Tag: Church Planting

The Great Reset or The Great Return

What is the Great Reset? This previously unknown phrase has become commonplace with the events of the last two years. Everyone from comedians like Russell Brand to royalty like Prince Charles have been talking about the Great Reset. So jus...

Real Hope When Everything Seems Broken

"Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” For sin is the sting tha...

Thoughts on the Atoning Sacrifice of Christ

As we come to Good Friday, I thought it might be good to refresh our minds on what happened on the cross of Calvary 2,000 years ago. Although many died by crucifixion under Roman rule, there was one whose death was unique. The death of Jes...

Why the Resurrection Matters

“Wasn’t Jesus just a failed apocalyptic preacher?” I was speaking at an event on the University of South Carolina campus when a student read the question another student had submitted. While I imagine some might bristle at questions like t...

How is CGN Cultivating Church Planting?

Calvary Chapel has been recognized as one of the greatest church planting movements of recent times. What are we at CGN doing to make sure we keep this aspect of our heritage alive in this generation, and in those to come? How can we, as a ...

Palm Sunday Points Us to the Heart of the Gospel

On our wedding day, as my wife was walking down the aisle, she looked at me intently, and the big question in her mind was, “Is he going to do it?” Her friend’s husband had done it at their wedding, and she wondered if I would too. But much...

What does the future hold for CGN?

In this episode of the CGN Mission & Methods podcast, we discuss the future of CGN as a network: What initiatives are currently in the works? How does CGN relate to and work with other groups and churches, while still holding fast to our co...

Defending Trinitarianism

I once was having a discussion with a Jehovah’s Witness missionary, when he uttered these words: "Jesus never actually said that he was God.” Despite the fact that, over the years, I have taught so many people that Jehovah’s Witnesses do ...

Women in Ministry: What CGN Churches Believe

In this episode of the CGN Mission & Methods Podcast, we open our Bibles to examine the much-debated topic of the role of women in ministry leadership. As a network, CGN churches are complementarian. In this episode, Nick Cady asks Bria...

Bomb Shelter Ministry in My Ukrainian Town

Thanks to air raid sirens, neighbors and refugees are hearing more about the gospel than ever. We are now a full week into open war with Russia. Of course, Russia has been warring against Ukraine since 2014, but this is an unprecedented ph...

CGN Relief Fund - Ukraine

Calvary Chapel has been ministering in Ukraine, Hungary and Poland for decades. Many churches have been planted, and many missionaries have been sent. Some of the pastors and missionaries in Ukraine have been successful in helping their fam...

Deconstructing Deconstructionist TikTok Videos – Part 1

If you’ve been anywhere near Christian social media circles, you’ve most likely heard about “deconstruction.” To “deconstruct” something is to seek to take something apart and examine the parts that make it up. In my master’s studies, one o...

The Origins and DNA of Calvary Global Network

Welcome to Season 3 of the CGN Mission & Methods Podcast! In this first episode of the new season, host Nick Cady speaks with Brian Brodersen and Kellen Criswell about the origins of CGN, including how it is related to and building upon th...

When She Leads - A Podcast for Women in Ministry

LEADING PEOPLE TO EVANGELIZE (Released February 15, 2022) Do you have the gift of evangelism? In this episode, we talk through our experiences with sharing our faith and identifying the gift of evangelism in those in our ministry. We pray...

Five Reasons for Community in 2022

Just when people started coming back to church… Omicron. How many more Greek letters will we go through? As a pastor of a local Church, I’m concerned about the social implications on fellowship. Since the beginning of the pandemic, through ...