The Purpose Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message and Mission

The Purpose Driven Church: Growth Without Compromising Your Message and Mission

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by Rick Warren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0310201063

ISBN-13: 9780310201069

Pub. Date: 11/01/1995

Publisher: Zondervan

“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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310201069
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
94,801
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword by Dr. W. A. Criswell
Surfing Spiritual Waves
Part One
• Seeing the Big Picture
1. The Saddleback Story
2. Myths About Growing Churches
Part Two
• Becoming a Purpose-Driven Church
3. What Drives Your Church?
4. The Foundation for a Healthy Church
5. Defining Your Purposes
6. Communicating Your Purposes
7. Organizing Around Your Purposes
8. Applying Your Purposes
Part Three
• Reaching Out to Your Community
9. Who Is Your Target?
10. Knowing Whom You Can Best Reach
11. Developing Your Strategy
Part Four
• Bringing In a Crowd
12. How Jesus Attracted Crowds
13. Worship Can Be a Witness
14. Designing a Seeker-Sensitive Service
15. Selecting Your Music
16. Preaching to the Unchurched
Part Five
• Building Up the Church
17. 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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