The Need to Re:En...

Why you should go to “ReEngage14” There are countless reasons why you should invest your resources and time to attend this church planting conference at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa September 29-30, 2014. Let’s focus on three critical aspects of church planting in our movement. Realization Church planting benefits the sending church. There is a myth that church planting will harm the sending church, but to the contrary,...

Narcissism and Wo...

I have to apologize and admit something. I've realized that for a long time I have been seeking my individuality in Christ. I ask questions like, "What is it about my voice and my songs that might say something different?" or "What is it about me that will help people recognize and experience Jesus through my teaching or my music?"  But this is wrong thinking. It's selfish. I should be asking,  "Who is He?" and "Who ...

Transition at Cal...

Pastor Brian Brodersen gives a brief update on his transition into the role of Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and the exciting things God is doing in the church. This interview, hosted by Ken Sutton, is Part 1 of 4 in a follow-up series to a Christianity Today article on Pastor Brian Brodersen.  htt...

Good Fear/Bad Fea...

Protective or Paralyzing Whether we like it or not, fear is a factor in all our lives. And that’s not always a bad thing. Fear of punishment often keeps a child from making wrong choices. Fear of going to prison may keep adults from committing crimes. But fear can also keep people from realizing the potential God has placed within them.  Fear can also paralyze. It can freeze people in their tracks like a deer in the ...

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...

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