The purpose driven Church

The Purpose Driven Church shifts the focus away from church building programs to emphasizing a people building process Warren says, If you concentrate on building people, God will build the church.
The purpose driven Church The Purpose Driven Church shifts the focus away from church building programs to emphasizing a people building process Warren says If you concentrate on building people God will build the church

  • Title: The purpose driven Church
  • Author: Rick Warren
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. After reading this book, the one question that keeps popping into my head is, "Why didn't I read this book going through Bible college?!" And to think that I pastored for nine years without reading this book! My belief is that there are many brethren out in ministry that have criticized Rick Warren without even taking the time to read what they are criticizing. That was me in a nutshell. The funny thing is that he even states in the book several times that the reader might not agree with him on [...]

    2. Although Dr. Warren says some good things in this book, there is not nearly enough good scriptural content to overshadow the over-abundance of flawed theology.Warren repeatedly tells us in this book that the Church needs to adopt and embrace worldly culture if it intends to reach the lost. He also consistently insists that what we believe (doctrine) is not important to God, and therefore should not be important to us; he states that what God will place His ultimate importance on is what we did w [...]

    3. We read tis book in a church group and I was surprised that it was as good and fundamental as it turned out to be. I had heard various things baout Rick Warren, including hints of his liberalism in various areas but had never verified that this was true for myself, but had no reason to read any of his books by myself. Hence I was pleasantly surprised when this book challenged me a great deal in my spiritual quest.The first premise of this book was that we are born for His pleasure and His purpos [...]

    4. My Rabbi gave me this book to read when I became Vice President of our Congregation. He didn't even warn me about the evangelical nature of the type of church Rick Warren built. I guess that was a vote of confidence in me.What Rick Warren has accomplished in developing his church is truly remarkable, and as he explains how he did it, you come to realize that he really has a method and a well thought out scheme for what he does. Of course, choosing to put his church in the middle of the fastest g [...]

    5. Worth reading If you are a Christian leader, but only because it is popular. A lot of bad theology behind this. Growth through Pragmatism rules the day in this paradigm. I've heard several of the pastors from this church and there was never any gospel in their sermons. In fact, they could have easily been Mormon sermons. Read 9 Marks if you want a good book on HEALTHY churches instead of simply having a huge church by any means necessary. Furthermore, his use of scripture was atrocious. He uses [...]

    6. Read it only if you want to see why bible-believers are chased out of churches by pastors who want larger congregations.

    7. Un gran libro. Totalmente imprescindible para mirar la iglesia y la evangelización con la mirada del nuevo siglo. Ojalá este libro fuera lectura obligatoria en el Seminario.

    8. Every Christian believer ought to take seriously the need for the Church to be and do what God designed it to be and do, as the Bible reveals this to us. (Tragically, too often we don't care about this --and the condition of our congregations shows it.) Warren (who is also the author of The Purpose-Driven Life) here describes the transformation of the local church he pastors into one in which genuine Christian nurture happens, and through which lost persons are regularly converted to Christ in s [...]

    9. Prior to The Purpose-Driven Church, I read Rick Warren's Purpose-Driven Life. I did not understand all the hype about the book so I finally got around to picking it up. The Purpose-Driven Church is filled with a lot more testimonies and personal examples from Pastor Warren's life. Like The PUrpose-Driven Life, it is written in an easy-to-understand format. Pastor Warren writes the story of Saddleback, which testifies to the hardships churches face prior to growth. Although at times Warren focuse [...]

    10. Watched this plan play out in a church I used to go to. It's based on consumerism and numbers. The idea is to make church friendly to Non-Christians by making sermons less scary and easier to understand and moving anything uncomfortable or deep to small groups for the long-term believers. It also covers making the worship more inviting to Non-Believers by trying to upgrade it to a professional level show and being careful not to have any song that might make Non-Believers uncomfortable. These ar [...]

    11. Warren is a possibly unsurpassed in his application of pragmatism and public surveys to the running and shape of the local church. Unfortunately his handle on and use of Scripture is weak, his eagerness to make your church accommodating means vagueness on our message and mission, and his writing is repetitious rather than refined. There is much to learn from Saddleback and Rick Warren's ministry but - as the author himself often reminds the reader - that isn't the model the emulate or even consi [...]

