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The Ralph Moore Podcast

Helping you become a leader you'd want to follow

Want to make a difference in the world? Who doesn't?You can, and should make a difference but ministry can feel like trying to push water uphill.If you're reading this you've probably invested your life in making discipl
6/25/2021

Bob Mallord: Early Hope Chapel Planting in Venice, CA (Part 2 of 2)

Season 3, Ep. 50297
Bob Mallord joined the first Hope Chapel in its earliest days. A natural leader, anda bit of a rebel, he stood out as a person others were eager to follow.However, he didn't see himself as a leader and struggled when I did. Ourfriendship ran deep but he resisted the ICNU talks over and over. Eventually, he grabbedthe reins after starting a Bible study in a very tough town, Venice,California. But, we now faced denominational politics. Bob led a small studythat quickly mushroomed into a church, but that threatened another church thathad the backing of the denomination. After lots of twists and turns, thedenomination decided that they actually wanted two churches in the same town.Problem was the supervisor was a bit of a legalist which Bob couldn't handle.New leadership eventually brought Bob into the fold andthe church grew from meeting in a home to a congregation of more than 700people.This is a hero-making story of an individual who has more tooffer than they can conceive. It's also the story of a man who is willing tobuck authority to cling to what he believes. If you're struggling with identityissues, you'll find strength in Bob Mallord.Part two of the podcast takes you on a journey of adventure,evangelism, and other important issues as Bob explores life after pastoring asuccessful church. Ever his own man, he left a thriving church to meet theneeds of his family, moving from California to Mississippi. Better buckle yourseatbelt for this one...
6/18/2021

Bob Mallord: Early Hope Chapel Planting in Venice, CA

Season 3, Ep. 50296
Bob Mallord joined the first Hope Chapel in its earliest days. A natural leader, and a bit of a rebel, he stood out as a person others were eager to follow. However, he didn't see himself as a leader and struggled when I did. Our friendship ran deep but he resisted the ICNU talks over and over. Eventually, he grabbed the reins after starting a Bible study in a very tough town, Venice, California. But, we now faced denominational politics. Bob led a small study that quickly mushroomed into a church, but that threatened another church that had the backing of the denomination. After lots of twists and turns, the denomination decided that they actually wanted two churches in the same town. Problem was the supervisor was a bit of a legalist which Bob couldn't handle. New leadership eventually brought Bob into the fold and the church grew from meeting in a home to a congregation of more than 700 people.This is a hero-making story of an individual who has more to offer than they can conceive. It's also the story of a man who is willing to buck authority to cling to what he believes. If you're struggling with identity issues, you'll find strength in Bob Mallord.Part two of the podcast takes you on a journey of adventure, evangelism, and other important issues as Bob explores life after pastoring a successful church. Ever his own man, he left a thriving church to meet the needs of his family, moving from California to Mississippi. Better buckle your seatbelt for this one...