There is one meeting every year this is a priority on my calendar: The Global Leadership Summit sponsored by the Willow Creek Association. The meeting originates live at the Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and is livestreamed to over 600 sites around the country. Wherever you live, there is a site near you.
Although some may have problems with the megachurch, Willow Creek does it better than anyone else. Under the leadership of pastor Bill Hybels, the vision and mission of this church have expanded over the years to involve members in significant local, national, and international ministries.
And there is no meeting like the Global Leadership Summit. Each year the WCA brings together a great mix of academic, organizational, and ministry leaders to share insights and stimulate others to grow as leaders. The theme of this year’s summit is “Marks of Influence” and will be held August 10-11.
The program features fourteen world class leaders, but I am especially interested in hearing these: Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, and author of Lean In and Option B; Marcus Buckingham, author of Now, Discover Your Strengths; Angela Duckworth, professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance; and
Andy Stanley, pastor and leader of North Point Ministries.
If you register before May 23 and use the code 17FrndER-1819, you get the best break on Early Bird Registration. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.