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by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

TTM S2 E14 - Mike Chaddick on Assuming Leadership of an Existing Church

Pastor Mike Chaddick joins Pastor Brian Brodersen on this episode of Things That Matter as they discuss the process of assuming the leadership of an existing church. Pastor Mike was asked to assume a church four years ago in South Orange County called Image Church. Within this discussion, Pastor Mike also shares a few of his personal experiences since he started at Image Church. Don’t miss out on this excellent editi...

by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

TTM S2 E13 - Carl Westerlund on the Life Span of a Church

Pastor Brian Brodersen talks with Carl Westerlund, founder of the Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa School of Ministry, and 30-year Calvary Chapel pastor, about the life cycle of local churches, and the need to plant new churches alongside established churches on this episode of Things That Matter!

by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

TTM S2 E12 - Rick Warren and Reaching the Nations with the Gospel

There are 197 nations in the world, including Taiwan and Serbia, who are not a part of the U.N. Pastor Rick Warren discusses the vision to reach all nations of the world with the gospel message. He discusses the strategy that was created to do so, called the Peace Plan, and explains each part of this strategy on this episode of Things That Matter.

by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

TTM S2 E11 - Rick Warren on the Unexpected Success of The Purpose Driven Life

On this episode of Things That Matter, Pastor Rick Warren continues in this second part of his interview. Pastor Rick shares about his book, The Purpose Driven Life, as he explains the writing process of the book, his reaction to the success of the book and his choice to give most of the profit away. He continues by explaining how “purposed” he was to keep his perspective on the Lord and strive to keep the success of...

by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

Thoughts on the Atoning Sacrifice of Christ

As we come to Good Friday, I thought it might be good to refresh our minds on what happened on the cross of Calvary 2,000 years ago. Although many died by crucifixion under Roman rule, there was one whose death was unique. The death of Jesus of Nazareth was unlike any other death. The Bible tells us that Jesus died in our place, not merely in a physical sense, but He died in our place in the greate...

by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

TTM S2 E10 - Rick Warren on the Controversies Surrounding His Life and Ministry

On this episode of Things That Matter, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church addresses the controversies that have surrounded his life and ministry such as “Chrislam,” his involvement with the “New Age,” as well as the misconceptions circling His own personal faith in Jesus!

by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

TTM S2 E9 - Joel Goldberg on the Culture of Israel & Youth Ministry

Pastor Brian Brodersen interviews Joel Goldberg, director of Netivah Youth Ministry, based in Israel, on this episode of Things That Matter. Joel grew up in an unique situation of having a Messianic Jewish background in Israel. He expresses the challenges of that situation; however, Joel is also able to see the work that God was doing to prepare him for Netivah that he now directs, geared towards teenagers. Joel prov...

by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

TTM S2 E8 - Dr. Joe Holden on Seminary, Biblical Authority and Holding Fast to Inerrancy

On this episode of Things That Matter, president of Veritas Evangelical Seminary, Dr. Joe Holden, discusses with host, Pastor Brian Brodersen, on the current discourse toward seminaries today in the U.S. By explaining his personal story from being a quiet young man, to a Bible college teacher, speaker, author and president of VES, Dr. Holden encourages others to heed the opportunities God has for them. Dr. Holden clo...

by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

TTM S2 E7 - Aaron Campbell on the Impact of Urban Ministry

From being a committed humanist, determined that life was centered on the material, with an inner city background, Pastor Aaron Campbell never would have thought he would accept Jesus as his Lord and savior and pastor Antioch Christian Fellowship in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Discussing the dynamics of inner city community, Aaron shares his testimony and experiences as a pastor in urban ministry. Enjoy ...

by Brian Brodersen - 4 years ago

TTM S2 E6 - Jeff Jackson on Missions & Culture in the Twenty-First Century

What does cross-cultural ministry look like in the twenty-first century? Pastor Jeff Jackson, founder of Shepherd Staff Mission Facilitators, shares his passion of how culture matters in both local and international missions. Don’t miss this episode of Things That Matter as Pastor Jeff shares not only his passion for cross-cultural ministry, but also how to understand what culture means to the younger generations.