Norwich venue for Global Leadership Summit telecast
The Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit will come to Norwich in October, in the form of a telecast to be shown at The Space conference venue. Tony Rothe reports.
The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast live in High Definition from Willow Creek’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America, watched by an expected 305,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2016. Throughout the autumn, Summit events take place at an additional 675 plus sites around the world, in 125 countries and 59 languages.
There will be 13 high profile speakers at the live event, including Bill Hybels, pictured above, founder and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church; Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation; Bishop TD Jakes, founder and senior pastor of The Potters House; Horst Schulze, CEO of Capella Hotel group and founding president of the Ritz-Carlton group; Wilfredo de Jesus, senior pastor of New Life community church; and John C Maxwell, leadership expert and best-selling author and coach.
The two-day event in Norwich is being organised by two local church leaders – Ian Savory, senior pastor at Lighthouse Community Church in Sheringham, and Nick Blanch, Director of Norwich Youth For Christ.
Nick says "As a high quality package, the Global Leadership Summit is a real gift to leaders in Norfolk and we're thrilled that we can facilitate it in Norwich this year. I look forward to seeing new perspectives, being challenged and sharpening my own skills with a community of local leaders committed to doing the same."
The event is aimed at leaders in all walks of life, Christian and secular, but is delivered from a Christian perspective. The Willow Creek Association’s website says:
Everyone wins when a leader gets better—businesses care about more than the bottom line, people stand up for justice, families are restored and churches become beacons of hope and transformation in a broken world. No matter where you lead, the Global Leadership Summit videocast is a world-class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your grander vision—the reason God called you to lead. Join us for an infusion of vision, inspiration and practical skills to take your leadership from ‘here to there’—and bring your entire team to multiply the impact.
The Norwich telecast is on Friday October 14 and Saturday 15, and will take place at The Space, Roundtree Way, Norwich NR7 8SQ. The Space was developed and is owned and operated by Proclaimers - A local church which is part of the Hillsong Family of churches, a worldwide collection of contemporary churches.
For more information, or to book a place, visit http://willowcreek.org.uk/events/gls/
Or phone : 02380 710295
The image of Bill Hybels is courtesy of Ianphilpot at English Wikipedia