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Leading With Purpose featuring Rick Warren | Season 1, Episode 12

Today, on the Season One finale, we have the tremendous honour to learn under Pastor Rick Warren. Rick and his wife Kay founded Saddleback Church, where he pastored for 43 years, before embarking on his new initiative:: Finishing the Task.

Along with our hosts, Travis Holownia and Daunavan Buyer, Rick unpacks some incredible teaching around Spirit Led faith, discipleship, and his mandate to see the Great commission fulfilled by 2033 through partnerships between missions organizations and local churches. Rick’s love for Jesus and his desire to live out the great commission and the great commandment shines through in this conversation.

Rick also founded the Purpose Driven Network, the PEACE Plan, Hope for Mental Health, and he is the cofounder of Celebrate Recovery with John Baker. His books, which include The Purpose Driven Life and the Purpose Driven Chuch, have been published in over 200 languages.

Pastor Rick spends a lot of time unpacking “Finishing The Task”, which you can learn more about at To learn more about him and his ministry, as well as access some of his many resources, visit

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