6-7 August 2020
Take a week out to rest, refresh and replenish
Gain fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content from a world-class faculty live at Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago.
Two Days of World-Class Leadership Training
- Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply
- Learn from the diverse faculty
- Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and your community
- Join a community of like-minded Christians from 128 countries and 60 languages who attend the Summit around the world
Reasons to Attend
For more than 20 years, the Summit has proven to produce compelling outcomes* for attendees, including:
83% of attendees demonstrate improved teamwork, job satisfaction and productivity
61% of attendees say their organisation is more effective because of clearer vision
87% feel a greater sense of significance and satisfaction in their personal and professional lives
Better Leaders 81%
81% cite concrete ways their supervisor has become a better leader because of the Summit
*Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving based on repeat Summit attendee data.
“Last year I took five experienced strategic leaders from outside the church to the GLS in Gerrards Cross. These senior students of leadership described it as the best leaders conference they had attended. This year I am looking for others to discover the GLS as a treasury for leaders. Join me in this.”
Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, GLS Chicago 2017
“Having just returned from the GLS at Willow Creek, I can confidently affirm that year on year I find the whole experience of this opportunity both challenging and affirming. This year’s conference was no exception. A faculty of great speakers, all at the top of their game, offered some rich material for my team to work on now we are back home. I unhesitatingly and strongly urge you to take your team to one of the GLS conferences in the UK. You will not regret it!”
Bishop Mike Hill, Diocese of Bristol
“Yet again it was inspiring to be part of a worldwide gathering of leaders who through their experience, vision and faith were able to challenge us to new heights of leadership. The Summit is a must for all those who are serious about ministering in an ever changing church and world. If you only attend one event this year….make it this one!”
Venerable Christine A. Froude, Diocese of Bristol
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The GLS at Willow Creek runs 6-7 August 2019.
Each year Willow Creek UK & Ireland has a limited seat allocation at the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. We recommend that you book well in advance to guarantee your seats.
Super Early Bird: £249 (a 20% discount applies for members)
Fees for UK/Ireland delegates are based around the current US Main Auditorium rate.
A cancellation fee of £50 applies to each person should you need to cancel your booking.
How to Pay
- Online by selecting your choice above and adding it to the basket
- BACS payment to Barclays Bank PLC – Account name: Willow Creek Association UK; Sort code: 20-78-58; A/C 70480185; quote ref ‘GLS Chicago [surname]’ on the payment
While families are very important to us, Willow Creek Association conferences are adult training events, so children and infants, including nursing infants, are not permitted in any of the sessions. Childcare is not available and we cannot guarantee a separate room for parents to stay with their children.
For promotional purposes, videos and photographs are taken at all conferences. Your registration constitutes permission for the WCA to use your likeness in promotional materials.
ALL bookings for US events are undertaken by GLN UK & Ireland.
For all the latest information, please visit globalleadership.org
We recommend that you book your accommodation early. There are a number of hotels in the area to choose from.
Global Hospitality with a Willow family is available at an additional £25 per person and is available from Saturday 1 August to Sunday 9 August (8 nights). Due to the hundreds of international guests attending the Summit, Global Hospitality availability is limited and cannot be guaranteed, so it is important that you reserve a hotel room as a back-up. You need to BOOK EARLY if you wish to register for Global Hospitality – the deadline is 30 April 2020 however we recommend you book before this. Please select:
You will need to hire a car as there is no public transport to or from the church. You may be able to book car hire when you book your flights. Area Map for WCCC.
Please ensure that you have a valid electronic passport and a valid ESTA. This is the only requirement for UK & Irish delegates under the Visa Waiver Program. However, we recommend you check US Embassy for up-to-date information.