‘Gathering’ for Encouragement

November 7th, 2017 bible study, simple church, mission

25 Ways To Be Missional in Your Neighbourhood

October 25th, 2017 discipleship, simple church, sharing faith

Is your simple church healthy?

September 9th, 2017 discipleship, church planting, simple church

5 MINUTE VIDEO: Starting Organic Church

August 7th, 2017 church planting, simple church
In this video, Keith offers advice about what to do if your spouse isn’t as excited about ekklesia as you are and why you should take some time to understand what the Lord’s vision is for the community.

What makes a Simple Church?

March 22nd, 2017 simple church, mentoring
Simple churches are not defined by simply meeting in homes as they can also gather in various places – cafes, community centers, sports centers, etc. While location does influence the nature of the gathering simple churches are defined more by foll…

How to Start a House Church

November 15th, 2016 church planting, simple church, discipleship, getting started
House churches are not organizations that require people with administrative skills or immense giftedness to coordinate and direct a group—they simply call for ordinary people who are in love with Jesus. Neil Cole, in Cultivating a Life for God, be…

What is Simple Church?

August 1st, 2016 discipleship, simple church

Starting a Simple Church/Missional Community

August 1st, 2016 getting started, simple church
So you are excited about being part of a simple church or missional community. The name missional community highlights the purpose of these groups in focusing on spreading the gospel and making new disciples and not being just a different way of bei…

I used to promote church planting

August 1st, 2016 discipleship, church planting, simple church
As a church planter, I used to promote church planting as the solution to the growth! My emphasis has changed to focus on making disciples as the core activity for believers. It is the core command of Christ in the Great Commission (Matt 28:19). The…

Why, Oh Why Didn’t I Take the Blue Pill?

March 1st, 2015 simple church, church planting
O.K., the reference is to the first Matrix movie. And I need to “set up” two scenes. In the first scene Neo (the Christ figure in the movie) meets Morpheus who offers Neo a choice. He can take one of two pills. Take the blue pill and he will wake up …

Multiplying Groups - The Crucible Project

June 1st, 2014 church planting, simple church
It is not difficult to form new groups, what is difficult is to instil the DNA of kingdom multiplication within each new group from its beginning. Without a willingness to operate from this intention the default is to become just another group meetin…