About the Author
As founding pastor of Saddleback Church, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life is one of the bestselling nonfiction books in publishing history. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. Rick has also founded the Global PEACE Plan, which Plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute broadcast, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.
Table of ContentsForeword 7 Acknowledgments 9 Read Me First 11 SESSION 1 Connecting with Jesus 15 SESSION 2 Compelled by God’s Love 23 SESSION 3 Connecting in Community 31 SESSION 4 Strengthened by Honesty 39 SESSION 5 Iron Sharpens Iron 49 SESSION 6 Remembering Christ in Community 57 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 65 APPENDIX Purpose-Driven Group Agreement 67 Small Group Calendar 69 Purpose Team Roles 70 Purpose-Driven Life Health Assessment 72 Purpose-Driven Life Health Plan 74 Spiritual Partners’ Check-In Page 77 Serving Communion 78 Memory Verses 80 Daily Devotional Readings 81 Prayer and Praise Report 82 Sample Journal Page 84 LEADERSHIP TRAINING Small Group Leadership 101 85 (Top Ten Ideas for New Facilitators) Small Group Leadership Lifters 88 (Weekly Leadership Tips) Leader’s Notes 93 About the Authors 107 Small Group Roster 108