Encouraging and equipping Calvary Chapel pastors
to mentor prospective church planters for the furtherance of the Kingdom of Christ.

  • ReEngage:14
  • Coaching by Bruce Zachary
  • Planting Churches That Plant Churches
  • Organic vs. Strategic
  • Church Planting Process
  • Regional Gatherings
  • Essentials


Our desire is to reproduce healthy Calvary Chapel churches that teach through the Bible and have a balanced view of the present work of the Holy Spirit in the Church today and are associated theologically, philosophically, and relationally.  To this end we are building a team of qualified church planting mentors to equip and encourage up-and-coming church planters to set out with confidence and success.

If you are interested in joining our Church Planting Mentor team, please click here.  Or if you’ve been praying about church planting with Calvary Chapel and are interested connecting with a Church Planting Mentor fill out our planter registration form.

CCPN also provides Church Planting Intensive conferences to help further our mission.  Check out the content from our last intensive, ReEngage:12.

Calvary Church Planting Network does not affiliate pastors or churches with the Calvary Chapel family of Churches.  We are a network of like minded Calvary Chapel Pastors that desire to mentor and equip perspective church planters to plant churches with the theological and philosophical DNA of Calvary Chapel.  We seek to work with perspective church planters in connecting them with the Calvary Chapel Association, which can direct in the steps of affiliation with Calvary Chapel.

Calvary Church Planting Network offers some very useful resources for church planters and those who want to equip church planters. What they offer may be just what you need to further your call as a church planter, or to help those who have that calling.

Pastor David Guzik
Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara

Recent Blog Posts

Why ReEngage 14 Is For You!

Pastor Bruce Zachary (CCPN Director) & Senior Pastor of Calvary Nexus in Camarillo, CA. There are several reasons why you should invest your resources and time to attend this year’s conference at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa 9.29-30.14. To Equip — To Encourage — To Engage To Equip: Starting a new churchis often the most difficult […]

Young Pastors in the Future of Calvary Chapel

Pastor Zach Vestnys is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Petaluma. Zach is married to Kara and they have four children, Abby, Timmy, Elly and Galilee.  Follow Zach on Twitter, @zachvccp. A summary of my experience at the Senior Pastor’s Conference at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa this year. I’ve always felt a bit like an outsider.  I […]

Book Review: “The Privilege” by Kay Smith

I was gifted this book by another pastor’s wife and I am so thankful! Written by Chuck Smith’s wife, Kay, The Privilege is an eye-opening journey through Kay’s years of ministry and marriage. Reading this book was an incredible reminder that while times and culture change, the Gospel does not. I was a little worried […]

I Don’t Feel Welcome

Trevor Gavin is the Pastor of Nexus Portland. For more info, visit nexusportland.org. ——————————————– “I don’t feel welcomed here.” Those five words are never the words we want to hear. Whether it is from a Christian or a non-Christian, that’s a jab to the heart. Recently I spoke with two different people on separate occasions and heard them […]

Recent Tweets