Video: Calvary Distinctives by Pastor Sandy Adams of Calvary Chapel Stone Mountain

We usually post a recommend book but this month we are posting a recommend video. And if we were like every other church in the community why take up space? We’d be better off closing our doors and throwing in with someone else. But there are distinctives – some real differences. This is a special recorded message from pastor Sandy Adams he shares we’re a special expression of God’s heart, and you need to know what makes us unique. There’s much Calvary has in common with other churches, but there are also some real differences that set us apart, and give us our own identity.

Find out Calvary Chapels approach to God’s grace, to people, to children, to worship, to the Scriptures, to church doctrine, to the Holy Spirit, to membership, to ministry, to money, to church government, and to the rapture. The one thing we really want to be is genuine. Our part is real faith. Now that you know who we are and what we value – I hope you’ll become apart of this church family.



MP3 Audio – http://www.sandyadams.org/media/mp3/2147.mp3

PDF Notes – http://www.sandyadams.org/media/pdf/2147.pdf

Source: http://www.sandyadams.org/sermon/calvary-distinctives-ephesians-210/

Video: What is a Successful Church? by Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

We usually post a recommend book but this month we are posting a recommend video. Our definitions of success are not always the same as God’s. How does your church rate? What is a Successful Church?

Although given at the 2012 Calvary Chapel East Coast Pastors’ Conference, this message is ideal for the whole church. It’s a dose of reality as we realize that our definitions of success are not always the same as God’s and if taken to heart by a congregation, could help a church move forward in unity, seeking the right goals.

When we don’t know how to measure success, we can become discouraged when we should be encouraged, and vice-versa. We can become dissatisfied and angry, finding fault when there is none. We can also become complacent and comfortable when the church is spiritually lacking. This message is a must for everyone in ministry, and will help you understand the measurement of success in God’s eyes.

Source: http://streaming.ccphilly.org/video.aspx?id=ECPC1205