Simple Church NetworkLess crowds. More disciples.
Why the Simple Church Network?
Our experience has confirmed for many involved in Simple Churches that we must continue to support and encourage each other and strive to strengthen that support for those upcoming communities into the future.
Creating a Network committed to mutual encouragement, prayer, connection, resourcing and equipping will ensure that those out there “doing it different” in obedience to God’s call have other likeminded people and communities alongside to sharpen and cause them to thrive. We believe this unity of mind and purpose will be used by God to expand and multiply his work in and through his body of simple church communities.
Connection with the Baptist Movement enables the simple churches’ contribution to missional thinking and creative Kingdom work to positively influence the entire Movement. It promotes unity and accountability with each other and the wider body of churches. Whilst the Baptist Movement’s support, equipping and assistance, including handling today’s complex legal requirements, releases simple church communities from the constraints and extra structures they have been birthed to avoid. This enables our communities to “keep the main thing the main thing” more easily!
We have the opportunity to connect bimonthly online through Zoom. This is a time to connect with one another and learn. Sometimes we invite local and international guests to stimulate the conversation and hear exciting stories of what God is doing around the place.
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Simple Church Foundations // Tuesday 6 June 2023 // 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Exploring Methods and Models of Starting a New Church
The Baptist Simple Church Network would like to invite pastors, ministry leaders and small group leaders to explore opportunities to start simple churches in our community. The Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT are committed to a Gen1K vision to start 1000 churches in our generation. Foundations is an opportunity to learn how you or others in your church can connect with new people and serve God in your surrounding neighbourhood.
Simple Church Foundations is a 1.5 hour online interactive seminar designed for people who have good relational skills and are passionate in connecting with people and encouraging them to follow Jesus. It will take place on Tuesday 6 June from 7:30pm – 9pm. Simple Church Foundations will give you the essential building blocks of starting a ‘simple’ church group, and work through the theological basis for church and provide practical experiences of simple forms of church.
How does my community join the Simple Church Network?
You are invited to discuss, pray together about, and feedback to the Steering Group, whether your community can make the following commitments to:
- Participate in mutual sharing and encouragement of others through relationships, the facebook page, prayer, and gatherings;
- Communicate how your community’s values are consistent with Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT vision, mission and beliefs, and be willing to co-operate together under them.
- Contribute towards the Network’s investment in your community by an annual donation of $300. If this is a concern for your community please let us know.