STORIES OF IMPACT

Read stories about how The PEACE Plan is impacting communities locally and globally.

Hispanic Churches Transformed Across the Nation

While the momentum to bring PD principles to African nations continues, the impact of the movement in our own backyard has surpassed anything we imagined. In less than a year, over 300 Spanish-speaking pastors have been trained in PD Essentials. Find out how this new wave of training is transforming Hispanic churches across the nation.

Purpose Driven Church Conference Held in Russia

From April 25–27, Saddleback’s Global PEACE partnering church (GPC) in Moscow gathered over 240 pastors to take next steps toward implementing church health principles. As the first, locally-hosted Purpose Driven Church Conference, the powerful event trained leaders on how to grow healthy churches across Russia. Read more!

All-Africa Pastors Gathering

From February 21–23, nine International Partnering Churches from the U.S and Brazil, united with influential pastors from African countries during the All-Africa Pastors Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. Find out how the PD movement is transforming nations.

Purpose Driven Touches Down On Mauritius

The island of Mauritius is known for its white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and postcard visions of paradise. Soon it will add Purpose Driven to its list of credits after several pastors felt called to bring the movement to their island nation.

Capital Christian Center Equips Ghana as PD Nation

To help bring PD strategies to African countries, Capital Christian Center (CCC) in Olympia, Washington took on the nation of Ghana in 2016. By February 2017, a team of four CCC pastors traveled to Ghana to officially begin training 137 local pastors in PD Essentials. Find out how God moved beyond the capital of Accra to expand PD into new territories.

PEACE Day Event Held at Bayview Baptist Church

To help take the Good News to the last 3,000 unreached tribes, Saddleback’s PD Team hosted their first PEACE Day event. Held on January 24 at San Diego’s Bayview Baptist Church, the gathering introduced the PEACE Plan to churches that have never heard or been involved in this final frontier project.

Rwanda Becomes a Purpose Driven Nation

In 2003, Rwandan President, Paul Kagame read The Purpose Driven Life. Nine years had passed since the genocide took the lives of one million Rwandans and left one million orphans. But President Kagame had a vision to make Rwanda the first Purpose Driven nation.

Vastago Church in Mexicali

In 2015, Senior Pastor Manuel Carrillo of Vastago Church in Mexicali, agreed to host church leaders for the first PD Essentials Training in the area.

October Meeting for International Partnering Churches

On October 27, the Purpose Driven Team hosted a gathering for 13 International Partnering Churches at Saddleback’s Rancho Capistrano campus. In attendance were 30 PD practitioners from the United States and Canada, currently coaching other churches in PD strategies.

Fields Ready for Harvest

Several months ago, we shared the story of how Chicago’s Parkview Christian Church had been commissioned to launch the Purpose Driven strategy in Malawi. Now, they are seeing the fruit of their labor as the country transforms into a thriving PD nation.
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