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Webinar Video - Download transcripts and Subtitling Files.
Phase ONE Training - Download transcripts and Subtitling Files.
7 Video Clips Worth Watching
Upside Down Leadership (20 minutes)
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Fishing Differently (30 seconds)
Missional Church (3 minutes)
Simple Church Webinar (1 hours 45 minutes)
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10 Characteristics of Church Planting Movements (10 minutes)
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Institutions verse Cooperative Collaboration by Clay Shirky (20 minutes)
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Western culture is fast changing. This new paradigm is challenging business, companies, and church denominations.
The Birth of Wikipedia by Jimmy Wales (20 minutes)
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Jimmy invented Wikipedia. This is one example on how cooperative collaboration that Clay Shirky talked about in the above video, will change the church.
Letters of Support and Encouragement:
Free Come Alive & Stay Alive Bible Studies Series.
Come Alive - With Jesus - This "Come Alive" series is specifically designed for people wanting to know what Christianity is all about and what the Bible teaches. Work your way through these studies alone, or as part of a group.
Stay Alive - With Jesus - Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about the future? Or what heaven might be like? Or what happens to people when they die? And what about living in the here and now; does the Bible have any guidelines on how to manage your time, money and health?
These, and many more questions, are answered in these fifteen study guides covering some of the great truths of the Bible.
Though the Stay Alive lessons are prepared to follow the Come Alive series, they can be studied independently.
Leader’s Guides for Simple Church Gatherings.
These leader’s guides capture real group life, where secular and unchurched people’s lives are being changed. People need the Everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ. People also need safe and authentic friendship with Christians.
The Serendipity Bible for group is an excellent resource to have. But it is not necessary to lead a Simple Church. The leader's guides are recommended.
The Andrews Study Bible
is an excellent resource to use in your simple church. The commentary portion provides excellent tips for those difficult passages and verses.
2 Dissertations Worth Reading
Recovering an Adventist Approach to the Life & Mission of the Local Church by Dr. Russell Burrill
Developing, Planting, and Multiplying and Adventist House Church Using Principles of Missiology in the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists by Dr. W. Milton Adams. This dissertation received the 2010 Excellence in DMin Research Award presented by Andrews University.
- This dissertation addresses the crisis Christianity is facing in western cultures,
- Builds a Biblical foundation for house churches, including some Biblical information that most people do not know about New Testament house churches,
- Traces the beginning, development, and multiplication of churches within the Simple Church Global Network.
How to Know God's Will for Your Life - by Mark Finley. Download
The Midnight Church by Philip Yancey
Philip Yancey published sobering and yet true story in Christianity Today.
In The Box - a powerful poem
How to Complicate Your Life - a modern day parable.
e-Sword is an Excellent Free Software Program
One can install multiple Bibles, commentaries, etc. Windows download.
Since this is a windows program it take a few adjustments to make it work on a Mac, Special Mac instructions. e-Sword Bible extensions are .bbl, commentary extensions are .cmt. If you use e-Sword version 9 all Bibles and commentaries need to be converted to .bblx and .bmtx extensions.