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Sunday Evening Mind Dump!

I’m so thrilled with how things are going at GCC! I’ve been reflecting over much of what the Lord has done and wanted us to celebrate together! By far the most exciting thing is the 124 individuals who crossed from death unto life by praying to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! It’s tough to beat the excitement of …

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A Very Special Mother’s Day Service @ Impact Church!

Sometimes we “Americans” seem to throw in a holiday for just about anything we can think of. Let’s take just May alone and I think you’ll see what I mean: • Date Your Mate Month • Foster Care Month • National Barbecue Month • National Bike Month • National Blood Pressure Month • National Hamburger Month • National Photograph Month …

The First 2013 Mind Dump

Thanks for the break over the last few days my friends! I had great family time and even a long overdue date with my wife! Wow! 2012 was a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde year for the Singletons! It was a year complete with some of the lowest lows and highest highs of our lives. And several scriptures became new …

Monday Evening Mind Dump!

Week two of , “The Game of Thrones” series is up on the website HERE, and in iTunes HERE. If you missed a week… catch up. This thing is a bullet train and you need to get on board early because it is harder to catch the further away from the station it gets! The actual “game” doesn’t even get …

Unique Easter Egg Drop

Wanna know the where the best event for kids is happening this Easter? — At Southbrook Community Church! One of our staff made the crazy suggestion one day that we ought to drop eggs from a hot air balloon on Easter since no one has ever done that (not usually a good enough reason by itself, but this was, after …

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Champions of the Month!

 Pete MacIver, Kendal Lloyd, Brad Helton, Tim Rayborn and Graeme Dykes—These are some of the leaders (and their families) who have given so sacrificially to see this wonderful movement known as Impact Church to fruition! There are many, many more–but these are the first of what we know will be an enduring and faithful team of elders for years to …

Champions of the Week

  This week we were all introduced to a group of young people willing to step out and serve at a moment’s notice! I first noticed them two weekends ago when we had a powerful time of prayer after the service and had an immediate need for mature believers to step forward and pray for the dozens stepping out for …

Champion of the Week

At Impact we (the launch team) are praying that we will be more of a “movement” than just another church on a corner. You know what separates religion from a movement of God? One word… PRAYER And that’s why Leslie Waldron and the rest of the prayer team may very well have the most important job @ Impact! Thank you, …

Sunday Evening Mind Dump

Each summer something strange and wonderful happens to Southbrook Church—the adults fade to the background and the students takeover…everything! Today was the 2nd annual Student takeover Sunday for our students and they did not disappoint! Their fearless leader, Billy Almaguer convinced me last year to let the students run the show and I was so moved I decided to do …

Champions of the Month!

One of the reasons I discontinued this segment of posts from my blog was not a conscious one—to be blunt, there were just far too many champions around Southbrook to limit it to a once a month or even once a week—forget that—how about even once a day postings?! The love for one another, unity, trust, passion for the vision, …

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Is This the Church?

Sometimes it seems the Church (Big ‘C’ i.e. worldwide) was not only more powerful in it’s earliest days, but also less complicated. Think about it. The early church (And I’m talking the very first 100 years) exploded on to the scene with 3,000 members after only one sermon (See Acts 2 for the details of Peter’s very simple sermon on …

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21 Days of Prayer and Fasting

  [KGVID]http://www.robsingleton.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Prayer-2.mp4[/KGVID]   I couldn’t be more thrilled with the turnout for our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting! We have had between 40 and 60 individuals show up at 6:00 AM at Summit Church every day so far! These folks (as well as those with work conflicts or who have to get children to school but who are still …

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The Sunday Evening Mind Dump

So pumped about the Grand Opening of Summit Church! It’s true that the mission hasn’t changed (Jesus gave us the mission 2,000 years ago!) but the methods have and Summit is more committed than EVER to Reaching those far from God, Raising them up in Christ, and, Releasing them for His mission! So let me tell you how you can help (especially …

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Monday Evening Mind Dump

Yesterday was Part 2 of our, “I Love My Church!”  series, and we talked about my favorite thing about church, period—the presence of God. We should not simply take it for granted that because we go to a church that claims to be “Biblical” and “Evangelical” that the Holy Spirit is there. Sometimes churches ‘program’ the Holy Spirit right out …

Evening Mind Dump

We learned more powerful truths from the greatest leadership book ever written (Nehemiah) this weekend. Truths like the following, “ANYONE who attempts to do something for God will encounter opposition—you can count on it.” The above and many other hard truths may not be pleasant, but we ignore them at our own peril. But what makes this one particularly challenging …

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Sunday Evening Mind Dump!

