Facts & Trends talked with Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren about how he manages his busy ministry schedule, the effects of social media on the culture, and how the church can best respond to mental health needs in the congregation and in the community.
What’s a typical day in the life of Rick Warren?
There is no typical day. I find myself switching back and forth between ministry and leadership. The difference between the two of those is that when you’re helping someone else on their agenda and time frame, that’s ministry. When you’re helping people move toward your vision and goal, that’s leadership. Being a pastor involves both. A lot of my time is spent being interrupted.
I like following the steps of Jesus, and almost every miracle in the Bible involves an interruption.