PIGGYBACK/SADDLEBACK: WHO IS DRIVING THE “PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH”?
This article is not directed to Saddleback Valley Community Church or its pastor, Rick Warren. It is useless to tell a man who is boating a twelve-pound bass that he is using the wrong bait. This article is directed to the pastor who may be pressured into converting their traditional services and mission into a Purpose Driven Church program without due consideration. When I get my prescription medicines filled at my local pharmacy, there is a page of instructions with each one. At the top of this page is a notice concerning why I am to take this particular medicine. Following is a longer paragraph giving me ten to fifteen reasons why I might not want to take this medicine, because in taking care of one’s health problem it may cause many other problems. Quoting Rick Warren: To artificially plant a Saddleback clone in a different environment is a formula for failure. Despite my clear warning, some have tried any way and then wondered why things didn’t work out. . .Not one of the twenty-f