    12. I have to admit that I wasn't too pleased when I found out that a group from my church was reading this book. I had all sorts of bad feelings about Rick Warren and the whole Church Growth and "Seeker-friendly" movement. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Putting an emphasis on creating a healthy community, Warren is able (for the most part) to avoid the trap of putting style over substance that is a real problem in the early 21st century American Church. I would definitely recomme [...]

    13. This audio version only includes the first five chapters of the book. I've never read the book. The first five chapters were good, but they really didn't leave me with any impression worth noting--although, that in itself is worth noting--and no more desire to read the remaining chapters. I'm not a Warren hater by any means--some of the things he's said on the Catalyst podcast were great!--but I can't say that I'd go out of my way to read any of his books to date.

    14. Some great teaching on how to foster a healthy church! I didn't agree with 100% of Rick Warren's statements, but the heart behind the book is exactly what so many North American churches need. Biggest takeaway? A church can grow and be relevant/contemporary without compromising the message of Jesus Christ.Now to go prepare my presentation notes for class

    15. The book is popular because it appeals to a good idea of trying to define one's purpose in life. Yet the author does not exegete Scripture well or harmonize Scripture as well. In the end, if followed, will hinder rather than help the believer.

    16. The Purpose Driven Church by Warren might be helpful for certain mega churches. His idea of defining the purpose of the church is helpful, but all others aspects regarding reaching the community, bringing a crowd, and building up the church is more relevant to churches of larger sizes as opposed to the average-sized church. I do have my disagreements with Warren on several counts of his methodology. There was not much said about the power of God working through His church, and he puts a strong e [...]

    17. The author shares the strategies he used for building his church in the 80s and 90s, the rationale behind the strategies, and encouragement readers that they can see their church grow if they follow the Church's purpose and guidance from the Holy Spirit. He pastored a big church, and you can see from his strategies that he is goal-oriented and thinks big. He reminds me of a charismatic business manager. He organizes church trainings/meetings/ministry very effectively; everything was very structu [...]

    18. I might be the only person I know that doesn't like this book. I found it to be a little thin and Warren's subject matter and supporting comments about the growth of churches to be full of the obvious. If you are looking for something more profound, concerning, the church and its spiritual and/or numeric growth, you should probably look elsewhere.

    19. Too much to share in this review, but this book has many gems of advice for those looking to take their church or organization to another level of growth and to instill a deep sense of purpose. Just like your life, if your church doesn't have a purpose or doesn't believe in its purpose, it will never grow or prosper.

    20. I'll keep it short: Warren has lots of good ideas about drawing a crowd, lots of good ideas for turning a crowd into Christians, and few very good ideas about the basics of ecclesiology, what the Church is and must do.

    21. Great read for anyone involved in ministry directly within church building. It is important for any organisation to be intentional about its actions and organised in a manner to be relevant in fulfiling its mission. This book gives a good approach for a church seeking to do just that.

    22. The purpose Driven church is a book about the fundamentals for a healthy and growing church. Rick Warren shares his insights and guidance based on his experience from planting and pastoring one of the most successful and fastest growing churches in America: Saddleback Church in California. There are a number of reasons I loved this book. Firstly I was not expecting it. Yes I am a Christian but really - who wants to read a book called the Purpose Driven Church in their spare time? The main reason [...]

    23. There has been a movement among missionaries and mission boards to encourage indigenous churches rather than merely exporting our culture to the rest of the world. The argument runs that the Gospel must always be enfleshed or embodied in a people and its culture. We cannot deny that the Good News of Jesus Christ must be spoken in particular human languages. Forcing Africans to worship like Scotsmen, does a disservice to African culture and the Gospel.As I read Rick Warren's book, the Purpose Dri [...]

    24. I would classify this as one of the 10 most important books any pastor or leader should read to help grow their church. While some suggestions might not be applicable , the writer makes this clear many times. It is an eye opener to things many pastors might not notice about their church. The book also provides strategies to help deal with some of these issues. A must read

    25. This book changed my perspective about the church and the serve. Together with four friends we started a small group to study bible following these principles. I recommended it very much.

    26. Pros: Purpose Driven ChurchCons: By Rick WarrenThis is a great book to read if you're curious about planting a church or growing an existing church. It has lots of practical advice, delivered in Warren's trademark blunt style. I've personally seen many people under the same misconceptions he debunks in this text. Some of the points are beginning to become dated (in particular "seeker friendly" churches seem to be on their way out and culture is even more sensitive to marketing than it was when t [...]

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