Jimi Calhoun: Understanding Culture and Disciplemaking
Season 2, Ep. 50266
This is the third of three interviews with Jimi Calhoun.Jimi grew up in a Christian home. His father and grandfathers were pastors. Along the way, he got caught up in gangs then found himself attending an all-White and Hispanic high school where he learned from both cultures. After playing in big-name rock bands for several years, he "discovered" Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach, California.Hope Chapel produces church planters in-house. A few years into his experience, he planted a Hope Chapel in Sherman Oaks, CA, then Belize. Today he pastors Bridging Austin a church he planted a few years ago.In this episode, he describes his latest book about Funkadelic music and its impact on Black culture. Moving to relationships and how they can help heal our land. The interview ends with some deep insight into disciplemaking - Jimi was discipled into two different cultures before he found himself being discipled in Christ.Catch up with Jimi at:https://www.amazon.com/Jimi-Calhoun/e/B001JPAQSG?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000https://www.bridgingaustin.org/https://www.jimicalhoun.com/
Part 2 of 3 Jimi Calhoun on Rock, Racial Solutions and Life as an Author
Season 2, Ep. 5065
Today, Jimi takes us on a romp through his first church plant, missionary experience in Belieze and a process of racial reconciliation including a prescription for healing. After that I asked him about his first three books (we'll save the fourth along with his relationship to Oxford University till next week).In 1983 Jimi walked through the doors of Hope Chapel Foursquare Church in Hermosa Beach, California. This podcast is the first of three. Jimi describes how he rediscovered Jesus, volunteered to serve as a janitor (while driving an XKE Jaguar to work) so he could better connect with the church staff who would disciple him.Since then he planted Hope Chapels in Sherman Oaks, CA, Belize City, Belize and now Bridging Austin. He's also written several books.He is passionate about building bridges wherever spatial division and social segregation exist.He planted, and pastors, Bridging Austin, a reconciling community committed to the inclusion of the racially different and the differently abled. (people living with a disability)You can catch him on these three websites.https://www.amazon.com/Jimi-Calhoun/e/B001JPAQSG?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000https://www.bridgingaustin.org/https://www.jimicalhoun.com/
Jimi Calhoun -- From Noted Rocker to Church Planter
Season 2, Ep. 50264
Jimi Calhoun is an author, ethicist and musician. He's a gifted speaker having appeared on NBC, ABC and CBS and at several colleges and seminaries throughout America. He's also a church planter.Jimi’s musical career began with Leon Patillo in a band named Leon’s Creation in the San Francisco Bay Area. He played in the band with jazz musician Dr. John, performing alongside several notable artists including John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and Bobby Blue Bland.After leaving the Dr. John Band, Jimi pulled together the former band, Leon’s Creation, as simply Creation with Atlantic Records. He later joined Detroit rockers Rare Earth. He's recorded with Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone and with his old friend Buddy Miles. He toured with Buddy Miles Regiment, Creation and the Oblivion Express. including a Funkadelic hit titledComin’ Round the Mountain,and subsequentlybegan touring with The Buddy Miles Road Regiment. In 1983 Jimi walked through the doors of Hope Chapel Foursquare Church in Hermosa Beach, California. This podcast is the first of three. Jimi describes how he rediscovered Jesus, volunteered to serve as a janitor (while driving an XKE Jaguar to work) so he could better connect with the church staff who would disciple him. Since then he planted Hope Chapels in Sherman Oaks, CA, Belize City, Belize and now Bridging Austin. He's also written several books. He is passionate about building bridges wherever spatial division and social segregation exist.He planted, and pastors, Bridging Austin, a reconciling community committed to the inclusion of the racially different and the differently abled. (people living with a disability)You can catch him on these three websites.https://www.amazon.com/Jimi-Calhoun/e/B001JPAQSG?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000https://www.bridgingaustin.org/https://www.jimicalhoun.com/
Where Do We Go From Here?
Season 2, Ep. 50263
Another interview with a disciple of Ralph from the Hawaii days.Norman and Ralph connected in 1991. Ralph challenged Norman to consider a path other than his scheduled move into a large pastorate. The result? Pearlside Church was born in a bank lobby with just 4 people. Now a megachurch that plants churches, the entire cluster numbers several thousand people in churches throughout Hawaii.Norman looks into the future in this episode. Much of what he sees is new, but not...Get ready for a hug-fest. Norman and Faye are great friends with Ralph and Ruby -- it shows in the interview.
#3 of 3 Zac Nazarian: HC Hermosa Beach Multiplying Worldwide
Season 2, Ep. 50262
This is the third of three interviews between Ralph Moore who planted and Zac Nazarian who succeeded him as pastor of Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach, California.During the 37 years since the handoff the church has continued multiplying churches from California to India to Africa to Israel. Listen to these two men as they discuss future possibilities. Hint: both men have seperately come to believe in the immense possibilities offered by the Microchurch platform.If you want to understand Ralph Moore and the Hope Chapel movement you should listen to these three interviews. You'll come away with the nuts and bolts of a simple disciplemaking continuum that works wherever and whoever works it.
#2 of 3 Successor Relations and Real Estate Miracles
Season 2, Ep. 50261
This part of the interview spotlights the relationship between Zac and Ralph that ensured success in Hermosa and in Hawaii after these two men passed the baton of leadership. If you're contemplating succession you might take notes on some of the subtleties involved in the actual handoff.For some reason, this church has always been blessed with real estate. In 1975, while Ralph was pastor, they bought the former bowling alley for $350k. It had cost $2 million to build just 13 years earlier but was an abandoned wreck. Under Zac the church became the largest real estate holder in Hermosa Beach, constantly plowing profits back toward ministry. The church has multiplied in the United States, Europe and Africa while generously underwriting the first few months of Ralph's ministry in Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.These two old men offer an example of how succession can work when it works well.Don't miss episode 3, next week when you'll learn how the simple model developed in the earliest days of Hope Chapel worked as well under Zac's leadership as it has for Ralph.For a more complete understanding of this you might enjoy Ralph's book, Let Go of the Ring: The Hope Chapel Story.
#1 of 3 Succession at the First Hope Chapel: An interview with Zac Nazarian
Season 2, Ep. 50260
Want to understand Hope Chapel as a "movement?"You'll enjoy learning how Zac Nazarian showed up to promote his Amway business, left that day mocking Hope Chapel and Ralph but returned later after his wife deserted him. The kicker was that the thing he had mocked had happened just before he lost his wife.Learn the ins, outs and twists of disciplemaking in the relationship between these two old guys, as it was when they were both less than half as old as they are today.Perhaps the real miracle is that both are still able to walk, let alone continue making disciples and multiplying churches.This is the first of three podcasts. You'll want to catch all three.You can read some of this in Ralph's motivating autobiography, Let Go of the Ring: The Hope Chapel Story.