Why We Do The Summit

We're convinced that effective, Christ-centered leadership is critical to advancing the Kingdom of God on earth. We believe that the Church is at the center of this plan. However, the influence and impact of the church is felt most fully when everyone that's a part of a church is fully living out the life God has called them to live. This includes leaders from business, government, education, non-profits and multiple other spheres of influence.

That's why leaders from all over the world gather together at The Global Leadership Summit and come together to fuel our passion and sharpen our leadership skills.

A Little Bit of History…

Founded in 1992, Willow Creek Association (WCA) is the organization behind The Global Leadership Summit. We serve pioneering pastors and leaders around the world by curating inspirational leadership, intentional skill development and experiences that help local churches thrive.

Serving Leaders Worldwide...

We're privileged to serve alongside 7,000 Member Churches representing more than 90 denominations and networks training leaders in 90 countries. Over the course of a year 18,000 churches engage with our vision, training, and resources.


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