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About Ralph Moore
Ralph Moore is Founding Pastor of Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii and of Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach, California. In 2017 he retired from his last church plant, Hope Chapel Honolulu. He currently works for Exponential.org as Church Planting Catalyst.
Ralph and his wife, Ruby, besides being church planters, are happy parents and grandparents. A former surfer, living in San Diego, he now spends his free time walking, reading, painting, training leaders and hanging out at the pool.
As a writer, his personal bout with panic/anxiety opened new vistas. He currently writes books that teach people how to conquer everyday problems along with books on disciplemaking and church multiplication.
Like his preaching, his written words deliver solid truth in a humorous and unassuming manner.
Beginning with just 12 people, the Hope Chapel 'movement' has mushroomed to more than two thousand churches worldwide. Ralph travels extensively teaching pastors to multiply churches.
You can catch his blog and/or contact him at www.ralphmoore.net.
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In its 6th edition since appearing in 1983 this book has helped several thousand pastors move from growing strong Christ-followers to multiplying churches. It will teach you to leverage your gifts in the lives of others. Ralph's story and the story of Hope Chapel is a challenge to let go of our ways for God's ways. Not the most charismatic speaker, he makes up for it with his writing.
The title came from a challenge by Ralph’s dentist over plans to leave a megachurch in California to start over in Hawaii, “You’ll never do it, Frodo, you’ll never let go of the ring. The big ones never do.”
The motive behind the book is to do things beyond our comfort zone and learned behavior. To believe in others when others normally wouldn't. To let go of our desire for self-importance for God's plans. In other words, to "LET GO OF THE RING".
Read and observe as one tiny congregation grows into a movement of more than 2,400 congregations (more than 200,000 people). Ralph's account of what it took to abandon security and begin again is three times inspiring. What sets it apart from other books on church multiplication is that this man actually experienced the story with all its bumps, bruises and victories. The book is short on theory and long on reality.
This story of the Hope Chapel mosaic of churches is funny and heartwarming, it also presents a simple, practical approach to making disciples and multiplying churches.
See how God turned a handful of people, with no money and few resources, into a movement operating on every continent.
You'll learn how individual surrender to God mounts up to allow ordinary people to make a great difference in the world.
What happened to these people could happen to you!
1. The organic nature of making disciples through relationships.
2. Just how little material support you need to plant a church.
3. The power of God to turn broken lives into strong tools of his grace.
4. Why a promise "to love you... as is!" is important to the spread of the gospel.
5. Next steps in your own life.
In truth, ministry shouldn’t be such hard work. Disciplemaking and church multiplication ought to be easier and life as a leader shouldn’t be as difficult as it is. Perhaps you struggle in your dreams to make disciples and plant churches. Let Ralph Moore come alongside, through this book and the tools he offers on his blogsite, www.ralphmoore.net. He’s been in your shoes—hopeful to make a dent in the world, yet unsure of himself. Let his experience come alongside to guide you to where God wants you to go.
As you learn to walk the uncommon path, you'll find new ways to model the character of Jesus and discover his supernatural power to help you along the way.
Do you struggle with anxiety?
We all encounter anxious moments, but if yours sticks on you like an unwelcome neighbor, or if you lose sleep due to heightened worries, this book will help you!
1. Why you feel this way.
2. What causes anxiety.
3. Why Christian leaders hurt.
4. How to cope with anxiety.
5. How you can let God do your worrying for you.
About The Author
Ralph Moore is the founder of the Hope Chapel movement which numbers more than 2,300 churches. After a life-long struggle with "generalized anxiety disorder," he blew an emotional tire with a three-day attack of extreme panic. The book includes details of his struggle, how he found help in God and through doctors (and medicine).
If anxiety hounds you, this book will point you toward practical help.
Catch up with Ralph at his free blogsite, www.ralphmoore.net.
Most pastors find the reality of day-to-day staff management bears little resemblance to their preconceptions regarding how a church should function. This book brings New Testament love and wisdom to the everyday task of managing a church in the 21st Century.
- How to radically increase the number of volunteers in your church while lightening everyone’s load.
- Biblical disciplemaking lays the foundation for “succession management” where each team member prepares the person who will eventually assume their job.
