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).
||Clean119: Does God Really Love Us? How Can We Know For Sure?||As Gavin reviews the recent Simple Church Conference, he brings up one of the topics: How Do We Know That God Really Loves Us? Tom and Gavin weigh in on this topic. Does God love us only when we obey Him? Is His love really unconditional? How do we kn||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean118: What Does The Church Value Pt 2||You can tell a lot about a church by what it values or holds dear. Today, Gavin and Tom talk about what they consider to be the strongest values of any church. This is part two of a two part series.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean117: What Does the Church Value? Pt. 1||You can tell a lot about a church by what it values or holds dear. Today, Gavin and Tom talk about what they consider to be the strongest values of any church. This is part one of a two part series.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean116: Apostles Prophets Evangelists Shepherds Teachers||Today, Gavin and Tom take a look at the list of God-given people from Ephesians chapter four: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds and Teachers. Are these people still with us today? What do they do among us? Why are they important? How do we reco||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean115: The Origins of Skate Church||Today, we talk to Jonathan Wilson, pastor of Lexington, Kentucky’s Skate Church. Jonathan describes the origins of Skate Church and how Simple Church principles helped establish this growing group of young Christians in Lexington.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean114: Interview With Richard Jacobson||This week Tom had the opportunity to meet with Richard Jacobson, of the Unchurching podcast and author of the book by the same name. While the name of the book may be provocative, Richard assures us that he is not anti-church. Through his writing, speak||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean113: Why We Podcast||Today, Gavin and Tom – The Simple Guys – take a few minutes to remind our listeners why we produce this podcast. Hint: it’s not to make money! Seriously, we do this podcast to promote healthy churches through simple, organic and family-l||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean112: Missions You (Yes You) Can Do||How can a Simple Church contribute to discipling the nations? Are we so small that we have no impact for Christ at the “Ends of the Earth?” What are some specific ways a small Simple Church can get involved in missions in a meaningful way? Lis||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean111: Using Simple Church Principles in the Middle East||Today, Gavin and Tom interview Luke, who is currently working in the Middle East among refugees. Luke has worked with Simple Church groups in the past and is applying those principles to groups of refugees in the Middle East. Let’s hear how God is w||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean110: Can Hierarchy Be Good for the Church?||A recent Wall Street Journal article* extolls the virtues of hierarchical structures in an increasingly networked society. Tom and Gavin examine this article in the context of church. Is hierarchy good or harmful when applied to ecclesiology? How much h||2/2/2018||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!
Thank you Tom and Gavin in episode 116 for an interesting discussion and analyzing with the lens of Scripture roles of the body of Christ. I’m subscribing now to listen in on future discussions!
I have had this on my radar but really started listening today. Love the insights. Keep it coming.
Brandon - a practioner