A couple of decades ago Tony and Felicity Dale felt called to move from the UK to the US to plant a church. As you can imagine, it’s been quite a journey (in all senses of the word) and they’ve learnt stacks about what it means to be church. One of the big lessons they’ve learnt is that we need to radically simplfy church.

Image provided by Tony and Felicity Dale. Used with permission.


Small is Big: Unleashing the Impact of Intentionally Small Churches


“Simplicity implies reproducibility. I think that’s what one’s looking for. It’s not that what goes on isn’t deep, but it is simple – simple enough that anybody can do it. If you introduce complexity, it’s going to slow down any kind of multiplication, because simple things reproduce; complex things tend to break down.”

“Jesus talked a lot about making disciples and very little about building church.”


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