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What is CGN doing to help churches in practical ways, including finances, pastoral coaching, and other resources?

In this episode, I speak with Kellen Criswell and Jeff Gipe about the Funding and Development initiatives within CGN, and they share stories of how collaborative funds have already been used to help churches during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to fund new church plants.

Jeff and Kellen share about opportunities we have as a network to do more together than we can separately.

This episode was recorded in January 2022, before the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing humanitarian crisis. At the end of this episode, listen for an update on how CGN has been able to support ministries and individuals on the ground in Ukraine and the surrounding region, through the Ukraine Relief Fund. We also give an update on the development of CGN as an independent entity.

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Calvary Global Network (CGN) is a family of churches working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches.

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.

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.

Jeff Gipe is the Leader of Local and Global Outreach at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. His prior pastoral roles include founding pastor of Newport Coast Lighthouse Church, a Calvary Chapel in Newport Beach, California, where he served for 15 years. In addition to serving in Brentwood, Jeff is a member of the CGN Executive Team.