Learning Community of pastors building & leading healthier churches together.

PD ADVANCE is a space to learn and grow together. Together, we are creating a learn-and-return leadership library to empower you to lead well. Leaders are learners. Growing churches need growing leaders.

Welcome Message | Pastor Rick Warren

Leaders are Learners.


Learning and Growing Together

We have designed the Purpose Driven Advance Learning Community to take the biblical principles of Purpose Driven Church and implement effectively in our churches today.

Through our cohorts, workshops and Pastors' Gathering, we are walking and working together to build and lead churches towards a greater commitment to the Great Commandment and Great Commission.

We are also building the Purpose Driven Advance Library by sharing our learnings with each other. It's a learn-and-return ecosystem.


  • Why Senior Pastors, Executive Pastors and Church Planters?

    The work of implementing the Purpose Driven Church Model is doing the hard work of leading change. We begin with Senior Pastors, Executive Pastors and Church Planters, who then invite members of their team to participate in specific trainings that is relevant to that team member.

  • Is there a cost to join?

    Access to PD ADVANCE is free. What we do ask it that you will pay if forward by mentoring other pastors and share your learning to add to the PD ADVANCE leadership library.

  • Why is there an enrollment period?

    We have an onboarding pathway that will get you started well. It's highly personalized and relational. In order to keep that experience great, we do not have rolling enrollment. If you missed the enrollment period, you can join the waitlist by emailing - sams@saddleback.com

  • If I have additional questions, who can I reach out to?

    You can send your questions to sams@saddleback.com