Church growth in the 70's, 80's and 90's was defined by the corporate "mega-church." The corporate mega-church has been able to reach thousands with big budgets, sprawling campuses, large staffs and extensive programming. Large churches have demonstrated for the past three decades that "more" can be "more." "Deliberate Simplicity" demonstrates that "less" can also be "more" and in this way is a "new equation" for church development.
"Deliberate Simplicity" is the philosophy of ministry in use at Christ the King Community Church, a church that has grown exponentially by keeping it simple.
"Deliberate Simplicity" is how Less is More, and More is Better. The main ideas of "Deliberate Simplicity" are outlined in an equation:
Each of the symbols represents a different factor of "Deliberate Simplicity": Minimality Intentionality Reality Multility Velocity Scalability