Tag Archives: mission

Walk on Water

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2010 Dear Friend in Christ: Life is not always smooth sailing. What do we do then? How do we handle adversity that is beyond our control? There is an old song that says, "When the storms of life are raging, stand by me." There are many. [...]

By charles-simpson September 1, 2010 Categories: Pastoral Letters Spiritual Growth

Motivated to Change

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: The older I get, the more difficult it is to change. Like many of you, I am a person of routine and habits. It is easy to live on automatic pilot and cruise control. The problem is, there are curves in. [...]

The Next Revival

Publication: Pastoral Letter, August 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I am often asked what I think about what is happening in some particular place where there is a “revival.” There seems to be hope that something will happen somewhere that will move the Church and individuals into a place of. [...]

What Can We Offer God?

by Angela Hough Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2007 OPPORTUNITIES TO EXTEND CHRIST'S KINGDOM ARE ALL AROUND US. HERE ARE SOME WAYS WE CAN SEE THEM! Many people on the earth today want an answer to their hearts’ cry, “What do I have to offer?” Regardless of age, experience, education and cultural. [...]

By angela-hough September 1, 2007 Categories: One-to-One Work & Service

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. [...]

By charles-simpson April 1, 2007 Categories: One-to-One Spiritual Growth

The Family Multiplies

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2006   Churches rejoice in additions; God rejoices in multiplication. While churches to seek to add members, the non-Christian world--especially the Islamic world--is multiplying. How are they doing this? Families are having children--lots of children. The West meanwhile has de-emphasized family, having children, and. [...]

The Passion of Jesus Christ

Publication: Pastoral Letter, May 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: As of this writing, The Passion of the Christ, directed by Mel Gibson, is still the number one film at the box office. Like so many people, I have seen this movie and was deeply impressed with the utter reality of. [...]

Creating Culture

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2004 Dear Friend in Christ: Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus! I pray that this letter finds you and yours doing well. This month, I want to share some thoughts with you concerning present cultural clashes, and how we can have not only hope,. [...]

Taking Action

Publication: Pastoral Letter, March 2004 Dear Friends in Christ, Last month, I wrote to you on the subject of preparations. This month I am writing about “action.” The question before us is, what will we do when God reveals Himself to us? When does contemplation and meditation become procrastination? When. [...]

When God Sends

Publication: Pastoral Letter, September 2003 Dear Friend in Christ: Let me tell you a true story…. The man was not insane, though he certainly acted like it. He tore his clothes off, broke free when others attempted to bind him, and he lived in the cemetery and threatened all who. [...]

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. [...]

Faith Beyond Offense

Publication: Pastoral Letter, April 2002 Dear Friend in Christ: I trust this letter finds you and yours well. This month and next, I want to share with you something that the Lord has placed strongly on my heart; a subject that I believe is of critical importance to us in. [...]

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