Rick Warren's P.E.A.C.E. Plan
& the UN Millennium Goals
The United Nations' Millennium Development Goals
1. Eradicate extreme
poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a global partnership for development
"By the year 2015, all 191United Nations Member States have pledged to meet these goals. Keep the Promise - 2015"
The UN Millennium Development Goals match the five points in Rick Warren's P.E.A.C.E. Plan
[registration required]: "In the 21st century we are going global and mobilizing the American church to help internationally. ... President Kagame will welcome us to Rwanda for a joint project among the government, business and the church....
Q: How will Saddleback tackle these huge problems? A: With our PEACE plan.... P is for plant a church or partner with an existing one in every village. We'll work with everyone who wants to help. I'll work with an atheist who wants to stop AIDS. E - equip local leaders. A - assist the poor. C - care for the sick. And E - educate the next generation. ...
Q: What is your greatest hope for all this? A: A second Reformation. The first one was about belief. This one will be about deeds. It is about what the church should be doing in the world....
"...we will lay all this out for our people. Purpose. Community. World."
Warren's PEACE Plan
Millennium Development Goals:
|Plant churches||#8. Develop a global partnership for development|
|Equip servant leaders||#8. Develop a global partnership for development. Actually "Lifelong Learning" has been the major UNESCO education goal since the UN agency was founded.|
|Assist the poor||#1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger|
|Care for the sick||#4. Reduce child mortality|
|#5. Improve maternal health|
|#6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases|
|Educate the next generation||#2. Achieve universal primary education|
|#3. Promote gender equality and empower women|
|#7. Ensure environmental sustainability|
Planting churches and Equipping leaders both require global partnerships that cooperate and conform to the new global leadership strategies, management systems, and human resource development programs.
The implied aims of UN Millennium Goals #3 and #7 are certain to be included in each of Warren’s five programs – especially P, E, A and E.
Consider Warren's five main purposes from a Biblical perspective:
Worship: (See Spirit-Led or Purpose-Driven)
Fellowship: Purpose-driven "fellowship" tends to follow today's dialectical guidelines. These push group members toward unbiblical tolerance, feeling-based rather than fact-based "sharing," and silence with regard to Biblical absolutes. In contrast, Biblical fellowship happens when we come together with common delight in His Word, His will and His ways -- loving and encouraging each other with His Word and by His Spirit.
Discipleship: The new church management systems call for training in submission and loyalty to "the group" and the new social ethics -- not to God and His Word. It requires participation in collective thinking and "service learning" and fun team building activities. It shuns God's narrow ways and divisive truths, and twists God's call for Biblical oneness into an invitation to join the world on its highway to corruption.
Ministry: The shape and structure of purpose-driven ministries are increasingly defined by new management gurus, personality assessments, community surveys, and group appeal,not by Biblical teaching nor God's actual purposes. But the Bible shows us that our main focus should be on building up believers by preaching and teaching His Word, and by exhorting and serving one another. We are called to live and work together by His Spirit -- not by group thinking and politically correct tolerance. In the true Church, all the members know and follow Jesus Christ, the King of all! He is not a reinvented god acceptable to the world, but the holy, almighty God who revealed Himself through the Scriptures.
Evangelism: Today's soft, non-offensive gospel focuses on God's supposed passionate love for people who are naturally lovable, not on His loving mercy for depraved sinners.(See Ephesians 2:1-4) When "Christian" change agents train the masses to "think outside the box" of God's unchanging Word, they are spreading a false gospel and blinding people to the only truth that can set us free.
P.E.A.C.E. Plan: A Worldwide Revolution, Warren Tells Angel Stadium Crowd:
"'Billions of people suffer each day from problems so big no government can solve them,' said Warren, pastor of one of America's largest congregations, Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif. 'The only thing big enough to solve the problems of spiritual emptiness, selfish leadership, poverty, disease, and ignorance is the network of millions of churches all around the world." ...
"Warren used the occasion to announce his dramatic vision of a spiritual awakening that would sweep the world as Christian churches tackle the problems that Jesus himself confronted during his ministry.
"'The Scripture shows us that Jesus shared the Good News, trained leaders, helped the poor, cared for the sick, and taught the children,'' Warren said. 'Our P.E.A.C.E. Plan will just do the five things Jesus did while he was here on earth.'
"P.E.A.C.E. is an acronym that stands for 'Plant churches, Equip servant leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick, and Educate the next generation,' Warren said. The emphasis calls for church-based small groups to adopt villages where spiritual emptiness, selfish leadership, poverty, disease, and ignorance keep people from experiencing the kind of life God wants them to have, he said.
"'WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF ...?'
"'There are thousands of villages in the world that have no school, no clinic, no business, no government -- but they have a church,' Warren said. 'What would happen if we could mobilize churches to address those five global giants?'
"Warren's 'Purpose Driven' movement is an ideal vehicle for launching such an effort. A combined 23 million copies of his books -- The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life -- have been sold, and more than 400,000 pastors in 162 countries have been trained in the 'church health' principles that took Saddleback from seven to more than 20,000 members in 25 years. His approach organizes congregations into small groups that focus on the five biblical purposes of the church: worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism."
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