Being Christian i...

Autumn is upon us, and students are heading back to school. As we’re all aware, today’s college students face an increasingly complex group of challenges. As part of the ministry to our young adults here at Calvary Chapel Philadelphia, we’ve begun putting together some resources for students in contemporary academic environments. Under the banner of The Christian Student Initiative, we aim to make high-quality materi...

How Calvary Chape...

Pastor Ed Stetzer discusses biblical church planting and how Calvary Chapel can remain a healthy church-planting movement.  

 

Becoming Kingdom ...

One of the greatest needs in the Church today is for Kingdom leaders. Church leaders’ desire to build up the local church is certainly noble and critical to mission. However, it’s important not to focus on our immediate community to the extent that it overshadows God’s greater Kingdom. The purpose of this article is not to swing the pendulum from one extreme to another, but to move towards a healthier balance between...

Critical Elements...

In my own preaching and in my work with many students over the years, I have a thought of what the most important thing is in the preparation of the teacher. The core of being a good expository teacher is simply learning to see what is there in the Biblical text. Of course, this is only important if you are interested in exposition - in letting the themes and the words of the text set the themes and words of your pre...

Critical Elements...

Most preachers and teachers want to do their work in the best, most effective way possible. There are a lot of helps available for them - better techniques, finding a better process in preparation and delivery. All that is good, but it isn't of prime importance. God-honoring, effective preaching and teaching comes from a certain type of life, not just from a process or techniques. When I speak of it coming from a lif...

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