PD Essentials: Building the Foundation for a Healthy Church

October 11-14, 2016 Lake Forest, California
On-demand - available October 24th 2016 through October 14th 2017 ($199).

Learn transferable and scaleable Purpose Driven principles for building and maintaining a healthy church.
 
 

EVENT SUMMARY

Learn Purpose Driven strategies and get equipped to move the local church body into engaged disciples. Taught by Pastor Rick Warren, PD Essentials is the paradigm for growing a healthy church, to be empowered to make a global church impact. Discover the fundamentals of building a healthy church, through transferable and scalable principles for ministry. PD Essentials will encourage your spirit, sharpen your skills, and strengthen your creativity.

SESSIONS


Introduction

Rick   Warren

  • Importance of PD Essentials / PDC Boot Camp
  • Taught to over 500,000 pastors from 164 countries
  • The history of the Purpose Driven Church
  • Pastor Rick Warren’s life message
  • Goal 1: To encourage your spirit
  • Goal 2: To stretch your mind; stimulate your creativity
  • Goal 3: To sharpen your skills
  • Goal 4: To strengthen your church
  • Goal 5: To empower you to teach what you’ve learned
  • How to work smarter, not harder
  • We don’t have all the answers; The importance of learning from experiences
  • Teaching you to teach others
  • There’s no correlation between the size and the strength of a church
  • Purposes are unchanging and we don't get to choose them
  • Never confuse the method with the message


SESSION 1: BUILDING THE RIGHT FOUNDATION

Rick   Warren

  • Building a Purpose Driven Church; Building the right foundation
  • Why we shouldn’t focus on growth
  • The five systems in the body of Christ
  • Defining the term “drive” and “driven”
  • Learning the biblical alternative to being driven by tradition, finances, etc.
  • God uses skilled people to build his church
  • Your ministry will be tested by God
  • The test of your ministry is how long will it last
  • How to have a lasting ministry
  • How to lay the right foundation
  • What a Purpose Driven Church is NOT
  • The only way to always be relevant is to be eternal
  • Three things you must do to be a Purpose Driven Church
  • How to define, communicate, and apply your purpose
  • Five purposes for the church and why they exist
  • How to be specific in your purpose statement


SESSION 2: COMMUNICATING THE PURPOSES

Rick   Warren

  • How to communicate and clarify the purposes
  • Five ways to communicate vision
  • The key to applying the purposes
  • How to organize your church around the five purposes
  • How to lead your church to commit God’s purposes
  • How to balance the five purposes in your church
  • What we do; target
  • Defining the levels of commitment
  • Examining community, crowd, congregation, committed, core, commissioned
  • Changing the culture of a church through the commissioned
  • Moving from congregation into the committed
  • Programs vs. process
  • What it means to be a Purpose Driven Church
  • Ten ways to fulfill God’s purposes; how to organize the purposes
  • Finding group members to champion the five purposes
  • Four priorities of a Purpose Driven Church


Session 3: TARGETING YOUR COMMUNITY FOR EVANGELISM (Part A)

Rick   Warren

  • A systematic approach of the circles (community, crowd, congregation, committed, core, commissioned)
  • How to bring people in and build them up
  • How to fish for souls like Jesus
  • Helping other churches in your area and learning from one another
  • The secret of winning people to Christ
  • Jesus’s strategy of fishing for men
  • Six principles of evangelism
  • How to define your evangelistic target
  • Four questions to ask in targeting your community
  • The importance of an all-nation congregation
  • How to determine your approach and strategy
  • Know whom you are targeting
  • How to discover the mindset of an unbeliever


Session 4: TARGETING YOUR COMMUNITY FOR EVANGELISM (Part B)

Rick   Warren

  • Go where the fish are biting
  • How to focus on reaching the most receptive people in your community
  • Using the most appropriate hook
  • Catching fish on their terms
  • Being flexible in evangelism
  • The message must never change, only the methods
  • Three pillars to becoming more evangelistically effective
  • How to prepare worship that witnesses to unbelievers
  • Keys to winning anybody to Christ
  • Let the needs of unbelievers determine the programs
  • Let the mindset of unbelievers determine the strategy
  • Let the culture of unbelievers determine your evangelistic style
  • Use more than one hook
  • Three things about financing evangelism in church
  • Fish for the kind of fish you can best reach
  • Two questions to ask when determining your most receptive people groups
  • What to do when your church doesn’t match the community
  • First steps in targeting your community for Christ


