Many church leaders and other committed Christians are familiar with Rick Warren, Saddleback Church and the Purpose-Driven Church movement. But, did you know that this movement of churches has a very specific and effective plan for transforming communities (and even nations) through the power of the gospel?

In this episode, I discuss the P.E.A.C.E. plan with Pastor Bob Hicks of North Madison Christian Church in Madison, Indiana. Pastor Hicks has pastored at NMCC for 21 years, has implemented the P.E.A.C.E. plan at his church and has even trained pastors in Africa to impact their communities by following this model.

Here’s that plan:

  • Plant healthy churches
  • Equip servant leaders
  • Assist the poor
  • Care for the sick
  • Educate the next generation

Key takeaways:

  • Key lessons from churches in Africa and their incredible success in impacting their communities.
  • The development of “savings groups” or church small groups that work together to save, invest and build businesses.
  • The fascinating story about the president of an African nation asking Rick Warren to help him create a purpose-driven country and later crediting the P.E.A.C.E. plan with changing his nation.