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How is CGN Cultivating Church Planting?

By April 13, 2022June 2nd, 2022Ministry & Leadership, Podcasts, Theology1 min read

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 network, use the relationships and resources God has given us, to encourage, train, and support the planting of Bible teaching, gospel-centered churches – around the world?

In this episode Nick Cady and Kellen Criswell discuss one of the key initiatives that CGN is developing called: Cultivate. Cultivate is a program designed to assess, train, and deploy new church planters and missionaries — using the local church as the garden in which those leaders are cultivated. Kellen and Nick explain the design and heart behind the Cultivate program, as well as how to get more information and register.

Listen for a clip from Pastor Chuck Smith from the 1980’s, in which he talks about how many Calvary Chapel churches had been planted back then, and what he envisioned for the future.

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Nick Cady is the lead pastor of White Fields Community Church in Longmont, Colorado. He is a leader for Expositors Collective as well as Calvary Global Network.

Kellen Criswell M.A., currently serves as Global Strategist of Calvary Global Network and calvarychapel.com. He is the primary host of the CGN Mission & Methods Podcast. Previously, Kellen has served as a worship pastor, assistant pastor, senior pastor, church planter, missionary and Bible college instructor.

CGN is a network of Calvary Chapels and other like-minded churches that are committed to the Great Commission.