Commended to The Word or CTW is an extension ministry of The Coastlands, Aptos Foursquare Church, located near Santa Cruz, California. CTW began during Daniel Brown’s 22-year tenure as senior pastor, and now launches into its fourteenth year of expansion since Daniel stepped aside from leading the church to focus exclusively on developing resources to mentor believers in spiritual leadership. (See video of Daniel’s greetings and introduction below.)
The expression “Commended to The Word” comes from Acts 20:32. Paul commends spiritual leaders “to God and to the word of His grace which is able to build you up and to give you the [kingdom] inheritance.” Our materials are unabashedly based on the Bible, and they focus mostly on increasing the believer’s maturity, ministry and discernment.