PDC Conference Hong Kong 2018

Hong Kong Purpose Driven Church Conference 2018 When it comes to growing churches together on mission, the Purpose Driven Church

2018 All-Africa Pastors’ Gathering in Kigali Rwanda

To help build Purpose Driven (PD) Churches around the world, Saddleback’s PD team brought together International Partnering Churches (IPCs) with influential African pastors during the 2018 All-Africa Pastors’ Gathering in Rwanda. This networking and training event gave IPC’s a chance to see PEACE in action and the impact across Africa.

Capturing Stories for PEACE Virtual Reality Experience

In preparation for the June 2018 Purpose Driven Church Conference, Saddleback’s Video Journalist, Braven Carven flew to Rwanda on February 6 to gather footage for the PEACE Virtual Reality (VR) Experience. Get ready to be transported to Rwanda!

New Recording Studio for The Purpose Driven Podcast

In 2016, Purpose Driven (PD) Pastor, Mingo Palacios, started recording road-trip conversations with church leaders in the Purpose Driven RV bus. Within those fiberglass walls was born a vision to someday take the podcast to the next level, even if that meant leaving the studio-on-wheels. Through that dream came a new podcast studio recently built at Saddleback Rancho Capistrano. Check it out!

PEACE Leader Training Equips Mission Leaders

From January 16-18, nearly 40 delegates attended PEACE Leader Training at Saddleback’s Rancho Capistrano Retreat Center—equipping mission leaders in the full implementation of The PEACE Plan in and through their churches.

Purpose Driven East Coast Road Trip

Members from the Purpose Driven (PD) team recently hit the road to connect with PD pastors on the East Coast. Covering four states in four days, their goal was to encourage churches that had expressed interest in partnering with African countries. You won’t believe the results!

PEACE and PD Training Encourage Nations To Rise Up

After The PEACE Plan’s success in Rwanda gained international interest from other countries, the Purpose Driven (PD) and PEACE teams have been actively laying the groundwork to implement the same training and national strategy across the world.

From Ashes to Hope: Fire Relief Efforts in California

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.

PDC News

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.

Relief in the Storm

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

Don’t be Afraid to Connect with Millennials

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Twelve Characteristics of a Purpose Driven Church

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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