Free Purpose Driven Life Resources

Welcome to the free resources section of The Purpose Driven Life. These resources are designed to support you on your journey to live a purpose driven life.

“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ . . . he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone” Ephesians 1:11 (The Message).

How Can You Know God Personally (PDF)

Here’s how you can know God personally; there are four main points.

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Your First Steps to Spiritual Growth (PDF)

This will help you plan out a meaningful daily Bible study time and give you encouragement to get started.

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Find a helpful list of books, both classic and current, listed by each of the five purposes, for further study.

Personal Daily Bible Reading Plans (PDF)

Sometimes it helps to know where to read in the Bible. These are daily Bible reading plans that will chart your way through the New Testament in 30 days, a little more manageable plan through the New Testament in 90 days, or for you long term plodders, a plan that will have you finishing the whole Bible through in one year of daily readings. Choose the plan that suits you best!

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How to Pray for Missionaries (PDF)

This is a helpful guide for those who want to pray knowledgeably for missionaries to other cultures and countries. It contains information about the typical needs of missionaries and even has a suggested weekly prayer plan.

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Keep On Praying (PDF)

Why be persistent? How come my answers sometimes don’t come immediately? Why should I keep on praying when the answer doesn’t come in my time table?

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Spiritual Health Assessment (PDF)

Find out how your life measures up to the five purposes of The Purpose Driven Life. Take this simple test. It will also help you create a plan to help grow.

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Sample Life Purpose Statements (PDF)

Sample some of the tools Rick uses to create his own personal life statements and evaluations in the areas of mission, family, vocation, and community ministry.

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PDL Certificate of Completion (PDF)

Did you complete your small group study of What On Earth Am I Here For? Fill out this form to receive your certificate of completion.

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Pastor Rick's Daily Hope

Through his daily audio and written devotional Bible teaching, Pastor Rick shares the certain hope of Christ and the biblical truths people need to live a truly purpose driven life.

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Celebrate Recovery

This link takes you to the Celebrate Recovery home page where you can find everything you need to know about this unique Christ centered recovery program for purpose driven churches, including finding a CR program near you.

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HIV&AIDS Initiative

Compelling stories from individuals living with HIV/AIDS and practical ways to get involved in caring for those who come face to face with HIV on a daily basis.

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Orphan Care Connection

You are God’s hope for the orphan! Saddleback Church has made Orphan Care a signature issue of our church because it is clear in God’s Word, God never forgets the orphan. God cares for the orphan. God wants us to care for the orphan. You can get involved in your local community.

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The PEACE Plan

Ordinary people empowered by God making a difference together wherever they are.

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