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We work together for Gospel-centered renewal, providing leaders with relationship and resourcing as we follow the way of Jesus.

We’re committed to being a part of something bigger than just one church. We’re a family consisting of Churches across national and denominational borders.

Together, we’re committed to the renewal of all things through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe the best way to do this is through providing relationships that will help disciples of Christ serve together, and resources that will help disciples serve well.

CGN Initiatives

Cultivate: Church Planter Training Program

Planting autonomous Gospel-centered churches in partnership with the local church. Empowering local churches to assess, train, and deploy new church planters and missionaries.

Expositors Collective

The Expositors Collective is a growing network of pastors, leaders, and laypeople which exists to equip, encourage, and mentor the next generation of Christ-centered preachers. We provide resources through our weekly podcast, our two-day intentional training seminars, and interactive webinars.

When She Leads

When She Leads is an active community for women in ministry. Women lead and serve in high levels of church leadership and through our podcast, conferences, zoom and in-person gatherings, resources and our new care and coaching team, we want women to feel encouraged, equipped and connected to one another.”

Care and Coaching

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.

Latest Content

For even more CGN content check out our resources page and our podcast network.

  • Working Together to Plant Churches - Jeff Gipe and Jimmy Orate
    on March 27, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Welcome to episode 5 of the Cultivate Church Planting Podcast Today’s show is about surfing, Ireland, and two old school Calvary Chapel bros who formed a lifelong church planting friendship. In our show today we have Jeff Gipe and Jimmy […]

  • Revelation 13:11-18
    on March 27, 2023 at 7:30 am

    In this episode: The counterfeit trinity, like a lamb, the false prophet, religious deception, government and religion, cults, false Spirit, antichrist, signs, mark of the beast, beasts Kingdom, politics, chips, identity, Become a supporter and […]

    on March 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    In the last episode we unpacked scientism and intellectualism but now we move to two very appealing topics, hedonism and materialism. As a reminder, in all our episodes we hope to do three things: direct you to scripture, define our terms, and […]

  • The Theology of Heavenly Treasures | Materialism, Heart Locations, & Answering the Question "What did Jesus Mean by Store Up Treasures in Heaven?"
    on March 23, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    In this episode, host Aaron Salvato dives deep into the theology of "Treasures in Heaven" as described by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount. As Christians, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands of life and forget the deeper […]

  • Do Christians Pick and Choose When It Comes to Old Testament Laws?
    on March 23, 2023 at 8:02 am

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  • Mess with the Method
    on March 22, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    What if I told you that you can be an individual for Jesus doing what you are called to do in a way you were called? In this episode, I talk about messing with the method and not being stuck in metrics that we were never meant to be measured […]

  • Easter Tips For Pastors
    on March 22, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    Pastor Nate sits down with fellow pastors and talks about different tips their churches have used to prepare for the Easter season.Follow Pastor Nate:Website: nateholdridge.comInstagram: @nateholdridgeChurch: calvary.comResources Mentioned in […]

  • Bonus Episode: How Calvary Chapel Churches are Ministering in the Midst of War in Ukraine
    on March 22, 2023 at 8:01 am

    In this bonus episode, Nick Cady speaks with Zhenya Chekushkin, the leader of the Calvary Chapel network of churches in Ukraine. Calvary Chapel has had a presence in Ukraine since the early 1990’s, and currently has around 20 churches in […]

  • Eric Hoke - R.I.P. Church Planting
    on March 21, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    This week on the pod we have Pastor Eric Hoke of All Saints Church in the Bronx, NYC. Eric is the planting pastor of All Saints Church. Eric also is a Covocational Church Planter and Proven Marketplace Professional specializing in Staffing […]

  • Revelation 13:1-10 The Beast from the Sea
    on March 21, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    In this episode: The Dragon, the beast from the sea, counterfeit messiah, antichrist, Judas, Daniel, the tribulation, worship of the beast, power of the beast, government of the beast. Become a supporter and get unlimited questions turned into […]

  • You Have Permission To Be Yourself with Chris Brown
    on March 21, 2023 at 7:15 am

    In this episode, we get to listen in on a candid conversation with Chris Brown, Senior Pastor and Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church, an influential multisite church based in Vista, California. With over two decades of experience in […]

  • Tessa Afshar, Part 1
    on March 21, 2023 at 7:00 am

    Our guest today is Tessa Afshar. She is a gifted storyteller who writes award-winning biblical fiction. Her Persian heritage provides her with keen insights into life in the Middle East and makes her characters come alive. Tessa's personal […]

  • Episode 91: Author Blake Long on When God Says "No" to Prayers
    on March 20, 2023 at 5:38 am

    While trusting in God's will for our lives is an essential part of the Christian walk, it's also one of the most difficult things we attempt to do as humans. When God tells us "no" to our prayers, we often struggle with how to respond. For many […]

  • Eric Hoke - R.I.P. Church Planting
    on March 17, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    This week on the pod we have Pastor Eric Hoke of All Saints Church in the Bronx, NYC. Eric is the planting pastor of All Saints Church. Eric also is a Covocational Church Planter and Proven Marketplace Professional specializing in Staffing […]

  • How can we serve when we are busy and overwhelmed?
    on March 16, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    In this episode, we answer a question from one of our students at the GoodLion school of discipleship on the topic of servanthood, which is an essential element of Christian discipleship. At the heart of servanthood is the concept of […]

  • 133- Are You Holy Spirit Qualified for the Ministry? (with Paul Berry)
    on March 16, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    Acts chapter 19 opens with this narrative: "And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples, he said to them, 'Did you receive the Holy Spirit when […]

  • How to Deal with Church Hurt with Mary Jo Sharp
    on March 16, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Why would anyone want to be a Christian when there is so much hypocrisy in the church? Dominic interviews Mary Jo Sharp, as she shares her journey as one who still holds to a beautiful faith, despite wounding experiences within the Christian […]

  • Applied Theology: Ministering to Victims of Human Trafficking in Budapest, Hungary - The Theological Foundations of "Mercy Ministry"
    on March 16, 2023 at 8:13 am

    László (Laci) is a pastor in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to pastoring a local church, he leads a ministry which helps those caught in human trafficking to escape prostitution and experience lasting freedom.  The south side of Budapest, […]

  • Friendly Fire
    on March 15, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    In this episode, we are joined by Kelly Bell and Rosemary Cady as we discuss and learn how to deal with conflict, criticism, and confrontation among fellow Christians. Every "friendly fire" situation is unique and requires humility, mercy, […]

  • Perspectives from a Pastor's Son: Balancing Family, Ministry, Pastoral Care, & Sabbaticals - with Nate Holdridge
    on March 15, 2023 at 8:03 am

    On this season of Mission & Methods, hosts Nick Cady and Brian Brodersen are interviewing some of the members of the CGN Executive Team, so that you can get to know who they are and what they are passionate about. Nate Holdridge is the […]

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