacher (APEST). You may also recall that I pointed everyone to an online assessment that I later discouraged because I felt that it was not really helpful or accurate (and it cost money). Well, this week I found another online five-fold ministry assessment that is FREE. While I… Read More »Free Five Fold Survey

Get The Picture?

At a recent simple church training, we discussed the importance of clearly communicating the values and vision of simple church. We challenged the leaders from each simple church to visualize simple church alliance. Below are a few of the images. How would you visualize simple church multiplication?

Simple Church Training – Dec. 9th

Friday December 9th will be the only Simple Church Training of this month and I thought it would be good for us to discuss “simple church membership.”  As we continue to see new people visit the simple churches in the network and as we move toward becoming a self-sustaining network, questions about church membership are sure to arise.  Some of you will even be leaving membership of First Alliance to join this new work.  Please consider the following questions… What does it mean to be in member of a traditional church? simple church? Where do we see church membership in… Read More »Simple Church Training – Dec. 9th

“Missional House Churches” with Dr. J.D. Payne – Nov. 11

Come and join us for this special simple church training as we welcome Southern Seminary professor and author of the book Missional House Churches, Dr. J.D. Payne.  Dr. Payne will come and share his research on house church communities across the US that are living out the Great Commission.  Please come and learn more about this fascinating movement that his happening all around us!  Feel free to and bring your questions and your kids!  Childcare provided as well as pizza for all.  The even is free.  Please RSVP by emailing us here or at our event page on “The City”… Read More »“Missional House Churches” with Dr. J.D. Payne – Nov. 11

Our Role and God’s Role

Can you cause a person to grow spiritually?  When it comes to disciple making, what is our responsibility?  At a recent Greenhouse Training event hosted by CMA Resources, we examined the following text from Mark 4: 26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon… Read More »Our Role and God’s Role