139 episodes

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 disciples and teaching people the wonders of our God. You've also had a few disappointments along the way--this is where I think we can make a difference together.
I’ve been in your shoes and I think I can help you. I’d like the privilege of sharing experience and insights with you as I do a host of other leaders. This podcast aims to come alongside church leaders who could use a little extra guidance. I've got five decades of experience, a bunch of churches multiplied and lots of war stories that should help you get to where you're hoping to go. I really do think I can help you as you grow into a leader who you would want to follow!

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The Ralph Moore Podcast Ralph Moore

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3 • 9 Ratings

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 disciples and teaching people the wonders of our God. You've also had a few disappointments along the way--this is where I think we can make a difference together.
I’ve been in your shoes and I think I can help you. I’d like the privilege of sharing experience and insights with you as I do a host of other leaders. This podcast aims to come alongside church leaders who could use a little extra guidance. I've got five decades of experience, a bunch of churches multiplied and lots of war stories that should help you get to where you're hoping to go. I really do think I can help you as you grow into a leader who you would want to follow!

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    Three Old Guys from the Jesus People Movement

    Three Old Guys from the Jesus People Movement

    Randy Wier and Mike Howard entered my life on the second Sunday of the first Hope Chapel.
    They tell their story in this podcast. Mike discipled a guy named Rick who came to church to punch out the pastor to get him off his back. After joining forces with Jesus, Rick dicipled Robert a kid he'd turned on to drugs. Robert eventually planted a huge church in Lima, Peru and launched hundreds of others from their.
    Randy shares Christ with just about anything that moves. He's also helped launch two Hope Chapels and planted a third which he pastored bivocationally for decades.
    Life took Mike down a dark road but he's back making disciples in a ski resort where he teaches racing. Randy currently disciples younger guys and is active in a church plant led by one of his disciples.
    You'll gain insight into a unique time when the Holy Spirit did extraordinary miracles in the midst of some very ordinary people.
    This promises to be one of the most inspiring podcasts I've done. We're old but were still "truckin' for Jesus."

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    • 21 min
    Jerold Jones, Growing 150 year-old McCallum Church - Delton, MI (part 2 of 2)

    Jerold Jones, Growing 150 year-old McCallum Church - Delton, MI (part 2 of 2)

    Pastors are dropping ministry for greener pastures. Not Jerold Jones. He's leading a 150 year-old church to new heights.
    His is a story of struggle and monumental victory. Three stories illustrate a life well lived.
    Beginning in a legalistic church (that some would call a cult) he shifted into freedom in Christ. Repeated attempts to fulfill a calling without the benefit of seminary (in a movement requiring it), Jerold prevailed tenaciously. Finally, leading a tiny church with almost no financial resources into growth and community impact is an exciting story.
    Interviewing Jerold was a reminder of how good Christian leaders are at throwing roadblocks in front of the harvest-labor we pray for.
    This mans tenacity in the face of religious bureaucracy is inspiring. His willingness to pastor a “dying church” is another. The fruit they enjoy is exciting.
    You can connect with Jerold at https://www.mccallumchurch.com.

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    • 20 min
    Jerold Jones, Growing 150 year-old McCallum Church - Delton, MI

    Jerold Jones, Growing 150 year-old McCallum Church - Delton, MI

    Pastors are dropping ministry for greener pastures. Not Jerold Jones.
    His is a story of struggle and monumental victory. Three stories illustrate a life well lived.
    Beginning in a legalistic church (that some would call a cult) he shifted into freedom in Christ. Repeated attempts to fulfill a calling without the benefit of seminary (in a movement requiring it), Jerold prevailed tenaciously. Finally, leading a tiny church with almost no financial resources into growth and community impact is an exciting story.
    Interviewing Jerold was a reminder of how good Christian leaders are at throwing roadblocks in front of the harvest-labor we pray for.
    This mans tenacity in the face of religious bureaucracy is inspiring. His willingness to pastor a “dying church” is another. The fruit they enjoy is exciting.
    You can connect with Jerold at https://www.mccallumchurch.com.