I’m so thrilled with how things are going at GCC! I’ve been reflecting over much of what the Lord has done and wanted us to celebrate together! By far the most exciting thing is the 124 individuals who crossed from death unto life by praying to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! It’s tough to beat the excitement of …

What Now?

Ok, not much mystery here with such a picture leading up the post, but I hope you will indulge me for just a moment or two… Now that my family and I have spent a fun week at Disneyworld (Hey, you’re never too old to be a kid for a few days!) I can sort of understand why every Super …

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Monday Evening Mind Dump

Yesterday was Part 2 of our, “I Love My Church!”  series, and we talked about my favorite thing about church, period—the presence of God. We should not simply take it for granted that because we go to a church that claims to be “Biblical” and “Evangelical” that the Holy Spirit is there. Sometimes churches ‘program’ the Holy Spirit right out …

What Now?

Ok, not much mystery here with such a picture leading up the post, but I hope you will indulge me for just a moment or two… Now that my family and I have spent a fun week at Disneyworld (Hey, you’re never too old to be a kid for a few days!) I can sort of understand why every Super …

The First 2013 Mind Dump

Thanks for the break over the last few days my friends! I had great family time and even a long overdue date with my wife! Wow! 2012 was a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde year for the Singletons! It was a year complete with some of the lowest lows and highest highs of our lives. And several scriptures became new …

A Fork in the Road

Lately I’ve observed a greater fire in the people of Southbrook Church than at any other time in our history! I’m thrilled to see this–we’ve endured a lot to get to this point. Good news!–once you have momentum it’s easier to keep and the Lord’s work is more exciting than ever. For example–this past Christmas Eve we saw a greater …

Haiti Rewrap

This was originally posted the day before Thanksgiving. A lot of you have been asking for the details about the Haiti trip but many of you missed the post because of all the activity surrounding Thanksgiving. Sooooooo…. Here’s a “Rewrap” of the Haiti Wrap! Enjoy!   Sorry it’s taken so long to get to this! Didn’t mean to leave you …

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The Sunday Evening Mind Dump

WOW! God is on the move like never before at Summit Church! In the past 2 weeks 46 people have bent the knee to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord! Wooo Whoo! This is why we do what we do, friends!! To God be the glory! Now let me brag on you all for a bit! I challenged the Summit …

Haiti Update

The latest from Haiti and the Mighty Men of Summit!

A Very Special Mind Dump!

I am so PUMPED about the way Jesus moved in the lives of so many people during the three week grand opening of Summit Church! Sure, we had hundreds of first time guests and fun times enjoying the new facilities the Lord had given us—but more importantly—God moved mightily in the hearts of a lot of folks during this Game …

Champion’s of the Week!

What an incredible weekend in the life of Summit Church! 44 people were saved! Did you get that? Really, really get that?! The first part of our mission is to Reach those who are far from God! Well 44 folks are now fellow bothers and sisters in Christ! To God be the glory! These are always my favorite days as …

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Guest Blogger: Clayton King

Remember this guy? It was one of Bill Cosby’s characters called Fat Albert. He was hilarious. For about 4 months of my oldest son’s life, he lost the ability to stop eating. There was no shut-off mechanism. He could not ever feel full. He was never satisfied. We had to pry food out of his fists or he would eat …

Water from your own well

Guest Blogger: Clayton King The summer of 2007 will go down in history, at least for me. Not only is it the summer that Barry Bonds made the headlines with a baseball bat, but it was also the summer of “more bad news.” Let me explain. I have much to be thankful for during these hot months of summer. Our …

Guest Blogger: Clayton King

My First Run: Part 3 Is it any wonder that the Apostle Paul referred to running so often in the New Testament?  “We run this race with patience that is set before us,” he says.  “Don’t you know that in a race, all the runners compete for the prize?”  For a great number of people, the similarities are meaningless because …

