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How To Find Community In Ministry

One of the hardest parts of doing ministry is having to consistently walk through trials in people's lives and help them, navigate church issues and live your own life with its problems all at the same time. We do it,...

What Is The Best Bible Translation?- Dr Bryan Fergus

There are so many versions of the Bible available in English today! Which one really is the best translation? Which one most accurately communicates God's truth? Calvary Chapel University faculty member Bryan Fergus...

What To Do, And What Not To Do -Eric Souza

In this message from 1 Peter 3:8-9 Calvary Chapel University Faculty member Eric Souza shares with us what it means to love one another, be compassionate and humble. Has the Lord called you into ministry? At Calvary...

When Two Cultures Collide – Collin Monger

In this message (starting at 32:00) Calvary Chapel University faculty member Collin Monger shares from Matthew 13:53-58 about the conflict that those who loves Jesus can experience with those who love "religion" and...

Psalm 103 “The God We Worship” – Mark Nigro

"Praise the Lord, my soul;     all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul,     and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins     and heals all your diseases, who redeems your...

Setting Goals In The New Year

It happens every year… gym memberships increase 1000%, trash cans are full of holiday treats and salad buying is at an all-time high! The New Year results in job searching sites being populated with thousands of people...

Christmas Through the Ages – Skip Heitzig

Christmas stands as one of the major holidays within the church. On Christmas Day, we celebrate the incarnation, God coming to earth in human form through the person of Jesus of Nazareth. In this teaching Calvary...

Three Ways Churches Can Connect This Christmas

During the Christmas season churches have a unique opportunity to reach out and connect with their communities. Christmas, a time of joy, reflection, and togetherness, offers the perfect  opportunity to welcome the...

Merry Christmas From Calvary Chapel University!

Today we celebrate hope! Jesus Christ has come into the world to give us a hope for our future! To redeem us from the curse of sin and the law and to bring us into relationship with Him! What could be a better thing to...

Discipline, Love and Grace – Tabitha Lee

Tabitha Lee is a graduate of Calvary Chapel University and a member of our faculty! Tabitha  was saved at age 4 1/2 when she heard the gospel given in a children’s ministry training class. She received her Master of...

Things We Are Thankful For At Calvary Chapel University

As the season of Thanksgiving is upon us Calvary Chapel University has much to be thankful for in 2023. As the year comes to a close we have had the awesome privilege of equipping the saints for the ministry that God...

Serving Jesus In The Fall Season

The smell of pumpkin spice latte is in the air! Fall can be a busy time of year for churches all over the world. As school starts back families are dealing with a new daily schedule, and all of the ups and downs that...

At CCU….Graduate Debt-Free In Jesus’ Name!

Most college students number one concern when considering a university is the cost of tuition, and other expenses. The average 2021-2022 annual tuition for a public, four-year college was $10,740 for state residents,...

Is Anxiety A Sin?- Dr Bryan Fergus

Dr.Bryan Fergus is a member of the faculty at Calvary Chapel University and a fantastic Bible teacher!  Dr. Fergus is driven by a passion to teach God’s Word in clear and applicable ways and to train up the next...

Saved From and Saved For – Nate Gallagher

Nate Gallagher is a CCU alumni and Youth Pastor/Teaching Pastor at Calvary Chapel Vero Beach. Nate grew up in the church but did not fully commit his life to the Lord until he was 17 years old. Shortly thereafter the...

Coaching In Ministry With Calvary Chapel University

Football season is upon us and for fans of the sport it means that we gather on our couches and begin to watch these tremendous athletes run catch and kick the ball with fervor and enthusiasm! For many in America one...

Grab Some Calvary Chapel University Merch!

We're excited to share that we have a dedicated Calvary Chapel University store, where you can discover a wide range of products that allow you to proudly showcase your affiliation with your hometown university!...

Finding Community At Calvary Chapel University!

At Calvary Chapel University creating community online is not something that happens accidently, it is an integral part of the educational experience. We know that many of our students are serving the Lord in...

Calvary Chapel University In The United Kingdom!

Pastor Chapin and Christine Marsh CCU’s President and Key Partner leader visited the UK, Ireland and France recently to simply introduce CCU to folks and be a helper if their joy! Our team met with Calvary Chapel...

