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Theology

Theology

ECCLESIOLOGY 101: The Necessity of the Holy Spirit and the Importance of Prophecy

In 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28, Paul closes this amazing letter by addressing the community of believers at large. In these verses, the Holy Spirit gives a…
Theology

The Difference Between the Rapture and Christ’s Return

Have you ever tried to explain something very carefully, only to have people take away every conclusion except the one you were trying to make?…
Theology

Finally, The Spiritual Battle

Many Christians begin their life in Jesus Christ somewhat ignorant of the idea of spiritual battle. They find it easy to ignore what the Bible…
Theology
7 Reasons Jesus had to Die
Theology
Worship: Participation in the Trinity
Theology
Soli Deo Gloria: Why We Live for the Glory of God
Theology
A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON PURIM
The Link
Digital Distractions: Five Spiritual & Physical Threats
Theology
We will Not Die Before Our Time

Current Events

Current Events

Prayer Update

Our prayers continue during this season of several natural disasters occurring. Mexico: Yesterday, local time, Mexico was hit with another 7.1 Magnitude earthquake, with 200…
Current Events

Do Christians Need To Rethink How They Support Israel?

A few years ago I was engaged in a spirited discussion with a seasoned Israeli pastor. The topic was Western Christian Zionism in relationship to…
Current Events

How to Develop a Lifestyle of Thanksgiving That Outlives the Holiday

There is no difficulty in finding things to gripe and complain about. Have you noticed? However, it takes a transformed perspective, an act of the…
Current Events
Contentment In The Midst Of Quarantine – Part 1
Current Events
Four Practical Ways to Live Like Jesus In Election Season
Current Events
Thoughts on the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church Shooting
Current Events
Tribute to J.I. Packer
Current Events
“A Wrinkle in Time:” A Film Review
Current Events
Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

The Gospel

Gospel

Isaiah 41: Easter and the World

As Easter approaches, it makes me consider the way people think about Jesus in the world I live in. I live in Cork, Ireland. Ireland…
Gospel

Returning to the Gospel on Reformation Day

Have you ever noticed that our society celebrates everything? In September alone, we celebrated "Random Acts of Poetry Day" (September 6), "Video Games Day" (September…
Gospel

This is the Way: The Mandalorian and Ancient Creedal Christianity

A recent edition to the Star Wars franchise is The Mandalorian TV series. It has become hugely popular with both die-hard Star Wars fans as…
Gospel
What Exactly is Spiritual Thriving?
Gospel
The Death of God – by Jody Ponce
Gospel
Mecca Moslems vs. Medina Moslems
Gospel
Why Was Good Friday So Good?
Gospel
What Jesus Taught on the Way to Gethsemane
Gospel
What is Gospel Centered Preaching Part 1

Church Planting

Church Planting

Missions 2020 Archives

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Church Planting

Bridging the Divide Between the Big Church and the Small Church

There is an unspoken divide within the church today, and that is between the big church and the small church. This divide is unspoken because…
Church Planting

Missions Conference 2020: The Church That God Plants

Why plant churches? This question will be addressed at the Calvary Chapel Global Missions 2020 Conference and will go in depth about what church planting…
Church Planting
Turn your Eyes to Mexico: A Horizonte Ensenada Takeover Week
Church Planting
Co-laborers or Competition? Calvary Chapel & Other Church Planting Movements
Church Planting
Three Keys to Effectively Launching Your Church Plant

Great Commission

Great Commission

An Open Letter to Pastors and Ministry Leaders: Pastoring Contrasted with Being a Missionary

An open letter to Senior Pastors and church leaders about missionaries: "Brethren, As a former missionary, church planter and pastor, I’d like to provoke you…
Great Commission

Facing Challenges in Evangelism & Discipleship in the 21st Century

Patrick Johnstone, author of Operation World, will be our keynote speaker for the 2018 Global Missions Conference, happening January 2-5. Registration for the conference is…
Great Commission

Declaring His Glory Among the Nations: How Are We Doing? Part 1

According to Acts 1:3, from resurrection Sunday until He ascended to heaven, Jesus spent a total of 40 days with the apostles and disciples. Although…
Great Commission
The Call to be a Pastor’s Wife
Great Commission
Reframing the Gospel for the Nations That Are Now in Our Neighborhoods Part 1
Great Commission
Four Ways to be Commissioned in the City
Great Commission
Placing Jesus Christ Above Our Own Rights
Great Commission
Calvary Global Network: Points on Successful Church Planting
Great Commission
Missionaries and the Wise Men from the East: Similarities That Can Bring Encouragement

