Welcome to Church Simplified

The unexpected journey to simple church

BE Still and know God

Be still; how many times have you heard that in your life? While sitting in the barber’s chair, or the dentist’s chair, or perhaps in the emergency room while you are being stitched up.   Wherever it may have been, the idea is for you to be inactive while...

A Word About This Site

church simplified blog—A weekly blog that explores the simple church life.   The blog will endeavor to be open, honest and relevant to building a close personal relationship with the godhead. (CPR) It will chronicle some of my journey from senior pastor to simple...

Who are we to believe?

Everything was fine; that is until he showed up. Everything he said contradicted what our leaders had been telling us. We heard from them that everything was moving along smoothly. They reassured us that we were on the right track; that we had nothing to worry about....

I am about to bring you into a good land

It happened on a certain day that I came upon a familiar passage of scripture. This day I was reading from a different translation, The Message. The words rang deep within me as I read. There was an understanding that the Holy Spirit was speaking to me from God’s holy...

This story needs to be told

Below are excerpts from a manuscript that is nearly twenty years old. The various snippets are written for three reasons. The first being to give you an understanding of the timeline that led to the discovery. The second is to allow you the opportunity to determine...