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PD in Ivory Coast, China, and More!

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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Purpose Driven Church Conference Held in Russia

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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Super-Early Bird Deadline for Purpose Driven Church 2017 is April 15

We are excitedly preparing for Purpose Driven Church 2017: Hope Renewed taking place June 27-29! Join Pastor Rick Warren and thousands of other church leaders for this inspirational and practical event. The super-early bird deadline is ending soon!
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Gathering of International Partnering Churches A Call To Transform Nations

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

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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All-Africa Pastors Gathering

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

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

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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Finishing the Task Committed to The Great Commission

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

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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October Meeting for International Partnering Churches

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

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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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

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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Building a Church on the Right Foundation

Here are some of the exciting things you (and those you invite!) will receive at PD Essentials: Building the Foundation for a Healthy Church on October 11–14.
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PDC Tour Reaches Next Generation of Ministers

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

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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