We realize that coming into an unfamiliar environment, no matter how big or small, can be scary and intimidating. If you’re new, I’d love to connect with you even before you show up on the weekend. Whether you’re a guy or girl, a 9th grader or a 12th grader, there is a team of adult leaders who’d love to meet you and make you feel welcome! Feel free to connect with me to let me know you’re coming so we can do our best to take the awkwardness out of being a first-time visitor.
The simple church | real. simple. church. Designated by the simplicity even in our name, The Simple Church exists for those of us who are tired of religion getting in the way of knowing who God is. We exist to make a place for all walks of life to come together for support, relationships, help, and most importantly, to answer questions about a God who loves us. We have a very simple philosophy, love God and love people. We do not judge here. We “simply” say, come as you are. No more red tape to get to God. It’s simple here, because that is who we are…
We base our programming on the foundation of a common faith in Jesus Christ, teaching 7 principles that are fundamental to the HSM.tv
Authentic Faith- Focuses on a correct understanding of faith. True faith is confidence that God is who he says He is -- Confidence that He will do everything He has promised to do.
Spiritual Discipline - Focuses on developing a healthy devotional life.
Moral Boundaries - Focuses on teaching teenagers to establish clear moral limits
Healthy Friendships - Focuses on helping students build healthy friendships while avoiding healthy ones.
Wise Choices - focuses on the necessity of applying godly wisdom to the choices we make.
Ultimate Authority - focuses on our need to recognize God's ultimate authority and respect the earthly authorities He has placed over us.
Others First - focuses on the true nature of humility and service.
We are all about loving God & loving people. We're imperfect people striving to become more Christ-like, not just on Sundays, but in the way we live our lives every day. We feel like God has positioned us to reach the unchurched & the dechurched in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
The Simple Church began after dreaming for 15 years of what church could and should be like! We felt God leading us to risk it and finally DO something in late 2006. With the blessing of our previous church and pastor, the SC launched with a group of 80 people. On June 10, 2007, we had our first preview service at the Boardwalk Regal Theater with 222 people attending. We had two more preview services over the summer and began meeting weekly on September 16, 2007. The Simple Church has grown from 80 people to nearly 4,000 people every Sunday.
Love God and Love People Jesus replied, " 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments." Matthew 22: 37-40
S - seeking the lost
I - investing in others
M - maturing in faith
P - practically meeting needs
L - loving God
E - encouraging life change
WHAT DOES THE SIMPLE CHURCH BELIEVE?
For a comprehensive answer including what we believe about God, Jesus, the Bible and more, check out OUR BELIEFS.
WHAT TYPE OF ATTIRE CAN I EXPECT AT THE SIMPLE CHURCH?
SC is a "Come as you are" kind of church. You'll find a warm, casual and welcoming environment where an array of dress styles can be found. We want you to feel comfortable in whatever you choose to wear.
WHAT TYPE OF CHURCH IS THE SIMPLE CHURCH?
The simple church is a contemporary, Biblical church communicating the Bible in a creative, compelling, and relevant way.
IS THERE A PASTOR OR COUNSELOR I COULD TALK TO?
Whether you have a one-time need or are looking for ongoing counseling, SC is here to help. We always have a Pastor-On-Call available to advise and listen. We can also refer professional counselors if desired. If you would like to talk with someone or schedule an appointment please call 318.752.2320. We would love to help!