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Things That Matter

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“Things That Matter,” features insightful conversations between Pastor Brian Brodersen and various guests from around the world on important topics in theology, ministry, current events and culture.

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“Things That Matter,” features insightful conversations between Pastor Brian Brodersen and various guests from around the world on important topics in theology, ministry, current events and culture.

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By Ninkies - Dec 15 2018
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I used to attend Calvary Costa Mesa and must state and reiterate that I LOVE Pastor Chuck. I learned about the love of Jesus and the bible from his teaching verse-by-verse, but I am beyond thrilled with where Brian (and Cheryl) seem to be going with CCCM. I especially like his interview most recently with Lee Strobels son (shame on me for not remembering his name!!) but its another transformative, biblical discussion and I am looking forward to more of the same.

Wonderful interview

By Jilld1970 - Sep 01 2018
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Good to hear Rick put sensible words to the craziness out there. Hear say and rumors. Love the few words needed to answer what our purpose is. To show Jesus in our words and actions..

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
19
0
2
1
0

Excellent

By Ninkies - Dec 15 2018
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I used to attend Calvary Costa Mesa and must state and reiterate that I LOVE Pastor Chuck. I learned about the love of Jesus and the bible from his teaching verse-by-verse, but I am beyond thrilled with where Brian (and Cheryl) seem to be going with CCCM. I especially like his interview most recently with Lee Strobels son (shame on me for not remembering his name!!) but its another transformative, biblical discussion and I am looking forward to more of the same.

Wonderful interview

By Jilld1970 - Sep 01 2018
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Good to hear Rick put sensible words to the craziness out there. Hear say and rumors. Love the few words needed to answer what our purpose is. To show Jesus in our words and actions..
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Things That Matter

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“Things That Matter,” features insightful conversations between Pastor Brian Brodersen and various guests from around the world on important topics in theology, ministry, current events and culture.

Rank #1: Things That Matter: Faith & Prayer as a Pastor

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Pastors Brian Brodersen, John Hwang and Richard Cimino conclude their pastoral series with a discussion on the power and importance of prayer, and the place for faith in the pastor’s life. Thanks for joining this miniseries on pastoral ministry. Stay tuned for more “Things That Matter!”
Jul 25 2019
28 mins
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Rank #2: TTM S03E08: Bible Study: Practical Approaches to Study, Meditate and Grow in Understanding God’s Word

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Studying the Bible: How do we do that? Where do we start? How do we understand the historical context of the Bible? Andy Deane, Director of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA, shares insight on approaching a study time in God’s Word without feeling overwhelmed. Enjoy this episode as Andy shares different ways to study the Bible with the ultimate blessing of deepening our relationship with Jesus. Andy has also written a book titled, “Learn to Study the Bible,” where he gives 40 different approaches to study God’s Word. Andy closes by sharing exciting news of CCBC Murrieta obtaining accreditation in the near future!
May 24 2018
29 mins
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Rank #3: TTM S3E05: A Conversation on Pastoral Succession

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As a pastoral leader, have you thought about retirement, the future of your church, succession? On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Pastor Brian Brodersen talks with Pastor Dave Rolph of Calvary Chapel Pacific Hills, CA, about pastoral transitions and succession of ministry. Dave shares that those in pastoral leadership should not be afraid to plan for retirement and ignore the practicality of life until Jesus' imminent return. While we look forward to eternity, Dave invites pastors to consider the future of their local church. “A church has always been identified by the community in church history, not by its pastor,” Dave shares. He then closes by reminding leaders that succession and transition does not mean they can no longer participate in ministry. Rather, it opens opportunities for other projects in ministry that could not happen if tied by that leadership role.
Apr 12 2018
27 mins
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Rank #4: Things That Matter: Wisdom & Grace in the Age of Outrage

