Saddleback Church’s Pastor Dave Holden offers this 20 minute overview of the Purpose Driven Church paradigm. It’s biblical, transferrable, and doable wherever you’re doing ministry. He starts with the goal of producing disciples and moves into how disciples are made in a purpose driven church.
The first step to get a church to grow again, to get a declining church to grow, or to get a growing church to grow more, is to redefine your purpose. Go back and rediscover the original vision of the church and say, “Why are we doing what we’re doing?” Growing churches have a clear-cut […]
As a young pastor I can remember the feeling of expectancy when I took the pulpit of my church for the first time. I had graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree and had been awarded the school’s top preaching award. I thought I was ready to take on the world through the ministry of […]