A generation of church leaders have grown up in Purpose Driven churches across America and around the world. Over the last 36 years, we’ve devoted a great deal of time and effort to helping leaders understand the biblical vision of the Purpose Driven church, but some myths seem determined to persist. As you lead your church into greater health and effectiveness, you’re going to encounter these myths.
Let me spell out seven things a Purpose Driven church is not …
It’s not about embracing the latest fad
Being Purpose Driven is not about trying to be as contemporary as possible in approach or in style. It’s about being biblical. The five purposes of the church commanded by Jesus in the Great Commandment and Great Commission never go out of style. They are eternally relevant.
It’s not about your evangelistic target
There are now hundreds of thousands of Purpose Driven churches around the world focusing on reaching thousands of different people groups. There are PDCs for every age group: Builders, Boomers, GenXers, and Millennials. There are thousands of PDCs reaching every possible lifestyle group: cowboys, bikers, professionals, singles, artists, surfers, academics, Amazon boat people, pre-moderns, moderns, post-moderns, and someday intergalactic aliens! There…Continue Reading