“It” by Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.TV
Pastor Craig Groeschel is the pastor of LifeChurch.TV (Oklahoma). His church is listed as the #1 most innovative church in America for 2008 by Outreach Magazine. LifeChurch.TV is also the 5th largest church in America (more than 20,000 members in 11 locations around North America) and it’s only been around about 12 years. A couple of months ago I had an opportunity to visit with Craig over the phone just to gain some insights on his leadership style and what has set his church apart from others. The conversation was largely prompted from my reading of his book called “It”. I also heard him speak at the Leadership Summit about “It” and was deeply impressed. So through a mutual friend and ministry partner I was able to connect with Craig and talk church for about 45 minutes. At the end of our conversation he prayed for me and our ministry at Wasatch Hills. I also asked if he would send a video message to our entire church as a way to encourage and challenge us as we attempt to go about doing ministry in our unique setting. He agreed and I have been somewhat reluctant to share the video because of the undeserved praise he gives me. Nevertheless I do want to share it with you because he did take the time to do it! You can ignore the compliments he gives me and just listen to his encouragement for our entire church. Feel free to leave a message of thanks to pastor Craig for his encouraging words.