Tag Archives: purpose

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. [...]

By charles-simpson April 1, 2014 Categories: Leadership Pastoral Letters

Not in Word Only

Publication:Pastoral Letter, December 2012 Dear Friend in Christ: I believe God has a purpose beyond the obvious and we are called to His purpose, not our own. I have thought a lot about our brothers and sisters in Christ who labor in extremely difficult situations and who often demonstrate a. [...]

The Unshakeable Kingdom

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2011 Dear Friend in Christ: I pray all is well with you thus far this summer! This is the third and final letter in the series “Foundations for the Future”. Previously, I have written to you about God’s Covenants and the Glorious Church. This month, we. [...]

The Purpose of Power

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2009 HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE WAY At our recent annual CSM Gatlinburg Conference, we encountered the transforming presence and power of God. In the months leading up to the conference, we were at times unsure of the thematic direction. [...]

The Greatest Privilege and Possibility!

Publication: Pastoral Letter, February 2009 Dear Friend in Christ: The old hymn says, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer. ”What a privilege to speak to the Living, Sovereign God! And what possibilities it. [...]

Regain the Prophetic Call

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: In these days, disciples of Jesus Christ face some vitally important questions, and I want to address some of these in this letter; where should we be going in order to be true followers of Jesus? How vital is it that. [...]

Bringing Sons to Glory

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2008 Dear Friend in Christ: I recently attended a memorial service for a woman who had been a teacher for many years.One of those who brought the eulogy was a woman who had become a vital Christian and a very successful performer. Her remarks concerned the. [...]

By charles-simpson January 1, 2008 Categories: Leadership Pastoral Letters

The Power of Perspective

Publication: Pastoral Letter, November 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: You may or may not need this letter today, but keep it handy! All of us will be tested at some point in life, and how you view the test will make all the difference. Perspective may cause you to react. [...]

Who Is Calling?

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: On behalf of our whole CSM Team, I want to tell you Happy New Year! I pray that you and your loved ones had a most blessed Christmas season. We live in very significant times. It is imperative that we discern. [...]

Purpose and Progress

Publication: Pastoral Letter, October 2006 Dear Friend in Christ: One of my favorite sources of humor is a book entitled, Anguished English, by Richard Lederer, a college professor. In the book, he tells a story about a mother who wrote an absence excuse for her daughter. “Please excuse Harriett for. [...]

Facing the Future

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter/Spring 2005 ...How to Escape from Escapism and See Christ's Kingdom Extended in and Through your Life Recently, I was with a group of Christians when a lady asked, "Brother Charles, do you believe that Jesus is coming soon?" I sensed that she did, and. [...]

First Things First

Publication: Pastoral Letter, January 2005 Dear Friend in Christ: Happy New Year! I pray that you and yours had a blessed and joyous Christmas season. Everyone here at CSM sends their love and gratitude for your friendship and faithfulness. In last month’s letter to you, I wrote about the birth. [...]

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