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Building Purpose Driven Churches the Jesus Way

I was talking with a group of pastors in Rwanda and they asked me to tell them what it meant …

6 Ways to Prevent Vision Drift in Your Church

Your most important job as a church leader isn’t to hire and fire. It isn’t to manage a budget. It …

3 Ways to Replace Busyness with Purpose in Your Ministry

More than 70 percent of pastors say they work between 55 to 75 hours every single week. Those numbers may …

5 Keys to Building a Solid Foundation for Your Small Group Ministry 

I have this displayed on my office whiteboard: “Vision without implementation equals hallucination.” I believe in vision. If you don’t …

What’s Driving Your Church?

When I wrote The Purpose Driven Church, I made the bold assertion that every church is driven by something. That’s still true, and …

Reaching a Changing World with God’s Unchanging Word

In ministry, some things must never change but others must change constantly. Clearly, God’s five purposes for his church are …

Growing People at Every Level of Commitment

If the people in a church grow, then the church will grow. One of the core ideas I wrote about in The Purpose Driven …

What Being a Purpose Driven Church Is NOT About

A generation of church leaders have grown up in Purpose Driven churches across America and around the world. Over the last …

5 Big Goals for Each New Year of Ministry

For thirty-five years, Saddleback Church has been making disciples through a very intentional, purpose driven process. And we’ve helped train …

Becoming a Purpose Driven Church (An Interview with Rick Warren, Part 2)

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of an interview. Click here to read part 1.  Walker: It took you …

Becoming a Purpose Driven Church (An Interview with Rick Warren, Part 1)

Editor’s Note: The following is a re-published version of an inspiring interview with Pastor Rick Warren from 2002, and the principles are …

4 Keys to Taking the Next Step of Growth In Your Church

  I’ve had the opportunity these last thirty years to be with Rick Warren as he has personally taught well …

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