Guest Blogger: Steven Furtick

Steven Furtick is new to Charlotte, but, if you’re a Christ follower pouring yourself into the local church, I bet you’ve heard of him. Steven pastors a new church called Elevation Church. And in one year this place has blown up! There are now nearly two thousand ‘Elevators’ (attendees at the church who actively live out their faith in Christ …

Guest Blogger: Clayton King

“Reflections on a Murder/Suicide”   Most of my life, I have been a professional wrestling fan. Don’t worry, I stopped watching it years ago when it slid more into the world of “adult entertainment” leaving behind the predictable days of it’s past when you could tell the good guys from the bad guys and you never heard profanity or saw …

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Sunday Evening Mind Dump

Each summer something strange and wonderful happens to Southbrook Church—the adults fade to the background and the students takeover…everything! Today was the 2nd annual Student takeover Sunday for our students and they did not disappoint! Their fearless leader, Billy Almaguer convinced me last year to let the students run the show and I was so moved I decided to do …

Sunday Evening Mind Dump!

What a week @ Southbrook Church! First, we saw the return of a group of 15 folks who hiked to the peaks of the mountains of Peru in order to bring hundreds of Bibles to the Quechua people—Bibles in their very own language! Imagine the thrill to hand a new believer the very Word of God in their language that …

The Year of Discipleship

This is the title we’ve given this next year @ Southbrook Church—“The Year of Discipleship.” Sounds pretty impressive, huh? But what in the world does it mean? Well, let’s start with what it doesn’t mean.   It doesn’t mean that this is the one and only year we’re giving a rip about discipline people. It doesn’t mean that this is …

Monday Evening Mind Dump!

Week two of , “The Game of Thrones” series is up on the website HERE, and in iTunes HERE. If you missed a week… catch up. This thing is a bullet train and you need to get on board early because it is harder to catch the further away from the station it gets! The actual “game” doesn’t even get …

Why I Teach Through Books of the Bible

At Southbrook Church we teach both topical and expository sermons (sometimes referred to as “verse by verse teaching”). And I have to admit, I’m somewhat perplexed by the virtual Hatfields vs. McCoys type infighting that has resulted from pastors believing vehemently that you can only do one or the other. On the one hand you have the “Topical Camp.” Those …

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Unique Easter Egg Drop

Wanna know the where the best event for kids is happening this Easter? — At Southbrook Community Church! One of our staff made the crazy suggestion one day that we ought to drop eggs from a hot air balloon on Easter since no one has ever done that (not usually a good enough reason by itself, but this was, after …

Pre-Christmas Evening Mind Dump

Really enjoying seeing how God is moving in the hearts of our people through the “Present Yourself” series @Southbrook Church! My wife says this has been her favorite Christmas series we’ve ever done! I agree—it’s done more to refocus our people on what matters most! Only six more days to invite those you care about to one of our 6 …

Sunday Evening Mind Dump

Hey? Like the new look? Thank our student pastor, Billy Almaguer for dressing up my blog and updating things! What a crazy week this past one was. On Thursday we learned of an event in the town of our central campus (Weddington) called, Weddstock. Though they only had one year under their belt, the first year drew over 4,000 people …

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A Fork in the Road

Lately I’ve observed a greater fire in the people of Southbrook Church than at any other time in our history! I’m thrilled to see this–we’ve endured a lot to get to this point. Good news!–once you have momentum it’s easier to keep and the Lord’s work is more exciting than ever. For example–this past Christmas Eve we saw a greater …

Pre-Christmas Evening Mind Dump

Really enjoying seeing how God is moving in the hearts of our people through the “Present Yourself” series @Southbrook Church! My wife says this has been her favorite Christmas series we’ve ever done! I agree—it’s done more to refocus our people on what matters most! Only six more days to invite those you care about to one of our 6 …

Haiti Rewrap

This was originally posted the day before Thanksgiving. A lot of you have been asking for the details about the Haiti trip but many of you missed the post because of all the activity surrounding Thanksgiving. Sooooooo…. Here’s a “Rewrap” of the Haiti Wrap! Enjoy!   Sorry it’s taken so long to get to this! Didn’t mean to leave you …

