This tree is an artistic response to Pastor Rick’s new book, What On Earth Am I Here For? Over a period of six weeks people watched every stage of the shaping and building of this tree, from its humble beginnings, to the finished piece. The final tree is constructed completely out of reclaimed wood and metal scraps and adorned with leaves by the Saddleback community. On the last week of the series, each person got to write on their own leaf a response to the question, “What on earth am I here for?” and attach it to the tree. The end result is a life size wood and metal tree, blooming with the collective purposes of our church.
Pastor Rick outlines in the new Purpose Driven Life that “God doesn’t make junk,” and that you were specifically “shaped to serve God.” What you may see as misshapen or inadequate, he sees as primary instruments for his purposes and glory. Just as we use reclaimed wood and metal to create this tree, God wants to reclaim every part of your life to mold and shape your purpose and bring you to discover your calling.
Abeautiful tree in the central gathering place of our campus, filled with leaves capturing the renewed purposes of Saddleback attenders from all over Southern California.
To be a community that disciples, equips, and sends-out artists that better understand their calling, influence, and impact. This transformational creative community makes the Bride of Christ more beautiful and gives the world a better understanding and view of God.