Since our preaching builds, affirms and creates the culture of our churches, it is vitally important that we emphasize and consistently hold out not only the gospel itself, but the cultural implications thereof.
In this workshop, given at the CGN International Pastors and Leaders Conference in Costa Mesa California back in June of 2022, Mike Neglia, Tim Chaddick and Nick Cady speak about the opportunities (and limitations) of the pulpit for shaping, upholding and communicating gospel culture in the lives of our churches.
“As the pastor, you are the primary shaper of the church’s culture. Because you preach most frequently, your beliefs and values are far more influential in steering the culture of the church. What matters to you usually defines what matters to the church. This influence is a grave privilege” – Deepak Reju + Jeremy Pierre
Nick Cady is the lead pastor ofWhite Fields Community Churchin Longmont, Colorado.
Prior to moving to Longmont in 2012, Nick spent 10 years as a missionary, pastor and church planter in Hungary working with Calvary Chapel. He holds a Bachelors degree in Theology from the University of Gloucestershire (UK) and a Masters degree in Integrative Theology from London School of Theology.
Nick is on the steering committee of theExpositors Collective, a growing network of pastors, leaders, and laypeople which exists to equip, encourage, and mentor the next generation of Christ-centered preachers by hostingtraining seminars and providing resources, including a weeklypodcast.
Tim Chaddick is the Pastor for Preaching at Reality Ventura and Founding Pastor of Reality Church London and Reality LA. A native to California, Tim’s first ten years of church-planting ministry started as the Lead Pastor of Reality LA in 2006, a thriving church in the heart of Hollywood, before planting Reality London in the UK in 2016. In 2021, Tim returned to California to take up the Pastor for Preaching role at Reality Ventura.
Ray Ortlund – How Gospel Preaching Creates Gospel Culture: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2020/8/18/how-gospel-preaching-creates-gospel-culture-ray-ortlund
Justin Holcomb – Preaching God’s Grace to the Disgraced : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/6/21/preaching-gods-grace-to-the-disgraced-justin-holcomb
Tim Chaddick – What Have You Been Talking About? : https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2022/4/19/what-have-you-been-talking-about-tim-chaddick
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