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.
#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.