|The Purpose Driven Church|
Una Iglesia Con Propósito
In The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, he reminds us “It’s not about you”. To get straight to the point, he says, “You were made by God and for God”. In his book Rick Warren goes on to explain how God has uniquely shaped us and designed us for five purposes:
1) Worship – to worship God
2) Fellowship – to love our neighbor
3) Discipleship – to grow to be like Jesus Christ
4) Ministry – to serve the body of Christ Followers
5) Missions – to serve the non-Christ Followers of the world
In his predecessor book The Purpose Driven Church, Rick explains first how these purposes are to be rolled out in a church...in a church family.
River Winds Community Church is a Purpose Driven Church. We suggest that you read Rick’s books for yourself to glean a better understanding of his suggestions and of how River Winds Community Church will conduct itself, but in a nutshell: A Purpose Driven Church strives to balance the five purposes with the goals of health and growth for the church and its members. If you are curious, the five purposes are derived from the Great Commandment and the Great Commission in scripture.
The Great Commandment: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31 NIV)
The Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20 NIV)
Be sure to check out – www.purposedriven.com
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