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Welcome to a new season of “Things That Matter!” We look forward to sharing many discussions on theology, culture and current events! Host Pastor Brian Brodersen is joined with Dr. Ed Stetzer of Wheaton College and “Christianity Today,” as they discuss the rise of social media and its effect on evangelicalism, particularly in American culture. Dr. Stetzer has written a book, “Christians in the Age of Outrage” and highlights his studies in this episode you will not want to miss!
Feb 15 2019
32 mins
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Rank #5: Things That Matter: Going Where God Calls You to Go

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Hear from Pastor Ray Dash of the Rock Christian Fellowship in Newark, New Jersey, as he talks about his story of salvation, the ministry God led Ray to, and his petition for you to not give up in ministry. Have you felt God’s call stir within you? As God calls and leads you, go!
Oct 25 2018
36 mins
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Rank #6: TTM S3E04: Engaging Inner City Culture

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Engaging the culture is vital as a believer to listen and understand the struggles of the community as we share the gospel message and seek to be available to minister. Pastor Tommy Cota of Hope Alive Church in Santa Ana, CA, shares his experience with God opening doors in Santa Ana through school programs like Released Time Education, a contract with the Department of Education and more that have led to connections and relationships with people in the community. He gives a powerful message that proclaims the need for continual engagement and ministry to the inner cities.
Mar 29 2018
31 mins
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Rank #7: Things That Matter: Truth in a Post-Christian World

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On this episode of “Things That Matter,” host Pastor Brian Brodersen is in studio with Sean McDowell, apologist and author of several books including coauthor of the latest edition of “Evidence That Demands A Verdict” with renowned father, Josh McDowell. Brian and Sean discuss thoughts on “truth” and how to reflect the truth of God’s word in a post-Christian world. From sharing concerns that Christian parents have toward their children’s faith, to the Church losing moral authority in the culture, Sean covers various aspects in this discussion on truth. Visit seanmcdowell.org to learn more about Sean’s speaking engagements, books and resources.
Nov 29 2018
30 mins
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Rank #8: TTM S2 Podcast Edition: Daniel Fusco on Church Planting and Leadership Transitions

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Enjoy this episode of “Things That Matter” on podcast, featuring Pastor Daniel Fusco of Crossroads Community Church in the Pacific Northwest. Pastor Brian Brodersen and Daniel discuss the challenges God presents to us in ministry. Daniel shares how God took him from being a hedonist, young college student to a church planter. He also shares how God led him to connect with Pastor Bill Ritchie to transition into pastoring Crossroads. Daniel closes by explaining how God has opened opportunities to apply practical ministry to reach the culture and community surrounding Crossroads.
Oct 12 2017
32 mins
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Rank #9: Things That Matter: Discipling, Engaging and Influencing Creatives

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On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Thomas Terry of Humble Beast Records addresses the current state of our culture, as creativity is idolized and worshiped. Thomas stresses the need for the church to invest into creatives, disciple them and influence them toward a biblical worldview. In doing so, they may be equipped to use their gifts for the furtherance of the gospel. Learn more about Humble Beast Records and their vision to disciple, encourage and engage with creatives at humblebeast.com.
Nov 09 2018
29 mins
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Rank #10: TTM S3E01: "Operation World" & The State of Modern Missions

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Welcome to season three of Things That Matter. We pray that you are encouraged as we start a new topic-driven season. We begin our first episode with Pastor Brian Brodersen interviewing Patrick Johnstone. Patrick is the author of Operation World, which is a compilation of data on missions from around the globe. This book provides valuable information as a reference and guide for prayer. Patrick expounds on the origin of Operation World and provides a missional-focused presentation of modern Christianity and modern missions. He says, “The only ministry left to us to make an impact is to deeply influence a handful of people to become effective leaders in their own culture."
Feb 16 2018
21 mins
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Rank #11: Things That Matter: The Pastor as a Contender

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Today’s culture presents a uniquely intense time to contend for the faith. Pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang engage in discussion for how pastoral leaders can be properly equipped (and equip their congregation), in order to defend the faith. “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense…” (1 Peter 3:15)
Jun 07 2019
33 mins
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Rank #12: Things That Matter: The Pastor as a Shepherd

