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A collection of podcast by the team at CGN, as well as pastors and leaders from the Calvary Chapel family. For more great podcasts, Check out our podcast network CGN Media.

CGN Mission & Methods

The official podcast of the Calvary Global Network (CGN). 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.

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The Word For Today, With Pastor Chuck

The Word For Today is the publishing and broadcast ministry of the late pastor Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel movement.

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Things That Matter

A weekly Religion, Spirituality and Christianity podcast featuring Brian Brodersen

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The GoodLion Podcast

Aaron Salvato and Brian Higgins (founders of CGN’s podcast network) are here to talk about Jesus, faith, and the Christian Life. A show filled with powerful interviews, fascinating theological deep-dives, and a never ending stream of questions, there’s always something to discover on The Good Lion Podcast.

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CGN: Leading

Leaders from all across Calvary Global Network share insights, perspectives, and best practices.

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Cultivate Church Planting

Are you ready to answer the call of church planting and bring the hope of the Gospel to communities around the world? Tune in to the to hear host Brian Kelly dive deep with wise and experienced church planters. Our goal is to provide guidance, inspiration and support on your journey to plant a church!

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Leadership Collective Podcast

The Leadership Collective podcast is a roundtable discussion with seasoned pastors, focusing on the nuts and bolts issues of ministry. Each month, we tackle the common challenges that leaders face and discover the practical lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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When She Leads

When She Leads is a podcast for women in ministry hosted by Brenda Leavenworth, Jody Ponce, Rosemary Cady, and Kelly Bell, each bringing their collective experiences, research, victories, and failures to consider and discuss a range of topics from a biblical and practical perspective.

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Living Grace

Cheryl Brodersen interviews different women to discuss their lives, ministries, and testimonies of God’s Living Grace.

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Jesus Famous

A Series of conversations with Nate Holdridge discussing ways in which we can see Jesus famous in our lives.

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Expositors Collective

Interviews and messages designed to help you understand, apply and teach the Bible with power and clarity to this generation.

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Strength for Today’s Pastor

Practical Encouragement and Help for Senior or Lead Pastors. Interviews with seasoned and tried pastoral leaders re: subjects that will edify current senior/lead pastors of churches.

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  • Cultivating Bravery In Transition (featuring BrianJames & Michelle McMahon)
    on January 23, 2024 at 6:32 pm

    Summary This conversation explores the experiences of Brian James and Michelle McMahon as they transitioned out of vocational ministry and created safe spaces for pastors and church leaders. They discuss the challenges of being in […]

  • Jason Sanchez- Ministry in Rural Mexico: Vision, Preparation, and Relying on God
    on January 23, 2024 at 5:27 pm

    Jason Sanchez is the founder of the House of Blessing. A ministry to families in rural Mexico. Since moving to Mexico in 2012 Jason and his family have operated a children's home, ran a private Christian school, served as an elder at […]

  • Expository Preaching Enables Transformative Encounters With God Himself
    on January 23, 2024 at 2:16 pm

    Jim Wilson spoke powerfully during the opening address from our Temecula Expositors Collective gathering from Romans 12 about how expository preaching brings the hearers into contact with God and how that will necessarily provoke and […]

  • Aileen Alegre, Part 2
    on January 23, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Aileen Alegre is an engaging young woman who presently works in the mountains of Peru rescuing and helping children who have been the victims of neglect, abandonment, and abuse (both physical and sexual). On this program Aileen shares […]

  • Season 4 Trailer
    on January 19, 2024 at 5:21 pm

    The new season of Theology for the People will be coming, starting in January 31, 2024, and featuring topics including: Eschatology, Church History, Mental Health, Practical Theology, and more. Upcoming guests include Shane Angland, […]

  • 157- A Pastor On the Move (Transition- with Don Rypstra)
    on January 17, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Pastor Don Rypstra is in his last days of a long pastorate in Rochester, Minnesota. His and his wife's move to northern Idaho means that a new normal is waiting for them, but also that someone will be called into an exciting […]

  • Transitions In The African American Church (featuring J. Ricardo Smith)
    on January 16, 2024 at 10:11 pm

