Think about the number of churches in your community. Perhaps there’s one church, or five, or maybe dozens. Now imagine a place where there’s not a single church. From small villages in Sudan to megacities in India, countless communities around the world still have no church, no national believers—and no one even trying to reach
After reading The Purpose Driven Church, Pastor Baroi felt a calling to plant churches. Six years later, he’s planted 35 churches and launched Bangladesh Evangelical Revival Church — a house of hope for Rohingya refugees.
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.
Pastor Kurt Bubna of Spokane Valley’s Eastpoint Church learned many lessons the hard way. Yet a major pivot in church health paid off. Now, after 40 years in ministry, Pastor Kurt shepherds over 3,000 regular members, is planting a new church, and is committed to helping Botswana become a Purpose Driven nation.
Early in his ministry, Pastor Allan Greer implemented the Purpose Driven (PD) model at Parkway Baptist. But it wasn’t until attending PEACE Training at Saddleback’s Retreat Center that he caught the vision for impacting the entire nation of Zambia.
Pastor Malath Baythoon knows the true meaning of being a good shepherd. In 2014, members of his 200-person congregation were forced to flee when ISIS took control of the area. Today, his church serves not only as a house of worship, but also as a refuge for the displaced — and the Purpose Driven Church is helping them every step of the way.
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.
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.
The PEACE Plan’s success in Rwanda has sparked international interest from other countries that long to implement the same training and national strategy.
Churches in Zelenograd and St. Petersburg Unite Through the Purpose Driven Movement
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.
To help bring PD strategies to African countries, Capital Christian Center (CCC) in Olympia, Washington took on the nation of Ghana in 2016. By February 2017, a team of four CCC pastors traveled to Ghana to officially begin training 137 local pastors in PD Essentials. Find out how God moved beyond the capital of Accra to expand PD into new territories.
After discovering the Purpose Driven message, Danny Duchene, a former prison inmate at a California Maximum Security Prison found his new purpose as a pastor at Saddleback 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.
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.
In 2003, Rwandan President, Paul Kagame read The Purpose Driven Life. Nine years had passed since the genocide took the lives of one million Rwandans and left one million orphans. But President Kagame had a vision to make Rwanda the first Purpose Driven nation.
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.
In 2015, Senior Pastor Manuel Carrillo of Vastago Church in Mexicali, agreed to host church leaders for the first PD Essentials Training in the area.
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.
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.
Under Senior Pastor Dave Minton, Capital Christian Church is installing Purpose Driven strategies in Ghana. After Saddleback Church committed to equipping
As spectators celebrated the 2016 Olympics in Rio, injustice was alive and thriving as traffickers sold girls on the streets. In view of this imbalance, two Purpose Driven Churches in Rio partnered with an anti-human trafficking team from Saddleback Church to help the victims.
In 1992, Ngwiza Mnkandla, Bishop of Faith Ministries in Zimbabwe, was tasked with the challenge of overseeing 10,000 church plants in eight years. Once the numeric goal was met, he knew that quality had been sacrificed for quantity. Learn how PDC helped turn that around.
Bishop Samuel Mensah, President of Full Gospel Church International in Ghana, attended a PD Conference in Rwanda in 2016. It was there that he saw the impact of Purpose Driven strategies on nations, giving him hope to bring change to Ghana.
Tanzania’s Anglican Bishop Sospeter Ndenza traveled to a PD conference in search of hope. Learn how he is using PD tools to help impact his own country.
Saddleback Kids proved you’re never too young to be Purpose Driven. Nearly 100 team members crossed the border to equip children’s leaders throughout Mexico at the Purpose Driven Children’s Ministry Conference, Practico (Practical).
During a recent PEACE trip to Moscow, four members from Saddleback Church met with local pastors representing leaders from 50 other churches seeking Purpose Driven Church training. Find out how they equipped churches to effectively mobilize unreached communities.
Ten years ago, Ken Smith embarked on a journey to visit and evaluate churches in Cairo, Egypt. Instead, he encountered a church that revealed an entirely new mission field to him in South Sudan. Learn how PDC training is impacting communities in South Sudan.
Two years ago, Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park Illinois was commissioned to become the first non-Saddleback Church to serve as an international partnering church in Africa. Today, they have launched the PD strategy in Malawi, and have trained over 300 local pastors.