The church growth and the Emergent church movements have changed the way we see ‘church’. This section has several articles on the modern principles of church growth and Rick Warren. It also features an article on the dangers of pragmatism in the modern church.

The Church Growth Movement & ‘Seeker Services’

The Philosophy: There are many new and ‘exciting’ methods being touted today to grow churches. Leaders of the Church Growth movement, such as Bill Hybels and Rick Warren, have churned out many profitable books and seminars which tell people how to grow big churches.

Emergent Church

Let us be aware of an important truth. One vital reason for the Bible being written is ‘that ye may know that ye have eternal life’, (1Jn.5:13). Sadly, we live in an age where even the concept of ‘knowing’ is itself under attack.

Pragmatism and The Modern Church v2.5
Pragmatism and The Modern Church Printable Booklet v2.5

What is pragmatism?: Pragmatism says that results prove truth; or in the Christian context, if it gets results, it works and must be of the Holy Spirit. Pragmatism essentially derives conclusions based on results, no matter how subjective the results are. This article looks at the history of pragmatism and its effect on the modern church and evangelism.

Rick Warren

What Rick Warren Did To Our Church by Mark Duckworth. This is a graphic account of what has happened in many churches. It summarises many facets of the Rick Warren philosophy and teachings.

Rick Warren and the ‘Purpose Driven’ Books

Rick Warren is pastor of the Saddleback Church in California and author of such best-selling books as ‘The Purpose Driven Church ’ and ‘The Purpose Driven Life’.

Rick Warren & What He Teaches

Rick Warren on the Fundamentals of the Faith. What he believes on major issues might surprise some.

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