Mobilizing Everyday Missionaries

I’ve not given bivocational church planting the respect it deserves. I’ve thought of it as an unsavory and occasionally unavoidable method-of-last-resort. I’ve seen it as a strategy to be employed only when absolutely necessary, or once all other methods have failed. I don’t think I’m alone in my aversion to bivocational… most of us think …

Paul: Planting Churches Bivocationally by Phil Claycomb (1 of 2) Read More »

  My wife and I just returned from vacation throughout the British Isles (along with 52 friends from Hawaii). She and I arrived a few days early to teach a seminar with a small but growing group of church planters. Most of these folks are immigrants from Sri Lanka and several nations from the north …

Planting Churches Bivocationally–On Purpose! Read More »

Peter Drucker wrote that we must measure, or judge every effort. He added, “…the single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that results exist only on the outside.” If results exist only on the outside, the size of your church is not an effective measuring device. God measures your results from the …

Planting “Pocket Churches” Read More »

We were suspicious. His conversion story was bizarre at worst, unconventional at best. Tom McCarthy was a young medical doctor and faculty member at UCLA Medical Center. He showed up in church, in pursuit of one of our young women. He was also recently divorced. We were a small church and she had lots of …

A Different Kind Of Church Planter Read More »

Watch this 17 minute video with Dave Ferguson, President of Exponential and myself. In it we discuss some of the tensions accompany church planting. Church multiplication is important. We need to deal with the inevitable tensions it brings. You’ll gain insight into how we saw one congregation of 12 people turn into 2,300-plus churches through …

Church Planting Tensions Ralph Moore & Dave Ferguson (Exponential) Read More »

When I told my buddy about my church planting plans, he said, “You’ll never let go of the ring, Frodo, they never do.” My friend Ken Hiroshige was also my dentist. He drilled me with words while while working a long needle into my jaw. “They never let go when they get to your place. …

Church Planting & Letting Go… Read More »