About Dr. Charlie Self

Charlie and Kathleen (a professional artist) are celebrating 40 years of marriage and have three adult children and three grandchildren. They live in Highlands Ranch, CO and Charlie travels to many cities for his ministry. They welcome connection through their websites: www.drcharlieself.com and www.colorbrush.com. You can email Charlie directly at drcharlieself@yahoo.com. He can be contacted by phone at 408-307-1339.

Charlie and Kathy’s shared mission is “Bread and Beauty.” They long to see all people enjoy the Bread of Life in Christ and share in the Beauty of the Trinity through the visual arts, speaking, writing, consulting and serving.

Charlie is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, credentialed since 1980. He has served as an associate and senior pastor in several congregations in California, Oregon and Washington, D.C. He has served as an interim pastor six times.

Charlie is the Director of Learning Communities with Made to Flourish, a community of pastors connecting faith and work (www.madetoflourish.org). Charlie has the honor of resourcing current city leaders and helping create new networks across all denominations.

Charlie is the author of three books: The Divine Dance (Authorhouse, 2003), The Power of Faithful Focus (with co-author Les Hewitt- Faith Communications, 2004) and his most recent work, Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship (Christian’s Library Press 2013). All are available on Amazon.

Charlie is a frequent contributor to the Vital! Magazine, Enrichment Journal, The AGTS Rapport, The Acton Institute Power Blog, the Missio Alliance, Patheos, and other sites.

Charlie is the Professor of Church History, AGTS in Springfield, MO where he teaches courses in apologetics, church history, mission history, leadership development and discipleship. He was the first Director of the new Ph.D. in Bible and Theology, the first Assemblies of God Ph.D. in this field. He was an active part in the initial 2011 Steering Committee for the Consolidation of the Springfield Schools operated by the General Council of the Assemblies of God.

With Dr. Johan Mostert, Charlie is the co-founder of Discipleship Dynamics™ – a biblical, empirically verified whole-life discipleship assessment that measures 5 Dimensions and 40 Outcomes. See this revolutionary tool at www.discipleshipdynamics.com.

Charlie has been a Senior Advisor and a faculty for The Acton Institute for Religion and Liberty, a world-leading think tank dedicated to good intentions and sound economics and biblical principles are integrated with free market economics.

Charlie is a Board Member for Missio Alliance (www.missioalliance.org) network of Evangelical churches, leaders and organizations dedicated to revitalization of the church and the expansion of her mission.

He is on the Steering Board with Oikonomia Network (www.oikonomianetwork.org) with leaders from many different seminaries exploring faith, work and economics integration.

Charlie was a founding leader and Executive Team member of Messenger Fellowship for over two decades. He remains a member and contributor to this community of leaders and churches.

Charlie is in demand as a strategic consultant, encourager to leaders, keynote speaker and presenter to church and civic groups. He stimulates people of all perspectives to “think deeply and act decisively.”

Charlie is a frequent guest as “Dr. History” on the KSFO 560 AM Talk Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also appears with Maureen Langan on KGO 810 AM.  In 2003-2006 he was a guest and guest host on “Lifeline”, on KFAX in the Bay Area, a Salem Communications station.

Charlie has four earned degrees: BA in History with College and Major Honors in Renaissance/Reformation and Colonial American History 1981; MA in History on the Church and Social Change in Latin America, 1992; Ph.D. in Modern European History, with foci on Belgian Protestantism and studies in Virtue Ethics and the Holocaust, 1995. These degrees were earned at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also has a MA in Philosophical and Systematic Theology, from The Graduate Theological Union and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. in 1986.

Charlie has been in professional post-secondary education since 1981. He has been an adjunct, associate and visiting Professor, teaching over 50 courses in Bible, History, Philosophy, Religion and Theology at Bethany University, Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium, George Fox University, William Jessup University and Northern California Bible College.

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