- Practical steps to help you hire wisely. You’ll learn to avoid missteps in hiring that can ruin good friendships while destroying a church.
- A management system that breeds healthy communications within a staff, particularly regarding misconceptions over staff roles and expectations.
- How to overcome conflict before it gets out of hand.
- A lengthy set of inexpensive and real-world benefits to increase morale among both volunteer and paid staff.
- How firing an individual can destroy them and your church, or it can be a blessing to both—you’ll learn how to turn this distasteful chore into a grace that benefits everyone concerned.
Why this book and not another?
Overall, you’ll discover a step-by-step guide for ministry teams to embrace a fresh leadership culture that builds authority through trust and loving practicality. This is a great book for teams to read and discuss together.
Books on leadership tend to fall into the ditch of theory or cross the road to crash into canyon of stilted pragmatism. Ralph Moore avoids both. He presents an approach to church leadership centered on biblical relationships rooted in years of actual practice as a disciplemaker and church multiplier.
Before You Launch: Pain Killers For Church Planters, will teach you the fundamental relationships you need to build within your launch team and how they can ensure success for the new church. In fact, if you play it right, you might even launch a movement.
1. Just why a healthy church plant is the result of effective disciplemaking before you do anything else.
2. Some simple tools to make your relationships pay big dividends.
3. How the author stumbled into church multiplication, and how you can get setup for it intentionally--before you ever plant your first church.
4. That you can prevent the pain some church planters (including the author) suffered.
5. How the New Testament can help you devise a simple reproducible structure for making disciples effectively.
6. Why you better make disciples before even thinking about launching your new church.
7. How you can build a sure-to-succeed launch team.
8. Crucial preparations for the big day when you bring your baby to the community.
9. Why some numbers really do count (they are NOT the ones you think they are).
Catch up with Ralph at www.ralphmoore.net.
The world needs the information rattling around inside your brain.
The driver for this little book is the fact that there are too many untold stories in the world.
This book is for you if you struggle with writing or with technology.
Overcoming Process Intimidation
I often meet people with great stories. Many have the makings of a book inside, but feel intimidated by the writing process.
Fear of the process is the primary reason why people never pen their life-message. I'll show you how writing can be easy and fun. This book is a guaranteedintimidation shrinker!
Fear Of Rejection
A second reason people don't write is a fear that publishers won't touch their stuff. This is valid. First-time authors face great difficulties, unless they bring alarge audience to market.
Publishers need to turn a profit. Their issue is quantity. You must bring a large built-in audience or a publisher can’t afford to work with you.
Amazon Has You In Mind
Amazon built two separate publishing companies for first-time authors, with small audiences.
Conventional publishers can't afford to invest in a book that might sell fewer than 2,000 copies. Because of Kindle and CreateSpace, "print on demand," Amazon can make money by printing a single copy of your book.
Questions For You...
Do you have a great story, but a limited audience? Would your story benefit even just a few hundred people? If so, keep reading...this book is for you!
Could use a book as an ultra-effective business card? Every candidate for US President begins their campaign by writing a book. In a world of sound-bites a book gives a person an opportunity to share their life, emotions, vision and values with an audience.
If It's Worth Reading, It's Worth Writing
Your book may inspire families to avoid the pain of divorce. You may save someone's life. My books on anxiety and stress continue to help people find their way out of the woods. I talk to thousands of people each year, but the books go to places I never will.
This short book hovers over three goals: A. To show what Amazon can do for you. B. To hold your hand while we get your thoughts into a readable format. C. To teach you the ins and outs of Amazon’s tools for publishing and marketing your stuff.
A recent USA Today poll shows that e-books accounted for 20 % of all book sales last year. Amazon Kindle owns nearly 80 % of that market. CreateSpace adds the possibility of selling paperback books at very little cost to themselves. This company is set to put you into print.
Thirteen Things You'll Learn:
1 How Amazon can afford to publish first time authors.
2 Six benefits unique to Amazon.
3 Seven ways in which Amazon will help you sell your book.
4 Why Amazon pays authors nearly five times as much as conventional publishers.
5 Three tools for smashing writer's block.&
6 How to get past the first draft roadblock.
7 Eight ways to hold a reader's interest.
8 A few simple disciplines to make your project much easier and fun to write.
9 How to get by with a little help from your friends.
10 Three simple devices to help sell any book.
You’re not alone, more than one in four Americans wrestles with anxiety. It is now our most treated emotional disorder.