GED to PhD: Reaching Higher! – Dr. Vernon Czelusniak

Dr. Vernon Czelusniak is an Adjunct Faculty member of Calvary Chapel University. He is also the author of GED to PhD Reaching Higher , a book that details his journey from a high school drop-out to college campus...

Relentless Grace: Romans 6 – Kristie Gallagher

Kristie Gallagher is part of our faculty in the Women’s Ministry department at Calvary Chapel University! She grew up at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa where she met her husband Jim in the high school group and they have...

Colossians 1:1-14 – Dr. Kathy Morales

Dr. Kathy Morales has been a faculty member at CCU since 2011 teaching a variety of courses including women’s ministry courses and general education courses. Kathy is married to Pastor Jimmy Morales and they serve the...

Come and See – Dr. Pete Goodman

Dr. Pete Goodman is a member of the faculty at Calvary Chapel University and the Executive Pastor of Rise City Church in Lakeside California, a suburb of San Diego. Dr. Goodman is a graduate of Asbury Theological...

Saint, Sinner, & Savior – Eric Souza

Eric Souza is an alumnus of Calvary Chapel University and currently an instructor in our Biblical Studies programs! He serves as the Lead Pastor at Reach Church in Jacksonville, FL. In this message from Luke 7:36, Eric...

The Benefits of Suffering – Dr. Jason Falzarano

Dr. Falzarano is an alumnus of Calvary Chapel University and current professor in our Biblical Studies department. Recently he shared a message entitled “The Benefits of Suffering” Dr. Falzarano shares the purpose of...

What is the Bible? – Jim Gallagher

Calvary Chapel University alumnus Pastor Jim Gallagher is currently teaching an overview of the whole Bible at Calvary Chapel Vero Beach! To kick off the series he shared an overview of the entire Bible! Enjoy this...

CCU Student On The Mission Field – Kyle Fox

Kyle Fox is a missionary to Brazil and is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Christian Education at Calvary Chapel University. Kyle and his family are serving the Lord in Belém, Brazil. Belém (the Portuguese word...

Jesus Revolution Coming This Month!

Inspired by a true movement, JESUS REVOLUTION tells the story of a young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) being raised by his struggling mother, Charlene (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) in the 1970s. Laurie and a sea of young...

Chuck Smith Interview With Greg Laurie

Pastor Chuck Smith was the founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement. His style of ministry was used by the Lord to bring thousands of young people to Jesus throughout his lifetime! Enjoy this interview with Greg Laurie...

What Every Church Should Do – Skip Heitzig

Join Calvary Chapel University instructor Skip Heitzig as he looks at what every church should do. It seems that everyone is an armchair theologian these days, expressing their opinion of what churches should (and...

3 Things That Will Help Your Students Grow Deeper

What are some things that we can do as leaders of students to help them grow spiritually? Better Bible Study So many messages in student ministries today are simply watered down. There is no nice way to say this, we...

Handling Worry – Lloyd Pulley

How do we deal with worry? Sometimes we can get caught up worrying about things and lose our focus on Jesus. In this message Pastor Lloyd Pulley of Calvary Chapel Old Bridge shares how to deal with things that are...

Serving Christ In An Unchristian World – Skip Heitzig

If you have spent any time in ministry you most likely already know this! The Christian life should carry a warning label: “Warning: Those who enter here won’t find it easy. In fact, at times it will be very difficult,...

4 Ways To Make Your Youth Ministry Better in 2023

4 Ways To Make Your Youth Ministry Better in 2023 Commit Time To Helping Parents You may not feel this way, but the truth is that the parents of your students need and want help feeding them spiritually. Every...

The Jesus Movement And Calvary Chapel- David Guzik

Pastor David Guzik is a tremendous Bible teacher, and an alumnus and board member of Calvary Chapel University! In the video below he explains the history of the Calvary Chapel movement as it came out of a small church...

Youth Ministry Momentum For The Holidays

It’s Christmas time! We all have our favorite Christmas traditions and memories of this time when we celebrate the coming of Jesus! Ministry life can be busy during this time of the year as we all have added...

Relying On The Holy Spirit In Youth Ministry

When it comes to reaching young people it can be easy to overlook the necessity of the Holy Spirit in our ministry. Zechariah 4:6 says “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, Says the Lord” We must remember this...

Always Improving In Youth Ministry

Richard Nixon said, “Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.” In the same way those of us who lead youth ministries in the Calvary Chapel movement...