ABOUT RICK WARREN

Rick Warren
Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., one of America's largest and most influential churches. Rick is author of the New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life. His book, The Purpose Driven Church, was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is also founder of Pastors.com, a global Internet community for pastors.

3 Signposts on the Road to Discovering God’s Vision

There are three parts to getting God’s vision for your ministry.

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8 Tests of Your Leadership Convictions

One aspect of a leader’s character is the convictions to which he is deeply committed.

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Why Great Leaders Must Be Vulnerable

Here are some important reasons why being vulnerable is a forgotten virtue of great leadership.

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Three Measurements that Right-Size Your Vision

The size of your vision should be determined by the size of God. Are you asking, “What can God do in this place?”

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3 Pace-Setting Tools for Lead Pastors

Three parts to getting God’s vision for your ministry.

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7 Ways to Help Your Team Find Rhythm and Energy

It’s possible to find a healthy working rhythm and ultimately increase the effective energy with which your leaders serve without causing them to burn out.

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Sharing a Social Network Gospel

Our gospel message must never change, but the way we deliver that message must be constantly updated to reach each new generation.

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Recent Comments
What happens when u dont have a meeting place any more. And u was forced out because the buliding wasnt available any more.
 
— Debra
 
If someone wants entertainment they're going to the wrong place. Church is not a place for entertainment...or in my opinion a barrage of coffee and donuts. Why are churches today bringing the world INTO them? Then there's the thing with children...age appropriate??? These little guys can pick stuff up in service. Besides Jesus said Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Mt. 19:14.
 
— Laurie
 
I love the intentionality here as well as the challenge to look at the data. That's missing so many times. I would like to offer a contrarian's take. Church members and regular attenders have so many ways to get information: Announcements, bulletins, social channels, relationships, and email being among the options. But brand new people are likely going to check out the website and that's it. It might be wiser for churches with limited time and resources to focus their website almost exclusively to guests. This group of people isn't looking for a calendar of events but wants to know about regular programs. They probably aren't interested in watching all of the messages but instead may want to preview one of the services. For the times we need church members to go to websites (sign up for camp, join a group, etc), we're probably better off designing and promoting a specific page rather than cluttering up the homepage.
 
— Michael Lukaszewski (@mlukaszewski)
 

Clarity Process

Three effective ways to start moving toward clarity right now.