High-Pressure Invitations Are Counter-Productive

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High Pressure Preaching

Preaching to people who aren’t accustomed to church isn’t like preaching to a well-churched community. Too many preachers say they want to reach people who are far from God, but they don’t adjust their preaching style to impact the spiritually lost. One change in your preaching style to consider is how you ask for a […]


Saddleback Church: What’s Happening for the Next 10 Weeks Up to Easter

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What On Earth Am I Here For?

We’re showing you this letter from Rick to the Saddleback Staff for a couple of reasons. First, it is reflective of the way Rick communicates to the staff. He says things in a positive way and conveys his own sense of excitement about the things that are happening at the church. He gives tangible examples […]


Free Sermon: Getting Ready for the Rest of Your Life

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Rest of Your Life

On Sunday, January 6th, Pastor Rick delivered a sermon to prepare the Saddleback church community for the upcoming campaign What On Earth Am I Here For?. If your church is starting the campaign on the National launch day of February 3rd, we thought you could use this sermon to prepare your members and start to talk […]


What On Earth Are You Blogging For?

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What On Earth Am I Here For?

As you most likely know, The Purpose Driven Life is ten years old, and with its tenth anniversary, Saddleback Church and thousands of others will be launching a new spiritual growth campaign in the first quarter of 2013 called What On Earth Am I Here For? We’re putting together a crack team, a volunteer army, a special […]


Free Chapter of The Purpose Driven Life, Expanded Edition

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New Purpose Driven Life

The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? Self-help books suggest that people should look within, at their own desires and dreams, but Rick Warren says the starting place must be with God and his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from […]


An Invitation to Lead People to Discover Their Purpose

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Recently a 22-year-old named Mark connected with me through social media and asked, “How do I know what my purpose in life is?” As we chatted, I learned that his parents had read The Purpose Driven Life, but he had not read it, since he was only 12 years old when it was published. Every […]


Coming Soon! What On Earth Am I Here For?

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What On Earth Am I Here For? Book

The Church-Wide Campaign 10 years ago, Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life which became the bestselling hardback non-fiction book in history, and is the second most-translated book in the world, after the Bible. PDL has inspired and changed tens of millions of lives… more than any modern book. NOW, Rick has updated and expanded the […]


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