The Purpose Driven Church: Every Church Is Big in God's Eyes

Hardcover | November 14, 1995

byRick Warren

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“The Purpose Driven® Church has brought focus and direction to more pastors and church leaders than you can count. What a gift!”—John Ortberg, bestselling author 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, built around the five New Testament purposes given to the church by Jesus. “The issue is church health, not church growth!” declares Warren. “If your church is healthy, growth will occur naturally. Healthy, consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church.” Rick Warren 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 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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A five point strategy for attracting and spiritually maturing the unchurched, from the pastor of Saddleback Church.

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“The Purpose Driven® Church has brought focus and direction to more pastors and church leaders than you can count. What a gift!”—John Ortberg, bestselling author 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 ...

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"The Purpose Driven(R) Church has brought focus and direction to more pastors and church leaders than you can count. What a gift!"-John Ortberg, bestselling author 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 Ri...

  As founding pastor of Saddleback Church with his wife, Kay, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.25 inPublished:November 14, 1995Publisher:Zondervan

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ISBN - 10:0310201063

ISBN - 13:9780310201069

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ContentsForeword by Dr. W. A. CriswellSurfing Spiritual WavesPart One * Seeing the Big Picture1. The Saddleback Story2. Myths About Growing ChurchesPart Two * Becoming a Purpose-Driven Church3. What Drives Your Church?4. The Foundation for a Healthy Church5. Defining Your Purposes6. Communicating Your Purposes7. Organizing Around Your Purposes8. Applying Your PurposesPart Three * Reaching Out to Your Community9. Who Is Your Target?10. Knowing Whom You Can Best Reach11. Developing Your StrategyPart Four * Bringing In a Crowd12. How Jesus Attracted Crowds13. Worship Can Be a Witness14. Designing a Seeker-Sensitive Service15. Selecting Your Music16. Preaching to the UnchurchedPart Five * Building Up the Church17. Turning Attenders into Members (Congregation)18. Developing Mature Members (Committed)19. Turning Members into Ministers (Core)20. God's Purpose for Your Church

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A five point strategy for attracting and spiritually maturing the unchurched, from the pastor of Saddleback Church.