Podcast Episodes

Podcast

Sarah Yardley

Sarah Yardley: Today we are delighted to have with us “live, in person,” our very own Sarah Yardley! Born and raised in Southern California, Sarah…
Calvary Chapel
February 23, 2021
Christian Living

From the Christmas Tree to the Tree of Calvary: The Meaning Behind Advent

What does "advent" mean? Well, the word itself means: "The arrival of a notable person or thing." At this time of year we celebrate the…
Christian Living

A Secret to Not Fear

"Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love" (1 Corinthians…
Christian Living

Be Anxious for Nothing

I will never forget the day I received the hospital bill in our mailbox. I was having a particularly cheerful day up until that moment.…
Christian Living
Are We Drifting Backward?
Christian Living
The Necessity of Applying the Gospel to My Own Heart
Christian Living
“Rock of Ages:” Three Aspects of Salvation
Christian Living
A Building is Only as Strong as Its Foundation
Christian Living
How To Love Difficult People
Christian Living
How to Stay Free in Christ

Discipleship

Discipleship

Act as if God Exists

Back in June, I wrote an article on "Why Jordan Peterson Matters," and why Christians should take notice. My article got pushback from some Christians…
Christian Living

Partaking of God’s Word but Spiritually Starving: The Criticality of Meditation

In principle, we agree with the psalmist when he writes, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands…
Discipleship

The Worshiper and the Leader: A Powerful Combination

You won't find a worship leader in the New Testament. This is unsettling for those of us who look to Scripture as our guide. No…
Discipleship
Five Points on Our Need for Community
Discipleship
Generational Sin?
Discipleship
Soteriology in the Middle Part 2
Discipleship
What Happened in 2020 Has Served to Advance the Gospel
Discipleship
Lessons in Leadership Part 1: Who is in Charge of Your Church?
Christian Living
Should a Pastor Ever Say No When You Ask for Help?

Current Events

Current Events

Prayer Around the World: 24 Hour Live Prayer

Tune in for FB Live prayer sessions happening 24/7, every hour, on the Calvary Chapel FB page. Pastors/ministry leaders have agreed to host a prayer…
Current Events

CGN Leadership Statement on Racism

Preamble In response to the historic, present, and ongoing discrimination against people of color in the United States of America (USA), which has been too…
Current Events

Why Stephen Fry is Wrong

The above original image is sourced to Christian Post. In February 2017, an interviewer on Irish television asked Stephen Fry, “You walk up to the…
Current Events
A Constitutional Crisis!
Current Events
Christ in Yom Kippur Part 1
Current Events
Tribute to J.I. Packer
Current Events
Support for Chabad Synagogue
Current Events
Natural Disaster Prayer Update
Current Events
Pelagian Racism Part 2: Will Preaching the Gospel Fix Systemic Racism?

Theology

Current Events

The War on Beth Moore: What Really Shapes Our View of Women Bible Teachers?

A few years ago, I ran afoul of some pastors in my tribe for allowing a woman to teach to an audience of both women…
The Link

Critiquing Cessationism: The Gifts of the Spirit & the Church Today

In my last post in this series, I tried to offer a valid explanation of cessationism along with the primary points commonly held in support…
Theology

Why I Believe in the Rapture of the Church

My belief in the rapture of the church is strengthened by an often overlooked, prophetic passage in the book of Leviticus. It is prophetic because…
Theology
A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON PURIM
Theology
Worship: Participation in the Trinity
Theology
ECCLESIOLOGY 101: How the Local Church Lives and Breathes Led by the Spirit
Theology
Thoughts on the Atoning Sacrifice of Christ
Theology
The Difference Between the Rapture and Christ’s Return
Theology
Eschatology of Hope: Time for a New Perspective?

The Gospel

Gospel

Why The Gospel Is Central

In past years there has been a re-emphasis and refocus on the centrality of the gospel. It's easy to notice how many organizations, books, conferences…
Gospel

6 Reasons Why I Believe Jesus is God

There is much debate about who Jesus is. Some believe he was a good man or a great prophet. Others claim he was an angel…
Gospel

Never Outgrow the Gospel

Martyn Lloyd-Jones tells the story of how the church he grew up in began with a great revival, but slowly died over time. When he…
Gospel
The Gospel in HD: Transformation We Can See
Gospel
Isaiah 41: Easter and the World
Gospel
Returning to the Gospel on Reformation Day
Gospel
I Am the Resurrection and the Life
Gospel
Why Reaching the Lost Should Cost Us Everything
Gospel
Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Gospel

Great Commission

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

My Experience at CCBC Europe

It was early September of 1996, and the fall semester at Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe was just about start. I was on a flight…
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
Similarities Between Esther and Local Churches
Great Commission
Life on Mission: Called, Equipped and Sent Part 1
Great Commission
Reframing the Gospel for the Nations in our Neighborhoods Part 3
Great Commission
Reframing the Gospel for the Nations That Are Now in Our Neighborhoods Part 1
Great Commission
Local Church Involvement with Global Missions: Is It Just a Slice of the Ministry Pie?
Great Commission
Why International Missions are Vital to the Church Today

Leadership Training

Leadership Training

How I Develop Church Leaders

“I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.” - LeBron James A tool to…
Leadership Training

Excellence vs. Professionalism

I appreciate excellence. I remember the first time I listened to an orchestra playing a piece from Mozart; even at a young age, I had…
Leadership Training

Five Ways to Build a Team If You Are Planting a Church Alone

I have the rare perspective of having planted two churches and having two very different experiences. In our first church plant, my wife and I…
Discipleship
5 Preaching Tips from the Apostle Paul
Leadership Training
Three Points on Successful Pastoral Transition
Leadership Training
Eight Reasons Why We Need Shepherds
Leadership Training
Calvary Chapel Bible College Israel
Leadership Training
6 Lessons I’ve Learned About Small Group Ministry
Leadership Training
Men’s Ministry Basics

Church Planting

Church Planting

Turn your Eyes to Mexico: A Horizonte Ensenada Takeover Week

Welcome to the Horizonte Ensenada takeover week on CalvaryChapel.com! We are looking forward to seeing how the Spirit of the Lord is moving in Mexico!…
Church Planting

Three Keys to Effectively Launching Your Church Plant

Planting a church is a big deal. Jesus ordained the Spirit-empowered Church to be His vehicle through whom to reveal Himself to the world. The…
Church Planting

Missions 2020 Archives

Start Watching Missions 2020 Archives
Church Planting
Missions Conference 2020: The Church That God Plants
Church Planting
Bridging the Divide Between the Big Church and the Small Church
Church Planting
Co-laborers or Competition? Calvary Chapel & Other Church Planting Movements