Purpose driven church book review

But we also found many true and encouraging pages.

Warren quotes the Sermon on the Mount as being application based teaching p. Warren's book is clearly written, and has lots of great practical advice. Fortunately many apologists have gone to be with the Lord but who will replace them?

It starts with a very important concept in the first verse.

Consider this — Churches are led by leaders. Every church needs to be defined by a purpose. The essential Biblical truths that prepare hearts for genuine conversion no longer fit. The application of a purpose statement in a meaningful way is a solid message, but the reader must remember that this is only one model.

What good is it to ask people to repent and convert, and not prepare them for how to live afterwards? Today we often hear the word "mistake" coming from pulpits, and especially in defense of false teaching and false prophesy.

In actual fact, using Warren's analogy, preaching the unadulterated Gospel is actually similar to performing surgery to save the patient, whereas Warren's preaching to felt needs is like giving such a patient a computer gameset because the patient desires to have a gameset to play then.

The numbers were even lower among other religious classifications They want to hear something on Sunday that they can apply on Monday.

In talking about purpose 4, Warren discloses that his view of church discipline consists of dropping from membership those rogues who fail to fulfill the membership covenant. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

However, does this fact inform us that audience targeting is biblical? But the repeated patterns of false teaching over 20 or more years and 25 million or so books combine for something to take notice of.

Pastor Rick reinforces this un-Biblical nonsense on pages —where we are told to think like lost people.

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Seeking relevancy and success, they have welcomed the pragmatic approach and have received the proverbial Trojan horse. Another goal is to send out career missionaries from Saddleback in the next twenty years. Yet, statistics suggest that most people who call themselves Christians have little understanding of the gospel.

With polls and surveys, a church can easily uncover the "felt needs" of the unbelievers in the local community -- then target their services to their intended consumers.

Quality churches are nearly always growing churches. Besides, God understands and loves me as I am. Warren therefore compartmentalize doctrine in the sense that doctrine and true belief in doctrine does not necessarily lead to a Christ-centered life in his opinion, which thus contradicts Rom.

By purposefully refusing to build his church surrounded by mature saints, there was nobody to hold Warren accountable as a preacher. Statements like this are so true that, in spite of the some of the less desirable parts of the text, The Purpose Driven Church should be read in conjunction with other church growth books by discerning leaders.

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Warren calls upon churches to balance all five for holistic ministry in a church, and this is one I would definitely agree with.


Lewis called "Screwtape Letters" was a clever idea in exposing a number of tactics of the enemy. Now, it can be granted that this occur in very few instances. The pastor of a church with a large homosexual contingent would never get to scriptures that condemn homosexuality in a seeker-sensitive perspective based on felt-needs.

Warren gives advice about the translations and paraphrases as though there are no issues with different Bibles and the profitability of using a text that is not faithful to the original languages.

Warren states that "No farmer in his right mind would waste seed, a precious commodity, on infertile ground that won't produce a crop" p. Amadeo I had a few raised eyebrows so far but the predominant message is on target and the book is very well written.

While we should in fact thank those who serve God in whatever manner, it is not right to think that therefore the way to keep the church going is to continue to honor those who serve as if these people are serving so as to be honored.

He spoke in parables to fulfill scripture, not to satisfy the felt needs of unchurched Harry. In fact, this is expected of all believers and it is unnatural for a believer to not to want to grow deeper into the Christian faith.

Where is repentance, acknowledgement of need, or confession of personal sin? And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. God will use our weakness, not our strengths!A large portion of the book is devoted to the process of moving people from the community (unbelievers) to the crowd (church attenders) and to the congregation (believers) and ultimately to the core of the church where they are leading or participating in one of the church’s ministries.

Jun 26,  · Because of the overlap between The Purpose Driven Church (targeted at pastors and church officials) and The Purpose Driven Life (targeted at the wider church body as well as unbelievers), Who’s Driving is relevant to people who have concerns about either book. The Purpose Driven Church () is a book written by Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, United joeshammas.com was published insubtitled "Growth Without Compromising Your Message & Mission."In a May survey of American pastors and ministers conducted by George Barna, The Purpose Driven Church was voted as the second book.

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Rick Warren in his book the purpose driven church was mandated to attempt to put in print the story of Saddleback church.

From shear curiosity be both Jew and gentile most religious and business leaders had at least a cursory interest in how a church grew to 10, attendees. The Purpose-Driven Life - A Review of the Book From a Lutheran Perspective Print/Download: PDF DOC Pastor Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose-Driven Life, has sold millions of copies worldwide, and seems to be “sweeping” through the visible church, being used by many different denominations.

1, 2 According to the book’s jacket cover, it is “a groundbreaking manifesto on the meaning of. The purpose Driven church is a book about the fundamentals for a healthy and growing church.

The Purpose-Driven Life

Rick Warren shares his insights and guidance based on his experience from planting and pastoring one of the most successful and fastest growing churches in America: Saddleback Church in California/5.

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