Haiti Wrap

Sorry it’s taken so long to get to this! Didn’t mean to leave you hanging! The week was spiritually, emotionally and even physically draining for me (physically because I got a bacterial infection 2 days into it and had to hold on for that ride as well). If you are wondering what I’m talking about…go HERE and read this post …

Sunday Evening Mind Dump

Wow! <– And this is no frivolous “wow!” This week many of us experienced things we have only read about in the Bible, but never seen. Dangerous areas of a city where you have to stay separated (by the non-corrupt Haitian police) and out of sight or guarantee at least a robbing and a significant beat down. My son had …

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Week of the Shark

Beyond all we could ever ask or even imagine! I love Ephesians 3:20! It might as well be my life verse. My wife, Michelle, even had it engraved on the inside of my wedding band. Here it is in context: “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to …

The Storytellers

The past weekend will be forever etched in my memory as my son and I embarked on a three day journey to retrace the steps of some of the bravest men in our nation’s history.   We went with a group called, “Lead with Character” – a Christian organization that seeks to both, tell the truth (read, ‘no P.C. garbage) …

An Amazing and Historic Day @ Southbrook Church!

Over the last several weeks there have been hundreds of guests pouring into our new worship center. Yesterday there were another 500 or so on top of that! I’ve always believed that God expects us to be extra good stewards of such a tremendous opportunity and blessing as this. And this past weekend—especially—I witnessed our volunteers in every area step …

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I’m just Curious.

If you’ve ever been to Southbrook can you take a quick poll? Please tell me how you heard about us; __ a friend invited me __ I received a flyer __ drove by __ saw it in the paper __ went to the website __ read the blog __ other We’re trying to reach our community the MOST effective way, …

Is our faith too small?

As you probably suspected, Easter’s turnout despite the weather has stirred a lot of talk about the new building being WAY TOO SMALL. Here’s an example of what I am hearing from a growing throng of people; Blog Comment by JT Comment: What an awesome day at Southbrook yesterday. First service was off the hook!! The band was incredible as …

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A Message from Haiti

Good morning friends! You might have heard by now that our “Mighty Man” graduation trip to Haiti has changed in intent and purpose. Due to the Super Storm hurricane (Matthew) swiftly approaching the island, we’ve shifted our purpose to preparation and first responder/disaster relief. Every single man on this trip voted to stay rather than take the last flight out yesterday. …

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A Very Special Mother’s Day Service @ Impact Church!

Sometimes we “Americans” seem to throw in a holiday for just about anything we can think of. Let’s take just May alone and I think you’ll see what I mean: • Date Your Mate Month • Foster Care Month • National Barbecue Month • National Bike Month • National Blood Pressure Month • National Hamburger Month • National Photograph Month …

Pre-Christmas Evening Mind Dump

Really enjoying seeing how God is moving in the hearts of our people through the “Present Yourself” series @Southbrook Church! My wife says this has been her favorite Christmas series we’ve ever done! I agree—it’s done more to refocus our people on what matters most! Only six more days to invite those you care about to one of our 6 …

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Only the Lowly

It’s 3:50 AM right now and I’m wide awake. It’s not a bad thing—I’m not mad or anything. In fact, God sometimes does this and I very much look forward to it. Why? Because He never wakes me up without a reason. He always has something to tell me. It’s just up to me to listen. Not always easy. So …

Seven of the Dumbest Things Christians Say — #6, part 2

Here’s the statement again in case you missed it, “Well, almost everyone agrees, so it must be right.” Before moving forward, make sure to read the first half of this, click HERE. And now, let’s continue with my thoughts on this incredibly naïve statement. God made us in His image, and part of that is the desire we all have …

The Price of Truth — Part 1

Truth is costly. Ever notice that? Now lies? They’re another story—dime a dozen on the front end. But let’m sit long enough and they’ll cost you even more than truth. They’ll cost you everything. Make sense? No? Then allow me to back up a bit and perhaps it will. Truth is a Rolls Royce. It’s classy and holds its value …

A Matter of the Heart – Part 2

Just joining this discussion? Then click here to catch up. With me now? Good. Then you know that we left off yesterday’s discussion with the cryptic (to some) statement about the law that Jesus made in Matthew 5:17-18 when He said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to …

“But For the Grace of God, There Go I”

Therefore, dear friends, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. 2 Peter 3:17 (NIV) This week has been bitter/sweet for me. On the one hand, I am thrilled to bring the gospel via crusade—to so many in the nation of Haiti—can’t wait! On …

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My first Southbrook Utter

A response to “Southbrook Urban Legend #3” Hey gang, check this thing out. Yes, you’ll be hearing a lot more from me with this cool little widget! And don’t bother begging for mercy, I feed on that sort of stuff being the sadistic pastor that I am. It will only make me talk all the more! Muhaha!

