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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.

The CGN Mission & Methods Podcast Calvary Global Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

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.

    Q&A on Chuck Smith's Approach to Ministry - Brian Brodersen

    Q&A on Chuck Smith's Approach to Ministry - Brian Brodersen

    October 3, 2023 marks ten years since the passing of Pastor Chuck Smith, who was the man God used to start the Calvary Chapel Movement of churches.

    In this bonus episode, Nick Cady speaks with Brian Brodersen about Chuck Smith’s approach to ministry, including some questions about how Chuck pastored personally, what were challenges and struggles he faced in ministry, and what were the major influences that shaped Chuck’s theology, and his preaching.

    Pastor Brian is uniquely qualified to speak to these questions, as he not only served alongside Pastor Chuck and eventually succeeded him as the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, but he also shares close family ties to Pastor Chuck, as his son in law.

    We’d love to hear feedback from you on these episodes. You can email us at cgn@calvarychapel.com

    • 37 min
    Missions Work, Church Planting, & Church Revitalization: Getting to Know Clay Worrell

    Missions Work, Church Planting, & Church Revitalization: Getting to Know Clay Worrell

    In this final episode of Season 4, Brian Brodersen and Nick Cady speak with Clay Worrell. Clay is the Executive Director of Calvary Global Network since 2022. Prior to that, he planted and pastored a church in Waterford City, Ireland, and more recently, he pastored a church in the Bay Area of California.



    In this discussion, Clay shares what it was like coming back to the United States after years in Ireland and how different cultural contexts shape the way you do ministry. Additionally, they discuss the merits of short-term mission trips and how to make them effective and successful for long-term fruitfulness.



    We would love to hear feedback from you on these episodes.



    You can email us at CGN@calvarychapel.com.

    • 31 min
    Stepping Out in Faith Where God Leads - Brian Kelly

    Stepping Out in Faith Where God Leads - Brian Kelly

    This season, on Mission & Methods, we are getting to know members of the CGN Executive Team.

    Brian Kelly is the pastor of WestChurch in Bradenton, Florida. Prior to planting WestChurch, Brian and his wife Lynne spent several years as missionaries and church planters all over the world.

    In this episode, Brian shares how God led him to places as diverse as Africa and New Zealand, and the blessings and challenges of ministering in those places. He also discusses the work he is currently doing with Cultivate to encourage and equip new church planters and missionaries, and what he’s excited about for the future of CGN.



    We’d love to hear feedback from you on these episodes. You can email us at CGN@calvarychapel.com

    • 41 min
    The Word and the Spirit: Calvary Chapel in Latin America

    The Word and the Spirit: Calvary Chapel in Latin America

    Manolo Matos is the pastor of Calvary Lima, in Lima, Peru. In this episode, Manolo talks with Brian Brodersen and Nick Cady about how he became the pastor of the church in which he became a Christian and was baptized. Additionally, Manolo shares about the unique role that Calvary Chapel churches can play in Latin America as a movement that is focused on teaching the Word of God. He shares what makes ministry in South America unique, and about open doors for ministry both in the urban context of Lima, and the diverse rural context of other parts of Peru.

    We would love to hear feedback from you on these episodes. You can email us at CGN@calvarychapel.com

    • 37 min
    Missions, Ministry, and Resilient Fatherhood: Getting to Know Mike Neglia

    Missions, Ministry, and Resilient Fatherhood: Getting to Know Mike Neglia

    This season, on Mission & Methods, we are getting to know members of the CGN Executive Team.

    Mike Neglia is the pastor of Calvary Cork, in Cork, Ireland. Mike also leads the Expositors Collective training initiative, which equips people to study and proclaim God’s Word, and he is the host of the Expositors Collective podcast.

    In this episode, Mike talks about how God led him to Ireland, where he came as a missionary 20 years ago, and he talks about being the father of a child with disabilities, and how that has shaped him as a person, and as a pastor.

    We’d love to hear feedback from you on these episodes. You can email us at CGN@calvarychapel.com

    • 38 min
    Community, Encouragement, & the Freedom to Follow God: Insights from Rafael Manzanares

    Community, Encouragement, & the Freedom to Follow God: Insights from Rafael Manzanares

    This season, on Mission & Methods, we are getting to know members of the CGN Executive Team.

    Rafael Manzaneras is the pastor of Santa Ponsa Community Church, on the island of Mallorca, in Spain. Rafael has a unique global perspective, having served in the United States and Europe for many years.

    In this episode, Rafael shares his story of growing up in both Spain and the United States, and how God led him back to Europe. We also talk about the work God is doing through Calvary Chapel churches in Western Europe, and why it is such a strategic place for the mission of God in the world.

    We’d love to hear feedback from you on these episodes. You can email us at CGN@calvarychapel.com

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

pastordwilliams ,

Love the vision!

Season 3 has been great learning more of the heart and vision of CGN. Pastor Nick has been doing a great job with hosting this season and love hearing straight from pastor Brian the vision he has for CGN and his perspective on things. Thanks guys for all that you do and I appreciate as a fellow CGN pastor you spreading the vision so well.

TaylorCorum ,

Wonderful!

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

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