Ashley Madison an...
There was a data breach on the Ashley Madison (Life is short. Have an affair.) website. User information was exposed. Some of those users were church pastors and leaders. Are you one of those individuals? Do you know someone that had a user account on the website? How do we respond? How do we not fall into deceptive traps? How do we remain above reproach? Let's take a look at four Biblical principles that help, comfo...
Communicate God's new direction to the board of directors. It was time to communicate God’s new direction for our lives with our fellowship. As mentioned in Part 2 of this series, the first group with whom I communicated was our board of directors. I did so by inserting as the last item on our meeting agenda a single bullet point that read: “TSP.” Of course the guys on the board had no idea what that meant, so when ...
The Beauty of Spe...
Beyond Limits is a children's ministry at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge focusing on children with special needs. These kids have a BLAST while they learn more about the Lord Jesus and the Word of God. This is also very much a ministry to the parents of special needs children, who get to enjoy time in the Word in the main auditorium knowing that their kids are cared for, loved, and taught! If you would like more informat...
Why I Am Grateful...
I’m relaxing in the courtyard at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa [CCCM] in the early morning anticipating another great day at the Senior Pastors Conference [SPC]. This courtyard is a familiar place as I first started spending time here over twenty-five years ago. As I write, there are only a handful of people here and it’s quiet, but in about an hour thousands from all over the world will gather. They will be encouraged, ...
In part 1 of this series, I closed the story of our transition from one ministry to another at the point where I was ready to begin communicating our plans with the fellowship where I served as senior pastor. The first step was to speak with the board of directors, who in our fellowship also served as the de facto board of elders. Whatever you may call them in your fellowship, these are the men who assist the senior ...
Recently I was talking with a friend of mine about my experience transitioning out of my role as the senior pastor of the church that my family and I planted and where we served for almost twenty years. My friend, also a pastor, knew of my situation and was impressed with the process and results of the transition. The church now has a new young pastor who is full of energy and fresh vision, the church is healthy and ...
Brian Sumner at C...
We were able to catch up with Brian Sumner at Creation Fest 2015! The skate park at Creation Fest is one of the most popular venues at CF. The team builds this park from the ground up a week prior to the festival and draws hundreds of kids throughout the week.
“When the imagination causes a desire within us to delve deeper into knowing our Lord and Savior, we then are using it as God purposed.”
Ashley Madison and Our Imagination09-02-2015
“Such work continues through hundreds of churches just like ours throughout our state and beyond.”
How Christianity has Undeniably Changed the Worl...08-28-2015
“A TSP is a seasoned brother who brings with him years of pastoral experience and wisdom.”
Pastoral Transition: Moving On Pt. 308-22-2015
“Beyond Limits is a children's ministry at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge focusing on children with special needs.”
The Beauty of Special Needs Ministry08-22-2015
“Since these new leaders have a solid foundation created by the leaders before them, this platform creates significant leverage.”
Why I Am Grateful & Excited for the Calvary Chap...08-22-2015
“when you’re willing to let go, God in His grace will grant you an unexpected blessing.”
Pastoral Transition: When it’s Time to Let Go of...08-21-2015
“The church now has a new young pastor who is full of energy and fresh vision...”
Pastoral Transition: When God Gives a New Call P...08-20-2015
Pastoral Transition: When God Gives a New Call Pt. 1
Mid-Week Creation Fest Update!
#CF15UK :: Brian Brodersen
Brian Sumner at Creation Fest 2015!
Pastoral Transition: When it’s Time to Let Go of Your Ministry Pt. 2
Pastoral Transition: Moving On Pt. 3
Why I Am Grateful & Excited for the Calvary Chapel Movement
The Beauty of Special Needs Ministry
Ashley Madison and Our Imagination