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    • 20 min
    Zac Holt - The Table, Bristol, VA (Part 2 of 2)

    Zac Holt - The Table, Bristol, VA (Part 2 of 2)

    Zac Holt grew up on the fringes of the church but life took a hard turn for the worse.
    As a young man he found himself stretched between drug addictions and an early call to pastoral ministry.
    After suffering a broken jaw in prison he spent three months eating through a straw. Talking was a problem with his jaw wired shut he became a listener. The Holy Spirit is always speaking. What began as a tragedy opened a door for the Spirit in a new way.
    Today, Zac leads an ministry called The Table.
    The Table is a Christ-centered gathering launched by addicts for anyone who is struggling with any type of life-controlling problem. An outreach of Woodland Hills Christian Church in Bristol, Virginia.
    A quote from their Facebook page says much about the ministry, “So many of us just want a place to be known and loved. A place where we have a voice, where we matter… at The Table we value intimacy and love doing life together. At The Table, we hold each other accountable, and we help each other often. Ours is a community where broken people find healing. The kingdom of God begins where the broken are healed, where the sinner is forgiven, where the blind can see. The kingdom begins at The Table.”
    You may shed tears as you hear of the painful winding road that ended with Zac leading this thriving church. If you hope to reach people outside the church you’ll be challenged and inspired by Zac’s innovative approach to ministry.
    You can learn more at https://ministryresource.milligan.edu/organization/the-table, https://whcc.info/leadership or thetable117bristol@gmail.com.

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    • 22 min
    Zac Holt - The Table, Bristol, VA

    Zac Holt - The Table, Bristol, VA

    Zac Holt grew up on the fringes of the church but life took a hard turn for the worse.
    As a young man he found himself stretched between drug addictions and an early call to pastoral ministry.
    After suffering a broken jaw in prison he spent three months eating through a straw. Talking was a problem with his jaw wired shut he became a listener. The Holy Spirit is always speaking. What began as a tragedy opened a door for the Spirit in a new way.
    Today, Zac leads an ministry called The Table.
    The Table is a Christ-centered gathering launched by addicts for anyone who is struggling with any type of life-controlling problem. An outreach of Woodland Hills Christian Church in Bristol, Virginia.
    A quote from their Facebook page says much about the ministry, “So many of us just want a place to be known and loved. A place where we have a voice, where we matter… at The Table we value intimacy and love doing life together. At The Table, we hold each other accountable, and we help each other often. Ours is a community where broken people find healing. The kingdom of God begins where the broken are healed, where the sinner is forgiven, where the blind can see. The kingdom begins at The Table.”
    You may shed tears as you hear of the painful winding road that ended with Zac leading this thriving church. If you hope to reach people outside the church you’ll be challenged and inspired by Zac’s innovative approach to ministry.
    You can learn more at https://ministryresource.milligan.edu/organization/the-table, https://whcc.info/leadership or thetable117bristol@gmail.com.

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    • 24 min
    Guy Caskey, Pastor of Church Planting Movements 2 of 2

    Guy Caskey, Pastor of Church Planting Movements 2 of 2

    Guy Caskey leads two movements. One in Texas the other in Africa.
    Texas includes nearly 80 house churches in Houston. The other includes 13 networks of churches in the Horn of Africa.
    One of the African networks consist of more than 1,000 leaders. He says there is no way to know how many churches sprang from these people.
    He started rough. A natural athlete he spun out after an injury put him out of football. A lot of weed plus a breakup with a girlfriend tossed him into depression. At that point he met Jesus.
    A simple “God help me” led to conversion and a fired up witness for Jesus—but people weren’t growing.
    After a mentor discipled him into greater understanding he began discipling others instead of settling for prayers to accept Christ without follow through.
    In 1999 he found himself shuttling back and forth to Africa, mostly Ethiopia. Discipling poor, poorly educated bivocational pastors became a passion. Technology makes long distance disciplemaking and mentoring a reality.
    The story is exciting and there is no way to match the life Guy shared in the interview in the space here. You need to listen to our interview for the full benefit.
    For more information or to ask questions go to gcaskey@woodsedge.org or https://www.woodsedge.org

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    • 16 min

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Awesome church podcast for everyone

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