The Purpose Driven Church

The Purpose Driven Church

Growth Without Compromising your Message & Mission

Book - 1995
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"The Purpose Driven#65533; 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#65533; 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."

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub., [1995], ©1995
ISBN: 9780310201069
0310201063
Branch Call Number: 253 Wa
Characteristics: 399 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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balaei_laerea
May 23, 2011

I can think of no other better con artist than "theologean" Rick Warren.
If anybody had any brains, then they'd know just how manipulating Warren is with his so-called "proven facts" in regards to his interpretation of the bible, which he does self-servingly.

Anything with the words "Purpose Driven" in them, people should immediately veer away from. Because all these books will do is craft a "Purpose" for you, which will lead you no-where and even more confused than you already were.

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rstolzster
May 23, 2011

An engaging exposition on Warren's approach to church building, the Purpose Driven Church is engaging not just because the principles make sense, but because we know they have worked. A worthy read, not just from the perspective of church building, but also from the perspective of managing and inspiring people.

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