Presbyterian Outlook (free registration needed to read the whole article)
"Michael Carey has heard the skepticism: the Purpose-Driven church approach is “too Baptist,” not Presbyterian enough in its theology, caters too much to those brand-new to church and not enough to those who’ve been around.
But what Carey, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian in Satellite Beach, Florida, (http://www.trinitypres.net/ ) knows firsthand is this. His congregation has been following the Purpose-Driven model for eight years now, and:
-The average Sunday attendance is 700, out of 830 members – a typical weekly attendance of close to 85 percent.
-About 500 adults attend Bible study, and 400 are committed to participating in a significant ministry at the church.
-Last year, the people of Trinity gave $2.4 million to support the church (including funds for a building program).
-And a conference in the spring of 2005 for Purpose-driven Presbyterians drew 400 people, who came from 166 congregations in 36 states...."