The Ralph Moore Podcast
The Church Planting Journey--Interview with Robert Logan
Season 2, Ep. 51062
In the second part of this interview we walk through the stages of church planting. You'll benefit from Bob Logan's personal experience as both a church planter and from his vast experience coaching planters toward fruitful ministry.
Danny Bennet: Santa Cruz Hope - Skaters, Surfers and Innovative Church Plants
Season 3, Ep. 50289
This is the first of three podcasts featuring my good friend, Danny Bennett.Danny and Jenny planted Hope Church in Santa Cruz a decade ago. A congregation of surfers and skaters, eventually turned a church auditorium into an indoor skate park that hosts a church gathering on Sundays.But, that's for episode two. The interview started with their church plant in Portland, Oregon. Beginning at the onset of COVID, this congregation (led by the man who helped bring Danny to Jesus) was forced to innovate. Just over a year old, they now meet, online, in Portland, Stockholm Sweden and Huntington Beach, CA. They, along with Danny were "gifted" a debt-free church campus. If you struggle with giving, trusting Jesus during tough times, etc., this podcast is for you. You won't want to miss the next two episodes, either. Hope Church in Santa Cruz was also gifted two church campuses. They gut the buildings, build indoor skate ramps and basketball courts to better serve the youth in the community. Those spaces double for congregational meeting space on weekends. This series is a dream for church planters and other innovative leaders.Catch Danny, Jenny and their team by CLICKING HERE.
Interview with Ben LaPlace - The Village Church/Greer, SC
Season 3, Ep. 50288
Ben and his wife, Angela, founded The Village, a church in Greer, SC in September, 2019 shortly before the onslaught of COVID-19.Intent on planting a church while maintaining a career in graphic design Ben was well-placed to flourish in the face of the pandemic. When facing the crisis, the church quickly re-organized as a congregation of online microchurches. When possible they’ve met face-to-face, though it’s their resiliency and willingness to empower everyday Christ-followers that unlocks the success they enjoy. You’ll benefit from Ben’s very positive, yet realistic, approach to bivocational church leadership. You might be inspired to try something new. And the church has a vision to multiply. As The Village continues to grow and form, their prayer is God’s Kingdom would come here on earth as it is in heaven by connecting, equipping and supporting missional leaders and church planters.Catch up with Ben at The Village Church.
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.