The Purpose Driven Church: Growth without Compromising Your Message and Mission

Author(s): Rick Warren


This is a five-point strategy for attracting and spiritually maturing the unchurched, from the pastor of Saddleback Church.

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Rick Warren is often called "America's most influential spiritual leader." He founded Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, which is now one of the largest and best-known churches in the world. He also founded the Purpose Driven Movement, a network of tens of thousands of churches from all denominations in 160 countries. He has trained over 350,000 pastors worldwide. Calling him a "spiritual entrepreneur," Forbes magazine said, "If Warren's ministry was a business it would be compared with Dell, Google, or Starbucks in impact." Rick and Kay Warren give away 90 percent of the profits from their books to charitable causes, including their global P.E.A.C.E. plan and Acts of Mercy, which services those infected with and affected by AIDS. Dr. Rick Warren, es pastor fundador de le Iglesia Saddleback en Lake Forest, California. Es el autor del libro de mejor ventas segun el New York Time, Una vida con proposito. Con mas de 10 millones de copias vendidas desde su publicacion en Octubre del 2002, el libro ha recibido dos veces el premio de ECPA El libro del ano en el 2003 y 2004.

Contents Foreword by Dr. W. A. Criswell Surfing Spiritual Waves Part One * Seeing the Big Picture 1. The Saddleback Story 2. Myths About Growing Churches Part Two * Becoming a Purpose-Driven Church 3. What Drives Your Church? 4. The Foundation for a Healthy Church 5. Defining Your Purposes 6. Communicating Your Purposes 7. Organizing Around Your Purposes 8. Applying Your Purposes Part Three * Reaching Out to Your Community 9. Who Is Your Target? 10. Knowing Whom You Can Best Reach 11. Developing Your Strategy Part Four * Bringing In a Crowd 12. How Jesus Attracted Crowds 13. Worship Can Be a Witness 14. Designing a Seeker-Sensitive Service 15. Selecting Your Music 16. Preaching to the Unchurched Part Five * Building Up the Church 17. Turning Attenders into Members (Congregation) 18. Developing Mature Members (Committed) 19. Turning Members into Ministers (Core) 20. God's Purpose for Your Church

General Fields

  • : 9780310201069
  • : Zondervan
  • : Zondervan
  • : November 1995
  • : books

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  • : Rick Warren
  • : Hardback
  • : 400