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A collection of podcast by the team at CGN, as well as pastors and leaders from the Calvary Chapel family. For more great podcasts, check out our podcast network GoodLion.io.

CGN Mission & Methods

The official podcast of the Calvary Global Network (CGN). The podcast features discussions on theology and ministry practice related to three foundational aspects of Great Commission work: gospel proclamation, disciple making, and church planting.

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The Word For Today, With Pastor Chuck

The Word For Today is the publishing and broadcast ministry of the late pastor Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel movement.

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Things That Matter

A weekly Religion, Spirituality and Christianity podcast featuring Brian Brodersen

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The GoodLion Podcast

Aaron Salvato and Brian Higgins (founders of CGN’s podcast network) are here to talk about Jesus, faith, and the Christian Life. A show filled with powerful interviews, fascinating theological deep-dives, and a never ending stream of questions, there’s always something to discover on The Good Lion Podcast.

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CGN: Leading

Leaders from all across Calvary Global Network share insights, perspectives, and best practices.

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Leadership Collective Podcast

The Leadership Collective podcast is a roundtable discussion with seasoned pastors, focusing on the nuts and bolts issues of ministry. Each month, we tackle the common challenges that leaders face and discover the practical lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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When She Leads

When She Leads is a podcast for women in ministry hosted by Brenda Leavenworth, Jody Ponce, Rosemary Cady, and Kelly Bell, each bringing their collective experiences, research, victories, and failures to consider and discuss a range of topics from a biblical and practical perspective.

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Living Grace

Cheryl Brodersen interviews different women to discuss their lives, ministries, and testimonies of God’s Living Grace.

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Jesus Famous

A Series of conversations with Nate Holdridge discussing ways in which we can see Jesus famous in our lives.

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Expositors Collective

Interviews and messages designed to help you understand, apply and teach the Bible with power and clarity to this generation.

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Strength for Today’s Pastor

Practical Encouragement and Help for Senior or Lead Pastors. Interviews with seasoned and tried pastoral leaders re: subjects that will edify current senior/lead pastors of churches.

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  • Ka’ahumanu, Part 1
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on January 24, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Robin has a personal affection for our unforgettable Woman Worth Knowing this week. During the decade that Robin lived on Maui, she saw the name “Ka’ahumanu” on a church, a shopping mall, and street signs. She began researching […]

  • The Value of Church Planting Networks | Benji Horning & Casey Kendell
    by Leadership Collective on January 17, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    Rob Salvato and Ted Leavenworth are joined by Benji Horning (Light Church) and Casey Kendell (Bridgetown Church) to discuss the benefits and importance of starting a new church with the support of a well-established planting […]

  • Florence Soper Booth
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on January 17, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Florence Soper Booth was not raised in a Christian home. However, when she heard the gospel on a trip to London, she committed her life to Jesus. Though shy and unassuming, Florence proved to be a brilliant leader and administrator. […]

  • Spiritual Gifts - Part 2
    by Brenda Leavenworth on January 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    In this episode, we are joined by Rosemary Cady and Kelly Bell in a two-part miniseries as we discuss the necessity of spiritual gifts and how to cultivate and discern them today. We pray that this conversation encourages you to […]

  • True Repentance Requires A Broken Heart
    by Aaron Salvato & Brian Higgins on January 11, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    As Christians, it is easy for us to come to God only when we want to escape the consequences of our sin, rather than coming to Him with a genuinely broken heart of repentance. Aaron reminds us that a true desire for repentance and […]

  • Josephine Grey Butler, Part 2
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on January 10, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Josephine Butler was considered an activist and a liberal during her lifetime. She grew up in England in the 19th century and campaigned against discriminatory laws against women. She also evangelized prostitutes and worked closely […]

  • Crying Out To The Father - A study of God's Fatherhood
    by Aaron Salvato & Brian Higgins on January 3, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    The GoodLion Podcast is excited to bring you this special episode featuring a sermon from Aaron Salvato. Aaron recently preached at Calvary Chapel Vista on Psalm 86, a psalm that speaks to the fatherhood of God. In this sermon, Aaron […]

  • Josephine Grey Butler, Part 1
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on January 3, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Josephine Butler was considered an activist and a liberal during her lifetime. She grew up in England in the 19th century and campaigned against discriminatory laws against women. She also evangelized prostitutes and worked closely […]

  • Mattie Elimina Perry
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on December 27, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Mattie Elimina Perry was a lovely and colorful young woman who was fully committed to Jesus. She sought to serve the Lord with all her heart. She wanted to be a missionary in China, but was called by God to open and oversee an […]

