The CGN Mission & Methods Podcast
By Calvary Global Network
The CGN Mission & Methods Podcast is the official podcast of the Calvary Global Network (CGN). Hosted by CGN Director, Kellen Criswell, the podcast features discussions on theology and ministry practice related to three foundational aspects of Great Commission work: gospel proclamation, disciple making, and church planting. Guests include church and mission leaders, missiologists, and theologians from Calvary Global Network, and friends of CGN of diverse evangelical traditions from around the world.
Worship Leadership, Philosophy and Theology with Scott Cunningham Part 2
As we conclude part two of Worship Leadership, Philosophy and Theology, Scott Cunningham, of School of Worship and Calvary Creative, discusses the question of using lyrics from songs written out of questionably theological sources. Find out on this episode of Mission & Methods!
August 22, 2019
Worship Leadership, Philosophy and Theology with Scott Cunningham Part 1
Scott Cunningham has been a significant influence on church worship services within the Calvary Chapel movement for decades. His resumé includes Worship Leader at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Founder/Director of the School of Worship and overseer of the Calvary Chapel Worship Leaders Conference. He has written, recorded and produced many popular worship songs and albums, has partnered with such artists as Matt Redman, Shane & Shane, Jeremy Camp and Brian Eichelberger (Modern Post, Citizens & Saints, The Sing Team), and he produces the Pure Worship podcast. In this first part of a two-part series, he and Kellen Criswell talk about his background as a musician, songwriter and worship leader. Scott shares practical thoughts, perspectives and wisdom that will be an immense benefit to anyone in pastoral leadership and worship ministry.
August 8, 2019
Developing & Deploying Leaders in the Local Church
How did Jesus develop ministry leaders? Should all pastors and ministry leaders engage in leadership development? What are the biblical and practical foundations for healthy leadership development in the local church? In this episode, Kellen Criswell discusses these important questions with seasoned ministry trainer, Rod Thompson. Pastor Thompson has been used by the Lord to relationally mentor and deploy nearly 200 men and women into fruitful ministry around the world over the last three decades. In addition to serving as a pastor, church planter and missionary, Pastor Thompson continues to engage in training leaders for ministry in many places today, including the United States, Serbia, Italy, the Philippines and more.
July 18, 2019
Biblical & Practical Spiritual Formation
What is the biblical portrait of personal and spiritual maturity? What are the primary historic and contemporary approaches to spiritual formation? How can church leaders help church members cultivate spiritual maturity on a congregational level? Listen in as Dr. Randy Roberts, President and Professor of Christian Spirituality at Western Seminary, discuss these crucial questions, and more.
May 30, 2019
Legacy, Lessons and the Future of Calvary Chapel Missions in Eastern Europe
In this episode, Kellen Criswell talks with Pastor Phil Metzger about the history and future of missions in Eastern Europe, and some specific lessons from his involvement that can benefit modern missions in both the global and local-church context.
May 3, 2019
Preaching Essentials…(or things I’ve just always wanted to ask David Guzik about preaching)
In this episode, Kellen Criswell, Director of CGN, and Pastor and Bible Commentator, David Guzik, discuss important issues related to the theory and practice of biblical preaching. Their conversation covers important questions, including: What is Spirit-empowered preaching? What is Christ-centered preaching? How should we understand what the apostle meant by, “the whole counsel of God?” What are common preaching pitfalls for new preachers and more experienced preachers?
April 24, 2019
Calvary Chapel: Seminary & Anti-intellectualism
“In this episode Brian Brodersen and Kellen Criswell discuss the past and present of Calvary Chapel on formal ministry training and education. Important questions tackled in their conversation include: - Why has Calvary Chapel often been labeled ‘Anti-intellectual’? - Why are many Calvary Chapel leaders today experiencing new openness to using theological seminaries for part of their ministry preparation? - Why are the flagship Calvary Chapel Bible Colleges in Europe and North America pursuing formal accreditation? - What do these changes mean (and not mean) regarding Calvary Chapel’s historic commitment to the idea that formal education is not a necessary prerequisite for serving in ministry leadership?”
April 4, 2019
Mission Theology and Church Planting Methods with Dr. Ed Stetzer
In this episode, Kellen Criswell, Director of CGN, discusses topics in Mission Theology and Church Planting Methods with Dr. Ed Stetzer.
January 22, 2019
European Missions & the Need for New Churches & Leaders
Pastors Brian Brodersen and Richard Cimino discuss the current state of missions in Europe, their experiences planting churches, and the exciting opportunities and needs for new church planters, pastors, and leaders.
October 10, 2018
Women in Church Leadership
What does the Bible say about women in church leadership? In this episode, listen to Dr. Gerry Breshears on pursuing biblical faithfulness and humility in developing your understanding and ministry practice on this timely issue.
July 12, 2018
Dr. Gerry Breshears on applying the gospel practically and learning when to divide from differing Christian ministries
In this episode, Kellen Criswell sits down with Dr. Gerry Breshears from Western Seminary to discuss practical applications of the Gospel message, and processing when to partner with, and when to divide from other Christian ministries.
June 14, 2018
Digging deeper into the Vision & Mission of Calvary Global Network
In this episode, Kellen Criswell, Director of CGN, breaks down the Vision, Mission, and Initiatives of Calvary Global Network.
June 1, 2018
What is the Calvary Global Network?
In this episode, Kellen Criswell, Director of CGN, sits down with President and Founder of CGN, Pastor Brian Brodersen, to discuss Pastor Brian's vision and heart behind starting the Calvary Global Network.
May 16, 2018