“No buildings, no budgets, no big shots.”

The Sheepfold is not a denomination or a building.  It doesn’t fit into a nice, neat label because – have you noticed? – life has a way of “coloring outside the label lines.”

Even so, some find labels helpful. We want to be helpful. 🙂 So The Sheepfold may be described as a “simple church” (sometimes also called an “organic” church).

A simple church is two or three or more people who have come to faith in the Lord Jesus and seek to obey His commands.  Based on Acts 2:42-47, simple church core practices include prayer, Bible teaching, praise and worship, meeting people who don’t know Jesus, and making disciples.

“It’s not about facing forward in rows and spectating or interacting with the back of someone else’s head.  It’s about learning, sharing and growing in community.”

Simple churches begin as a few people gather together to study the Word of God, to pray for each other and to share their Jesus story with others who don’t know the Lord Jesus Christ.

“We share life together, not one hour a week.”

The goal of gathering in simple churches is to not only grow together, but for each disciple to start more simple churches that start still more simple churches.

“We can’t be a ‘come to church’ – we want to be a ‘go to’ church.

Simple churches begin wherever people are open to Jesus: any day, any time, any place. Where possible and when helpful,  networks of simple churches within a particular region are encouraged to gather together for celebrations of corporate worship and prayer.

“We want to lower the bar of how we ‘do church’ and raise the bar of what it means to be a disciple.”

In other words, it looks like this:

Jesus said, Go…


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