Monday, March 10, 2008

Purpose Driven Church Workshop

On Sunday, I shared with you that we will be hosting the Purpose-Driven Church Basic Workshop on Saturday, April 12, from 8:30am-4:30pm. This one-day conference explains what it means to be a church that is driven by the basic purposes for which Christ intended his church to strive, rather than other things--such as finances, tradition, personalities, power, or anything else.

There are a lot of misconceptions of what it means to be a purpose-driven church. It does not mean:

  • Following the latest fad. The five purposes are biblical and eternal. These principles are applicable in any church in any culture at any time.
  • Adopting a particular worship style. Purpose-driven principles have nothing to do with adopting a particular style. Purpose-driven churches come in all kinds of formats: liturgical, casual, postmodern, charismatic, multi-sensory, traditional, ethnic, and anything else.
  • Cookie-Cutter Copy-Catting. It's not about imitating the ministries, programs, worship style, or structure of any church, but about creating a simple system to ensure a balanced, biblical approach to doing church. Each church must do the work of figuring out how to apply purpose-driven principles to their own unique ministry context.

Going through the biblical principles behind purpose-driven, this conference will help church leaders establish or re-establish the core purposes of their church, design an intentional discipleship process, and build an "outward-in" perspective to growth and evangelism.

It's a great chance that we have to host this conference and provide this resource to other churches in our community. I hope you take advantage of the special $10 registration fee for Pathway attendees (this conference will cost $50 for everybody else, and is normally $119!), and please sign up to help out in one of the areas of need:

  • Registration
  • Kitchen/Food
  • Hospitality
  • Set-Up
  • Clean-Up
  • Parking

To serve in one of these areas and/or to register for the conference, please send me an email. For more information on what the conference will cover, check out the purpose-driven website.

1 comment:

Baldo said...

Congrats, this is an exciting step for our church. We can be in prayer for the Good Seed people and praise God they care about expanding His Kingdom rather than their empire.