Purpose Driven Resisters Pay A Dear Price
our Special Report: Purpose Driven Resisters
Must Leave or Die
Believers from around the world are being ostracized, and often pressured to leave their churches, for showing any opposition whatsoever to Purpose Driven programs.
Excerpts from "Membership covenant Draws Question."
"A local Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) church has learned that being purpose driven can drive members away. Stoney Creek Alliance Church senior pastor Rick Wells was hired almost two years ago, and says he recognized even before he came on staff that "an entire restructuring of the church needed to take place ..."
on teachings from Rick Warren's The
Purpose Driven Church, six purposes were selected as core
for the church: worship, ministry, evangelism and mission, fellowship,
discipleship, and stewardship."
Membership covenant draws questions By Patricia Paddey ChristianWeek
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, California came out with an article in the Baptist Press recommending pastors and congregations adopt church membership covenants as a way of compelling their flock to become more involved in and committed to the ministry of their church. Although, on the surface such covenants might seem practical, here's what Jesus Christ had to say about making covenants with men. See more...
Book Purpose Driven Uses To Train Pastors on
How to Deal With Opposition:
by Dan Southerland
Endorsed and Carried by Rick Warren
Front Cover, Transitioning"One of the most exciting and encouraging examples of transitioning from being program driven to purpose driven." Rick Warren
Chapter SixDealing with Opposition:
"We have experienced two major sources of criticism during our transitions. The first is Christians from more traditional backgrounds ... Not all of our traditional backgrounded Christians have been criticaljust the ornery ones. Our second source of criticism is traditional church pastors. Again, not all traditional church pastorsjust the meaner ones." p. 116
And on page 115, Southerland likens those who oppose Purpose Driven as leaders "from hell."