Charles Simpson: How to Rediscover Family in the Church?
We continue the conversation with Charles Simpson as he shares wisdom on how we can rediscover the Church, which is family. You can find out more on our previous conversations on the VFN Torch HERE.
You can look at the world today and see that the world is not reproducing as they should to keep the generations growing! We have heard people in the Church complain about this, but if you look at the Church, she is not reproducing either! So, if the Church is not reproducing more believers and disciples of Jesus then why would the world want to follow God’s order of reproducing children? It seems that however, the Church goes so goes the world.
It is self-sacrificing to have children, it is painful, and many choose to abort their child and choose to not have children because of the pain it causes and that it takes away from “me” time. But truly the world has become infertile because the Western Church is infertile. Many in the Church have chosen to not have spiritual children with the same reasons as the world; it is self-sacrificing and painful. There is value in raising a healthy family!
Charles believes that the world is in a bad place, and most don’t even know it. He says that testosterone levels are dropping across the world! Not too long-ago children helped their families on a farm or at a school for example with some type of physical labor now that no longer happens! The way technology has taken over our culture children don’t even need to go to the library to get a paperback book because they can just read online on a tablet or cellphone. Boys especially need physical labor starting at a young age.
He believes that we must reach men and young people for the Lord, and when that happens, women will be reached. Then family will grow and reproduce healthily. Being the Church is just gathering with other believers, and that can be two believers meeting together! Jesus said,
“For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20
Many large moves of God started from two or three believers coming together seeking God, and at Vine Fellowship Network this is how we started meeting in a home developing deep relationships with God and each other. God birthed out of that VFNtv, VFN Kingdom Business VFNKB, and the VFN Dream Center! Maybe you feel led to be a part of the VFN Dream Center; you can find out more HERE and join our family today! What are your thoughts about today’s program? We want to hear from you! Write to us at [email protected] or in the VFNKB Community HERE.
Cross-Pollination in the Church
We continue the conversation with Charles Simpson as he shares wisdom on cross-pollination in the Church. You can find out more on our previous conversations on the VFN Torch HERE.
Charles answers the question, would things have been affected differently if he had technology in the Charismatic Renewal Movement? He believes that everything is appropriate for its time. You can’t make what happened in the past happen again. What happened in the charismatic movement was cross-pollination that outdated traditional denominations. Relationships were built while networking was taking place in Brother Charles travels along with other ministers. Personal relationships were built face to face to the point where they would visit the same place more than once. In current times he says that young people can access anything online, but online relationships are not as effective as having a personal relationship like what he had during that movement.
Things are happening in the world because people are hungry for access! What people are hungry for will find them since they can find anything online, including God as they arise to something they are hungry for. Charles says that this next move of God will be different than anything he has ever seen. He is curious about how technology will affect things in what will happen next in the world. Will there be a rebellion against technology? We are right in the moment of the beast economy written in the book of Revelation in the Bible. “This is not hypothetical,” says Charles, “This is right in our face, and I don’t think that the average Christian is giving it a lot of thought. I don’t think the average pastor is giving it a lot of thought. I think to secure individual integrity in the face of this onslaught of conformity; it’s going to take intentionality. It’s going to take being grounded in God and in His Word. Being led by the Spirit. So as ominous as all of that sounds and is, it is going to force a reality to the Church and to Christians that we haven’t known in the past.” What are your thoughts about this? Will there be a rebellion against technology? Do you think that more people can be effectively reached for the Lord through technology? We want to hear from you. Write to us at [email protected] or in the VFNKB Community HERE.