Published November 23, 2020

Thank You For Your Leadership – A Message From Craig Groeschel


Because of the GLS

All around the world, it’s people like you with a consuming passion to become better leaders that gives me hope for the future.

With all my heart I believe your leadership matters.

As we enter into this Thanksgiving and holiday season, I’ve been reflecting on the moments of hope, resilience and audacious courage I’ve witnessed in leaders like you during one of the hardest years we’ve had. It’s also been in this difficult season where I’ve witnessed people like you take up a charge to push forward and lead with humility, boldness and integrity like never before.

You’ve heard me say that at its core leadership is influence. As someone who’s been a part of the Global Leadership Network community, you may already understand that leadership is not about title or position but about trust and influence.

What you do is important. With all my heart I believe your leadership matters.

That’s also why I’m so passionate about and grateful for the ministry of the Global Leadership Network. It’s this global community that serves as a continual reminder of what is possible when people are equipped, encouraged and empowered in their leadership to lead positive change.

This Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for your leadership. 

You have God-given strengths, burning passions and innovative ideas. You also have the ability and responsibility to impact a world desperate for hope and healing, maybe now more than ever before. You have an opportunity to cast vision for a brighter future, to right wrongs, to fight for what is good, what is right and true.

Thank you for being a part of a global community that brings hope to our world.

About the Author
Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel

Founder & Senior Pastor


Globally recognized as a leader of leaders, Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, rated the #1 place to work in 2020 for small and mid-size companies by Glassdoor. Known for their missional approach to leveraging the latest technology, Life.Church is the innovative creator of the YouVersion Bible App.—downloaded in every country worldwide. In 2020, Life.Church provided free tools to thousands of churches who quickly transitioned to a virtual church experience in the wake of the global health pandemic. Traveling the world as a champion of The Global Leadership Summit, Groeschel advocates for building leaders in every sector of society. He is also the host of the top-ranked Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.

Years at GLS 2008, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021