The issue is church health, not church growth--if your church is healthy, growth will occur naturally. So how do we make healthy churches, driven by purpose?
In order for any church to thrive, it must be built around the five New Testament purposes given to the church by Jesus Christ. In this classic of Christian church stability, pastor and bestselling author of The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren unpacks this proven five-part strategy that will enable your church to grow:
- Warmer through fellowship.
- Deeper through discipleship.
- Stronger through worship.
- Broader through ministry.
- Larger through evangelism.
Every church is driven by something. Tradition, finances, programs, personalities, events, seekers, and even buildings can each be the controlling force in a church. But Warren will show you how to concentrate on building people and let God build the church. In other words, healthy, consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church. And The Purpose Driven Church will show you how to do that.
"The Purpose Driven Church has brought focus and direction to more pastors and church leaders than you can count. What a gift "--John Ortberg, bestselling author.