Southbrook Urban Legends, Part 3

Freaky Friday Ok, time to continue with our Southbrook Urban Legends. There are approximately 1 million or so of them, so I have decided to make this a category and come back to it every now and then as needed. Today’s legend is about…well…today. It’s about Fridays. You see, alot of our staff take Fridays as their day off and …

Southbrook Urban Legends, Part 2

Urban Legend #2: The teaching just isn’t deep there anymore now that they’ve switched the focus to lost people. This one would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. About a year and a half ago I made the decision to go even deeper on the weekends, use more scripture and share more stories from the greatest book of real …

Southbrook Urban Legends, Part 1

Ever been to this website before? It’s just one of the many that explore some of the urban legends we’ve all heard over the years. These websites attempt to either verify them or chase down the source of the joke (although some of them are anything but funny). There was the one about the razer blades in the ‘trick or …

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A Message from Haiti

Good morning friends! You might have heard by now that our “Mighty Man” graduation trip to Haiti has changed in intent and purpose. Due to the Super Storm hurricane (Matthew) swiftly approaching the island, we’ve shifted our purpose to preparation and first responder/disaster relief. Every single man on this trip voted to stay rather than take the last flight out yesterday. …

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Moxie

Moxie. Do you have it? Webster’s Energy, Pep Courage, Determination Know-How   Dictionary.com Verve; Vigor Courage, Aggressiveness; Nerve Skill; Know-how   The freeddictionary.com The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage. Aggressive energy; initiative: “His prose has moxie, though it rushes and stumbles from a pent-up surge” Skill; know-how.  

Sunday Evening Mind Dump

Had some great family time away this Labor Day weekend! These times are so precious to me and impossible to put a price on. And we Singletons don’t believe in ‘sit around, couch potato vacations.’ With us it’s non-stop action and this one was one of the best. We went to a place called Ace Adventures in West Virginia—White water …

Surprise!!

First I’ll give you a hint, just to toy with you all a bit. Recognize THIS guy?  That’s it, that’s the hint…now run with it!

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Seven of the Dumbest Things Christians Say — #6, part 2

Here’s the statement again in case you missed it, “Well, almost everyone agrees, so it must be right.” Before moving forward, make sure to read the first half of this, click HERE. And now, let’s continue with my thoughts on this incredibly naïve statement. God made us in His image, and part of that is the desire we all have …

What the Church Should Learn from the NFL

I was really struck by this report I read on NFL.com. You can read it if you like—but the title really says all you need to know—“Jets Deny Report That Receivers Complained About Offense.” On the one hand, it’s like so many of the news stories I’d seen over the years in professional sports. Why does the NFL or NFL …

Oops, I better clarify!

Those who know me don’t need this,   but there are now nearly a thousand people a day reading this blog, and many of them are not even from America. So I thought a quick word on my last post would help. Thanks, JT for bringing it to light (see his comment below for clarification). What I’m not saying: I’m …

Xtreme Living continued

Average Abba When you consider where we’re headed in the area of Fatherhood in this country, the average Abba (Hebrew for Daddy) ends up looking like “Father of the Year.” Today, after the worthy efforts of groups like “Promise Keepers”, books like Steve Fararr’s “Point Man,” and John Eldridge’s “Wild at heart,”—many men (and fathers) seem to be waking up …

Another Installment of Xtreme Living

Feeble Fatherhood (MIA) What’s a father today? Depending on the community it seems to range from sperm donor to loving, devoted mentor. On the one hand, many young men who live in gang infested communities have almost lost all hope of being raised in a loving two parent, traditional family. In east Los Angeles, for example, nearly as many boys …

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