08 May Simpson Rising!
On occasion, The Timothy Group loves to share what Kingdom-inspiring things our friends are up to in hopes that it helps others clarify their “3 M” story – Ministry, Message, and Money. Here is what’s happening at Simpson University in Redding, CA.
For almost 100 years, Simpson University has been a “Gateway to World Service!” Simpson is a Christian liberal arts university committed to creating an unapologetically evangelical Christ-centered learning community. Simpson desires to train students who are passionate about learning and serving, with a deep desire to live their lives out loud as Christ-followers and influential leaders for the Kingdom.
Simpson University’s passion is to be the university of choice for students who aspire to achieve their chosen life goals through a Christ-led, transformational and innovative education.
Simpson’s goal is to develop each student in mind, faith and character for a lifetime of meaningful work and service in a constantly changing world. The phrase “Simpson Rising!” has come to symbolize their collective sense of what God is doing there. Simpson trustees have developed a visionary strategic plan that includes some exciting new projects that will position Simpson to be the university of choice for the next generation of Christian leaders.
One innovative way that Simpson is creating engagement and excitement is by making sure their “Simpson Rising” card gets into the hands, hearts, and minds of their constituency. (see photo below). This very well done half-page card showcases their 5-year strategic plan using graphic charts and visuals. Simpson’s President, Norman Hall, prefers using the “optics of momentum” as a positive alternative to some of the news messaging being published today. (Check out Norman’s thoughts as a guest host panelist from The Timothy Group’s Zoom Panel Forum discussion on “Visualizing A Season Of Recovery”.)
Of course, Simpson’s visionary planning comes with raising the necessary funds to match their Kingdom goals. Their hopes and plans include raising $10M for a Business Technology and Engineering Building, $5M for a new Events Center, and another $5M for their Simpson Fund. They have begun to conduct a pre-campaign study which goes along with garnering alumni, family, friends, and community donor support.
The Timothy Group is supporting and praying for Simpson University’s Kingdom accomplishments! Simpson is Rising!