Tag: ministry

5 Preaching Tips from the Apostle Paul

Preaching is the act of proclaiming God’s word to people. In evangelism, it announces God’s good news about Jesus and His salvation. In edification, it nourishes, encourages, and equips. Preaching is the Church’s responsibility and privileg...

A Case for Leadership Coaching

Every elite athlete has at least one thing in common – they have been coached to maximize God-given potential. In the context of sports, coaching is presumed and is an accepted and expected part of the culture. On the other hand, meaningful...

Calvary Chapel Bible College Ireland

Have you been praying about joining a Bible college to deepen your relationship with God? Are you looking to grow in your faith in a cross-cultural setting? At Calvary Chapel Bible College Ireland (CCBCI), we aim to disciple believers into ...

CF15UK :: Jim Gallagher

Pastor Jim Gallagher of Calvary Chapel of Vero Beach speaks at Creation Fest 2015. Creation Fest is a Christian Music Festival and Bible Week held at The Royal Cornwall Events Centre (Royal Cornwall Showground), in Wadebridge. [embed width=...

Church Van E03-Brian Brodersen Part 3

Enjoy part three of this three-part interview on Church Van with Pastor Brian Brodersen of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Hosts Riley Taylor and Jarryd Bryant tackle specific topics with Pastor Brian on ministry, God's calling, and what it mean...

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...

Experiencing an Insurrection of Kindness in Your Ministry

Even though I know it comes every year, I find that winter sneaks up on me. Often it’s the holiday season that distracts me. Life is busy, and so I grab a sweater before I’m off. Inevitably the day will come when I’ll step outside, and my h...

Expositors Collective: Sample of a Christ-Centered Sermon

Recently, I was honored to take part in the Expositors Collective, a seminar designed to train and mentor young preachers in the skill of expository Bible teaching. My dear friend Mike Neglia taught a session on Christ-centered preaching, w...

Fifteen Steps for Expositional Sermon Preparation

While there are many preachers more exciting to listen to than myself, students at Calvary Chapel Bible College often ask me how I do sermon preparation. To better serve those that ask me this question, I decided to write down my full 15-st...

Five Biblical Keys to Managing Your Day for God’s Glory

Many church leaders I talk with complain that they do not have enough time for all the demands of the ministry and communicate this to me along these lines: They often find their day is actually run for them by the tyranny of the urgent in ...

How to Absorb That Blow of Criticism

One of the most humiliating things I’ve ever agreed to was allowing people to line up and “pie” me in the face. When I was a student pastor, someone “dreamed-up” the idea to host a fundraiser with our students that would include my wife and...

How to Respond to Distraction as a Pastoral Leader

This is a message to pastors and those involved in church leadership, but I believe it is relevant to us all! We experienced a new record of “interesting” in a one-week period at church recently. We had two “Satans” and one “Jesus” visit. I...

How to Triple Your Church Leadership in a Year

How would you like to see your church’s leadership triple in a year? Can you imagine the leverage that could be created to advance the kingdom if the local church multiplied leaders? Not only is this a glorious future, but it is also Christ...

Keeping the Main thing the Main Thing

We were about six months into our church plant in Oregon, when I headed out one day to a nearby lake just to spend some alone time with the Lord. For a church plant, things were going ok. We had a great school to meet in, and people were co...

Life & Leadership Lessons with Joey Rozek

Name: Joey Rozek Family: Tiffany, Madelyn (14), Josiah (12), and Jordan (8) Years born again: 29 years Years in ministry: Over 17 years Ministry experience: Youth Pastor/Apologetics Bible Teacher, Evangelism, CC Costa Mesa (3.5 years), Yo...

Living Grace Episode 5 - Interview with Angie Emma

In this episode of "Living Grace," Cheryl Brodersen interviews Angie Emma. Here they talk about serving in women’s ministry, serving women and the joys of serving in the ministry. They also discuss how the Lord uses our gifts and leads us t...

Men's Ministry Basics

In this post I will answer the most common questions I am asked about men’s ministry. 1. Why is men’s ministry so important? Ready yourself for some sobering statistics. The typical U.S. congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, ...

Preaching for a Price: The High Cost of Tainted Motives

My first job was at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. I filed invoices, filled paper in copy machines, and learned the ins and outs of data entry at Calvary Distribution. When you grow up working in the ministry, there’s an interesting process of ...

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...

Real Hope for the Depressed Soul - Part 3

This is part 3 of a 3 part series. You can find part 1 and part 2 here: Part 1 Part 2 Practicing Priesthood In the previous posts in this series, we looked at the need to set the culture in regards to depression, as well as provide training...

Should a Pastor Ever Say No When You Ask for Help?

Ask yourself this question, do the words I use matter? The answer should be a resounding, “Yes!” rhetoric is the art of discourse; an art that aims to improve the capability of writers or speakers who attempt to inform, persuade, or motivat...

The 3 Basic Tasks of Pastoral Ministry

“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28).Many businesses have a job description for their ...

The Gospel in HD: Transformation We Can See

What does the gospel look like in our lives? What happens when we embrace the truth of God’s salvation for us? In the ancient city of Thessalonica, the apostle Paul began a church. He didn’t stay long because of persecution. But the impact...

The Holy Spirit & Intentionality in Discipleship

I’m not a huge pastry fan, but I do enjoy a fresh, hot slice of apple pie with a generous scoop of rich vanilla ice cream. The rich, creamy ice cream, luxuriously melting over the warm, flaky, buttery crust, is pretty much irresistible. Pie...

Three Key Steps in the ART of Letting God Lead

Recently I was given the great privilege of seeing some of the fruit from the youth ministry I pioneered over 15 years ago while speaking at a youth retreat. As I observed those I once encouraged encouraging others, it led me to consider th...

Three Principles for Every Leader to Get Right

Like some of you, ministry has been a continual growth process for me. It seems that there are some who just “get it” and “got it” from the get go. But for me it’s been a journey; specifically, in leading a team effectively to fulfill the v...

Three Thoughts on Effective Short Term Missions

I really like hot sauce. In fact, I recently tried to make my own. I went to the farmers market and bought some seedlings. I planted, watered and tended to my peppers for several months until they were mature for harvesting. After much rese...

TTM 21 - Five Recommended Podcasts

Podcasts can be a great resource for news, information and personal edification, especially for those in ministry. There are so many podcasts available today, it's hard to discover them all. In this episode, Pastor Brian talks to Josh about...

TTM S2 E20 - Rick Warren on Suffering & the Ministry

Suffering is an inescapable reality. Pastor Brian Brodersen and Pastor Rick Warren discuss the aspects of suffering that often occur in full-time ministry. Pastor Rick shares three areas of suffering that he has continuously dealt with thro...

Weak Men Weak Excuses

Years ago I ran into a man at a retreat that I hadn't seen for quite a while...As we sat down across from each other I asked him what he was doing nowadays and what ministries he was engaged in (he had been actively serving in his church wh...

What I Should Expect from My Church Part 2

Enjoy the first part of this two part series! While having the wrong expectations from our church can stifle spiritual growth, having the right expectations will give us discernment that will lead us to a healthy church body where we can gr...

Why Jordan Peterson Matters

I have watched, somewhat in awe, over the last couple of years the rise of Jordan Peterson on YouTube, through podcasts and other media formats (books, blogs, etc.). I haven't always been sure how to classify him or categorize his ascent. H...

Women Called by God: Helen Roseveare

Missionaries are sometimes called a rare breed. They leave home, integrate into a foreign culture and bring a foreign concept (the Gospel) to people who don’t know they need it. Indeed this isn’t normal living. Yet their lives are filled wi...