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Are you ready to answer the call of church planting? 

The Gospel is the hope of the world, and the world needs more Gospel-centered churches. That is why Cultivate exists.

Cultivate by CGN has created the infrastructure to support the planting of 1000 churches in the next decade, starting in 2023!

We follow in the footsteps of renowned church planting leaders in the Calvary Chapel movement, embracing and adopting their rich heritage of Church planting in order to effectively transmit our values, theology, and philosophy of ministry to this generation and those that will follow until the Lord returns.

We understand that planting a church is not an easy task, but we believe it is an essential one. That’s why we’ve created a range of resources to help you and your team prepare for the journey ahead.

Here’s what we’ve been building to support you in this mission:

• Personal, pastoral, and practical resources to prepare you and your team.

• A 6-24 month training program, equipping you to lead a gospel-centered community wherever God has called you around the globe.

• A global team of mentors and coaches with thousands of hours of experience as church planters and pastors, ready to support you during training, launch, and post-launch.

We are dedicated to support you every step of the way, from training, to launch, and beyond. With our guidance and support, you can feel confident in your ability to engage the world for Christ.

If you’re ready to take the next step and learn more about our church planting program, we invite you to visit our website at

Together, we can make a difference and bring the hope of the Gospel to communities around the world.

Bruce Zachary was raised in a Jewish home and has been a follower of Jesus for more than 30 years. Bruce was an attorney for 25 years and has been an ordained pastor since 1995. In 1996, he planted Calvary Nexus, a Calvary Chapel church in Camarillo, California, where he continues serving as teaching and leader development pastor. Bruce has authored 18 books and directed a global church planting initiative in the Calvary Chapel movement. In addition, Bruce continues to serve in a leadership role within the Calvary Global Network as a member of the CGN Executive Team and core initiative Cultivate team.

Nick Cady is the lead pastor of White Fields Community Church in Longmont, Colorado. Within CGN, Nick is lead for the Cultivate Initiative, a member of the Expositors Collective team, host of the CGN Mission & Methods podcast, and member of the Executive Team.

A. Clay Worrell is the Pastor of Community and Mission at Olive Branch Christian Fellowship in Poway, California. Clay’s previous pastoral and leadership roles include planting and pastoring Calvary Waterford in Waterford City, Ireland; pastoring Calvary Tri Valley in Pleasanton, California; and serving as Executive Director of Calvary Global Network. Clay is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College.

Kellen Criswell M.A. previously served as Global Strategist of Calvary Global Network and In addition, Kellen has served as a worship pastor, assistant pastor, senior pastor, church planter, missionary and Bible college instructor.