When Joel and Paige Assaraf met in Georgia, they never thought their differing religious beliefs would have such an impact on their relationship. After years of praying for her husband, Paige learned that not only did Joel convert, but he wanted their family to leave everything behind to share the PEACE Plan in Rwanda.
When ISIS took control in 2014, Christian Missionary Alliance in Erbil jumped from 50 to 200 members. Word spread that the church brought hope to displaced families. While church growth was never a problem, it was church health that Pastor Baythoon was seeking. And then, an email from the Purpose Driven Team changed everything.
The Purpose Driven movement is built on a partnership of churches, mobilizing members to change the world. This vision for global impact is only possible with help of International Partnering Churches uniting with foreign countries. You won’t believe what partnerships were just formed!
As a former Marine, Brandon dodged plenty of bullets to save the lives of others. He protected two U.S. Presidents, served in Iraq, and worked in law enforcement. But it’s his commitment to Christ that took him to the frontlines of ministry after Hurricane Harvey and the Vegas shooting.
When Nabil Banbak heard God calling him into ministry, he never thought it would take him from Jordan to California. But God had big plans in store — to use Nabil to equip Arabic-speaking churches in the Purpose Driven movement.
After receiving an invitation to become an International Partnering Church, Pastor Kurt Bubna prayed about the role Eastpoint Church might play in the big picture. That’s when God gave him a vision of an aquifer running below the continent. In the midst of the dry land was one mighty spring flowing for anyone willing to dig a well for the Kingdom of God.
The goal of any Purpose Driven Church is to balance all five purposes, including missions through PEACE. That's why Saddleback’s Hong Kong campus put outreach into action by hosting the PEACE Box Campaign—their signature event that serves 15,000 low-income families in need.
When Pastor Kurt Bubna of Eastpoint Church first visited Botswana, he knew it would become part of his God-given destiny. Now, after two years he's trained over 100 African pastors in Purpose Driven Essentials. Read his personal story here!
When Allan Greer committed to pastoring Parkway Place Baptist Church in 1996, he made sure that building relationships were a key focus of his ministry. Little did he know that key would unlock a transformational relationship with the entire nation of Zambia.
In 2016 Capital Christian Church (CCC) in Olympia, Washington stepped up to partner with Ghana to install the PEACE Plan. Now two years later, their efforts have paid off with nearly 80 Ghanaian pastors graduating from the Purpose Driven (PD) Essential Training.
After reading The Purpose Driven Church, Pastor Baroi felt a calling to plant churches. Six years later, he’s planted 35 churches and launched Bangladesh Evangelical Revival Church — a house of hope for Rohingya refugees.
Saddleback volunteer, Dean Hansen has a heart and passion for the Purpose Driven (PD) Church that started in 2016. After transcribing dozens of training videos, he became fascinated with the PD model. In just two years, Dean’s PD knowledge has impacted churches both locally and internationally.
To help build Purpose Driven (PD) Churches around the world, Saddleback’s PD team brought together International Partnering Churches (IPCs) with influential African pastors during the 2018 All-Africa Pastors’ Gathering in Rwanda. This networking and training event gave IPC’s a chance to see PEACE in action and the impact across Africa.