The Ralph Moore Podcast
#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.
Interview: Antoine Lassiter on Race & Protest Movement
Season 2, Ep. 50259
In this inteview you will hear the pain of a man who hurts because of friends who refuse to believe that systematic racism is a problem for the church.Listen as he tells how he coaches his sons to prevent them from becoming objects of racial violence. Hear his heart when he says that making disciples of Jesus is the answer, but that disciplemaking must include rejecting sin, including the sin of racism.Gather two or three books to help you understand these things from a paradigm unlike what you've previously understood:A Story of Rythm & Grace by Jimi Calhoun, a Hope Chapel pastor who played alongside some of the biggest names in rock music.Before becoming a pastor, he worked with,Jimi HendrixEtta JamesHank Williams Jr.John LennonElton JohnMick JaggerThe Four TopsMartha and the VandellasRare EarthIn "A Story of Rhythm and Grace," Calhoun weaves together engrossing stories about racial differences and reconciliation from his life in the music world and his life in the church. Reflecting on how he has often found more racial harmony on the stage and in the recording studio than in the pews, Jimi shows what religion might learn from rock and roll."As an African-American growing up in the 1950s and '60s, Calhoun knows firsthand about the effects of racism. His personal anecdotes about this period are eye-opening, heart-wrenching and exciting. . . . His historical and sociological insights about racism and the civil rights movement are fascinating. . . . Those looking for an unusual perspective on one of the most turbulent times in recent U.S. history will be intrigued."--"Publishers Weekly ""I love Jimi's heart. He's written "the right book at the right time." This book is a great read!"--Dr. John, musician"Jimi Calhoun is a rare combination of storyteller, sage, artist, and pastor. Reading this warm-hearted, encouraging, and challenging book is like sitting down with Jimi for a dozen leisurely lunches and talking about what it means to be human beings with different skin tones and different histories. I hope and pray that this book will infuse hundreds of thousands of pastors, small group leaders, neighbors, and coworkers with new rhythm and grace."--Brian McLaren, author of "A New Kind of Christian"How to be White in a Black Man's World, by Myron Pierce.Myron is lead pastor of Mission Church in Omaha, the hub of a church multiplication network stretching across the United States, Africa and the United Kingdom.
Interview: Ethan Fernhaber -- President, Multiply Indiana
Ethan grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he cut meat, earned a degree, worked for a bank, and met his wife, Stephanie.Ethan and Stephanie have three children. Ethan is the president of Renewing Management a firm that has been restoring hope by transforming communities for 16 years. Ethan found Christ later in life and feels compelled to live out his faith in community with others.Ethan serves on the Operations Team at Mercy Road, Panhurst Farms Foundation, Nexus, Renewing Communities, and Multiply Indiana.Multiply Indiana is a church planting "machine," dedicated to bringing one million people in the state to Christ by 2030. They welcome church planters, offer coaching, emotional and even financial support to church planting efforts. You might want to join them at http://multiplyindiana.com/For more on disciplemaking and church multiplication from Ralph Moore, including blog, books and free sermon library go visit http://ralphmoore.net/
Michael Gatlin -- Multiply Vineyard
Season 2, Ep. 50257
So what happened to the Vineyard Movement after Wimber?If you ever wondered about this or wanted to see how a movement can move forward after the death of its founder you'll enjoy this podcast.A USC professor of religion once wrote a book called Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millenium. In a way, this podcast is a follow-on to his predictions about Calvary Chapel, The Vineyard and Hope Chapel.You'll laugh and even cry your way through this episode. You can catch up with Michael at Multiply Vineyard.Remember the blog at ralphmoore.net for more stimulating thoughts about disciplemaking and church multiplication in America and in the wider world.
Interview: Parker Green saltchurches.com
Season 2, Ep. 50526
Parker Green worked at Hillsong in Sydney before moving to NYC as a campus pastor in a large church.Called back "home" to Southern California, he's planted a church which is a cluster of microchurches. Together they've reproduced their "church of churches" in several other cities and now Costa Rica.He's the son of my first secretary and one of our best leaders in our early years in Manhattan Beach (she was 19 when I was 27). What goes around comes around which is a very nice concept if you make disciples.You can connect with Parker at saltchurches.com. You'll find him on Instagram @microchurches.Decided to uncouple the podcast from the blog. So you'll only find this information on this website. For the blog and the other resources go to ralphmoore.net. If you haven't done so, while your'r there catch the sermon site.
5 Simple Keys to Coping During A Pandemic
Season 2, Ep. 50255
Time Magazine: Can the U.S. Flatten the Curve When it Comes to Coronavirus?https://time.com/5809038/coronavirus-flatten-curve/Defeating Anxiety by Ralph Moore on Amazon CLICK HERE
Planting Digital Churches in Response to COVID-19
Season 2, Ep. 50254
Are you responding to the pandemic or merely reacting? If you are reacting you may be struggling, or you may be rejoicing that lots of people are watching Facebook Live. Meanwhile, disciplemakers are responding by multiplying disciples, leaders and even planting churches digitally.This is a story of one congregation with a huge goal -- to plant clusters of churches in every inner city in the U.S. Their response to the pandemic has been the launch of online congregations in eight cities, so far. They're shooting for 40 by year's end. You'll learn much from this podcast about the post-pandemic opportunities that came to us allong with the tragedy. Links mentioned in this podcast:myronpierce.comralphmoore.net