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From Ashes to Hope: Fire Relief Efforts in California

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On October 8, wildfires swept across Northern California, displacing 100,000 people, destroying 7,700 homes, and scorching more than 240,000 acres. Find out how church-to-church unity is helping rebuild communities from ashes to hope.
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PDC News

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Pastor Rick Warren and Pastor Mike Constantz share a special message on resourcing local pastors in long-term recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
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Purpose Driven/PEACE Training Reaches The Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and India

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The PEACE Plan’s success in Rwanda has sparked international interest from other countries that long to implement the same training and national strategy.
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Relief in the Storm

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Saddleback’s PEACE Relief teams respond to Hurricane Harvey, serving the church as they serve local residents.
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Over 100 Delegates Trained as PEACE Leaders

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From August 29–September 2, over 100 church leaders from five countries attended PEACE Leader Training.
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PEACE Virtual Reality Experience

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Scores of ministry leaders respond to PEACE VR Experience by taking next steps.
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Purpose Driven Church 2017 Recap

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Nearly 3,000 pastors and church leaders from around the globe discover renewed hope at the Purpose Driven Church Conference.
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Join the PDC17 Coaching Lab and learn how to become a Purpose Driven Church

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Connect one-on-one with Regional Coaches offering support and mentoring for aspiring Purpose Driven Churches.
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Don’t be Afraid to Connect with Millennials

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Mingo Palacios, Purpose Driven Church Pastor for Evangelism and Culture, spent the past year touring the country in an RV, connecting with next generation leaders about the future of the church. Now, he wants to share that insight with you!
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PD in Ivory Coast, China, and More!

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This month marked the training kick-off of Purpose Driven in Côte d'Ivoire, in Macedonia, and in Uganda. Plus, nearly 80 church leaders gathered in Hong Kong for the city’s first ever Purpose Driven Church conference!
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CONNECT MORE VISITORS – FREE RESOURCE

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Maximize the 28 days between Easter and Mother’s Day. Download your free copy of Visitor Connection Top 10 from Purpose Driven Church.
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Purpose Driven Church Conference Held in Russia

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From April 25–27, Saddleback’s Global PEACE partnering church (GPC) in Moscow gathered over 240 pastors to take next steps toward implementing church health principles. As the first, locally-hosted Purpose Driven Church Conference, the powerful event trained leaders on how to grow healthy churches across Russia. Read more!
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The Purpose Driven Church: What’s NOT Required

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There’s a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be a Purpose Driven Church. Here’s a list of what’s NOT required!
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Gathering of International Partnering Churches A Call To Transform Nations

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To better equip International Partnering Churches (IPCs), our Purpose Driven Team hosted a training event at Saddleback’s Rancho Capistrano campus from March 23-24. Read more about the desperate need for IPCs to help build Purpose Driven nations.
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PD Regional Directors’ Gathering Equipping Healthy Churches

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From March 20–23, over 20 Regional PD Directors united to discuss best practices, coaching techniques, and strategy to better serve those who are implementing PD. Find out how they are creating practical solutions for churches that desire greater health.
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Church Health – A Balancing Act

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When a church emphasizes any one purpose, neglecting the others produces imbalance. Find out how to master the balancing act of church health.
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All-Africa Pastors Gathering

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From February 21–23, nine International Partnering Churches from the U.S and Brazil, united with influential pastors from African countries during the All-Africa Pastors Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. Find out how the PD movement is transforming nations.
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PEACE Leader Training Equips Mission Leaders

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From January 31—February 2, missions leaders from other churches attended Saddleback’s PEACE Leader Training to learn about Foundation, Mobilization, Transformation, and Expansion through The PEACE Plan.
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PEACE Day Event Held at Bayview Baptist Church

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To help take the Good News to the last 3,000 unreached tribes, Saddleback’s PD Team hosted their first PEACE Day event. Held on January 24 at San Diego’s Bayview Baptist Church, the gathering introduced the PEACE Plan to churches that have never heard or been involved in this final frontier project.
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Create a Purpose Driven Covenant for your Church

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In a Purpose Driven church, every purpose has its own champion. Learn how to create a Purpose Driven team covenant by simply deciding what values are important and necessary for your church staff.
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Finishing the Task Committed to The Great Commission

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From December 6-8, Saddleback Church hosted over 500 people during the Finishing the Task Conference, moving us one step closer toward fulfilling the Great Commission.
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21 International Partnering Churches Commit

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After Saddleback committed to equipping Rwanda as a Purpose Driven nation, 21 other churches have stepped forward to install the PEACE Plan and PD in African countries.
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Twelve Characteristics of a Purpose Driven Church

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There’s no one particular formula or way of doing church; it’s the Purpose Driven focus and intentionality that’s important, not the method. There are, however, 12 characteristics that Purpose Driven Churches share.
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What Does Your Church Value?

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Have you ever thought about why you do what you do as a church? Whether you’re aware of it or not, values are a foundational part of every church’s DNA. Being able to articulate a list of values defines the nature of a church culture.
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October Meeting for International Partnering Churches

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On October 27, the Purpose Driven Team hosted a gathering for 13 International Partnering Churches at Saddleback’s Rancho Capistrano campus. In attendance were 30 PD practitioners from the United States and Canada, currently coaching other churches in PD strategies.
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PD Essentials Conference Recap

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From October 11-14, Pastor Rick Warren hosted PD Essentials to share the PD vision, values, principles, and processes on which Saddleback was built. Hosted at Saddleback Lake Forest, over 1,200 people attended to hear the foundations for building a healthy church.
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Fields Ready for Harvest

Several months ago, we shared the story of how Chicago’s Parkview Christian Church had been commissioned to launch the Purpose Driven strategy in Malawi. Now, they are seeing the fruit of their labor as the country transforms into a thriving PD nation.
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Building Saddleback Buenos Aires on Purpose Driven Principles

Over 20 years ago, Sebastián Ojeda had a dream of building a church in Buenos Aires. When he was commissioned to plant Saddleback’s first international campus, he was overwhelmed by the mission to launch the campus within five months. Watch the video of his Purpose Driven journey.
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First Circuit of PDC Tour Total Success:
Six weeks, 10 states, 20 churches

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September marked completion of the first leg of the PDC Tour—a road trip across the country to host meet-ups and to talk about ministry with church leaders. Behind the wheel were Mingo Palacious, PD Pastor of Evangelism and Culture, and Jesse Stedman, PD/PEACE Global Events Coordinator.
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Growing People at Every Level of Commitment

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If the people in a church grow, then the church will grow. One of the core ideas I wrote about in The Purpose Driven Church, and which we teach in our Purpose Driven events, is that every church needs a process for making disciples. —By Pastor Rick Warren
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PDC Tour Reaches Next Generation of Ministers

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Hitting the road on August 10, the PDC Tour RV started its journey across the country, stopping at select cities to host meet-ups and to talk ministry. It’s been a time of sharing stories, building relationships, learning from pastors, and hearing the needs for the church.
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PD First Look, Church-to-Church Multiplying Efforts

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In the wake of the 2016 Purpose Driven Church Conference held in June, the Purpose Driven Team is keeping the momentum going with PD events across the country. During the month of August, they kicked off PD First Look and the PDC Tour.
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