Tag: Church Planting

Social Distancing: Staying Apart, But Staying Connected

As much of the world is now on lockdown, meaning that voluntary physical distancing became physical distancing through a government order, I wanted us as believers all over the world to consider the difference between "social distancing" an...

The Real Meaning of Palm Sunday

This article originally appeared on calvarychapel.com on April 13, 2014. When Jesus came into Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday, you could say that it was a patriotic parade. This is how it is described in John 12:12-13: "The next day...

Our Father Knows What We Need

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they n...

Contentment In The Midst Of Quarantine – Part 1

How can followers of Jesus practice contentment while living in this discouraging moment of COVID-19? Aaron and Brian discuss the vices of discontentment and comparison in creativity, ministry, and daily life. –––– The GoodLion podcast ...

CGN - Leading During Covid-19

Hey church leaders. We know this is a challenging moment for all of you as you do your best to lead your people well during crisis. To that end, we've started a short-form podcast where different leaders in our network share what they are c...

Fear, Faith & The Coronavirus

Brian Higgins and Aaron Salvato discuss all the chaos enveloping our lives with the outbreak of COVID-19. If God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear… what do we do with the very real emotions of fear many of us are feeling? How can we handl...

Unforeseen Blessing in Confinement

As a free-spirited extrovert, I fill my cup by being around people. The thought of being locked in my house by governmental mandate goes against every natural grain in my body and soul. That being said, I do believe that God has a plan and ...

Hope in Troubling Times: Peace within the Global Pandemic

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear" (Psalm 46:1–2a). As most of us would agree, we are living in troubling times. With the arrival of the Coronavirus and its potential for widespread...

CGN Coronavirus Update

An update to all of our CGN church friends from Pastor Brian Brodersen about the coronavirus pandemic.

St. Patrick, Grey Wolves, and the Cimbid King

Ireland was always different. It knew nothing of the Roman Empire’s rule or language, remaining the last Celtic bastion in Europe, she proudly stood apart. Here to the classical mind was the very edge of the world, a Barbarian island lost i...

Stetzer Leadership Podcast

Ed Stetzer of Christianity Today has a new podcast available titled Stetzer Leadership Podcast. In this first season, Stetzer talks with various leaders about the current climate with the Coronavirus. Leadership and the Coronavirus Circus...

A Call to Clean Hands and a Pure Heart: Amid COVID-19

“Yet the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger" (Job 17:9). On December 31, 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On January 9,...

Does Love-Fueled Ministry Exist?

My start in ministry was unexpected. I'm the son of a church-planting pastor. My childhood memories consist of awkward church people, financial struggles and a fatigued father who was trying his best. Many memories stand out, but here is ...

Let's Talk About Your Marriage

I’m concerned about your marriage. I’m not suggesting that anything is wrong with it, but I do know that sometimes marriage issues sneak up on us. They start small and grow from irritations to resentment to divisiveness over time. It would ...

6 Lessons I've Learned About Small Group Ministry

Having pastored a church without small groups, and now having pastored a church where always at least half of the congregation is in a small group, I can tell you the latter is preferable. People need to know each other. People need to inte...