My name is Matt Steen and I created Church Simple as a resource for local churches. Since 1998 I have had the privilege to serve in many different church contexts. After interning at a mega church in the northeast suburbs of Atlanta I went on to serve a mid size church in the New York City Metro area. After years of serving as a youth pastor and leading ministries serving age 29 down to infants I served as the executive pastor at a church plant in Baltimore, helping to establish relationships with the communities that we were serving, developing the structures and processes needed for a church to function, and leading the teams needed to accomplish our vision.
Since moving to Long Island I have been serving in a volunteer capacity in my church while consulting with churches and church planters from across the nation. Nothing gets me more excited than seeing the local church thrive… when it becomes everything that Christ intended it to be, and people experience the Holy Spirit in new and exciting ways. I started Church Simple so that you can be freed up to lead your church in the pursuit of the calling that Christ has given it, so that you can help it thrive.