Last week there were two international CCA Pastors Conferences. The first was held in Tijuana Mexico. The theme of the conference was "The Calvary Distinctive's". This was an encouraging time to be reminded as pastors of some of the things that make Calvary Chapel's unique. We were encouraged to continue to be faithful in what we are called to do, and not to veer from it. The worship was a blessing, and the times of fellowship were special. However what blessed me the most was listening to the testimonies of Calvary Pastors in Mexico. To hear of their faithfulness to teach the Word of God and love the sheep was inspiring.
The next conference was the CCA Central American Pastors Conference held in Guatemala. This was especially a blessing for me personally, because the conference was held on the grounds of Potters Field Ministries where my parents served. It was somewhat emotional, but it was also a time of personal healing. The theme of the conference was "Humble Power". We spent our time teaching through the book of 1 Corinthians 2. They had translation available so I was able to listen to all the National Pastors teach. I was so blessed by the solid biblical exposition of these men. I was edified and built up in my faith. I felt so connected to these guys because we share the same heart for the ministry. We want to be good shepherds who serve God's people by teaching the Word. I came away from these conferences encouraged to see how the Lord is still using Calvary Chapel's in other parts of the World.
Many of these pastors are planning to attend the CCA International Conference at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs next month in November. I believe the time together will be a unifying experience for both the National and International Calvary Chapel Churches.