The Purpose Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message & Mission
By Warren, Rick, Criswell, W. A.
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
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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:
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.
- warmer through fellowship
- deeper through discipleship
- stronger through worship
- broader through ministry
- larger through evangelism
|Release Date: November 1995||Pages: 399|
|Binding: Hardcover||Print Size: |
|Height: 1.31 inches||Width: 6.40 inches|
|Length: 9.42 inches||Weight: 1.53 pounds|
|Vendor Code: 0300065809|
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.
Rick Warren a menudo se llama el líder espiritual más influyente de América. Fundó Saddleback Church en Orange County, California, que es ahora una de las iglesias más grandes y más conocidas del mundo. También, fundó el "Purpose Driven Movement" un red de más de 10.000 iglesias en muchas denominaciones en 160 países. Ha enseñado más de 350.000 pastores en el mundo. Llamándolo un "empresario espirutal," Forbes Revista dijo, "si el ministerio de Warren fuera un negocio que sería comparada con Dell, Google, y Starbucks en impacto." Rick y Kay Warren dan los 90 por ciento ausentes de los beneficios de sus libros a las causas caritativas, incluyendo su plan de P.E.A.C.E plan y Acts of Mercy, cuales sirven ésos infectados y afectados por SIDA.
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