Doing Life with J...

All my life I dreamed of a fairy tale marriage, a knight in shining armor sweeping me off my feet, and having a quiver full of children. I never dreamed or thought I would be living life as a single mother. I pictured my life very differently than the way it is now. Yet I would not change my life now for anything. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). My children were s...

5 Tips for Discip...

Passing the faith on to our kids is the most important job we have as parents. But how do you do that when kids seem to be at different levels of development and vary in spiritual sensitivity? Faith development isn’t like baking cookies where adding the right ingredients produce a predictable outcome. Rather, spirituality grows when the Holy Spirit connects with the human heart and kids experience God’s grace. Althou...

The Challenge of ...

Discipleship is important as it furnishes how Christians will “attain to the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). At its most basic point, discipleship requires ministry to the whole person by the whole congregation with the whole good news of our “spiritual gifts.”1 Calvary Chapel pastors should know this because our founder, Chuck Smith, excelled in discipleship. In fact Larry Eskridge, in his recent history of th...

Dealing with Disc...

Let me start with a disclaimer: I do not have a problem with chronic discouragement or depression. I have a great marriage, I am privileged to pastor an amazing church, and I am growing in my walk with Jesus. Usually, I am a pretty positive guy, looking at the bright side, and thinking about what God might want to do. There have been times, though, when I have had "one of those days." Do you know what I mean? This ar...

Brass Tacks Men's...

Register now for the upcoming Men’s Conference. Be equipped, encouraged and strengthened at our second annual 3-day Brass Tacks Men’s Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Brothers In Arms.” Spiritual battles are not won by solitary heroes, but by men who stand together with the Lord and with their brothers.  Speakers this year include Tony Clark, Ben & Peter-John Courson, Brian & Char Brodersen, Ken Su...

Nepal and How You...

Mountains of debris have piled up in Nepal's capital. Here, rescue workers search for survivors on Sunday in Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu.PHOTOGRAPH BY NIRANJAN SHRESTHA, AP We are praying for Nepal and if you would like to help support disaster relief in Nepal you can give here.         

Brian Brodersen I...

Pastor Brian Brodersen interviews author and speaker Ed Stetzer. They discussed Calvary Chapel's place in church history, corporate worship in church, and church planting.  Ed Stetzer is the Executive Director of LifeWay Research and missiologist in residence at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds two masters and doctoral degrees and has written dozens of respected articles and books includi...

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