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What do CGN leaders believe about the charismatic gifts mentioned in the Bible — specifically, the spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing, and speaking in tongues? Are these gifts still in operation? Are they available to Christians today? — And if so, how should they be used practically, in our churches?

In this episode of the CGN Mission & Methods podcast, I sit down with Brian Brodersen and Kellen Criswell to discuss on of the theological streams that we belong to as a network, which is: Continuationism. We believe that all the spiritual gifts mentioned in the New Testament are available for believers today. In this episode, we discuss the difference between the terms “Continuationist” and “Charismatic,” and we talk about the biblical reasons why we hold this position, and share some stories as examples of what this can look like in practice.

Make sure to listen for a clip from Pastor Chuck Smith, in which he talks about a key passage for this discussion, found in 1 Corinthians 13:8-10.

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

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 Previously, Kellen has served as a worship pastor, assistant pastor, senior pastor, church planter, missionary and Bible college instructor.

Brian Brodersen is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, CA, president of Calvary Chapel Bible College and featured speaker on “Back to Basics” radio program.