  • Was It Necessary for Our Salvation that Jesus be God?
    by Nick Cady on December 23, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    This episode is also available as a blog post: http://nickcady.org/2018/12/06/was-it-necessary-for-our-salvation-that-jesus-be-god/

  • Lilian Trasher, Part 2
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on December 20, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Lillian Trasher was a remarkable woman of compassion and faith. She was born in 1887. At the age of twenty-three, with only enough money to pay her passage, Lillian went to Egypt because of God’s prompting and call on her heart. […]

  • Spiritual Gifts - Part 1
    by Brenda Leavenworth on December 16, 2022 at 2:08 am

    In this episode, we are joined by Rosemary Cady and Kelly Bell in a two-part miniseries as we discuss the necessity of spiritual gifts and how to cultivate and discern them today. We pray that this conversation encourages you to […]

  • Jeffery Portmann - A Multiplying Church
    by Cody Nunes on December 15, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Our guest on the podcast this week is Jeffery Portmann. Jeffery Portmann serves as the Director for the Church Multiplication Network – leading church planting and multiplication for The Assemblies of God. Prior to this, he founded […]

  • What Exactly IS the GoodLion Podcast?
    by Aaron Salvato & Brian Higgins on December 14, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    The GoodLion Podcast is a show that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Hosts Aaron Salvato and Brian Higgins have been doing the show for 8 seasons and have built a loyal audience of young adults and youth who are hungry […]

  • How Gospel Doctrine Creates Gospel Culture (Ray Ortlund) - Bonus Episode
    by Calvary Global Network on December 14, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Pastor Ray Ortlund is the president of Renewal Ministries and serves as a pastor to pastors from his home base at Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee. A friend of Calvary Global Network, Ray spoke at the 2022 CGN International […]

  • Lilian Trasher, Part 1
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on December 13, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Lillian Trasher was a remarkable woman of compassion and faith. She was born in 1887. At the age of twenty-three, with only enough money to pay her passage, Lillian went to Egypt because of God’s prompting and call on her heart. […]

  • Lucy Thurston, Part 2
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on December 6, 2022 at 8:00 am

    In 1819, twenty-four-year-old Lucy Goodale met Asa Thurston. They were married within three weeks of meeting, and set sail from Boston eleven days later to become among the first protestant missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands. They […]

  • Theology, and Why Women Need It
    by Brenda Leavenworth on December 5, 2022 at 4:16 am

    In this episode, we are joined by Rosemary Cady and Grace Worholic (Paradise Calvary Chapel) as we discuss the importance of practicing good theology within our orthodoxy and orthopraxy within all spheres of ministry and leadership. […]

  • Balancing Ministry & Family | Richard Cimino
    by Leadership Collective on December 2, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Rob Salvato and Ted Leavenworth are joined by Richard Cimino (Metro Calvary) to candidly talk about our experiences with healthy and unhealthy ministry workloads and the effects they could have on our family health and relationships. […]

  • Creating and Maintaining a Gospel Culture (Cheryl Brodersen) - Bonus Episode
    by Calvary Global Network on December 1, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    In this, the first of two bonus episodes as we close out this season, we have the opening message from the 2022 CGN International Conference, in which Nick Cady shares on how to create a “gospel culture” in our churches. In the […]

  • Jeff Gipe - There Can Never Be Too Many Churches
    by Cody Nunes on December 1, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Our guest on the podcast is Pastor Jeff Gipe. Jeff Gipe was the lead pastor of New Creation Huntington Beach previously Newport Coast Lighthouse for 15 years. For five years following his graduation from the SOM in 1994, he taught two […]

  • Lucy Thurston, Part 1
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on November 29, 2022 at 8:00 am

    In 1819, twenty-four-year-old Lucy Goodale met Asa Thurston. They were married within three weeks of meeting, and set sail from Boston eleven days later to become among the first protestant missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands. They […]

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, Part 2 with Robin Jones Gunn
    by Cheryl Brodersen, Robin Gunn on November 22, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Through the characters in her famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, this daughter of a minister exposed the horrors of slavery and influenced the course of American history. Nine years after the release of her instantly best-selling […]

  • Spiritual Disciplines
    by Brenda Leavenworth on November 16, 2022 at 12:10 am

    In this episode, Brenda Leavenworth, Krista Fox, and Kelly Bell discuss the process of exercising spiritual disciplines to grow in your faith and confidence in Christ. We pray that this conversation encourages you to continue to lead […]

  • Ted Leavenworth - Faithfulness Defines Success
    by Cody Nunes on November 15, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    This week on the show we have Pastor Ted Leavenworth. Ted Leavenworth is the Senior Pastor of Reliance Church in Temecula, California and has been in Christian service for over 30 years. A graduate of the Calvary Chapel School of […]