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by Phil Metzger - over 3 years

How to See God's Future for Your Life

What does the gospel look like in our own lives? What happens when we embrace the truth of God’s salvation for us personally? In Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian believers, he mentions his gratefulness for them writing, “Because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake....

by Phil Metzger - over 4 years

Is Your Culture Post-Christian or Pre-Revival?

"Is Your Culture Post-Christian or Pre-Revival?" is the second video in a series from the 2015 Foundations Conference in Vajta, Hungary. You can see the first video on "How Calvary Chapel Became A Global Movement With A Global Message" with Pastors Jeremy Bair and Phil Metzger ...

by Phil Metzger - over 4 years

Why Cities Need Calvary Chapel Church Planters

The Bible says, “And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.’” (Acts 18:9-10). God loves people, and people are moving back into cities. According to the United Nations Population Fund: “The world is undergoing the largest wave of ...

by Phil Metzger - over 4 years

The "Good People" Myth

Protectionism is a word used to describe an economic policy of restraining trade between countries. It is a policy advocated by those who believe that startup industries need to be protected. The argument against economic protectionism is that this mentality actually hurts those it is meant to “protect.” I’m no economist, but I see this “protectionist” mentality within the Church (myself included). I believ...

by Phil Metzger - over 4 years

Why Pastors Should Partner with Churches Outside Their Movement

We Used to be Considered a Cult This picture (above) requires a little explanation. Our church, Golgota, is a member of the Alliance of Christian churches here in Hungary. This group is made up primarily (though not exclusively) of Evangelical churches. All across the country, the first week of the new year is dedicated to prayer. Every night of that week we go to a different church, worship and pray toge...

by Phil Metzger - over 4 years

The Importance of Vision Casting in Ministry

Helen Keller said, “The only thing worse than having no sight, is having sight, but no vision.” So what is vision? Biblical vision is seeing what God wants you to see. God sees all things and I see very little. There are times when God enables me to see what He sees for His glory and purposes here on earth. In 2 Kings 6 Elisha prayed that God would open the eyes of his servant to see. Up to ...

by Phil Metzger - over 4 years

Discouragement and Bieber

Last week Justin Bieber put this up on Twitter.  Life is about the journey :) — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) October 23, 2014 Yes I know it is bizarre to be quoting Bieber! Life is a journey. So true. And before you are wondering- no I don't follow Bieber...