I thought I had better capture these screenshots too. (Emphasis added by me in the quotes)
I double-checked our web site and that church is not an official "Purpose Driven" that we can recommend.
Way to cop out. Cheesy. I guess just in case someone comes up with the proof that it IS on their site. (ahem) they can still say “we SAID we can’t recommend it.” D’oh! These people can’t see their hand in front of their face. The only PD church I could recommend is… well, I’m just kidding, I can’t.
I wonder if they’ve checked all these churches to make sure they aren’t Purpose Driven Satanist churches?
What kinds of churches use the Purpose Driven model?...abusive and soon-to-be-abusive, Apostate and soon-to-be apostate…
The Purpose Driven model is used by congregations around the world, including those large and small, denominational and non-denominational, charismatic and noncharismatic, new plant and well-established, urban and rural.”
What characteristics are common to Purpose Driven congregations?
Purpose Driven congregations:
- Create a purpose statement describing their commitment to building the church around the five New Testament purposes: worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and missions.
- Are intentionally purpose driven in their strategies to fulfill their purpose statement.
- Don’t put up with questioning the leadership
- Boot people out for not getting with the program
- Regularly twist the scripture on purpose to support the purposes of the pastor/leadership who are convinced they’re doing God’s will and damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
- Call those who resist “sanballats” or “leaders from hell.”
- see Dan Southerland’s book Transitioning: Leading your congregation through change. Glowingly recommended by Rick Warren in the foreword of the book.
- Call these techniques approved by God even though they’re ham-handed secular techniques people use in the business world to employ a corporate takeover.