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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
I look forward to the announcement of the new episode! Very informative.