Session 5: ATTRACTING A CROWD TO WORSHIP (Part A)

Rick   Warren

  • How to move people from the community to the crowd
  • Five observations about crowds
  • Three things Jesus did to attract crowds
  • Twelve convictions about worship
  • How to figure out the “why” before the “how”
  • What attracts unbelievers to church
  • Five ways to design an evangelistic worship service
  • Suggestions to reduce visitors’ anxiety and fear
  • Twelve ways to build a service to evangelize unbelievers


Session 6: ATTRACTING A CROWD TO WORSHIP (Part B)

Rick   Warren

  • Factors that create a friendly environment
  • How to set the tone and mood
  • How to preach with your target and purpose in mind
  • Tools for evaluation
  • How to match your music to your target
  • Things pastors should tell their worship leaders


Session 7: BUILDING YOUR CONGREGATION

Rick   Warren

  • How to turn attenders into members
  • How to build a caring congregation
  • How to create a climate where people want to join
  • Suggestions to warm up fellowship as a leader
  • Communicating the value of membership
  • Positioning your church as a family
  • Developing a plan to assimilate new members
  • Five questions you need to answer for prospective members
  • Establishing a required membership class
  • Developing a membership covenant
  • How to build relationships and make members feel valued


Session 8: DEVELOPING COMMITTED DISCIPLES

Rick   Warren

  • Moving people from the congregation into the committed
  • Going from membership to maturity
  • The eight laws of spiritual growth
  • Raising the spiritual maturity level of your members
  • How we do it
  • Your role and responsibility as a church leader
  • Five tools to cultivate spiritual growth
  • The Purpose Driven CLASS system
  • Five reasons covenants are important to the health of the church
  • Large group worship and small group fellowship
  • The personal benefits of being in a small group
  • Six advantages of home groups over Sunday school
  • Three weaknesses of Sunday school
  • Five things the first Purpose Driven small groups did (Acts 2)
  • Four barriers that keep believers from growing to maturity
  • The acronym of CHAT
  • The fifth tool for moving people to spiritual growth: campaigns
  • Five transformational components of successful campaigns


Session 9: EMPOWERING YOUR CORE FOR MINISTRY

Rick   Warren

  • Steps to empowering people for ministry
  • Keys to maximizing ministry in your church
  • Teaching an expression of your SHAPE
  • Completing your personal profile
  • Streamlining your organizational structure
  • Providing job training for leadership community
  • Never start ministry without a minister
  • How to turn an audience into an army
  • Our most important resource
  • Establishing a ministry-placement process; Standards and guidelines
  • Streamlining your organizational structure
  • The most critical factor in a new ministry
  • Giving your people freedom in ministry
  • Four kinds of support: material, communication, promotional, training
  • Mobilizing your core for ministry
  • Delegating authority with responsibility
  • The key to motivating lay-ministers
  • People respond to responsibility
  • Three ways to bring out the best in people
  • Keeping the vision before them


Session 10: SENDING OUT YOUR COMMISSIONED ON MISSION

Rick   Warren

  • The Great Commission
  • Importance of “Go”
  • The five Global Giants
  • The Global PEACE Plan
  • Two kinds of reconciliation that Jesus preached and modeled
  • Ordinary people empowered by God, making a difference together
  • How to continue the mission of Jesus
  • Three parts of the PEACE Plan
  • Why the PEACE Plan is different from other strategies
  • The seven PILLARS of PEACE
  • How to adopt God’s agenda
  • Four features of the kingdom of God
  • How to abandon all distractions
  • How to appropriate God’s power
  • How to answer God’s Call
  • Personal invitation to be a Purpose Driven Church
  • The Purpose Driven Fellowship Covenant
  • Prayer of blessing


Rick  Warren

Rick Warren founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA in 1980 at his house. Today, Saddleback is home to over 20,000 members. He’s the best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.