The Ralph Moore Podcast


Gabe Kolstad - Westside Community Church, Aloha OR & Multiply PDX

Season 3, Ep. 50283

Gabe Kolstad leads Westside Community Church, a multisite and church planting congregation. He also leads Multiply PDX, a collective of churches intent on changing the future of Portland Oregon.

Join the discussion as we delve into Gabe's experience leading a growing multi-site church that now plants churches, is investigating the hybrid future of the church and spearheads a collaborative, strengths-based movement intent on bringing Jesus to one of the least Christ-conscious cities in our nation.

As the church addresses the 21st century it is rapidly assuming a hybrid form, utilizing both digital and face-to-face communications. Though COVID may have hastened this, it predates the pandemic. We're all learning to maximize the opportunities we face during this often stressful, but exciting era.

Gabe openly shares mistakes along with victories. This is a podcast you can't afford to miss.

You can follow up with Gabe via Westside or through Multiply PDX.

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Rob Wegner Interview - The Starfish and the Spirit

Season 3, Ep. 50287
This is one of the most productive podcast interviews in my short history of these attempts. Rob Wegner is a good friend and a super intellect. Better yet, he understands the way forward after the pandemic taught us all the fragility of church as we've known it since Constantine, and certainly the way it looked so long ago back in 2019.You'll laugh, and perhaps cry, through this interview.Cut the head off a spider and it dies - same result if you cut off a couple of legs.Cut two legs off a starfish and you get three starfish. Sever all five legs and you'll have six starfish. Every cell of the starfish has the ability to regenerate the entire animal. Cut the head off of the typical U.S. church and it dies or at least goes into a slump. We too often look more like spiders than the church Jesus planted. When the head of the church ascended to heaven he sent the Holy Spirit to live in each believer and every cluster where they gathered. When persecution dismembered the church it multiplied like parts of a starfish.Rob Wegner, Lance Ford and Alan Hirsch partnered, with the help of Ori Brafman who wrote the original Starfish and the Spider, to write this amazing challenge to us all to be more than we've imagined.Crucially appearing on the backside of COVID, even the timing of its release was God ordained--the book held up for two years with production delays. This book is perfect for leaders attempting to discern the way forward after the pandemic.For more, check the Kansas City Underground or scope out the book.