Tag: church

Are Church Members Scenery, Machinery or PEOPLE?

A number of years ago, an anthropologist from Poland, Alicja Iwanska, conducted a study among farmers in the Northwest section of the United States. One of the conclusions of the study found that within the realm of interaction with other p...

Do you know your lane? Do you know your Lord?

Recently I had the opportunity to meet with dozens of Calvary pastors from around the country in New York City for a special time of prayer and fellowship. Our time together was marked by a noticeable thirst to see God’s kingdom come and wi...

Proclaiming the Gospel According to Charles Spurgeon

THE BOOK A few months ago, I decided to reread Spurgeon's classic work, The Soul Winner. Like most people, my view is that anything Spurgeon writes is worth the time and effort to read. This book of course is no exception. While many Christ...

Three Keys to Effectively Launching Your Church Plant

Planting a church is a big deal. Jesus ordained the Spirit-empowered Church to be His vehicle through whom to reveal Himself to the world. The Church with a big C is the universal gathering of believers of all generations, cultures and styl...

TTM S2 E13 - Carl Westerlund on the Life Span of a Church

Pastor Brian Brodersen talks with Carl Westerlund, founder of the Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa School of Ministry, and 30-year Calvary Chapel pastor, about the life cycle of local churches, and the need to plant new churches alongside establis...

What Worship Can Accomplish

Pastor Ray Bentley will be speaking at the 2017 CCCM Pastors & Leaders Conference, happening June 26-29! Do we know what worship means and does? Singing in church with fellow believers, raising your hands and feeling emotionally moved ...