Pastor Nate Holdridge is the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Monterey Bay. He grew up in this amazing church, serving as it's lead pastor since 2008. He is joined in this mission by his amazing bride, Christina, and his three daughters. Pastor Nate has a message for those attending this year's Men's Conference:
"Men of Metro! God is looking to build gospel men — men who live in response to and in the riches of the cross of Jesus Christ. Gospel men are a gift to the world, the church, and the family. They do not take — but give. They do not surrender — but fight. They do not lord over — but serve.
Since God longs to BUILD MEN like this, He has sent His Holy Spirit. We cannot run our race without the Spirit, for He takes us to the finish line. In our sessions together we will note, from Romans 8, first, how the Spirit HELPS us run in the victory Christ won for us. Second, we will see how He --also ILLUMINATES to us our high position as children of God. Third, we will learn of the profound HOPE He gives to us as believers. Fourth, we will learn of the ultimate DESTINATION He works to bring us to.
God’s men aren’t meant to live perpetually in a losing battle with the flesh. By the Spirit, we can OVERCOME, for He longs to CONFORM us to the image of Christ.
I look forward to the blessing of being with you May 26-27. I believe we will find great encouragement in Christ and joy in fellowship."