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From Trials to Triumph

Publication:Pastoral Letter, March 2018 Dear Friends, I love the Word of God for so many reasons but primarily because I believe it is the Word of God and therefore it is true. It doesn’t gloss over the “nasty stuff” or deny us the great stuff. It gives us amazing promises, warns of serious trials, and [...]

The Call to Make Disciples

Publication:Pastoral Letter,June 2017 I pray you are having a great Summer thus far! Whatever time or season we are in, I’m thankful for God’s Sovereign grace and the leadership of His Holy Spirit, and also for your friendship to this ministry. You are unique; the Lord Himself created you with specific gifts for specific purpose. [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Foundations of Faith, Leadership, Pastoral Letters, Relationships, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized, Worldview & Culture, Worship & Prayer|Comments Off on The Call to Make Disciples

Will You Lead?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2016 Dear Friend in Christ: July reminds us that the United States is a nation that was set free from political tyranny by leaders who were willing to give their lives. A total of 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence; later, they were captured, tortured, lost wives, children, many were [...]

By |June 20th, 2016|Leadership, Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth, Uncategorized, Work & Service, Worldview & Culture, Worship & Prayer|Comments Off on Will You Lead?

Real Leadership

The all-time greatest leader is Jesus, without question.  We who follow Him need to take another look at how He led and created other great leaders.  He prayed, He chose, He demonstrated, He taught, and He imparted through relationships.  Then He commanded them to reproduce what He had done.  The Apostle Paul told his spiritual [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|Charles Simpson Blog, Spiritual Growth, Worldview & Culture|Comments Off on Real Leadership

Blessing Your City…An Interview with Kevin Miller

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2011 Foothills Christian Church, just outside of San Diego, CA, is an unusual church by today's standards. I don't know of many other churches that are so creatively and effectively reaching youth and, indeed, its entire community. How many churches do you know are a member of their community's [...]

By |September 1st, 2011|Leadership, One-to-One, Relationships, Work & Service|Comments Off on Blessing Your City…An Interview with Kevin Miller

Fix the Factory!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: It doesn’t make any sense to complain about the product and ignore the factory that produces it. It is like throwing time and money at symptoms and ignoring the disease. Our culture has a very serious and eventually fatal disease, and we are simply treating symptoms. [...]

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Defining Success…An Interview with Heeth Varnedoe

by Jonathan Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2008 Heeth Varneedoe began his career at Flowers Industries (a leading producer of packaged bakery foods) as route salesman. In 1997, Heeth retired as President and Chief Operating Officer. Under his management, Flowers grew to become a publicly traded Fortune 500 company. Today Flowers has bakeries throughout the southeastern [...]

By |January 1st, 2008|Leadership, One-to-One, Work & Service|Comments Off on Defining Success…An Interview with Heeth Varnedoe

Peter Pan the American Man

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2007 ...HOW TO BREAK THE CURSE OF NEVERLAND OVER THIS GENERATION Recently, I heard my pastor friend, Felipe Pinochet quote a news report noting the dramatic increase in the percentage of unmarried women in the United States. One of the primary reasons cited for this increase was that women [...]

By |July 1st, 2007|Leadership, One-to-One, Relationships, Worldview & Culture|Comments Off on Peter Pan the American Man