Pastor Dave Barr and his congregation at New Hope Windward Church in Hawaii managed to get their entire congregation of 900 into small groups for The Daniel Plan. The weekend attendance during the campaign exceeded the previous Easter and Christmas services and continues to grow.
The six-week study launched more than 100 groups that began a vibrant small group ministry. The Daniel Plan series was a huge attraction point in their community, as it was with the initial rally at Saddleback, as it focuses on a huge felt need but ultimately fulfills the deeper needs we all face.
The Daniel Plan was inspired through Pastor Rick Warren’s vision to provide a practical program for people to restore their health and ultimately prepare them to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. During an afternoon where he baptized more than 800 people, he came to the conclusion that his congregation was overweight. He confessed that while he only gained three pounds per year while leading the church, he had been their pastor for 30 years and needed to improve his health as well.
“With diabetes at epic levels in the U.S. and…Continue Reading