Synopses & Reviews
Churches in North America are bigger than ever, but their slow rate of growth cannot keep up with population increases. Existing churches simply cannot add enough new believers! The good news is that by multiplying, steadily and strategically planting new churches that, in turn, plant new churches, the global Church creates more of what Ralph Moore calls harvest points. In How to Multiply Your Church,
Pastor Moore shows church leaders and pastors why multiplication is the key to growing God’s global kingdom in their communities, and he offers them proven methods for implementing multiplication in their existing churches. Countless leaders have found an indispensable resource in starting a new church because of Pastor Moore’s vast firsthand experience and practical wisdom. How to Multiply Your Church
is the next leap forward for those who long to see God’s kingdom increase.
While others grow Godzilla-sized churches, Ralph quietly sets out to multiply and release churches to the ends of the earth. For that reason, he is one of my heroes. Neil Cole, Founder and Director of Church Multiplication Associates Author of Organic Church
, Organic Leadership
and Search and Rescue
I know no more effective current model as a pastoral advocate for and dynamic practitioner of church planting than Ralph Moore. Jack W. Hayford, Chancellor of The King's Seminary
Leaders who hunger for reaching another level of ministry impact will want to read and aply the principles found in How to Multiply Your Church.
Ed Stetzer, Director of Lifeway's Research and Lifeway's Missiologist in Residence Author of Breaking the Missional Code
and Comeback Churches
Ralph writes as a pastor who has a global vision. His church has planted 70 churches, and he is the catalyst for a movement of around 700 churches on every continent. For Ralph, making disciples is about who you are and what you do, and this book is filled with stories and cases studies from Ralph’s own experience. The most important lesson I learned was that we can do this, and we can start right now.
Author of What Jesus Started: Joining the Movement, Changing the World
The Western Church needs a radical intervention to reverse its current trend of decline. Ralph Moore is a modern-day prophet whose direct and, at times, abrasive style will work like sandpaper to peel back the layers that prevent the Church from fulfilling its mission. He calls us out in a righteous way, back to discipleship, and I applaud him for it.
Glenn Burris, Jr.
President of The Foursquare Church
The fruit of an emphasis on intentional disciplemaking—a movement of 700 congregations since 1971—speaks for itself and uniquely qualifies Ralph Moore to write on this topic. Designed for ordinary believers, this practical and inspiring book describes principles that, if implemented, will result in new followers of Jesus and healthy, multiplying churches. It is a challenging read that will help all understand that making converts isn’t the same as making disciples.
Tony and Felicity Dale
Founders of House2House Magazine and Authors of Small is Big! (with George Barna) and An Army of Ordinary People
Ralph knows that disciplemaking is core to church planting and God’s mission, and he has the practical know-how to share this truth through compelling stories that illustrate how disciplemaking happens. His stories are filled with truth from the Bible, led by the Spirit, and focus on the essential ingredient of disciplemaking: building relationships. I urge you to read this book, drink deeply from Ralph’s wisdom, and begin reproducing disciples to fulfill the Lord’s vision for your life!
Joseph W. Handley, Jr.
President of Asian Access
Ralph Moore is a leader who doesn’t set his smartphone navigator on the revivals of the past but looks at the decidedly non-sexy craft of discipleship. Doing the journeyman work of a gospel preacher, Ralph does the right thing in focusing on this most important insight: the individuals we are discipling are more than worth the trouble, regardless of the outcome or results. Do not miss this book. Keep the main thing the main thing!
Author of The Blackberry Bush, Pastor of Robinwood Church, Huntington Beach, California
Ralph’s uncanny ability to see potential in an ordinary person like myself and others is a gift from the Lord, but it also comes from his intentional approach to look beyond what others see and to probe where others might not care to explore. Making Disciples takes the mystery and program out of the process and puts it back into the hands of us all. It’s a simple title for a simple process. That’s how you leave a legacy like Ralph Moore.