Are you hassled by fears, worry or panic attacks? Do you toss and turn at night unable to shut your mind off long enough to fall asleep? Do you suffer panic over your health, job, family, money, or relationships? Do you war against timidity, self-doubt or general feelings of insecurity?
The truth is that these feelings are mostly rooted in fiction. You’ve learned to believe that the worst possible outcome is the only outcome. Trading those fears for reality is a major goal of this book.
Do others make you feel guilty for taking medications that get you through your day? Or do you somehow feel "weak" for needing outside help to treat anxiety and depression?
Could you use a dose of humor and practical tools to help you relieve anxiety? Would you like to learn how to "talk-back" to your doctor in order to get the help you need? Would you benefit from simple tips for re-gaining sleep? Want to know how to keep multi-tasking from making you crazy?
Need a couple of simple tricks for calming your nerves while driving? Are you hoping to forsake fear as a life partner? Would you like to stop thinking the world is about to fall apart? Could you use a few simple spiritual devices that teach you how to remove pressure from everyday living?
This short book bristles with help.
Having struggled through major anxiety issues Ralph Moore offers practical tools to help you defeat the monster. His helps range from medical, to spiritual, to simple pragmatic decisions.
Beginning with the fear that he had lost his own mind, “Pastor Ralph” found help from a local doctor. His experience taught him that medication does help, and that many people need freedom from feeling that taking meds somehow offends God.
The book uses humor and personal stories to deal with shame, guilt and fear. It even describes how driving in the slow lane can calm your nerves. There are tools for avoiding “catastrophic thinking.” Finally, it offers simple spiritual devices to help remove the pressure from everyday living.
This book will help you:
- Remove guilt about seeking medical treatment for anxiety and depression.
- Find techniques that insure better sleep.
- Learn to live a calm life in a pressure-filled world.
- Learn how to block anxiety and stress.
- Shutdown adrenaline when it threatens you.
- Push back if your doctor doesn’t understand your pain.
- Gather spiritual tools that will conquer fear.
- Overcome negative inputs and thoughts that lead to feeling anxious.
- Learn to ‘talk’ your feelings back under control.
This appealing book has an easy and calming flow. Anyone who suffers from one or more anxiety issues will greatly benefit from the author’s careful, medically correct and simple advice. The book offers a clear and calming path to relief from anxiety.
Having struggled through both chronic and acute anxiety, Ralph Moore offers quick and easy steps to help you defeat the monster. His tips range from medical, to spiritual, to simple pragmatic decisions. Since most of the stories are the result of hard-fought personal battles you will benefit from his personal experience. His advice works from the get-go.
Do yourself a favor buy the book, now, and begin to overcome anxious feelings!
Do you find yourself condemned to indecision over important choices? If so, this book is for you!
The book shows how God functions much like an architect who leaves the interior design, landscaping and color choices to us.
Drawing on many years as a pastor, Ralph Moore brings lots of real life stories into the book. Each serves to illustrate a process for choosing success in light of God's plans for your life. The book makes complicated truth simple and easy to understand. It is a quick and enjoyable read...
You will discover:
- How asking advice can honor someone you love
- Tools for making choices are between something good and something equally good
- That God wants to give you the desires of your heart
- How the Bible plus personal circumstances often display God’s plans
- How to hear God when life is noisy and confusing
The book speaks to these vital issues and more. Ultimately, it shows that God wants you to know his freedom in your choices. The principles in the book will fill you with direction, give you purpose and the confidence to make solid, life-shaping decisions.
This is a short breezy read. It’s good theology in a simple wrapper. You may find yourself reading it twice.
Don’t wait, buy it now and begin to seriously uncomplicated your life.
Are you overloaded by life's everyday burdens? Is your life is out of control?
If you struggle with these issues, this book is for you.
Ralph Moore is a very busy man. He is currently launching a new church. He also travels nearly 100,000 miles each years teaching other pastors. And, he overcame a massive anxiety attack a few years ago.
His book offers useful 'tricks' he's picked up along the way. They will help you break the grip of stress on your life.
The author lives by the words in this book. They hold together his demanding life.