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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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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 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.

Jeff Gipe was the lead pastor of New Creation Huntington Beach, previously Newport Coast Lighthouse, for 15 years. He is currently the CGN Secretary/Treasurer