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Who to Follow

"People worth following are hard to follow." ~ Brent Moseley 2011 Camp of Champions I think often of this profound insight from my friend Brent. We learn best and most when we are challenged, when we face and overcome adversity, when we embrace and endure hardship in order to gain what is priceless. I have [...]

By |August 21st, 2018|Blog, Relationships, Stephen Simpson Blog|Comments Off on Who to Follow

Seven Questions and Seven Answers

Matt 16: 24--27 "Follow Me" Seven Questions 1) If salvation comes by repenting, believing and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord, what does it mean to "believe"? Is it a creed or does it mean to act upon His Word? 2) Jesus walked the Earth 2000 years ago; is He here now and can we actually [...]

By |July 18th, 2016|Charles Simpson Blog|Comments Off on Seven Questions and Seven Answers

What It Means to be a Sheep of a Pastor

Most of us have ideas about what it means to be a pastor.  Even if you’re not a pastor, you probably have some idea about what it means to be a pastor.  But not so many have thought about what it means to be a sheep of a pastor.  As a pastor who has a [...]

By |June 17th, 2016|Relationships, Spiritual Growth|Comments Off on What It Means to be a Sheep of a Pastor

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, but how tasty and illuminatingly [...]

By |September 1st, 2012|Leadership, One-to-One, Work & Service|Comments Off on The Business of Salt & Light… An Interview with Rod Smith

Servant Leadership: A Model You Can Stand On

by Angela Hough Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2012 Everyone is a leader in one role or another. You are influencing someone. Why would anyone want to be a servant leader? For true and lasting success. We all have a God-given purpose. As we mature, our parents, teachers and friends can either encourage and promote our purpose, [...]

By |April 1st, 2012|Leadership, One-to-One, Work & Service|Comments Off on Servant Leadership: A Model You Can Stand On

Shelter in the Storm

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2009 ...FULFILLING OUR CALL IN THIS GENERATION The wind-whipped gray mist enveloped our boat and danced with the salty spray blown from the tops of chocolate-colored waves. Shallow Mobile Bay was being roiled by a wild waterspout and we were right in the middle of it. I was a [...]

By |September 1st, 2009|One-to-One, Relationships, Worldview & Culture|Comments Off on Shelter in the Storm

The Process for Peter

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! In our upcoming issue of One-to-One Magazine, I’ve written an article about the humble Christ_the many ways that the Son of God exercised humility in order to reach the humble. In this letter, I want to focus on Peter and how he too [...]

By |January 1st, 2009|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|Comments Off on The Process for Peter

Mission or Position?

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Spring 2007 IT’S NOT SO MUCH WHAT PEOPLE CALL US, BUT IT’S WHAT WE DO THAT MATTERS My parent’s named me, “Charles.” I didn’t care much for my name; I thought it was…well…“Sissy”. But then later, I found out why they named me “Charles.” My father had an older brother [...]

By |April 1st, 2007|One-to-One, Spiritual Growth|Comments Off on Mission or Position?

Keys to Fruitfulness

Publication: Pastoral Letter, June 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: In my last letter, I discussed the difference between viewing the Church as a circle and viewing it as a vine. In this letter, I want to pursue the vine analogy that Jesus gives us in John chapter 15, and how we can be fruitful branches. [...]

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