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by Brian Brodersen - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S2 E29: David Zamora, From Gang Life to Life in Christ

On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Pastor David Zamora shares about the growth of Calvary Chapel Living Way in Fontana, CA. Using his background in gang culture and incarceration in prison, Pastor David discusses with Pastor Brian Brodersen how imperative practical connections with the local community has brought amazing opportunities for God to reach many people. From gang member and drug addict, to pastor, ch...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S2 E28 - Lance Ralston on the Relevance of Church History for Today

Enjoy this episode of “Things That Matter,” as Pastor Lance Ralston of Calvary Oxnard shares about the relevance of church history with Pastor Brian Brodersen. As we celebrate the 500th year of the Reformations in the 16th century, Pastor Ralston recounts the Church’s labor in studying the Scriptures that has led to our verse by verse teaching, a hallmark of Calvary Chapel. You can hear more in-depth discussions of c...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S2 E27 - Dr. Lu Wing on the Toxic Church

Enjoy this episode of "Things That Matter" as Pastor Brian Brodersen talks with toxicologist, pastor, educator, Bible teacher and church planter, Dr. Lu Wing. Dr. Wing discusses his background in toxicology, the overlapping study of science and the effects of toxins, with the goal to diagnose and treat exposure to such chemicals. He provides a unique perspective as he applies his profession to Bible teaching, church ...

by Brian Brodersen - 2 years ago

TTM S2 E26 - Scott Cunningham on Worship Ministry and the School of Worship

On this episode of “Things That Matter,” worship leader and School of Worship (SOW) director, Scott Cunningham, and Pastor Brian Brodersen discuss worship ministry and SOW. Scott shares the history of SOW, as it began 15 years ago through Scott’s involvement with Pastor Joey Buran’s church, Worship Generation, and a vivid dream from the Lord. The school was born with 11 students attending that year. Today, SOW has ...