ABOUT RICK WARREN

Rick Warren
Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., one of America's largest and most influential churches. Rick is author of the New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life. His book, The Purpose Driven Church, was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is also founder of Pastors.com, a global Internet community for pastors.

5 Ways to Preach Better Sermons

One of the ways to prepare for sermons is by constantly collecting content—things like news stories or statistics that might make a good illustration, anecdotes and quotes, and Bible verses based on a common theme.

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10 Reasons You’ve Hit Your Ceiling

Every church goes through plateaus—times when your church simply doesn’t grow. It’s natural and normal.

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Mobilize Disciples Like the Early Church

The church’s birth in Acts 2 gives us a great model for how we’ll reach the remaining unreached people groups on the earth. Within the story of these early Christians, we get the biblical foundation for mobilization.

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3 Signposts on the Road to Discovering God’s Vision

There are three parts to getting God’s vision for your ministry.

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Six Strategies to Communicate Vision to Your Church

Your main job as a leader is to remind your congregation continually of your church’s vision. Everything else you can delegate. You can’t delegate vision.

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This Matters to Every Guest You See

Amid all of our emphasis in the last few decades on building weekend services that are more attractive to outsiders, there’s an often overlooked factor in church growth: Growing churches are friendly to guests.

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Seven Leadership Traps to Avoid

Here are 7 common traps of leadership that Satan is most likely to use to keep your ministry from becoming all that God wants it to be.

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The Breakthrough Thinking Required in Growing Your Church

Before we go about the reshaping of the structure or ministry of a church, we first need to experience breakthrough thinking.

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Clarity Process

Three effective ways to start moving toward clarity right now.