Eastpoint Church, Spokane Valley, Washington
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.
Parkway Place Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas
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.
Christian Missionary Alliance in Erbil, Iraq
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.
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.
Impact Church in Scottsdale, Arizona
Impact Church in Scottsdale, Arizona—made up of professional athletes—probably has some of the healthiest members in the nation. What sets this Purpose Driven Church apart is that it’s equally focused on spiritual health by balancing all five purposes.
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!
Paul VI High School, Camden County, New Jersey
Four years ago, Father John Rossi was commissioned by his bishop to serve as director of Catholic identity at Paul VI High School in Camden County, New Jersey. Now he’s teaching religion and helping students grow their Catholic Christian faith—and he’s relying on the five purposes every step of the way.
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