The Purpose Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message and Mission - eBook  -     By: Rick Warren
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Zondervan / 2007 / ePub

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Every church is driven by something. Tradition, finances, programs, personalities, events, seekers, and even buildings can each be the controlling force in a church. But Rick Warren believes that in order for a church to be healthy it must become a purpose-driven church by Jesus. Now the founding pastor of Saddleback Church shares a proven five-part strategy that will enable your church to grow...Warmer through fellowship - Deeper through discipleship - Stronger through worship - Broader through ministry - Larger through evangelism. Discover the same practical insights and principles for growing a healthy church that Rick has taught in seminars to over 22,000 pastors and church leaders from sixty denominations and forty-two countries. The Purpose-Driven Church shifts the focus away from church building programs to emphasizing a people-building process. Warren says, "If you will concentrate on building people, God will build the church."

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 9780310294085
ISBN-13: 9780310294085
UPC: 025986294083
Availability: In Stock

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Every church is driven by something. Tradition, finances, programs, personalities, events, seekers, and even buildings can each be the controlling force in a church. But Rick Warren believers that in order for a church to be healthy if must become a purpose driven church by Jesus. Now the founding pastor of Saddleback Church shares a proven five-part strategy that will enable your church to grow. . .- Warmer through fellowship - Deeper through discipleship - Stronger through worship - Broader through ministry - Larger through evangelism. Discover the same practical insights and principles for growing a healthy church that Rick has taught in seminars to over 22,000 pastors and church leaders from sixty denominations and forty-two countries. The Purpose Driven Church® shifts the focus away from church building programs to emphasizing a people-building process. Warren says, "If you will concentrate on building people, God will build the church."

Author Bio

Dr. Rick Warren is pastor, author, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist.  His book The Purpose driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more than 32 million copies.  Warren founded Saddleback Church in 1980 with his wife, Kay.  In addition to a 120-acre campus in Lake Forest, CA, the church has ten satellite campuses in Southern California and three international campuses.

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  1. Lees Summit, Missouri
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Outstanding book
    April 4, 2011
    Pirate11
    Lees Summit, Missouri
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is the book, besides the Bilbe that a pastor needs at his desk everyday to get a Church growing and living again.
  2. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good insights!
    December 23, 2010
    M Teresa Trascritti
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    According to Warren, "If your church is healthy, growth will occur naturally." His main purpose for writing the book is to provide the necessary information to build healthy churches. Warren relates his thoughts in five sections: (1) "Seeing the Big Picture" (growing deeper through discipleship), (2) "Becoming a Purpose-Driven Church" (growing through ministry), (3) "Reaching Out to Your Community" (growing through evangelism), (4) "Bringing in a Crowd" (growing through worship and fellowship), and (5) "Building Up the Church" (growing through discipleship and ministry). Some of Warren's points seem obvious. For example, Warren states that a pastor "must be loving" towards people -believers and unbelievers alike (212), and that a church ought to have an "atmosphere of acceptance" (210).

    Warren had many good suggestions for reaching the "unchurched." For instance, he recommends that churches place "newer translation" Bibles in pews and during the sermon announce the page number so as to not embarrass visitors (297). He also shares that sermons ought to be based on the "needs, hurts and interests as human beings" in order to have "common ground" with unbelievers (295). Though there are many helpful points to Warren's book, his emphasis seems to be on making the "unchurched" feel comfortable (257). He promotes "seeker sensitive" services without traditions, and expects sacrifice from church members in order to accommodate unbelievers. It appears the main focus of Warren's agenda is to bring in new converts. This is a worthy task; however, it would be interesting to see if "old members" view this as a personal form of neglect.

    Warren claims, "Strong churches are not built on programs, personalities, or gimmicks," but his model for growing his own church falls into this realm (83). Maybe Warren's own notoriety is the reason for increases of number at Saddelback. It would be interesting to find out how many people leave after a certain amount of time and for what reasons.
  3. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    August 25, 2010
    James Thomas
    This book was a great disappoint to me. I found that many of the scripture references were used out of context or the author used exegesis to come to a false assumption. Though there are some very good ideas to encourage free thought, there is no firm biblical foundation.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 10, 2010
    Margaret Spencer
    Any church that sees its congregation going gray and not growing as fast as the residential rate around it needs this book and supporting visuals. Using this book as a study guide has become one of the best group studies we have done to date.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 12, 2010
    Lori Fleetwood-watt
    I pastor a small church in a small community of 750. I was called to this church recently and attendance was averaged 15 on a good day. We are currently averaging 35-50, have had 10 baptisms in just over 3 months, and have had Christians who had stopped attending return to church. We are seeing people saved and growing in the Lord. When I was given this book to read (3 days ago) by a denominational leader - I was ho-hum about reading it - due to some exposure to The Purpose Driven Life - and due to strongly negative opinions about a lot of "Church Growth" things that I had to study in seminary. What I found, is that many of the things that the Lord had led me to do - were recommended by Warren in his book. Other things have perked my interest. If the book is read for the ideas and principles - I believe this book is indispensible - especially for anyone involved in church planting or church restarts.I will be having those involved in direct ministries of the church read this book.
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