The Purpose Driven Church

Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310294088
Format: PDF, 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 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."

The Dark Side of the Purpose Driven Church

Author: Noah Hutchings
Publisher: Defender Publishing
ISBN: 9780984630080
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The author of this book, President of Southwest Radio Church Ministries, was the member of a church that went from a mission in 1975 to the number two Baptist Church in Oklahoma in 2004. In 2004 his church adopted, through a new pastor, the Purpose Driven Church format. What happened at Pastor Hutchings’ church has also happened to thousands of churches across the nation in changing from a traditional and fundamental doctrinal position to a contemporary and informal style of Purpose Driven Church service. Dr. Rick Warren works on the principle to attract the non-churched and non-Christians by a worship setting in which they would feel “comfortable”. This would mean removing Christian traditional emblems like the cross, contemporary music, and informing the “old pillars” they could go if they did not approve. Dr. Warren has stated that he has “trained” or retrained 600,000 pastors in how to establish Purpose Driven Churches, which in many cases means to take over already established churches. As documented in this book, Dr. Warren has said that the five basic fundamentals of the Christian faith are too narrow, that fundamentalists are the biggest enemies we have, and we need to bring the Protestants, Catholics, Muslims, and all religions together to stop wars, heal the sick, and feed the hungry. Dr. Warren has ignored the advice of men like Charles Spurgeon who warned, “The devil’s biggest lie is that we can win souls with entertainment”. One of the problems facing churches that have gone Purpose Driven is that when the “old pillars” left, the remaining younger attendance provides little or no financial support and the church ministry suffers or ends. A tract based on chapter 12 of this book, “Is Your Church Going Purpose Driven, How Can You Tell”, has been disseminated worldwide. Every church member, and especially pastors, should read about the other side of the Purpose Driven Church controversy presented in this book. Brother Hutchings says that the most frequent question they get from their nationwide listenership is, “Where can I find a good church.”

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry

Author: Doug Fields
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310863635
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you long to reach kids and see their lives changed by God, this comprehensive guide shows you how. Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry will do for youth ministry what Rick Warren's Gold Medallion award-winning, The Purpose Driven® Church is doing for pastoral ministry. It's an indispensable guide to creating and maintaining youth ministry for the long run. It will help you create a solid spiritual team that builds the foundations of the Christian faith into the hearts and lives of young people. Forged around the fundamental purposes of evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship, Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry uses the experiences of Saddleback Church to illustrate what a healthy Youth ministry can be. Nine transferable principles help you - Connect with the power of God for passionate, committed leadership - Define the purpose of your ministry and communicate it effectively - Identify your potential audience - Create programs that reach your audience and fulfill God's purposes - Implement processes that move students to maturity - Enhance your ministry with clearly defined values - Team up with parents to involve the whole family - Find volunteers and develop them into participating leaders - Persevere through tough times and thrive in an ever-changing environment. Balancing both theory and practice, Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry can be applied to any church setting, regardless of size, denomination, facilities, resources, and existing leadership. Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry will help you develop a ministry that equips students rather than a ministry that coordinates events. Doug Fields says, "My goal for this book is to coach you through a plan to build a healthy youth ministry that isn't dependent on one great youth leader and won't be destroyed when the youth worker leaves the church. It's not a book on how to grow your youth ministry with six easy steps; it's about identifying, establishing, and building health into your church's youth ministry.

Simple Church

Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805447997
Format: PDF
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Now in paperback, muti-awarded national hit Simple Church shares a clear message from case studies of 400 North American congregations: Church is done best when it's kept simple.

Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life

Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310865964
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With over 1,000 Scriptures outlining each day of the forty days of purpose, this book is a wonderful reference. Winner of the Retailers Choice Award.

Christian Leadership Essentials

Author: David S. Dockery
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805464778
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A handbook of guiding principles for those involved at any level in Christian leadership, from churches and educational institutions to missionary organizations and other parachurch ministries.

The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids

Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310750458
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids includes 365 devotions that tie to the themes and ideas found in the bestselling The Purpose Driven Life by pastor Rick Warren. Written especially for children ages 8 and up, and featuring a ribbon marker, each devo includes a Scripture, short message, and prayer or thought for the day to help kids discover who they are in God’s eyes. Capturing the hearts of the new generation means ensuring they know their purpose and grow up confident of their value in God and their relationship to Christ. God created each of his children with a purpose in mind … the time is now to, thoughtfully and prayerfully, start the incredible journey to finding that reason.

The Kingdom Focused Church

Author: Gene Mims
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805420800
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Purpose of Christmas

Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471108449
Format: PDF, ePub
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In his powerful yet compassionate voice, Pastor Rick Warren tells the most wonderful story of all - the story of God come to earth in the form of a human infant. Warren goes back to that day long ago when the baby Jesus was born in the manger. In this clarion call to 'remember the reason for the season', readers are taken back in time to the simple origins of a baby who changed history forever. Warren gives readers an intimate look into his family heritage as he shares the fifty-year-old Warren Christmas tradition of having a birthday party for Jesus. Through stirring imagery and compelling insights, this book celebrates the significance and promise of this cherished holiday.