Leadership Training

Gospel

Contextualizing the Gospel: An Example Set by Jesus

In my last article, I wrote about how contextualization was not about the church becoming more worldly. We looked back at the creational mandate for…
Leadership Training

The Key to Understanding & Obeying God’s Commands

Mike Neglia is a leader in the Expositors Collective and will be sharing at the next seminar on April 5-6 at Maranatha Chapel in San…
Leadership Training

Who am I? Human Identity & the Gospel in a Confusing World

“I have read many books by many good authors on subjects similar to those in Tommy Fretwell’s book Who Am I? and I believe that…
Leadership Training
Men’s Ministry Basics
Leadership Training
Quarantine Discipleship: Three Online Ways to Stay Engaged as the Church
Leadership Training
The Pastors School
Leadership Training
The Role of a Worship Leader
Leadership Training
Lessons in Leadership Part 3: Fearlessly Leading the Good Fight
Leadership Training
Q&A Interview with Pam Markey of CCBC Europe

Discipleship

Discipleship

Worship Leader Q/A: What Does Worship Ministry Look Like Today in the Church?

This week we at Calvary Creative have been focusing discussion on the theme, "Why We Worship." We were able to ask a few worship leaders,…
Discipleship

Calvary Chapel Bible College Ireland

Have you been praying about joining a Bible college to deepen your relationship with God? Are you looking to grow in your faith in a…
Discipleship

Bridging the Generational Gap in Our Churches

In a movement that is about 50 years old like ours, it’s one of the pressing issues of our day: How do we keep the…
Discipleship
Vocation and Calling According to the Reformers
Discipleship
Experiencing an Insurrection of Kindness in Your Ministry
Discipleship
Our Great Creator: A Study in the Book of Genesis
Discipleship
What I Should Expect from My Church Part 2
Discipleship
A Calvary Chapel Perspective on Preaching
Discipleship
Our Father Knows What We Need
Christian Living

I Break Everything – Getting Put Back Together After Falling Apart

"I break everything," I whimpered with tears streaming down my face. I stared down at the floor to see the bright, yellow, broken pieces of…
Christian Living

Robbed of Joy

I wasn’t always a pastor. I remember the first job I had in college, working for my uncle at his car lot in a questionable…
Christian Living

Why Scars Give You an Advantage in Life

The setting was sobering. Our tour group of 51 people was at Yad Vashem (The World Holocaust Remembrance Center) when our amazing tour guide told…
Christian Living
Likes and Dislikes: Jesus’ Opinions on Church
Christian Living
‘Tis the Season to Be Vulnerable
Christian Living
Example of God’s Constant Presence From 1870 Paris
Christian Living
Hate Always Bows to Love
Christian Living
Why I Am Thankful for My Experience with Panic Attacks Part 1
Christian Living
Praise is Easy. Worship is Not: The Magis’ Example of True Worship

Podcasts

Podcast

Elizabeth Blackwell Part 1

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910): Today as we launch our mini-series on women in medicine, what better place to start than with a two-part series on Elizabeth…
Podcast

Elizabeth Fry Part 2

Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845): Today we continue with Part Two of the fascinating story of Quaker social reformer Elizabeth Fry, looking at how the Lord launched…
Podcast

Warnings About Progressive Christianity (Repost from Can I Say That?)

Aaron gets invited to come onto Brenna Blain's podcast "Can I Say That?", a podcast that tackles tough topics around Christianity and faith. In the…
Podcast

Elizabeth Fry Part 1

Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845): Elizabeth Fry was such a significant figure in British history that she was featured on the five-pound note, and yet most people…
Podcast
Does God Cause Evil and Suffering? – ft Gerry Breshears and John Piper
Podcast
Sarah Yardley
Podcast
Following Jesus In The Midst of Same Sex Attraction – Brenna Blain
Podcast
Aimee Semple McPherson Part 4
Podcast
Why Wait For Marriage? (With Jon Keith and Jordan Aly) – A Discussion on dating and sexuality.
Podcast
Aimee Semple McPherson Part 3
Podcast
The What and Why of Discipleship
Podcast
Aimee Semple McPherson Part 2