Saddleback Church is one of the largest churches in America. The Senior Pastor Rick Warren, not only leads this congregation but is also the author of The Purpose Driven Life. According to charismanews.com,
The release of The Purpose Driven Life significantly increased Warren’s national and international influence. In 2005, Time listed him among “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” and as “The Most Influential Evangelical in America.” Also, Forbes named him “One of the World’s Most Powerful Celebrities” in 2006, while Newsweek placed him among the “15 People Who Make America Great” and U.S. News & World Report said he was one of “America’s 25 Best Leaders.”
Recently, Pastor Rick Warren sat down for a 2-minute interview with Justin Blaney from Innovate 4 Jesus. Justin asked what Rick Warren had learned over the past 31 years of ministry and think back to when he first started Saddleback and share with other 25 or 30-year-olds who are starting churches now what set him up to become who he is today. These principles are not just applicable to church planting, but to business and leadership for anyone who wants to be successful.
While the interview is short, the principles that Rick Warren shares are profound.
Here are the three principles:
- DONT FOCUS ON BUILDING THE CHURCH, FOCUS ON BUILDING PEOPLE.
- IT’S ALL ABOUT CHARACTER, NOT CHARISMA.
- YOU MUST BUILD YOUR LIFE ON INTEGRITY, HUMILITY, AND ON GENEROSITY.