STORIES OF IMPACT

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

Capital Christian Brings Local PEACE to Ghana

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.

Bangladesh Evangelical Revival Church

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.

2018 All-Africa Pastors’ Gathering in Kigali Rwanda

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.

Eastpoint Church, Spokane Valley, Washington

Pastor Kurt Bubna of Spokane Valley’s Eastpoint Church learned many lessons the hard way. Yet a major pivot in church health paid off. Now, after 40 years in ministry, Pastor Kurt shepherds over 3,000 regular members, is planting a new church, and is committed to helping Botswana become a Purpose Driven nation.

Parkway Place Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas

Early in his ministry, Pastor Allan Greer implemented the Purpose Driven (PD) model at Parkway Baptist. But it wasn’t until attending PEACE Training at Saddleback’s Retreat Center that he caught the vision for impacting the entire nation of Zambia.

Christian Missionary Alliance in Erbil, Iraq

Pastor Malath Baythoon knows the true meaning of being a good shepherd. In 2014, members of his 200-person congregation were forced to flee when ISIS took control of the area. Today, his church serves not only as a house of worship, but also as a refuge for the displaced — and the Purpose Driven Church is helping them every step of the way.

PEACE Leader Training Equips Mission Leaders

From January 16-18, nearly 40 delegates attended PEACE Leader Training at Saddleback’s Rancho Capistrano Retreat Center—equipping mission leaders in the full implementation of The PEACE Plan in and through their churches.

Purpose Driven East Coast Road Trip

Members from the Purpose Driven (PD) team recently hit the road to connect with PD pastors on the East Coast. Covering four states in four days, their goal was to encourage churches that had expressed interest in partnering with African countries. You won’t believe the results!

PEACE and PD Training Encourage Nations To Rise Up

After The PEACE Plan’s success in Rwanda gained international interest from other countries, the Purpose Driven (PD) and PEACE teams have been actively laying the groundwork to implement the same training and national strategy across the world.

PDC News

Pastor Rick Warren and Pastor Mike Constantz share a special message on resourcing local pastors in long-term recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Relief in the Storm

Saddleback’s PEACE Relief teams respond to Hurricane Harvey, serving the church as they serve local residents.
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