Keep It Simple: a Simple Church Podcast
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Keep it Simple: A Simple Church Podcast is a weekly podcast that explores the joys and challenges of being in a simple church, (aka organic church, micro church, or house church). Tom and Gavin are two guys from different parts of Kentucky who want to promote a simpler form of being God’s church while encouraging the making of Disciples of Jesus, and the multiplication of Simple Churches all over the world. For more information, see http://asformeandmyhouseblog.com/ (Tom’s blog) or http://simplechurchalliance.faclex.com/ (Gavin’s webpage).
||Clean106: Interview With Jeff Fields Pt. 1||Today, Gavin interviews Jeff Fields, co-author – along with his brother Roger – of the book “Breaking the Hex: Life With God After the Cross Killed Religion.” While the title sounds complicated, the concept is simple. Living the Ch||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean105: How Many Churches Can You Be Part Of?||As we wrap up 2017, we note the fact that we have been podcasting for FOUR YEARS! Wow! Tom and Gavin discuss the recent 2017 Simple Church Conference from October in Wilmore, Kentucky. Gavin’s number one take-away||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean104: Expel the Brother! Pt 2||In the gospels, we read story after story about Jesus spending time with sinners. He ate with them. He spent time in their homes. He hung out with them. Jesus wasn’t afraid to be around sinners. He showed love to them. Yet, in Paul’s epistle t||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean103: Expel the Brother! Pt. 1||In the gospels, we read story after story about Jesus spending time with sinners. He ate with them. He spent time in their homes. He hung out with them. Jesus wasn’t afraid to be around sinners. He showed love to them. Yet, in Paul’s ep||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean102: Francis Chan: He Gets It!||Today, Tom and Gavin review a YouTube message by Francis Chan called, “Rethinking Church.” We analyze his message and discuss its relevance to Simple Church. Watch Francis Chan Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTuj_QcrE6E&t=156s ||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean101: Is The House Church Movement “Bewitching” Its Followers?||Are advocates of the Simple/Organic/House church movement “bewitching” Christians as Paul describes in Galatians 3:1? Are we trying a more simple method of church in order to escape the legalism of a more traditional church, or are we creating||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean100: It’s All About Jesus!||For our 100th episode, Tom and Gavin take the time to affirm that the whole reason for this podcast is not just to espouse an alternative way of doing church, nor do we want to rebel against the established traditional church. Rather, the reason fo||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean99: Sermons, Preaching and the Simple Church, Part 2||Every follower of Christ has either heard the good news through a sermon, and/or has preached that good news to others in some fashion. Preaching has been part of the history of Christianity since ancient times. Numerous preachers and their sermons have||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean98: Sermons, Preaching and the Simple Church, Part 1||Every follower of Christ has either heard the good news through a sermon, and/or has preached that good news to others in some fashion. Preaching has been part of the history of Christianity since ancient times. Numerous preachers and their sermons have||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean97: How Do We Measure Success? Pt 2||What is a “successful” church? How do we evaluate success? Traditional churches look at metrics such as membership, growth, budget, baptisms, etc. But what does success look like in a Simple Church? In this two-part series, Gavin and Tom will discus||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Insights from Folks in the Trenches
As a servant leader for a day simple church network for the past six years, I find Gavin and Tom's practical insights helpful and encouraging. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone participating in and organic/simple church!