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On this episode of “Things That Matter,” Pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang discuss the essence of the pastor’s calling, as Isaiah 40:11 declares: “He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.”
May 11 2019
34 mins
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Rank #13: Things That Matter: The Pastor as a Leader

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In this pastoral series with pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang, we have been breaking down the role of a pastor. Today we focus on the pastor as a leader. How is leadership defined in ministry? Brian, Richard and John share key points on this episode of “Things That Matter.”
Jul 11 2019
28 mins
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Rank #14: Things that Matter: Doing Church in the LGBT Community

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Serving in a highly dense population with a huge emphasis of the LGBT community, Justin Thomas of Calvary of the Hill in Seattle, Washington, shares on this episode of “Things That Matter” that so often the Church can tend to people with certain issues but ignore others if the issue is too “messy.” Justin reminds us that we are doing life alongside a variety of people who all need to know the love of Christ.
Oct 12 2018
27 mins
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Rank #15: Things That Matter: Preachers Need to Laugh

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On this special episode of “Things That Matter,” we briefly take a break from panel discussion as Pastor Joel Turner of Mountain Springs Calvary Chapel in Canada traveled down to our studios to share about comedy for a preacher. Through his testimony, Joel reminds ministry leaders and believers alike that humor matters and is a useful tool to connect with people.
May 23 2019
34 mins
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Rank #16: Things That Matter: Pastoral Ministry: The Pastor as a Student

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How has being a pastor shaped you as being a student in God's Word? And what does that look like on a practical level? Currently, Pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang discuss Pastoral Ministry on this miniseries panel discussion. We are focusing on the second part, “The Pastor as a Student,” on this episode of “Things That Matter.”
Mar 14 2019
32 mins
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Rank #17: Things That Matter: The Pastor as a Counselor

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One of the most important aspects of pastoral ministry is counseling. Pastors Brian Brodersen, Richard Cimino and John Hwang discuss the calling pastors have to give biblical instruction and advice, as it is an opportunity to connect people to the gospel. Brian, Richard and John establish clear definitions and terms that surround the idea of the pastor as a counselor, and much more, on this new episode of ”Things That Matter.”
Apr 25 2019
32 mins
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Rank #18: Things That Matter: Pastoral Ministry: The Pastor as a Christian

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Am I seeking Jesus? Am I preaching to myself, as well as to other people from the pulpit? Welcome to a new miniseries on pastoral ministry with Pastors Brian Brodersen, John Hwang and Richard Cimino. This first installment is titled, “The Pastor as a Christian.”
Feb 28 2019
30 mins
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Rank #19: TTMS3E9: Knowing & Reaching Your Community

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As we close season three of “Things That Matter,” we are excited to have Pastor Bill Buffington of Calvary Chapel Inglewood share on the vision and ministry happening in Inglewood, CA, and reaching young people in his inner-city community.
Jun 07 2018
28 mins
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Rank #20: Things That Matter: Moving Out of Your Ministry Comfort Zone & The Paul Initiative

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Welcome to season 4 of “Things That Matter!” We are excited to share many new episodes as host Pastor Brian Brodersen discusses current events, cultural trends and other things that matter to Christians. On this episode, Pastor Ed Hickey of Calvary Chapel London in Ontario, Canada, discusses the need for ministry leaders and the Church to be available for the “next opportunity.” Ed planted a church in the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada, and pastored there for 15 years until he felt a conviction of being too comfortable spiritually. Since then, Ed has planted a new church in Ontario and has established many ministry connections in other parts of the world, including The Paul Initiative. Visit thepaulinitiative.com for more information. Through prayer, fasting and holding onto God’s promises, Ed has witnessed so many divine appointments because he chose to take the “next opportunity” before the Lord.
Aug 30 2018
35 mins
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