6 Twitter Tips fo...

Do you long to be worthy of being anointed with the coveted title of hipster pastor? Are you tired of being perceived as a mere keeper of the flock? If you truly want to be the “super cool” hipster pastor Jesus saved you to be, a key thing you need to master is how to use Twitter to be self-promoting in the name of Jesus. Here are 6 Twitter tips to help you become a “Legit” hipster pastor:  Tip #1 Be sure to regularl...

How to Give an Al...

In a previous post I gave one important principle about the altar call: don't manipulate. We can manipulate in a call to decision by: Using bait and switch tactics Surprising our hearers with the call to decision Extending the invitation for an unreasonable amount of time Making the invitation so broad hoping that someone will decide Using pretend converts to "prime the pump" None of these have a place in a clear, ho...

Is Our Gospel too...

In 1987, Ronald Reagan gave one of his most famous speeches during his presidency. He stood before the Berlin Wall with 45,000 in attendance and said, “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”  In eighteen months that wall was “t...

Church Planting a...

The health of our movement is fantastic but there is one thing … I’ve been blessed to be a Calvary Chapel pastor for twenty-plus years. I’m a Calvary Chapel church planter and have been used to plant other healthy Calvary Chapel churches. I was mentored by Pastor Chuck, attended the School of Ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa [CCCM], taught at the School of the Bible at CCCM, and served at CCCM. I was taught a ph...

Link-Fest: August

It is time for another Link-Fest courtesy of the calvarychapel.com team and Josh Turansky. These are some of the stories that we have been talking about over the past couple of weeks. As is the case with every Link-Fest our links do not constitute an endorsement.  Events and Holidays August 15-17 - The 25th Annual Harvest Crusade with Greg Laurie August 23-27 - Hawaii Calvary Chapel Leadership Conference  September 1...

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