Global Leadership Network UK & Ireland

WCA UK & Ireland

The Global Leadership Summit 2018 at Willow Creek – Highlights and Feedback


It was an incredible two days at The Global Leadership Summit 2018. We were challenged and inspired to lead with authenticity, to be united, to empower others and to soar.

Feedback from UK & Ireland Delegates
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The Global Leadership Summit has a track record of  proving the most insightful, and useful, learning for Christian leaders in any sector. At a time when the challenges for leading with faith are many and varied, the GLS offers the wisdom, evidence and conversations to help negotiate these. This isn’t just for church leaders, but for a church that wants to release leaders to serve God in the wider world.

Dr Nick Shepherd, Programme Director for Setting God’s People Free, The Church of England, GLS Chicago 2018
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Every leader, every organisation, goes through tough times, and Willow has experienced these recently. The speakers at this year’s GLS did a great job speaking into the tough times of leadership and strengthening our resolve to serve with commitment and faithfulness.

The Very Revd. Dr. Stephen Hance, Dean of Derby, GLS Chicago 2018
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My first time to the conference (attended video presentation at our church): excellent organisation on both days with fantastic amenities and very hospitable. The speakers were inspirational and I left encouraged. An awesome 2 days, THANK YOU.

Joan Filler, St James, Gerrards Cross, GLS Chicago 2018
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Out of all the previous summits, I’ve attended, I have not felt as challenged, provoked and inspired as with GLS2018

Bishop Delroy Powell, New Testament Assembly Group of Churches, GLS Chicago 2018
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Leadership can be tough but knowing this is part of a leaders world, and hearing from those who have walked the path so much further ahead I feel a new spring in my step and hope in my heart! I highly recommend GLS to anyone one who feels called to make a difference in this world.

Angie Campbell, Senior Pastor, The C3 Church: Cambridge, GLS Chicago 2018
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I went to GLS 2018 with an expectancy that I would be inspired to be a better leader. I came away with that expectancy fulfilled and more!

Mark Andrews, Pastor/Missioner, Bethel Church, Carmarthen, GLS Chicago 2018
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Despite the furore around this year’s event, it proved to be as powerful and inspiring as we have come to expect. Craig Groeschel stepped into the lead role and through his engaging, good leadership teaching we felt encouraged about the future of the GLS.

James Beaton, Principal, Titus Way, GLS Chicago 2018
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Year on year the GLS never fails to provide new insights and wisdom into what it means to be a leader in today’s church. This year was no exception, it was one of the best! Attending with our core team meant that there was corporate as well as personal learning to take back with us. A must for anyone who is serious about getting better at what the Lord is calling them to be and do.

The Venerable Christine Froude, Archdeacon of Malmesbury, Bristol Diocese, GLS Chicago 2018
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By far the best leadership event I’ve ever been to. The speakers were world class, the talks were practically applicable and relevant.  Would highly recommend!

Joseph Omofuma, Pastor, Grace Community Church, GLS Chicago 2018