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Saddleback Church
Lake Forest, CA
Senior PastorRick Warren
AffiliationBaptist - Southern Baptist

We are passionate about family, friendships and finding our calling. This is a family, and a place to call home. Our mission is to provide a place where the depressed, the hurting and hopeless can come and find help. We want to be a place of family, community and hope.

We welcome the community with open arms. We want to train an army of people who are passionate about living out God′s purpose for their lives. To then give that army an outlet for sharing the love of Christ through outreach and missions.

We will continue our relentless pursuit to reach one more for Jesus by opening Peace Centers around the world, opening more international campuses, and going to the ends of the earth to share the hope of Jesus Christ.

3 Ways to Recover From the Emotional Exhaustion of Ministry

By Rick Warren

"God created you with emotions, and he wants you to be real, to let your emotions out by expressing them to him."

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Success Can Destroy a Ministry—Here Are 3 Antidotes to Self-Destruction

By Rick Warren

"It doesn’t just happen to senior pastors of big churches. Whether you’re at a church of 20 or 20,000, you could be next."

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Preaching to the Unchurched: 5 Essentials

By Rick Warren

Rick Warren: "In terms of seeing radical life changes in individuals, nothing can take the place of Spirit-anointed preaching."

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Kay Warren: Forgiving Those Who Unjustly Criticize You

By Kay Warren

"Holding grudges and keeping a record of wrongs are responses that feel justified but will sabotage unity in the church."

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Kay Warren: Sacred Privilege, Crucial Partnership—Part 1

By Jessica Hanewinckel

“The best thing pastors can do is to get off the pedestal so their family can get off it as well.”

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