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by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S3E06: The Gospel, The Bible & the Holy Spirit

Whether involved in full-time ministry or not, it is vital as believers to understand the importance of both the power of the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Pastor Ray Bentley of Maranatha Chapel talks about this important topic and uses powerful examples from Pastor Chuck Smith, Billy Graham and even in his own experience. Both he and host Pastor Brian ...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S3E05: A Conversation on Pastoral Succession

As a pastoral leader, have you thought about retirement, the future of your church, succession? On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Pastor Brian Brodersen talks with Pastor Dave Rolph of Calvary Chapel Pacific Hills, CA, about pastoral transitions and succession of ministry. Dave shares that those in pastoral leadership should not be afraid to plan for retirement and ignore the practicality of life until Jesus' ...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S3E04: Engaging Inner City Culture

Engaging the culture is vital as a believer to listen and understand the struggles of the community as we share the gospel message and seek to be available to minister. Pastor Tommy Cota of Hope Alive Church in Santa Ana, CA, shares his experience with God opening doors in Santa Ana through school programs like Released Time Education, a contract with the Department of Education and more that have led to connections ...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S3E03: Marijuana: Just because it's legal doesn't make it right

Marijuana. Is it good for you? What impact does it have on your brain? Does it contain a nutritional value? Is there an answer in the Bible that addresses Marijuana? Pastor Brian Brodersen discusses these questions with Dr. Lu Wing as the U.S. culture is becoming infused with legalized Marijuana use. Dr. Wing, a practicing toxicologist, scientist and pastor, addresses the medical, recreational and Biblical perspectiv...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S3E02: A Pastor's Wife: Finding Your Identity in Christ, Rather Than in Your Calling

As a pastor’s wife, do you feel a burden of perfection in your ministry and home life? Enjoy this episode of Things That Matter as Pastor Brian Brodersen interviews his wife, Cheryl Brodersen, on being a pastor’s wife. Cheryl breaks down the difference between “identity" and “role” and encourages women, whether as a pastor’s wife or not, to place their identity in Jesus Christ alone. Once He is placed as the central ...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

A Tribute to Billy Graham

When I awoke this morning and made my way downstairs, the first thing Cheryl said to me was that Billy Graham had passed away. I immediately responded with a smile and the words, "Good for him." The reason I responded like that was because years ago, I read Billy's autobiography, Just As I Am. I recalled how he concluded his story: "I know that soon my life will be over. I thank God for it, and for all He...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S3E01: "Operation World" & The State of Modern Missions

Welcome to season three of Things That Matter. We pray that you are encouraged as we start a new topic-driven season. We begin our first episode with Pastor Brian Brodersen interviewing Patrick Johnstone. Patrick is the author of Operation World, which is a compilation of data on missions from around the globe. This book provides valuable information as a reference and guide for prayer. Patrick expounds on the origin...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

Season Three Launch of "Things That Matter"

We are excited to launch Things That Matter season three on February 15! Pastor Brian Brodersen will be discussing relevant topics with guests, including Patrick Johnstone, Lu Wing, ...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S2 E30: Pastor Brian & Kellen Discuss His Recent Trip to the Middle East and the Global Mission

As we close season two of “Things That Matter,” Pastor Brian Brodersen and Pastor Kellen Criswell of the Calvary Global Network (CGN) discuss the work God is doing around the world. From topics on different versions of adversity, missiology, and various types of leadership development, Pastors Brian and Kellen close the season by sharing that while the world and its challenges differ from even 20 years ago, we as bel...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S2 Podcast Edition: Daniel Fusco on Church Planting and Leadership Transitions

Enjoy this episode of “Things That Matter” on podcast, featuring Pastor Daniel Fusco of Crossroads Community Church in the Pacific Northwest. Pastor Brian Brodersen and Daniel discuss the challenges God presents to us in ministry. Daniel shares how God took him from being a hedonist, young college student to a church planter. He also shares how God led him to connect with Pastor Bill Ritchie to transition into pastor...