Kelly (Moore) White on Making Disciples
Season 2, Ep. 50268
Kelly is our daughter which makes me very proud. A consumate disciplemaker, she's assisted several church plants. She serves on staff in Aloha Church, San Diego. She is a Fuller grad who leads short term missions teams. She's served in India, Africa and now Turkey among Syrian refugees from the civil war in that country.Clear, concise and funny, she will put shoeleather under your disciplemaking efforts.You can catch up with her and Aloha Church at https://www.myalohachurch.com/
Ken Klein - Christ Wesleyan Church, Greensboro, NC
Season 2, Ep. 50267
Ken Klein has an amazing story of struggle, enlightenment and fruitfulness through disciplemaking.A successful lead pastor, he got fired from a fast-growing church because, "We want to be a megachurch and you're too old to lead a megachurch..."After a few months spent recovering from shock Ken took a "boring" factory job but eventually found himself pastoring co-workers through cancer, divorce, etc. Finally winding up at Christ Wesleyan, the church where he found the Lord as a much younger man. This century old congregation resisted change as most do. However, when breakthrough came the results were amazing.Today the congregation is multi-ethnic, disciplemaking focused and mission driven. They've planted numerous churches, including one that shares their facility.Ken sees COVID-19 as an opportunity rather than an obstacle. You'll want to know why...
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.