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At Lead2Serve Pastor Ed Taylor discusses the value of servant leadership. We recognize the best leaders will always first be the best servants. From Church Planters to Senior Pastors, Sunday School teachers to CEO's, the wisdom shared will be a great benefit to your life! Pastor Ed is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church, in Aurora Colorado
 
Join us as we study through the Bible and learn of God's Abounding Grace. Our vision is evangelism with a responsibility to, WIN | DISCIPLE | SEND. Win a person to Jesus | (Mark 16:15) - Disciple a person in Jesus | (Matthew 28:19) - Send a person for Jesus | (Acts 1:8). For more information on Calvary Aurora visit calvaryaurora.org.
 
Join us as we study through the Bible during the Mid-week and Weekend services at Calvary Aurora. Our vision is evangelism with a responsibility to, WIN | DISCIPLE | SEND. Win a person to Jesus | (Mark 16:15) - Disciple a person in Jesus | (Matthew 28:19) - Send a person for Jesus | (Acts 1:8). For more information on Calvary Aurora visit calvaryaurora.org.
 
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We make choices every day. Some of them aren’t such a big deal, like what we’re going to wear for the day or what we’re going to eat. But there are also critically important decisions, like whether we are going to follow God or not. Today on Abounding Grace we’ll be encouraged to make our choices wisely, and allow God to lead us in our choices. To …
 
Today on Abounding Grace pastor Ed Taylor brings us to John’s Gospel for a study in chapter eighteen- a section that records the trials of the Lord. As ridiculous as it sounds- Jesus the Son of God- was put on trial. Of course, there was no evidence, only accusations of jealous, religious men. While it was unfair and unjust, He went through it all …
 
We’ve all heard stories of those who have been falsely accused and convicted. Some are spending a lifetime in jail for a crime they didn’t commit! But nothing can compare to what we’ll hear about today on Abounding Grace. Jesus God in human flesh, who has never committed a sin, and yet was accused and falsely convicted! We’ll hear all about it toda…
 
I want more and I want it now! A case could be made, that’s the cry of the hearts of a good majority in the world today. Our flesh so often cries out for more, but God is saying to be satisfied where you are. If you struggle in this area, don't miss today's study. Today on Abounding Grace pastor Ed Taylor will give us three very practical steps to …
 
When life hasn’t turned out the way we had hoped, or the circumstances around us are painfully crushing, we often lose our contentment and start complaining. Much like the children of Joseph that we’ll hear about today on Abounding Grace. They felt as though the lot they’d been given by God wasn’t enough. They wanted more. If we’re not careful the …
 
The apostle Peter observed many of the miracles Jesus performed during His ministry, and yet when push came to shove, Peter denied he even knew Him! It’s not an uncommon occurrence today! So we’ll take the time to examine the steps that led up to his backsliding, and learn from these mistakes, with the hopes of not repeating them! To support this m…
 
As we return to John chapter eighteen today on Abounding Grace, pastor Ed Taylor draws our attention to a close disciple of the Lord who would deny Him. We’ll examine Peter’s downward spiral, in order to help us remain strong in the Lord. We’re all quite capable of stumbling just as Peter did, so we’d do well to look carefully at what led to his ba…
 
Bring up the word submission today and you’d think you had just spoken a dirty word, based on the reactions alone that you’d likely see. But submission is not to be despised or dismissed, but rather embraced. It’s to be like Christ, who continually submitted Himself to the Father’s will. Today on Abounding Grace we take you to the Garden of Gethsem…
 
We’ll be in the gospel of John chapter 18. Today pastor Ed is going to revisit the Garden of Gethsemane. Now most of us think of this as a place of prayer, and rightly so. But it’s also a place of submission, as you’ll hear today! To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/302/29…
 
Today we’ll be wrapping up a sub-series on prayer in John chapter 17. With a cross-reference of Matthew 26. Together we’ll consider Jesus’ time in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. As you’ll see in a moment it was a prayer of submission and yielding. Jesus is just a few short hours from a painful and humiliating death on a roman cross. And knowin…
 
Today and tomorrow we’re going to wrap up Ed Taylor’s mini-series on prayer, which is just part of our ongoing study in John’s gospel. Today we join Jesus in the Garden in Gethsemane and we’ll learn a few things as He’s praying in the shadow of the cross. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/302/29…
 
How’s your prayer life going? If you’re cringing in shame right about now, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle in this area, and the Lord knew we’d need some help. In Matthew chapter six we find a great way to pray. It’s often referred to as the Lord’s prayer, but pastor Ed Taylor prefers to call it the Disciple’s prayer. It serves as a great mod…
 
