• July 4 Sermon – A Summary of IF YOU CAN KEEP IT, By Eric Metaxas
    The following is the bulletin note for a sermon on July 4, 2021, and is a summary of thoughts from Eric Metaxas’s book If You Can Keep It: Os Guinness views America through what he calls the “Golden Triangle of Freedom”: Freedom requires virtue. Virtue requires faith. Faith requires freedom.  The founders understood that if this American experiment were to work, we would have to be built on virtue. We were the only...
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  • 2021 Intern Orientation Booklet
    2021 Intern Orientation Booklet
    We make our summer interns earn their keep, but we treat them with respect and do our best to train them in ministry. It’s only a short time that they’re here, but we accomplish a lot. Here’s all the information that our interns (Bro. Zack Roberts and Bro. Evan Myers) needed to get going at our church:    2021 INTERNSHIP  CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH Temecula, CA | Pastor Ryan Rench WELCOME!   This is...
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  • 3 Reasons I Lean Toward Reverence - BAPTIST TIMES ARTICLE REPOST
    3 Reasons I Lean Toward Reverence – BAPTIST TIMES ARTICLE REPOST
    I wrote the following article for the Baptist Times magazine Youth to Truth column, submitted September 2019:   When I was a youth pastor, I wanted an atmosphere that was exciting and personal—like God—but still holy and reverent—like God. Former Catholics tell me they revered God but had no personal relationship with Him. To them, reverence itself was god, and majestic ceremonies and cathedrals were as close as they could get to...
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No, it’s called ‘well-rounded.’
I’m an associate pastor. I write where I live.


I write where I live: youth, music and other associate pastor-ly duties. 

As associate pastors, our job descriptions are quite varied. This website talks about our multifarious responsibilities. 
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I’ve taken several stabs at writing books. None of them are great, but I hope they can help you in some way. I love reading after good authors. Some day I want to be one of them. Until then, you’re stuck with a novice associate pastor’s take on ministry. Our full-length books and minibooks cover topics like Bible study, church soul-winning, Bible college and more. Books>>

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Church ministry produces a ton of regular content. Sunday’s always coming, so associate pastors have to always be ready with something. Since I’m preaching to teens weekly, working with a choir and coordinating a few other ministries, I figured I would share what I’m already writing for church. Read the blog to see sermons, weekly announcement sheets and more. Blog>>

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My dad moved to Temecula in 1986 to plant our church (Calvary Baptist). I was 6 months old. There was one stoplight and about 15,000 people. Now, our valley has over 300,000 people. We work every day to love people without compromising the Truth in God’s Word–the Bible. Our driving motto has been, “Striving for truth, not traditions or trends.” I love that. Church>>



The Renches

Our growing family is slightly crazy, but we have a good time. Ryan is a wannabe writer and a barely-knows-what-he’s-doing dad, while Jamie has her doctorate from ‘Stellar Wife and Mom University.’ Abe (2012) has spastic fits of energy that sometimes gets him into trouble, but he’s mostly a sweet kid. Charlotte (2014) is precious. She’s somehow growing cuter every day. And the baby, Gwen (2016) is everyone’s darling. Especially the grandparents, of course. . .

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BIBS Bible Study

Have you ever been reading a book and had your eyes glaze over? All of a sudden you realize you have been staring at the same paragraph for 10 minutes but have not read a word. Or, you might have read it, but you sure didn’t get it!
We have all been there. Some people do that with every book. Every time they sit to read, their mind wanders away.
On top of that, your pastor gets up on Sunday and says, “You should spend time in God’s Word. Read your Bible this week.”
“Yeah right,” you think. “I can barely understand the Bible. It doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t get it.”
It does not have to be that way. You CAN read the Bible AND understand what it says. It is not impossible; it just takes a format that works for you.
That is what this book is all about. BIBS (Big Idea Bible Study) is a format designed for every Christian. It is a Bible study method that takes you into the depths of Scripture but also keeps sight of the bigger picture.
BIBS is a simple step-by-step course to help you discover what God is saying in His Word. You will learn to observe, interpret and apply Scriptural truth, taking the “old, dry, boring” book and discovering the life it promises for your soul.

Literally dozens of people have read, no… enjoyedpurchasedconsidered buying, *sigh… read the title of BIBS and have been helped by it. Maybe some of them read the back cover… I’m not sure.

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