I’m Mike Lawrence – Pastor, Speaker, and Writer. I’m also a Missionary, and Church Planter.
I am passionate about equipping and empowering people to live with purpose by teaching God’s word from a fresh perspective, making it clear and applicable.
My Goal is to help people understand God’s word, discover His purpose for their life, and equip them to live it out.
Have you ever longed for more in your walk with God? Do you desire to experience more of His presence and purpose for your life? Then I’m glad you’re here!
I’ve been around long enough to know things don’t always go the way one hopes. I’ve had to walk out my faith during the good times and the bad times.
As life happens, doubts can begin to creep in, expectations go unmet, promises of God start to seem out of reach and silence from heaven can begin to be the norm. What starts off as a joyous walk with God doesn’t take much time or life to dissolve into much less.
But these experiences don’t need to be the normal Christian life. God created you for more!
There are 3 stages every person must repeatedly go through in their growth to experience more of God’s Presence and His Purpose for their life:
- Discovery: Coming to the realization of what God is doing or desires to do in your life.
- Understanding: Gaining the insight and understanding needed to effectively walk in that which God is leading you.
- Application: Effectively and consistently applying the principles found in God’s word that will empower you to grow as a believer.
If you fail to walk through any of these stages your growth will plateau. The aim of this site is to equip you to consistently grow in each area of your life!
I Want To Teach You Things Like:
- How to identify what God is doing in your life right now and discover God’s Purpose for your life,
- How to better understand the character of God, the word of God, and how they are relevant to your life today,
- How to successfully apply God’s word to every area of your life and experience more of His presence and life-transforming power!
I do this by sharing my insights and knowledge on Spiritual Growth, Marriage & Family, Missions & Ministry, and Fulfilling Your Purpose.
I’ve had to learn these insights during my 17+ years of marriage, parenting 5 children, and over 20 years of walking with God and serving in ministry.
I have discovered, learned, and applied this knowledge in my:
– local community
– and on the foreign mission field
By God’s grace I have helped others do the same in their lives and I would love to help you too!
I do this through writing, speaking, and intentional discipleship relationships.
My writing is primarily on this blog. I post new content once or twice a week. The best way to receive this content is to subscribe to my mailing list.
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I also enjoy helping people through speaking at churches, conferences, and events. You can learn more about my speaking and invite me to speak at your church or event here.
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A Little More About Me:
The Early Years…
Surviving a temporary heart stoppage, I was born prematurely at just 3 pounds, 13 ounces, and I fit in the palm of my dad’s hand. After spending over a month in the hospital my mother brought me home, against the doctor’s wishes, on Easter Sunday after signing a no-liability release form. So began the work of God in my life.
Raised in a broken home, I prayed to receive Christ at 8 years old, though I never fully understood what that meant. I proceeded to live like my peers and did the foolish things teens shouldn’t do. Having reached my lowest point, I fully surrendered my life to Christ at 20 years old.
An Adventure with God…
Immediately I was filled with an intense desire to study scripture. Within the first few months, God made it clear my life belonged to Him alone. I got plugged into a local church (Calvary Chapel Boynton Beach) and began serving. It was during this time that I met the woman of my dreams, Revae. 2 years later, in 2000, we married.
God blessed us with a daughter and we answered the call of God to pioneer and plant a church in Costa Rica in 2005. We now consider CR our home, having been here for 12 years and counting. During the last 12 years, we have planted 2 churches and our family has grown by 4 more children (3 girls and 2 boys total)! It has been a wild ride, but God has been faithful every step of the way!
Now and Looking Ahead…
I am passionate about fulfilling the purpose God has for my life and passing a godly heritage onto my children. Coming from a broken home, I have an intense desire to be transformed by the power of God and glorify Him in every area of my life, ending the cycle of broken homes in my family history.
As a result, I live life intentionally and love to invest in other peoples lives by teaching them to do the same. I’m a deep thinker who loves to spend time with my wife and kids, to read, write, surf and build deep, lasting relationships with those around me. I also dabble in photography and web design from time to time. While not a musician, I love to worship the Lord!
Relational ministries are where I thrive most. I am passionate about teaching God’s word from a fresh perspective, making it clear and applicable. My Goal is to help people understand God’s word, discover His purpose for their life, and equip them to live it out.
I’m not afraid to think outside the box and try less conventional approaches to ministry.
My prayer is that others will be encouraged to seek the Lord because of the grace He has shown me. If He can use me, He can use anyone! Not because we deserve it, we don’t. But because God is that good! He loves us and will transform our lives if we’ll surrender to His will and His ways! God is faithful, He will do it!
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