For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit. – 1 Thessalonians 1:5a
Gospel Doctrine is intended by God to produce Gospel Culture: A culture of goodness and grace. The church is the showcase for Gospel Culture. Our churches are to be spaces that are distinct from the culture around us— places where the love, grace, and goodness of God are continually on display.
The church is an entirely different kind of community from anything the world has to offer, “a colony of heaven in a country of death,” as Eugene Peterson said. Gospel Culture lived out in our churches is the way the world will see and experience the goodness of God that we proclaim through Gospel Doctrine.
Creating Gospel Culture is vital to the church’s witness and mission. If we fail there, we will largely “unsay” what we’ve said through Gospel Doctrine. Join us as we take a deep dive into what Gospel Culture looks like and how we can better cultivate that culture to the glory of God and the good of people made in His image.
from this year’s 2022 Calvary Chapel + CGN Conference
Brian Brodersen Invites You
The Exhale (A Night of Worship)
The first evening of the conference will be a time to reflect, connect with God, and respond to Jesus’ offer to “come to me if you are weary, and I will give you rest.” Please join us Sunday, June 26, 7:00–9:00 PM.
Engaging Dialogue Panels with Attendee Involvement
Our panels will cover a variety of issues involving the church today.
Featuring a Variety of Speakers from Around the Globe
Tony will be teaching at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 29, at this year’s conference. His topic is titled, “The Gospel from Cover to Cover.” We are excited to hear from Tony about the central point that the Gospel is a Person—Jesus Christ. Tony aims to encourage other ministry leaders to preach the Gospel from cover to cover, no matter where you are in the Bible. We look forward to seeing you there!
We are excited to offer Children’s Ministry this year at the conference! Bring your whole family, and enjoy a time of refreshment for you and your kids, as they will be able to enjoy fun activities and games, but most importantly, hear from God’s Word.
Building and Cultivating Relationships
- Lunchtime Conversations (Connection and Fellowship, Networking with other Conference Attendees Facilitated by Our Speakers)
- Local Connectors Meet and Greet
- Mission and Methods Podcast
- Wednesday Barbecue Lunch
- Morning Prayer Sessions
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Videos from speakers, panel speakers, podcasts, and more. Sign up for our exclusive content and behind-the-scenes access! All attendees, both online and in person, will get this special content.
check out our lineup of 2022 speakers, featuring leaders from around the world. click on an image to learn more.
Pancho received most of his biblical servanthood and training while attending Calvary Chapel in West Covina, California. Pancho joined the church leadership but eventually felt called to go back to the hometown of his youth to minister to his community. He started a home fellowship group that grew to over 200 members. With so many people attending, they decided to move to a larger facility: a converted barn.
A year later, this growing congregation needed even more space and moved to a local high school auditorium. It officially became a church on July 12, 1992. In July of 1995, the church took another turn and moved to a 98,000 sq. ft. warehouse. Two years later, the property officially belonged to Calvary Chapel Montebello.
The church has grown to more that 3,000 adults and 1,000 children, with enough activities to keep the church open all week long. Pancho is supported by his wife, Millie, and his five children: Jasmine, Bianca, Alexandria, Sebastian, and Zoe.
These churches are a part of the Reality family of churches, a movement committed to relational church planting and serving the broader body of Christ. Tim's first two books, "Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning" and "The Truth about Lies," were projects that came from lessons learned while living and pastoring in urban areas. Pastor Tim and his wife Lindsey care deeply about the ministry of the local church and seek to devote themselves to helping churches begin and flourish in their mission to share and reflect the Gospel.
our 2022 artist lineup. more to come, click on any artist to read their bio.
Forty-five minutes of instruction, followed by 45 minutes of roundtable discussion: The “roundtable” portion of the gatherings will vary moderately and will include questions and responses, followed by dialogue with the facilitators and participants.
Tuesday, June 28
Cultivate: Church Planting Roundtable with Nick Cady and Team
Calling all church planters! Leaders of the Cultivate program will lead a discussion about the rich heritage of church planting in Calvary Chapel, and what we are doing as a network to encourage, assess, train, and support church planters.
Soul Refresh: How We Can Get Traction Again with Ray Ortlund
The Bible speaks of “newness of life” (Romans 6:4). But sometimes, our Christian journey can feel more like “stuckness in death.” How does our gracious, merciful, non-uptight Lord lift us from our “stuckness” into His newness? Let’s talk about it. Let’s be honest about it. Let’s dare to believe that our future can be better than our past. And it has nothing to do with us proving ourselves to God. It is all by His grace, and His grace alone!
How Does the Church Make Disciples? with Tim Chaddick
In the Bible, followers of Jesus are called Christians three times, believers 15 times, and disciples 235 times. Therefore, we need to understand what discipleship is and how it pertains to the whole church since it is so important to Jesus. In this workshop, we will debunk some myths about discipleship, explore what it is truly about, how leaders can structure the church for disciple-making, and help every member know their role within it.
Why Do I Need to Confess Sins? Jesus Already Paid for Them with Gerry Breshears
First John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins,” to receive forgiveness. With a full biblical-theological understanding of sin and confession, this passage can bring astonishing healing to people’s lives. We’ll correct common mistakes like, “If we forget to confess sin, it means we are unforgiven,” on one side, and “This verse only applies to unbelievers coming to faith,” on the other.
When Faith Fails with Dominic Done
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Marriage & Family with Brian & Cheryl Brodersen
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Wednesday, June 29
You Need a Helper with Elyse Fitzpatrick, Cheryl Brodersen and Brenda Leavenworth
Into God’s good creation, the Lord said, “It’s not good for man to be alone.” So He made a helper that would be exactly what Adam needed in order to fulfill God’s commands and flourish. In this workshop, we’ll consider why the man needed a helper, what a helper is, the surprising ways this help is seen throughout the Bible, and how you can begin to access the help God has provided.
