I haven’t written much about the Simple Church Online Course that I offer because it tends to fill up as soon as I make it available (it’s limited to 15 participants at a time).
However, there are a couple of spaces available for the next offering (starts in March) so I thought I would describe it a bit. If you are interested, don't delay. Spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis. More info here.
First, I want to be clear that it has been designed primarily for people who are newer to the concepts of simple/organic/house church. That said, this course provides a way for participants to interact with some excellent resources and then digest the material by interacting with each other.
While this started as an experiment, I have been quite impressed by the quality of the participants and the depth of conversations that take place. I believe those involved are experiencing a transformational boost in the deconstruction/reconstruction process as much because of the relationships as the material.
Here are a couple of quotes from former participants:
“A unique and extremely insightful collection of resources, experiences, and other people who will finally let you know that – “You are not crazy for hoping that there is more of Jesus to be known and shared in a way that is actually simple!”
"I came to the course wanting a better understanding of simple church and how to implement it... I’ve gained a better understanding of what it means to be on mission with God and how to invite others on the journey. The potential impact of the course for me is life changing."
"I found [the Simple Church Course] material to be very solid and helpful. Engaging with others globally has been eye-opening, enjoyable and definitely faith-building."
Some of the topics that we cover include:
- From institutional to organic: the living church
- Simple Gatherings: participatory, Spirit-led, family
- The lifestyle of a Jesus-follower, 24/7
- Reproductive principles that can lead to church planting movements
- Reaching others: incarnational, relational, and genuine love
- Discipling disciple-makers
More info here. Limited space available.