Purpose Driven Church Book Review
Spoken in terms and dialectics that are not confusing and pretentious but rather reflect the love and desire the creator has for his creation.
Keep doing what you are doing and you will keep getting what you are getting. Chap 11 “they don’t take the time to understand the people they want to reach” Most churches today older than 30 years old are probably still operating their church they same way they always have, just with kids and grandkids of those that made up the body 30 years ago. Church’s 30 years ago for the most part were not “strategically planted” but were commissioned to “save the community” and to meet the demands of communities. People in earlier times would seek churches while today’s churches must seek those who are lost. Just as being part of a community church 30 years ago provide a certain status, today it is viewed as almost an opposite proposition. People today are careful and do not necessarily want to not be labeled as a “church go’er”. The association today carries intolerance, self righteous and hypocritical connotations.
The one thing I did find as I researched this book, were a handful of articles criticizing Pastor Warren and the strategy of Saddleback. I must say, most of the criticisms’ were petty and loosely based on a certain interpretation of scripture. There were also challenges as to who the church was to serve. In my opinion