The Purpose Driven Church: Every Church Is Big in God’s Eyes

The Purpose Driven Church: Every Church Is Big in God’s Eyes

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‘The Purpose Driven Church has brought focus and direction to more pastors and church leaders than you can count. What a gift!’—John Ortberg, bestselling author Every church is driven by something. Tradition, finances, programs, personalities, events, seekers, and even buildings can each be the controlling force in a church. But Rick Warren believes that in order for a church to be healthy it must become a purpose-driven church, built around the five New Testament purposes given to the church by Jesus. ‘The issue is church health, not church growth!’ declares Warren. ‘If your church is healthy, growth will occur naturally. Healthy, consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church.’ Rick Warren shares a proven five-part strategy that will enable your church to grow * warmer through fellowship * deeper through discipleship * stronger through worship * broader through ministry * larger through evangelism The Purpose Driven Church shifts the focus away from church building programs to emphasizing a people-building process. Warren says, ‘If you will concentrate on building people, God will build the church.’The thesis of The Purpose Driven Church is that when churches think first about their health, growth is sure to follow. “If your church is healthy,” writes Rick Warren, “growth will occur naturally. Healthy, consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church.” These five purposes are to “Love the Lord with all your heart,” “Love your neighbor as yourself,” “Go and make disciples,” “[Baptize] them,” and “[Teach] them to obey.” And those purposes can only be accomplished, argues Warren, when church leaders stop thinking about church-building programs and shift their focus to a “people-building process” involving fellowship, discipleship, worship, and evangelism. Warren, the founder of the fastest-growing Baptist church in American history, has taught seminars to thousands of pastors from all over the world, many of whom have successfully implemented his techniques.

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Is watching church on tv instead of going to actual church still good in gods eyes?

Question by : Is watching church on tv instead of going to actual church still good in gods eyes?
Im 15 and Christian, my familly hasn’t gone to church in a while and I dont realy like going. But recently I’ve started watching church on tv once a week, and every friday I meet with some of my high school students for a short sermon and for lunch. Am I doing the right thing spiritually.

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Answer by We Are The Faceless
Oh my gosh! I’m 14 and I do the same thing! Obviously, since neither of us can drive ourselves to church, God can’t really be upset with us since we can’t control the circumstance.. I’ve really felt connected with God (I was an Atheist and have been a Christian for a little less than a month now).

I’ve started reading the Bible, watching church on TV nearly every day, and going to FCA (Fellow Christian Athletes) at school… I’ve also been trying to spread the Word of God.

So, yes I think you’re still doing good in God’s eyes.

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Behind These Hazel Eyes – Kelly Clarkson [RSMV]

The third RSMV of the “Breakaway” Series, featuring 5 songs from Kelly Clarkson’s second album titled ‘Breakaway’. All 5 of these RSMVs will have a storyline relating to the original music video and real life. Storyline The storyline in this video is about betrayal. It starts off in a room, wearing a wedding dress and getting prepared for a wedding. Before the chorus I notice that the fiance is with another person. I leave the room unprepared and go to the church. The chorus begins with me walking into the church wearing black clothes. I walk up to the two getting married and I look at the bride and notice it is the person with the fiance. On the second chorus I run out of the church and into the dark forest/swampland (Morytania) where I cry and get covered in mud. (This goes throughout the second chorus also) It end with me collapsing in a nettle bush. In the last verse I meet another version of myself whom appears at the beginning of the video. We both say lines to each other, talking about the sorrow of what happened. The other version of myself feels the sorrow and sends me back to the church, however I replace to other bride. During the vowels I see the other bride in the pew and she blows a kiss to the groom (fiance). I then throw the red flowers at the groom and run through the church and also throw/spit at the other bride. The video end with me running out of the church and into the bright light. Next Because Of You www.youtube.com Thanks To – Ladyman Gaga
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