21
Jun
2012

The Necessity of the Cross in Organic Church

In this podcast I discuss why the organic church won't work unless the brothers and sisters will lay everything down at the cross, while the convention church can function without people doing so.

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17
Sep
2011

Reimagining Church Part 4

Chapter 4:  Reimagining the Gathering Place.

In Chapter 4, Frank Viola discusses the home as the normal place of the church gathering (although Jesus may certainly call some to meet in a building.)  Viola gives 5 reasons why the early church intentionally met in homes:

1) The home testifies that the people comprise God's House.

2) The home is the natural setting for one-anothering.

3) The home represents the humility of Christ.

4) The home reflects the family nature of the Church

5) The home models spiritual authenticity.

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20
Aug
2011

Reimagining Church Part 3

Chapter 3, Reimagining the Lord's Supper.

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6
Aug
2011

Reimagining Church part 2

Chapter 2, Reimagining the Church Meeting.  Viola writes that the 1st Century Church had four types of meetings:  1) Apostolic meetings, 2) Evangelistic meetings, 3) Decision making Meetings, and 4) Church meetings.  In this podcast I mostly discuss the regular Church meeting. Viola mentions three aspects of the Church meeting that I see as essential to pursuing organic church life:  1) The Headship of Christ, 2) Every-member functioning, and 3) the Church meeting as a believers meeting.

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22
Jul
2011

Reimagining Church part 1

Finally a new podcast!  This is the first in a series going through Frank Viola's book Reimagining Church.  Each podcast in this series I'll read a section from each chapter.  Chapter 1 is titled "Reimagining Church as an Organism."  In the section I'm discussing Viola writes that there are four chief paradigms for reimagining the church today:  1) Biblical Blueprintism, 2) Cultural Adaptability, 3) Postchurch Christianity, and 4) Organic Expression.  Get which one we prefer :)

The first chapter of Reimagining Church is available online here:  http://www.reimaginingchurch.org/RC_FirstChapter.pdf

As of July 22, 2011 it is also available at Amazon for Kindle for $1.99 here:  http://amzn.to/ponNCh

*After finishing this podcast I listened to it and realized I've become rusty.  I think I said "you know" about 3000 times!  Please forgive me, I'll try to do better next time :)

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20
Feb
2011

Top 10 Things I Don’t Miss About Conventional Church

Repost. This is the last of my previous podcasts that I needed to repost so it could be freely available. I guess I need to do some new podcasts now :)

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17
Jan
2011

Good Reasons for Slow Growth

Repost:  I know that one of the great things about simple church is the great potential for rapid reproduction. However, God may also have churches in seasons that do not include rapid reproduction, or reproduction at all.

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28
Nov
2010

If Only One

Repost.  You've probably heard someone say about a ministry and/or program, "If only one person came to the Lord, it was worth it." However the way we judge things by numbers seems to contradict that idea. If only one person came to know Jesus through your house church, would it be worth it?

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20
Oct
2010

House Church Q&A, Part 2

Repost:  Part 2 of the Q&A.

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20
Oct
2010

House Church Q&A, Part 1

Repost:  In this podcast I answer various questions emailed in by listeners (Yes, I used to do this, hopefully one day I will again!)

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6
Sep
2010

What Simple Church Means to Me

Repost:  People have different definitions of simple church. This is what simple church means to me.   Note:  I now much prefer the term organic church to simple church, but I thought this would still be worth reposting.

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23
Aug
2010

House Church and Heresy

Repost:  I often hear people raise concerns are heresy in the house church.  I believe that the house church is a better structure in regards to dealing with heresy than the conventional church.

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4
Aug
2010

Laying Down My Pride and Ego

Repost. In order to fully pursue organic church, I had to let go of the "dreams of granduer" that I once had. This is the only way I could receive God's good plan for me.

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19
Jun
2010

What is God’s Will for the Conventional Church?

Repost.

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14
May
2010

From Vocational Pastor to Volunteer Church Planter

Repost:  Sometimes I miss being a professional christian, but most of the time I don't. :)

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26
Apr
2010

Kids TV Reviews

This doesn't have anything to do with organic church, but I've started a blog where I review kids tv shows.  Check it out at http://kidstvreviews.blogspot.com/

God bless!

Chad

21
Apr
2010

Simple Church and the Body of Christ

Repost:  I don't know how all of us believers are supposed to operate as one Body, but I'm glad that Jesus does.

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29
Mar
2010

Simple Church and Leadership

Repost:  Thoughts on the christian fascination with leadership.

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15
Mar
2010

Being the Church

Thoughts on being the church in the context of simple church.
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3
Mar
2010

Simple Church and Denominations

Some simple churches are part of a denomination, and some are not. Ours started out connected to a denomination, but we no longer are (not officially, anyway). What do we do with denominations?

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18
Feb
2010

Is Simple Church the Same as Organic Church?

Repost:  For years I considered simple church and organic church different terms for the same thing. Come to find out some people use these terms quite differently.

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10
Feb
2010

Hard Things About Simple Church

Repost:  Some people confuse simple with easy. Don't be fooled, simple church is not always easy.

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10
Jan
2010

My Journey Into Organic Church

In this podcast I share my journey into organic church.

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9
Jan
2010

Interview with my daughter Belle

I was actually sitting down to do a new "real" podcast, and my daughter was here so I thought I'd have her say hi.  Well, that turned into a little discussion that I thought was cute, so I'm posting it.   Hopefully I will have the podcast I planned on doing done in the next few days.

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16
Dec
2009

Transitioning from the Conventional to the House Church, Part 2

Repost:  Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 is below)  In this two part series I discuss what it was like for me leaving the conventional church as a career and entering organic church life.

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