Season 3 of Lead2Serve followed along topics that are in Pastor Ed's latest book, "Sure and Steady, Learning and Growing in Pastoral Ministry". The book is a collaboration of years of ministry trial and error here at Calvary with wise input from the pastoral team. This final episode of Season 3 is on the topic of Inviting Yourself in to the Lives o…
 
In today's episode, Pastor Ed discusses the importance of being intentional in connecting with others. So many times ministry becomes reactive to all the crises and needs of others that we forget the joy of stepping into people's lives before the crisis. Jesus was the master at stepping into lives and serving people where they were, not waiting for…
 
I recorded a special edition of the podcast today, a discussion I had live with our mission team on the border of Ukraine actively helping settle refugees. After they finished their dinner, and as they were heading for a night of much needed rest, Pastor Byron, his wife Emily, Pastor JJ, Randy (Elder), and Irina and Masha shared about what is happe…
 
As a servant of the Lord, you are literally being invited into people's lives every single day. How you handle that invitation truly matters. People are NOT events or calendar appointments. They are the precious blood bought people created in the image of God! They deserve our best in ministering the gospel into their lives. There is more to follow…
 
On today's episode the topic is wasting time. Time is valuable. Your time. Other's time. It's something that cannot be bought, reproduced, or regained so it's important we choose to use our time wisely and invest it in Kingdom values. I know most people conclude that they use their time wisely, but is it true? How you choose to use your spare time …
 
In today's episode, Pastor Ed talks about the importance of maintaining the place of player coach when serving in ministry. Yes, it's a sports analogy that reminds of of the importance of both leading and submitting at the same time. A great picture of servant leadership is of a coach helping others fulfill their God-given calling while at the same…
 
Who likes feeling stuck? It seems like progress is the sign of success these days. Aways moving forward is desired. But have you considered that in that place of feeling stuck you are exactly where God wants you? Have you considered that maybe God has led you to place of being stuck so that you might stop, reassess, and cry out to Him? Have you tho…
 
Somewhere along the way the false assertion that leaders are above and beyond and apart from those they serve became popular. Instead of servants, leaders became masters. Relationships are profoundly relational. Ministry is "people". We must serve among the flock and separate from them. Tune in and be encouraged to jump in with both feet relational…
 
Today on Lead2Serve, Pastor Ed and Pastor Bob discuss the importance of building trust among those you serve. It's important that confidentiality is maintained where necessary, so that trust is built and ministry flows. It's also important to remember that ministry is a 24/7 role, not a 9 to 5 role where you clock in and clock out. Ministry happens…
 
On today's episode, we have part 1 of a conversation Pastor Ed shared with Pastor Bob Claycamp on the topic of serving well and loving the people you serve. Pastor Bob has 40+ years of pastoral experience as well as a missionary heart. He is a part of the pastoral team here at Calvary as well as Poimen Ministries. We hope you're encouraged by the n…
 
It's cliche for sure, but teamwork is essential in moving forward in ministry. In today's episode, Pastor Ed talks about the importance of loyalty, submission, godly and loving leadership, and teamwork. When everyone does their part, the team moves forward and the Kingdom advances. When there is disloyalty and division, the enemy wins and we remain…
 
In our episode today Pastor Ed reminds us of the vital importance of guarding your heart! That's the key. Protect it. Feed it spiritually. Serve wholeheartedly from a heart that is clean and clear before the Lord. In all things the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart! Proverbs 4:23 (NKJV) “Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it …
 
Its easy to think that now you are a leader in your local church, you are there more for others than for yourself. In today's episode, Pastor Ed reminds us that we are in our local church not to exercise our spiritual gifts primarily, but to grow in grace extensively. Even though you now have a role, a desire to serve, and many things to do, you ca…
 
Today Pastor Ed reminds us that there is a cost to ministry, serving others. Ministry requires time, a lot of it. But never does God ever ask you to sacrifice your family on the altar of ministry. Luke 14:28 (NKJV) “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—” As we s…
 
Many times when there are challenges in our ministry and service and leadership, we run to a friend, or to a book, or to some program to help us improve. But have you considered your prayer life and lack of prayer? Because we are serving Jesus His way, for His will, in His power, it's important our prayer lives are vibrant and growing. Today on Lea…
 
On today's episode, Pastor Ed talks about the importance of your personal life and the constant need to reassess and reevaluate where you are and make the needed adjustments going forward. Most neglect the inward woman, the inward man, and ultimately pay a high price for not going deeper in their personal relationship with Jesus. Join Ed on the dis…
 
The Lead2Serve podcast is back with a brand new season of fresh content from Pastor Ed, from Calvary Church in Aurora Colorado. In today's episode we will learn what season 3 will look like, as Pastor Ed introduces a brand new leadership development resource, the book "Sure and Steady". He'll also talk about how to respond and what to do when you f…
 