The What, Why, and How of Sabbaticals with Ted Leavenworth, Nate Holdridge, and Conor Berry
In this workshop, we will explore the various types of sabbaticals, case studies supporting their necessity, and the practical steps for their planning and execution. You will discover the Biblical foundation of sabbatical rest, the physiological and spiritual benefits of sabbaticals, and the practical steps to help you and your board implement a strategic plan for sabbaticals, to the glory of God and the health of the church.
Current Cultural Issues with Amy Orr-Ewing
In our cultural moment, there are a number of large-scale shifts in thinking that we as churches need to track with if we are to be faithful to the Great Commission of Jesus. In this workshop, we will explore two in particular: Deconstruction and the “Intersectionality Thinking” that undergirds many of the challenges and opportunities facing us in the mission of the church.
Preaching Gospel Culture with Mike Neglia, Nick Cady, and Tim Chaddick
The tone and content of our pulpits play a vital role in establishing the culture of our churches. In this workshop, they will discuss practical steps in relation to sermon preparation and delivery, as well as philosophical approaches to vulnerability, honesty, and the role that confession plays in creating church ecosystems of Gospel Doctrine and Gospel Culture.
Intentional Formation and the Sunday Gathering with Char Brodersen, Jordan Taylor, and Hannah Colt
Churches and church leadership face an upward battle, when it comes to forming and discipling people in the way of Jesus. Social commentators are currently talking about how significantly we are being shaped by technology, social media, and 24/7 news – we are being formed and “discipled” in a specific narrative about the world and our own place and purpose in it. Our responsibility is not to fight information with more information but with counter-formation in the way of Jesus. Since this is the case, we believe that we must be very intentional about each moment of the Sunday gathering – from welcome to close- in order to form our people in the way of Jesus. Please join us as we share about how we shape our most important gathering with Gospel intentionality.
Worship with Adam Dobbs
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CGN is excited about a new highlighted feature at this year’s conference. This will be a structured time frame in which you can join some of our conference speakers for an informal conversation over lunch on campus at CCCM with 20-25 other conference attendees who sign up for the lunchtime meeting. This will be an additional cost of $15. You can choose one lunch from the list below.
Monday, June 27
- Executive Pastors: Jordan Taylor and Adam Dobbs
- Dominic Done
- Brian and Cheryl Brodersen
Tuesday, June 28
- Gerry Breshears
- Tim Chaddick
- Tony Clark
Social Media Consultation/Jillian Saldana
If you are looking to improve your social media planning or expand your presence across more platforms, you can sign up for one of the open consultations with a Social Media Manager. We can help provide tools to boost your reach, organize your methods, and help you deliver better content, as you fulfill your commission as a church leader.
Leadership Coaching/Poimen Ministries
We provide a mentor relationship that helps you turn your God-given vision into action and avoid distractions. Are you doing what God commissioned you to do or do you feel held back? Identify your calling and make a plan that will move you forward through any season of ministry.
Developing Missionary Support/Jeff Jackson
Whether your church is already fully engaged in global missions or you’re thinking about a first step, it would be an honor to help you move things forward. I’ve helped church leaders understand and impart global missions vision, write missions policies, establish missionary care vision and structures, and establish or integrate short-term teams into a long-term strategy.
Church Administration and Pastoral Care/CGN Leadership Care/Coaching Task Team
We are available during the conference for consultation. This may include coaching in areas of logistics, staffing, board structure, budgeting, etc. Or confidential pastoral care for you or your staff.
Consultation with a Book Coach and Ghostwriter/Mary Pero
Are you thinking about writing a book? Do you have questions about how publishing works? Are you wondering if writing a book is the right step for you? Mary Pero specializes in helping authors navigate the writing and publishing process with ease. Mary will be available during the conference to answer questions, offer feedback, and provide strategies to help you take the next step on your writing and publishing journey.
Acts 19 Ministries/Paul Berry
How to ignite, or re-ignite, Holy Spirit power in your church. Are you missing the essential power of the Holy Spirit in your ministry? Do you feel dry and without a visional compass for your church or ministry? Come and get help tapping into what the Holy Spirit has been waiting to develop in your life and church. We help churches, ministries, and individuals get back to the foundational power of the Holy Spirit, how to develop Church Intercessory Prayer groups, how to choose the right Worship leader, and how to set your congregation on fire for Jesus.
Prophetic Prayer on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28
What you get:
– Access to conference, either in person or watching online (virtual access).
– After the conference, get all the archives of sessions, panels, interviews, and workshops, free to watch forever.
– Get access to the exclusive content package and a special collection of videos created by our conference speakers to dive deeper.
Ayres Hotel Fountain Valley
17550 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Deluxe Guestroom $139 (single or double occupancy)
Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport
325 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
800.322.9992 (Ask for the Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa rate or refer to the Event Number: 14560)
Deluxe Guestroom $120 (single or double occupancy)
DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana/Orange County Airport
201 East MacArthur Boulevard
Santa Ana, CA 92707
2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed $119
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A curated list of books suggested by our conference speakers and CGN leaders.
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CGN is a family of churches working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches.
We work collaboratively for Gospel-centered renewal, providing leaders with relationships 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 and ministries across national and denominational borders.
Together, we strive for 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.
Our mission is rooted in the core Great Commission emphases, which are the chief ways the church participates in the Missio Dei (mission of God). These emphases are: Proclaim the Gospel, Make Disciples, Plant Churches.
We work together for Gospel-centered renewal, providing leaders with relationships and resourcing as we follow the way of Jesus.
Want to know more? A great place to start is the CGN Mission and Methods Podcast.