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by Bruce Zachary - 4 years ago

5 Essentials for Effective Christian Parenting

I’m a parent of two young adult children and a pastor. I’ve gleaned some perspective on the process of parenting. Preliminarily, I’m grateful to God for our sons and my wife Karen, who has been a terrific mom to our boys. There are no perfect kids. There are no perfect parents, and there are no perfect people. Nevertheless, we have a perfect Savior, and our primary job is to equip our children to know Him, submit ...

by Bruce Zachary - 4 years ago

5 Effective Tactics for Reproducing Leaders

"Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."--Vince LombardiThere are countless times that I’ve wanted to give up …Being an effective spiritual leader isn’t easy. The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. It...

by Bruce Zachary - 4 years ago

A Case for Leadership Coaching

Every elite athlete has at least one thing in common – they have been coached to maximize God-given potential. In the context of sports, coaching is presumed and is an accepted and expected part of the culture. On the other hand, meaningful coaching and mentoring is less prevalent in the context of Christian ministry. Accordingly, the benefits of development are hindered and hamstrung....

by Bruce Zachary - 4 years ago

The Holy Spirit & Intentionality in Discipleship

I’m not a huge pastry fan, but I do enjoy a fresh, hot slice of apple pie with a generous scoop of rich vanilla ice cream. The rich, creamy ice cream, luxuriously melting over the warm, flaky, buttery crust, is pretty much irresistible. Pie a la Mode was invented about 1885. Fruit pies were common in the Roman Empire as early as the 5th Century B.C., and ice cream was available to the general public by 1660...

by Bruce Zachary - 4 years ago

Be Supremely in Love with Jesus

Have you ever been in love? Have you experienced compelling, intense, strong feelings or emotions for someone? Have you yearned to spend time with someone because it felt so good to be in his/her presence? Have you ever dreamt about spending the rest of your life with him/her? Have you ever eagerly anticipated reading a love note and wondered, what will he/she say? I am passionately in love with my w...

by Bruce Zachary - 4 years ago

How I Develop Church Leaders

“I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.” - LeBron James A tool to change the world for Jesus: I have a neighbor who’s a tool guy. He has a pegboard on the wall of his garage with an outline of his tools, and all the cool tools are in the right place. I must confess, since I don’t know how to use power tools very well, many of his tools s...

by Bruce Zachary - 4 years ago

How to Triple Your Church Leadership in a Year

How would you like to see your church’s leadership triple in a year? Can you imagine the leverage that could be created to advance the kingdom if the local church multiplied leaders? Not only is this a glorious future, but it is also Christ’s mission mandate. The church is called to reach the lost, make disciples, and develop leaders for the glory of Christ (Mt. 28:18-20, Eph. 4:11-16). The hope of the wo...

by Bruce Zachary - 4 years ago

Why I Am Grateful & Excited for the Calvary Chapel Movement

I’m relaxing in the courtyard at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa [CCCM] in the early morning anticipating another great day at the Senior Pastors Conference [SPC]. This courtyard is a familiar place as I first started spending time here over twenty-five yea...

by Bruce Zachary - 5 years ago

Becoming Kingdom Leaders - The Pastoral Responsibility to Invest in the Universal Church

One of the greatest needs in the Church today is for Kingdom leaders. Church leaders’ desire to build up the local church is certainly noble and critical to mission. However, it’s important not to focus on our immediate community to the extent that it overshadows God’s greater Kingdom. The purpose of this article is not to swing the pendulum from one extreme to another, but to move towards a healthier balance betw...

by Bruce Zachary - 5 years ago

The Need to Re:Engage in Church Planting

Why you should go to “ReEngage14”There are countless reasons why you should invest your resources and time to attend this church planting conference at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa September 29-30, 2014. Let’s focus on three critical aspects of church planting in our movement.RealizationChurch planting benefits the sending church. Th...