Friday, May 16, 2008

The Summit is for YOU!

Romans 12:8 implores those with the gift of leadership to take it seriously…develop it, cultivate it, and diligently deploy it. We do this when we put ourselves in learning environments where we can be challenged and affirmed by other leaders. In the church, home, work and community, God is calling His people to do what leaders do…Cast vision; Set strategy; Navigate change; Motivate teams, and Build others. One of the best tools available to help us develop in this area is the Leadership Summit.

The Leadership Summit is a trusted, high-caliber event that’s designed to stretch, challenge, and inspire you as a leader. It takes place live each August at the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL and it is then simulcast live to more than 140 locations across North America. We are very privileged that one of the satellite locations will be in our own backyard at the Lancaster County Bible Church (LCBC).

Each year the Leadership Summit assembles a faculty of leaders and experts who will not only deliver practical skills but also stretch your framework of thinking. This faculty line-up features leadership lessons from the church, the marketplace, the social sector, and academia. This year’s outstanding speaking line-up includes the following:

· Bill Hybles, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church
· Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of
· Brad Anderson, Vice Chairman and CEO of Best Buy, Inc.
· Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder of Teach for America
· John Burke, Lead Pastor of Gateway Community Church
· Chuck Colson (pictured), Chairman and Founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries
· Efrem Smith, Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church
· Bill George, Professor of Harvard Business School
· Catherine Rohr, CEO and Founder of Prison Entrepreneurship Program
· Gary Haugen, President and Founder of International Justice Mission

This year’s Leadership Summit will be held August 7-8 (during the day on Thursday and Friday). There is no way that you can be part of this Summit without it making you a more effective God-honoring, risk-taking, fired-up leader. As a result, I want to personally invite you to be part of the group from Grace Church who will be attending.

If you were to attend this 2-day conference on your own at Willow Creek the registration fee, travel, hotel and all of your food would easily run you between $1500-$2000. However, due to the group rate that we get as part of the Willow Creek Association, if you register through our church you can attend the simulcast at LCBC for a total cost of just $145. That’s right! You get to hear from the most prestigious of leaders on the topic of leadership and all it will cost you is $145 plus your lunch those two days. You can’t beat this deal. Contact Sheri Sell here at the church office (626-2155 or to register. If you are a leader in any walk of life, the Leadership Summit is definitely for you!

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