In this special edition of the Lead2Serve podcast, Cassandra Austin interviews Pastor Ed about his newest book, God's Help for the Troubled Heart. Cassandra is Pastor Ed's assistant and was an integral part of getting this book completed and published. They talk about pain, problems, and the faithfulness of God in bringing healing and comfort. You …
 
In this final episode of 2020, Pastor Ed talks briefly about his new book just published entitled, "God's Help For the Troubled Heart". In it he seeks to encourage and strengthen the reader going through any trial or tribulation. Born out of deep grief, and written through God's comfort, this book is a must for anyone struggling with pain, trials, …
 
In this special edition of Lead2Serve, Pastor Ed talks about the biblical expectations of spiritual leaders during this prolonged crisis. On the foundation of a recent staff discipleship day here at Calvary, Pastor Ed takes us through Numbers 13 and 2 Timothy 4, reminding us of the key role God has given to spiritual leaders in times of great crisi…
 
In today's episode we rebroadcast a live radio call in-show where I sat down with Pastor Miles McPherson of The Rock Church, San Diego, California. Pastor Miles, a former San Diego Charger, founded the Rock Church in 2000 with over 20,000 people calling it their spiritual home today. We talk candidly, honestly, and biblically about the racial tensi…
 
On today's episode Pastor Ed asks and answers the question, "Is it time to return to worship services." There is a lot of fear, most of it very real, concerning the COVID-19 Corona Virus crisis. This fear is holding people back from being in worship services. How do we sort out when it's time to walk in faith and not fear, in wisdom and not our own…
 
In today's episode we rebroadcast a live radio call in-show where I sat down with Pastor Avant Ramsey of Calvary Church in Aurora, Colorado. Pastor Avant and I have been friends and served together for over 15 years. We talk candidly, honestly, and biblically about the racial tensions in our society today and what our responses as followers of Chri…
 
As I anticipated coming together again as a church family in person after 3 months of quarantine, I really thought that most of my ministry would be to speak to how the COVID-19 crisis affected us, individually and culturally in many negative ways. I planned on getting our eyes firmly fixed and re-fixedated on Jesus. However within a few days, the …
 
In today's episode we rebroadcast a live radio call in-show where I sat down with Pastor Al Pittman of Calvary Worship Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pastor Al and I have been friends for 20 years. We talk candidly, honestly, and biblically about the racial tensions in our society today and what our responses as followers of Christ could and…
 
In today's episode we rebroadcast a live radio call in-show where I sat down with Pastor Tony Clark of Calvary Chapel Newport News, Virginia. Pastor Tony and I have been friends for many years. We talk candidly, honestly, and biblically about the racial tensions in our society today and what our responses as followers of Christ could and should be.…
 
In today's episode we rebroadcast a live radio call in-show where I sat down with Pastor Bill Buffington of Calvary Chapel Inglewood, in Inglewood California. Pastor Bill and I have been friends for 24+ years. We talk candidly, honestly, and biblically about the racial tensions in our society today and what our responses as followers of Christ coul…
 
In today's episode we rebroadcast a live radio call in-show where I sat down with Pastor John Moreland of Denver Christian Bible Church in Denver. We talk candidly, honestly, and biblically about the racial tensions in our society today and what our responses as followers of Christ could and should be. Enjoy and share. (Taken from our live national…
 
Difficult times call for courage. But how do you lead with courage when fear and challenges surround you? In today’s edition of Lead2Serve, Pastor Ed talks about courage and the supernatural supply given to us by God when we need it! Courage is needed and courage is available to you in these difficult times. --- Send in a voice message: https://anc…
 
Hard conversations are not popular. Some leaders choose to delay them, excuse them, and in some cases avoid them at all costs. Yet leadership involves hard conversations, a lot of them! Pastor Ed shares with us the necessity of these hard conversations and how to be more effective when you do. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lead2ser…
 
Just because someone is doing it different doesn't mean they are wrong or bad. God loves diversity, uniqueness, and creativity! On this episode Pastor Ed encourages us to be careful of judging people unfairly just because they do things differently. Instead we should learn from them and champion their creativity! --- Send in a voice message: https:…
 
Every year, Calvary Chapel Tucson puts on one of the best Bible conferences in the country. This year's theme was Vision Through the Life of Moses. Some of the premiere Bible teachers shared on various topics surrounding the life of Moses. In support of this week's podcast I wanted to share with you the study I shared at the conference. I pray it s…
 
The COVID-19 crisis has changed our lives in unprecedented ways. How do we lead? What should I say? How can I help my family, my team, my church through the difficulties? On today’s SPECIAL EPISODE of Lead2Serve, Pastor Ed helps us with practical and personal insights on how to lead effectively in the midst of an ever-changing crisis! --- Send in a…
 
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