"Is your faith strong or weak? Is it steady or stretched? It's an important question," says Saddleback Church's Pastor Rick Warren, "because there's a lot riding on your answer. More importantly would you like your faith to be stronger? Your Faith is like a muscle. It needs to be exercised and developed. God uses a predictable pattern and process to build your faith. It is what Pastor Rick Warren calls the Six Phases of Faith. Pastor Warren says, "Once you understand these six phases, you can cooperate with God in the process of strengthening your faith and building your character."