    Summary In this episode, Matt Davis interviews J. Ricardo Smith at the Classic City Conference in Athens, Georgia. They discuss the purpose and origins of the conference, the state of the black church post-COVID, the challenges of […]

  • Leading a Local Church into 2024
    on January 16, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Welcome to the Stoke it up! podcast. A podcast encouraging you and your journey with God. I’m Alan Stoddard and I am your Stoke Coast. Today we have Pastor Josh Black with us. Josh is the lead pastor of Victory Calvary Chapel in […]

  • Aileen Alegre, Part 1
    on January 16, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Aileen Alegre is an engaging young woman who presently works in the mountains of Peru rescuing and helping children who have been the victims of neglect, abandonment, and abuse (both physical and sexual). On this program Aileen shares […]

  • Applied Pneumatology: What Is the Holy Spirit Doing When We Preach?
    on January 16, 2024 at 7:15 am

    Professor, author and lay-preacher Fred Sanders speaks with Mike about what exactly the Holy Spirit is doing as we prepare a sermon, deliver it, and also what He is doing in the hearts, minds and lives of our hearers. He speaks about […]

  • Comparisons in Ministry
    on January 15, 2024 at 7:04 pm

    In this episode, Brenda, Kelly, and Rosemary discuss the of various forms of comparisons in ministry and if they are beneficial or harmful. We pray that this conversation encourages you to continue to lead with humility and […]

  • The Importance of Friendship – Mike Neglia and Clay Worrell
    on January 15, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Welcome to the Cultivate Church Planting Podcast with your host, Brian Kelly. In today's episode, we're diving into a crucial aspect often overlooked in ministry—friendship. Joining us are two of my friends, Mike Neglia and Clay […]

  • Progressive Dispensationalism, Eschatology Reimagined - With Dr. Darrell Bock
    on January 12, 2024 at 9:12 pm

    Welcome, theology nerds and seekers! On this season 9 finale, we're diving deep into the world of dispensationalism. Whether you're a seasoned theologian or a fresh-faced learner, we've got something for you! Our guests are Mike […]

  • Breaking Bread with the Dead: How Reading Shapes Your Intellectual and Spiritual Journey
    on January 12, 2024 at 10:00 am

    In this episode, Dominic has a conversation with Joseph Clair. Joseph serves as the executive dean of the Cultural Enterprise, which encompasses the humanities, theology, and education at George Fox University in Oregon. He is also […]

  • Dr. Jeff VanGoethem- Equipping Churches for Prayer and Revival
    on January 11, 2024 at 5:40 pm

    In this episode Dr. Jeff VanGoethem and I discuss the place of prayer in effecting revival in the local church.

  • Refined By The Fire(d) (featuring Kyle & Maria Isabelli)
    on January 10, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Summary Kyle and Maria Isabelli share their experience of being fired from their church ministry and the emotional impact it had on them. They discuss the process of being let go, the loss they felt, and the journey of healing and […]

  • Leadership Cohorts | Joe Tata & Kyle Curry
    on January 9, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    Rob Salvato and Ted Leavenworth are joined by Joe Tata (Calvary Chapel Pomona Valley) and Kyle Curry (The Table Fellowship) to discuss the many benefits of participating in pastoral leadership cohorts. --- Calvary Chapel Pomona […]

  • How to get more out of your life by setting goals with Lonnie Short
    on January 9, 2024 at 11:00 am

    Lonnie Short is the Executive Pastor of Granbury Baptist Church, Granbury, Texas. Recently I was in a staff meeting with the team while Lonnie taught on setting goals. The outline is below. I recommend you copy and paste them into a […]

  • Life of Messiah 02 - 400 Silent Years part 2
    on January 9, 2024 at 10:00 am

    In this episode: 400 silent years, Seleucids, Antiochus, Corruption, Jason High Priest hood, 2 Maccabees, Hasmoneans, Sadducees, Pharisees, Antipas, Herod, time of Christ. Become a supporter and get unlimited questions turned into […]

  • Gloria Chapman, Part 3
    on January 9, 2024 at 8:00 am

    Gloria Chapman knows what it's like to have her whole world collapse on a global scale. On December 8, 1980, the world was shocked by the news that former Beatle, John Lennon, had been shot and killed. The man who pleaded guilty to […]