Willow Creek’s global leadership summit to challenge 170,000 church leaders across the globe

RNS-HUMANIST-CHAPLAINSOUTH BARRINGTON, IL/ PRNewswire-USNewswire — On August 8 and 9, the 2013 Global Leadership Summit, Willow Creek Association (WCA) blends “high-impact, God-honoring messages to the church with savvy, street-smart, don’t-spiritualize-everything lessons from the business world,” says Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church.”

With a mission to support and equip churches, Willow Creek Association invites viewpoints from all walks of life, which means tapping into the best leadership expertise from business, education, social justice, and the arts. “The church more than anywhere else needs the best leaders. The church more than anywhere else can leave a legacy that goes into eternity,” says Hybels.

Faculty members at The Global Leadership Summit 2013 include General Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State; Mark Burnett, executive producer of “Survivor,” “The Voice,” “The Apprentice,” “Shark Tank,” and the Emmy-nominated “The Bible” mini-series; Patrick Lencioni, founder and president of the Table Group and best-selling author; Dr. Brené Brown, University of Houston research professor; and Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church.

In the US, more than 75,000 leaders and their teams will turn to Willow Creek’s annual leadership conference and its powerful, seasoned faculty to be challenged to build into their own organizations. Originating at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL, The Global Leadership Summit will be transmitted live via satellite to 230+ locations throughout the US. And, before the end of 2013, the Summit will be videocast to more than 300 international host sites in 100 countries and 45 languages. In all, the Summit will reach more than 170,000 leaders around the globe.

Other speakers include:

  • Bob Goff—attorney and founder and CEO, Restore International
  • Andy Stanley—founder and senior pastor, North Point Ministries
  • Dr. Henry Cloud—clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, best-selling author
  • Joseph Grenny—co-founder, VitalSmarts, best-selling author
  • Liz Wiseman—executive strategy and leadership Consultant
  • Oscar Muriu—senior pastor, Nairobi Chapel, Kenya

Register online: or call (800) 570-9812.

Find a complete list of speakers, and information about local host sites for The Global Leadership Summit 2013 online, or call (224) 512-1980.

Willow Creek Association (WCA), host of the annual Global Leadership Summit, is a growing multi-denominational worldwide network that serves more than 18,000 churches from 90 denominations and 90 countries. The not-for-profit WCA equips churches and church leaders with strategic vision, training, and resources.

SOURCE: Willow Creek Association

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