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One of the phrases you might hear us use to describe who we are and what we’re about as Calvary Global Network, is the phrase: “Gospel-Centered Renewal.” For example, on our website, we describe ourselves as “a family of churches working together for gospel-centered renewal.” But what do we mean by that? What is “renewal” – and what makes “Gospel-centered renewal” unique?

In this episode, Nick Cady speaks with Kellen Criswell about the biblical basis of this phrase, what it means — and how it applies to different areas of life and ministry.

Listen for a clip from Pastor Chuck Smith, where he expresses his views on this topic as well.

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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.

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.

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