Author Archive: David Lawrence
David Lawrence is the editor of IMPELmagazine.com. He is a speaker, writer, church leader and is married to Elizabeth, who is the most beautiful woman alive. Friend him on Facebook: DavidLawrence2 and follow him on Twitter: @DavidLawrence2.
It’s been about 10 months since I have posted on Impel. From a blogger’s perspective, that’s a great strategy if you want to create a virtual ghost town. But, in all seriousness, Liz and I have been taking some time to refocus, pray and seek God for our next steps. The last few months Liz [...]
Every leader should be mentored and not just by one person, but by several people that lead in a specific field or in their life journey and leadership development. I want to share a few things I’ve learned from my mentor of almost 10 years, Earl McClellan. He serves as an executive pastor at Shoreline [...]
First, the test of time reveals the quality of our work and how it will stand over time. It also reveals how we walk through different seasons in life. Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” The test of time gives credibility to your past, but it [...]
First appeared on Swerve.LifeChurch.tv National Porn Sunday takes place next year on February 6, 2011, the same day as Super Bowl Sunday here in the U.S. This is a great opportunity to bring pornography addiction out in the open and reach people in your church with hope for healing. The event is free and offers [...]
A poll was taken on ChurchMarketingSucks.com about how church leaders feel about hiring in their organizations. Here were some of their responses (shown below). I find it interesting that 53% agreed it doesn’t make any difference, just hire the best person for the job. I would agree with this assessment, however, among many church leaders [...]
I’ve just finished reading the book, Why I Stayed – The Choices I Made in My Darkest Hour by Gayle Haggard. I’ve followed the Haggard’s ministry for many years. I’ve had lots of friends attend as well as serve on staff and volunteer positions at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO. When the scandal [...]
Craig Groeschel, pastor of LifeChurch.tv shares at Catalyst West 2009 on Building God’s Kingdom vs. Building Your Kingdom. Who’s church (kingdom) are you building? God’s or yours? I had the privilege of being in this session at Catalyst West last year. Enjoy this clip! You can now follow Craig on Twitter @CraigGroeschel
Tonight on May 24, 2010, the whole world stood still and watched the series finale of 24. I’ve followed this series these last 8 years and wanted to highlight some leadership lessons I’ve learned from watching Jack Bauer. Jack never quits on his mission. Why should you quit on yours? Jack is trustworthy. Do people [...]
Craig Groeschel, pastor of LifeChurch.tv interviews Joel A’Bell, executive pastor at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. Craig asks Joel about the leadership culture at Hillsong. Tremendous and thought provoking insights. For example, every church wants a Darlene Zschech, but everyone can’t develop or create one. Why is that? Well, it comes down to the leadership [...]
Tripp and Tyler, two comedian MC’s at Catalyst West 2010. Watch their rap intro right before Andy Stanley’s last session at Catalyst West! Hilarious!
Look at the girl dancing. And, then watch her energy and passion. It only takes one person to influence many. Watch how her dancing and passion spreads throughout the crowd. What is your life influencing? This is great visual aid to remind us how each life can influence thousands of people. Live your life with [...]
Craig Groeschel, pastor of LifeChurch.tv releases his new book today, The Christian Atheist. It is available online or at a bookstore near you. What is a Christian Atheist? It is someone who believes in God, but lives as though He doesn’t exist. This book is hard-hitting and passionate! Craig will challenge you to think deeply [...]