An Invitation from Bill Hybels to Join Our Cause

In our wildest dreams…our most fervent prayers…when we first set out to conduct a global version of the Leadership Summit, we could never have imagined that just a few years later we would be celebrating the impact of the GLS in places like China, Egypt and Uganda. I look at the map of countries where we’ve held GLS events and I think “only God!” Only He could ever have envisioned this type of worldwide impact for the Summit.

But I also look at the map and see that some of the poorest regions in the world—countries totally wrecked by poverty and AIDS and corruption—and some of the regions most hostile to the gospel, haven’t been able to access the same level of leadership insight and direction as we’ve all experienced through The Leadership Summit. It strikes me to my core to know that the church leaders in the midst of these conditions—the leaders who just possibly need encouragement and training and resources the most—are left to sort it out themselves. In addition, many leaders who are working diligently in under-resourced areas of the U.S. and Canada are also eager for leadership development, but cannot afford it.

In the same way that the Church is rising to embrace the issues that plague these parts of the world, I believe that now is the time that we must rise to embrace Church leaders who tackle them head-on every day.

Today we’re relying on partners, churches, and other Christian leaders who have a vision for the worldwide church and believe that every leader in every church in every country should be able to tap into the potential that’s unleashed annually at Summit events and through other transformational resources.

I sincerely hope you’ll join the WCA in this vision.

In Christ,

Bill Hybels
Willow Creek Association Chairman of the Board
Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

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