Saddleback Church raising $71 million for its largest expansion yet

Church is reaching out to Africa, South America, China, Russia, Philippines

The following comes from a June 6 Orange County Register article by Erika I. Ritchie: Saddleback Church has launched what leaders are calling its largest and most ambitious plan ever to expand the mega-church’s ministry. Pastor Rick Warren describes The Daring Faith Campaign as the church’s most faith-stretching, world-impacting and God-honoring plan in 35 years. A … [Read more...]

The Catholic Church’s new friend

‘If you love Jesus, we’re on the same team’

The following comes from a Dec. 19 story on Aleteia.com. Pastor Rick Warren has called on non-Catholic Christians to join with Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in pursuit of their common goals. Warren is founder and pastor of California's well-known Saddleback Church and author of best-selling books including The Purpose-Driven Life, which has sold 36 million copies, … [Read more...]

Rick Warren, back from the Vatican

‘You’re my brother, my sister’

The following comes from a Nov. 24 posting on Aleteia. Pastor Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church—an evangelical megachurch located in Lake Forest, California—was among the featured presenters at last week's Vatican-hosted Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman [Nov. 17-19]…. Warren, one of the most prominent evangelical leaders in the … [Read more...]

Rick Warren, other non-Catholics urge Church to stand firm

The wrong time to go soft on marriage

The following comes from a Sept. 30 story in the Deseret News. On Sunday, the Roman Catholic Church's Synod of Bishops will begin a two-week conference designed to investigate how church doctrine impacts families. Although any decisions made during the sessions will only formally impact Catholics, a new letter to the synod from conservative intellectuals and religious … [Read more...]