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by Phil Metzger - 10 months ago

A Missional Perspective on Halloween

"And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:30-31). It’s Halloween… Happy Reformation Day! (Yes, it’s a real thing, and no, this article is NOT about that.) On this day, kids will...

by Phil Metzger - 11 months ago

10-Minute Seminary: Phil Metzger on Church Planting

10-Minute Seminary ReLaunch We are excited to relaunch our video training series, 10-Minute Seminary! In this first installment, Pastor Phil Metzger shares some quick helpful insights on church planting in diverse cultural contexts. We thank Phil for taking a few minutes to share some of his exper...

by Phil Metzger - 1 year ago

The Gospel in HD: Transformation We Can See

What does the gospel look like in our lives? What happens when we embrace the truth of God’s salvation for us? In the ancient city of Thessalonica, the apostle Paul began a church. He didn’t stay long because of persecution. But the impact of the gospel remained there in the city. So what did that look like? In the first letter that Paul wrote to these believers, he mentions to them that he is so g...

by Phil Metzger - 3 years ago

#ccpc16 - Engaging the Culture with the Gospel

Starting from far left, Michael Smith, Tony Fornabaio, David Zamora, Thi'sl, Ray Dash, Pete Nelson, Phil Metzger participate in a panel discussion moderated by Brian Brodersen at the 2016 Calvary Chapel Pastors Conference. The topic was "Engaging the Culture with the Gospel."[embed width="600" height="338" class="leftAlone" thumbnail=""]

by Phil Metzger - 3 years ago

Modern Slavery & the Fight for Human Dignity

In 2015, Europe experienced a massive migration crisis.Hundreds of thousands of people made the heart-breaking decision to leave their lives and homes and run to safer ground. In Hungary, we had a front row seat to history. Calvary Chapels in Hungary and Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe chose not just to sit and watch but to get involved in the crisis. We set up camps and provided basic necessit...

by Phil Metzger - 3 years ago

How to Respond to Distraction as a Pastoral Leader

This is a message to pastors and those involved in church leadership, but I believe it is relevant to us all! We experienced a new record of “interesting” in a one-week period at church recently. We had two “Satans” and one “Jesus” visit. It’s pretty common for the unusual to happen at our inner city church, but this took things to a whole new level. Two devilish distractions didn’t quite m...

by Phil Metzger - 3 years ago

Love, Hate & Refugees - Finding Biblical Balance on the Issue of the Age

Mention the word “refugee” today and everybody’s got an opinion. We can add that to our list of “off-limit” words this holiday like “gay,” “Democrat,” “Republican,” “Trump,” “Hillary,” and “Muslim,” among others. (Feel free to add to the list!)It seems that if you mention how sad you are for the plight of the refugees then you must be a bleeding heart with very little insight into the geopolitical rami...