40 Days of Purpose Launch

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40 Days of Purpose

April 24 – June 6!
Make plans to be here every Sunday!
All across America and around the world, an estimated 10,000 churches have completed a “40 Days of Purpose” campaign inspired by remarkable stories of renewal and growth from the 1,500 churches participating in the national pilot campaign a year ago. We will begin our 40 Days of Purpose campaign April 25, 2004.

At the center of the campaign is the best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life, which has now exceeded a record-breaking 12 million copies sold since the book’s release just last year. The book’s author, Rick Warren, is senior pastor of one of America’s largest churches, Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Following its 40 Days of Purpose campaign last fall, Saddleback Church baptized 671 new believers, added almost 1,200 new members, and increased average attendance by 2,000. The 1,500 churches walking through 40 Days of Purpose a year ago reported their worship attendance increased an average of 22 percent. During the 40 Days of Purpose campaign , the truths about God’s five purposes for people—worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism—were repeatedly communicated throughout the campaign.

“People heard about God’s purposes for their lives over and over. The same truths were taught in different formats. This allowed the truths to sink deeper into hearts, which is essential for any permanent life change.”