Leadership

Impasse or Bypass?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2016 Dear Friends, I want to address what I believe is the biggest hindrance to a great revival. We see it in chapter 4 of James where the apostle is writing to scattered Jewish believers, and asks a very important question: “Where do wars and fights. [...]

The Offense Fence

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: What I want to say in this letter is, “Get over it.”  Get over the fence of offense.  If we fail to get over offenses, we will miss the truth that offense conceals. Let’s talk first about offense.  “Offense” in sports. [...]

The Gospel Truth

Publication:Pastoral Letter, November 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: I remember where I was standing on the sidelines as a freshman football player when I heard about Merlin and Billy, who had been my classmates. They were riding to the game not realizing that the tail light on their motor bike. [...]

The Way It Works

Publication:Pastoral Letter, September 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: The founders of the United States believed that God gave us two books, nature and the Bible, and that those books were in agreement, being written by the same Author. So they used both natural law and Judeo-Christian principles upon which to. [...]

Unshakeable

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: Our annual CSM leadership conference in Gatlinburg was outstanding. The attendance was one of our highest ever, and the times of worshipping the Lord were strong. I was honored for 60 years in ministry by many kind friends, but more importantly,. [...]

Charles Simpson: Celebrating 60 Years of Ministry

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2015 In 1955, Dwight Eisenhower was still in his first term as President of the United States. Winston Churchill was nearing the end of his final tenure as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Brooklyn Dodgers were the World Series Champions and “The. [...]

Embracing the Truth with our Lives

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2015 As we celebrate 60 years of ministry, we look ahead to the future! My life has been greatly influenced by my parents, who were missionaries among the French-speaking people in the south Louisiana bayous during the 1930s. What I learned about the Lord,. [...]

The Strength of Weakness

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2015 Dear Friend in Christ: An “upset” in sports is when the perceived weaker team or individual defeats the stronger.  When the U.S. Olympic Hockey team defeated the Soviet team in 1980 at Lake Placid, New York, it was called the “Miracle on Ice.”  The Soviets. [...]

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant – Honoring John Duke (1940-2014)

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2015 In December of 2014, Pastor John Duke, one of my heroes and one of my Dad’s best friends, went home to be with the Lord. He had courageously battled Parkinson’s Disease for the past few years. Even in the midst of great personal. [...]

Change Vision, Change Life

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2014 Dear Friend in Christ, Want to change? Change what you look at. That is the simple, yet profound, truth. This is biblical, historical, and for all of us, personal. For almost 60 years of ministry, and in my personal life, I have witnessed how our. [...]

A Surprising Conversation

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2013 ...How to produce Kingdom leaders for a culture that desperately needs them I was flying home from a ministry trip recently and was seated next to a young African-American man. I had noticed him with an older man prior to boarding the plane.. [...]

The Business of Salt & Light… An Interview with Rod Smith

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2012 "Are you creating the climate around you, or are you simply OK with reflecting the culture in which you work? The challenge and opportunity is there for us every day as Christians in the marketplace to be salt and light to the world,. [...]

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