Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Leadership Summit

A leader sees reality not as it is, but how it might be!”

Romans 12:8 tell those who have the spiritual gift of leadership to “lead with diligence.” Leadership isn’t easy. In fact, it is very tough. Bill Hybels, who pastors the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, has a passion for helping leaders develop in their God-given spiritual gift. As a result, he puts on an excellent 3-day conference each August that he calls “The Leadership Summit.” This year 70,000 leaders will attend this event which will be simulcast to 160 locations including our own backyard at the Lancaster County Bible Church. Many of our staff are planning to attend, some with key leaders from their areas of ministry.

The line-up of speakers is simply amazing:

Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association.

James Meeks, founder and pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Chicago’s Roseland Community, one of the nation’s fastest growing churches.

Andy Stanley, Founder of North Point Ministries and pastor of a 3 campus church in which 15,000 people come to worship each and every weekend.

Peg Neuhasuser, author and speaker who specializes in the area of conflict management, organizational culture, stress, and avoiding burn-out.

Ashish Nanda, Associate professor at Harvard Business School and an expert on the management of service organizations.

Jim Collins, author of the best selling book, “Good to Great!”

Patrick Lenciono,One of today’s most sought after speakers and consultants.

Wayne Cordeiro, founder and Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in Honolulu. Since 1985, this church has grown to 11,000 with 8,500 of those being new conversions to Christ.

The dates for The Leadership Summit is August 10-12. The location will be LCBC. The cost is dependent on the size of the group attending and the date of registration. The effect on your life, your occupation, and our church could be eternally staggering. If you would like to be part of The Leadership Summit this August, please contact Bryan Nelson (our Worship Arts Director) at the church office via phone at 626-2155 or by e-mail at Bryan is organizing a group from Grace to go to this special event.

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