Pastor of Hope Chapel West Oahu, Hawaii, Author of The Pound for Pound Principle
In Making Disciples, Ralph shares great stories and gives fresh inspiration and insight for building disciplemaking churches that reproduce and change people’s lives. He believes every healthy church reproduces more churches, every passionate leader reproduces more leaders, and every fully devoted disciple of Jesus makes more disciples—and tells how we can all do that. Great job, Ralph!
Author and Founder of All Nations
Simple. Biblical. Practical. Ralph Moore’s books are some of the finest discipleship, leadership and church-planting tools available today. Like all great writers, Ralph’s life tells the same story as his books. If you want to be equipped and inspired to be a disciple and make disciples, Making Disciples is for you!
Founder of Victory-Manila, Co-founder of Every Nation Churches and Ministries, Author of WikiChurch
Making disciples is everybody’s business. Ralph Moore’s genius for realness and simplicity makes me want to go and make disciples right now—in fact, more than ever before. Everybody should do it. Everybody can do it. And, in this book, Ralph Moore strips away the fluff, drills down to stuff and teaches us how to do it. Read it, and you’ll want to get to it! Buy a bunch and spread the word!
Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church, Pearlside, Hawaii
I love making disciples in Japan, so I was so excited to read Ralph Moore’s book on discipleship in the local church. Pastor Ralph is not only a great pastor but also a great developer of pastors and church planters. He is the real deal! This book will motivate you and give you practical how-to’s in making disciples.
Pastor of Jesus Lifehouse International Churches in Japan
Based on the amazing work Ralph has done in seeing countless people begin to believe in Jesus, and then launching scads of new churches, he is on my short list of living heroes. Ralph just might be the most capable voice you’ll connect with in this life regarding the development and care of disciples. As I read this book, only one regret occurred to me: Making Disciples should have been written a few decades ago when I first started to follow Jesus!
Church Planter and Author of Conspiracy of Kindness
Ralph is the real deal. He walks the talk, lives the life and is a passionate discipler who believes that discipleship is the only way. It is Plan A, and there is no Plan B. This is the true and urgent need for the hour. We need an army of disciples and disciplers, and Ralph knows this business.
Yang Tuck Yoong
Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church, Singapore
According to the author perhaps our greatest responsibility is to evangelize our own generation. Yet established churches are not able to do that. In fact, rising generations of Americans live in ignorance of Jesus Christ and have no moral absolutes. Aggressive church planting, the author believes, is the answer to the problem, because new churches focus on the needs of each new generation and present biblical truth in the cultural context that best reaches those people. The objectives of this book are to lay down the challenge to consider becoming a church planter while at the same time screen out wishful thinking and focus on the practical challenges of church planting. This authoritative and edgy message is the next thing in evangelism.
All Christians seek a better prayer life-ideally one where they connect with and have a closer relationship with God. Too many of us, however, have nagging feelings of guilt when it comes to asking God for what we want. Ralph Moore reminds us that it is absolutely OK to pray for God to meet our needs. In fact, we should do so with every expectancy that God will answer our prayers, because He loves us and always wants to help us. When we pray with a clear conscience and place our trust in Him, all things are indeed possible. This simple, straightforward book provides answers to basic questions on prayer for all Christians-and for anyone who wants to understand prayer and how it can transform your life.
The Great Commission is to make disciples. Renowned church planter and pastor Ralph Moore shows leaders why a focus on making disciples is the essential next step once a church is planted. This biblical, practical handbook will guide churches of any size to focus their ministries around Jesus’ command to His followers to make disciples of all nations. Making Disciples
offers a model of church ministry that sees every member as a minister, and it will become an indispensable resource for equipping a new generation of disciple-makers.
About the Author
RALPH MOORE is the senior pastor of Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii and the founder of Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach, California. His ministry now spans more than 700 churches on 6 continents. Pastor Moore travels extensively teaching pastors and church leaders biblical models for spreading the gospel and building Christ’s kingdom. He and his wife, Ruby, have two adult children who are also involved in church multiplication