In their return to Saddleback Church after the death of their son, Pastor Rick and Kay share the very personal story of Matthew and his battle with mental illness. They explore the stages of loss that they are walking through with honesty and transparency, teaching us how to do the same in the tough and tragic times of our lives, reminding us that through it all, God is with us and loves us, and urging us to follow Paul’s teaching in 2 Corinthians 1:4-6 — to comfort others in their troubles as God comforts us.
Pastor Rick Warren founded Saddleback Church in 1980 as a small Bible study. Today, it has grown to over 20,000 people attending weekend services and over 5,000 small groups meeting during the weekdays.
The Purpose Driven model has transformed churches around the world. It is Pastor Rick's desire for every church to learn about these tools. We hope you use our resources to grow as an individual and expand the reach of your church.