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I'm Edgar from the Philippines. I'd like to invite you to read my article at www.bibleone.net/TheMillennium.htm. The millennium doctrine is vital for Christians to understand. It has to do with the salvation of the soul, not spirit (1 Pet. 1:9; James 1:21; Heb. 10:39; Matt. 16:24-28). I'd appreciate a comment, but you are not obligated.
My name is Dana Cashwell and I along with my husband Travis, my three kids, Cameron 6 (she's a girl), Madeline 4 and Thomas 3 we left the church 2 years ago to BE the Church. The problem was we didn't know how to do it. Travis and I grew up in church so when we explained to our family, friends and church what God wanted us to do, the majority of them considered us apostates and heretics. Don't get me wrong, they loved us in their way, they just didn't support us.
A year ago, along with some of the friends we had left, started something called So What! Ministries (shameless plug: www.sowhatministries.com). Which was all about getting people off their butt and serving their community/church/family. Then we read Pagan Christianity. Mainly because George Barna was listed as an author. After reading it, we devoured everything that Frank Viola has written because he put on paper what we were going through and what to do about it. We're in the process now of revamping and updating everything.
I felt like I was wandering in the wilderness for 2 years searching for the promised land; thank God I finally found it! Delete Comment
You may be wondering why you are getting this email. If you have ever taken any of our School of Church Multiplication classes, been part of the Fire & Maneuver Conferences, attended the Discipling Movements LA Conference back in November, just happen to know us, or I have found you via the house2house.com or simplechurch.com websites, you will know that we are passionate about seeing church plant movements explode all over greater Los Angeles. We have been planting simple churches since 2006, and have always had it as a dream to eventually see a network or association of simple churches generated from these movements. As of this last Fall, we felt like we finally had enough momentum and the timing was right to begin the first steps into the formation of a simple church association or network.
It is our desire to gather as many people as possible who are interested in starting simple churches in their own neighborhood, who are already facilitating or part of simple churches, or who simply want to learn more about what simple churches are so they might be involved, to come to the inaugural meeting of the simple church association (or network--the name is one of the first things we will talk about and develop together) by the end of this month.
In short, these associations will be for fostering fellowship, sharing resources, and being on mission together. They will incorporate strategic planning on a macro level, giving feedback to those who have specific issues arise within their simple church or community, encouraging one another, and offering accountability.
We are initially submitting Saturday, January 26, from 10 am - 12 pm, to be the first meeting for this. If this is something you are interested in doing, and can come to this meeting, please reply to this ASAP and let us know that. If this is something you are interested in doing, and cannot make this time or day, would you please let us know what Saturdays (and what hours) would work for you?
We are extremely excited to see how God might us this for the building of His Kingdom in this great city. We hope you can make it!
P.S. A simple church is our name for what have been called house churches, organic churches, missional communities, Kingdom communities, etc. The heart of what we mean by this particular manifestation of church is that we try to emulate the early church in Acts in a high emphasis on every-member ministry, the practicing of the fivefold gifts (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher), decentralized and/or non-hierarchical church leadership, and keeping things simple so that reproducibility is high.
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