This is a podcast with my wife Tricia discussing our experiences with kids in our church, especially how things have changed over the last two years since my original podcast about kids and simple church.
I sometimes hear conventional church people say that consensus governance is impossible. I know by experience that it is not only possible, but wonderfully beneficial. Our house church makes decisions by consensus, and it has been a blessing for us. In this podcast I discuss why it works in the organic setting and some of the benefits we've experienced.
In this episode I share my experiences amd advice in regards to multiplication.
I went into starting a house church with a fantasy about what it should look like. Reality was a different story. Turns out the ideal is somewhere in between. Recognizing both fantasy and reality is helping me strive towards the ideal.
New Episode. What does it take to plant a simple church? I'm sure there are many things that could be said, but these are three from my experience.
Repost--I'm no Larry King when it comes to interviewing, but I thought some people might like to hear a spouse's perspective.
Repost--Knowledge & Practice
Neil Cole calls these three roadblocks to multiplication. I agree.
Finally! I wanted to let you know about the new name for our nonprofit--Organic Church Resource and that I've made updates to the website including a bookstore. Check it out at organicchurchresource.org. I will be doing new podcasts starting in June. I'll also be reposting 2 or 3 older episodes before the end of May.
Though some people choose to measure church health by baptisms, I think this method is highly inadequate.
In the episode I discuss issues regarding apostles and authority/accountability in starting a house church, and giving in the house church.
Another Q and A episode.
Advice for those looking for a simple church
even more simple church Q & A
more simple church Q and A.
You can now access all episodes of this podcast not on this site at http://simplechurch.mypodcast.com/
My distinct lines of church have become blurry.
I used to be annoyed by people who criticized organized religion, but like so many other things, my outlook is a little different now.
Today I'm reading and discussing the following sections from Wolfgang Simson's book, "Houses That Change the Word,"If you want to multiply churches, stop planting churches'' and 'The carpet.'
Today I'm reading and discussing the following sections from Wolfgang Simson's book, "Houses That Change the Word," 'Who Builds What' and 'Following Anti-Leaders.'
Today I'm reading and discussing the following sections from Wolfgang Simson's book, "Houses That Change the Word," 'Three Options of Change' and 'A New Quality of Conversions.'
Today I'm reading and discussing the following sections from Wolfgang Simson's book, "Houses That Change the Word," 'Lamb or Lion?' and 'The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church'
Today I read and reflect on two sections of Wolfgang Simson's book--'Teaching each other how to obey,' and 'Three areas of responsibility in the church: elders, fivefold ministers, and apostolic fathers.'
Today I'm reading and reflecting on two passages from Wolfgang Simson's book, "Houses That Change the World," 'A Wedding a Week,' and 'No Evangelism."