Win 2 Tickets to the Willow Creek Leadership Summit

Written by Paul Steinbrueck

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If leadership within the church does not prevail, eventually the culture will gobble them up and they won’t make it to the next generation. It’s already happening. Statistics cite church failings all the time.

But there’s hope.

The Willow Creek Association believes to its core that if you change a leader, you can change a church. If you change a church, then you can effect change to the city, the region, and the country. Our vision is that one day it will be normal for every church to thrive. It won’t happen overnight and it won’t be easy, but it can happen as long as leaders do one thing: follow God’s Spirit in establishing biblical patterns of church life that blaze new trails and live out Christ’s teaching from Matthew 28.

These are the kinds of churches the WCA is called to inspire and equip.

The Global Leadership Summit is an annual infusion of leadership training that helps leaders grow and thrive. The faculty is carefully selected with one goal in mind—to challenge all aspects of your leadership—whether you lead a ministry, a business, a large team, a small group, or a family. There’s a lot at stake and leadership matters!

The Summit is less than two months away (August 9 and 10). You have a few days left to take advantage of Early Bird pricing, which expires Tuesday, June 26. Ourchurch.com readers can save $20 on any satellite registration by using the special code ‘churchtrend’.

Win a Pair of Tickets!

We’d also like to offer one winner a pair of tickets to the satellite location of their choice. Just…

  1. Leave a comment below telling us who you’d bring to the Summit and why, AND
  2. Share this post on Twitter or Facebook.

We’ll select a winner on June 26!

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    Paul Steinbrueck

    Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck.


    • I would bring our Teaching Pastor! He has significant influence on our community of believers and appreciates the opportunity to attend leadership conferences like this (but our budget is very, very small).

      • Sounds like the Summit would be perfect for him – hope you're both able to make it this year!

    • Paul, this is going to sound unusual but I would bring my 13-year-old daughter. She has just launched a blog http://www.spiritualsparks.weebly.com where she tries to encourage and disciple young teenage girls. She also plays the guitar and is an Asst Teacher and worship leader in our Children and Youth depts at church. She is showing amazing potential. As her father, I want to expand her leadership worldview. By taking her to Willow Creek or a satellite location, this would enable her to see leadership at its highest level. Who knows what God will do with what will be invested in her heart. Thanks for the consideration and I am posting this in Facebook and Twitter!

      • It's not unusual at all – what a great way to build into an up and coming leader!

    • I would take my son. He is in his final year as a ministry student and is currently working as a Youth pastor at a local church. I believe that he would benefit greatly from this experience. Not to mention the opportunity to share this experience with him would be an unforgettable experience for his old man. I will also share this @christndroid on Twitter.

      • The Summit would be an incredible opportunity for the two of you – hope you can make it!

    • I would take my best friend who is my wife…we've been married this summer for 40 years and we've always been a 'team'. She has always been a source of encouragement and supports the ministries no matter what the cost. Even in the midst of a huge workload she has always been there for our children. She is an example for all the women in the church and in the community. She is a person of peace and inner strength even when caring for her mother with dementia. She really is the most self-less person I've ever met and keeps me the Pastor always ready to go to the next need.I'm sharing on Facebook.

      • Congratulations on 40 years! The Summit is a perfect way to build into your ministry together!

    • I would bring my wife. Many times we want to empower others within the ministry but we need to consider that our wives are influencing us when no one is there. We need her to expand her leadership knowledge so when she does talk she is sharing wise ideas, counsel and considerations.

    • I would bring Emily Martin, our Missions Strategist for our church! We want to be better leaders, and lead our church to bring our community to Christ.

    • I would bring Pastor Kimberly Dube we have worked together in intercession , leadership development, bible college and in evangelism we want to see the body of Christ grow and be revived.

    • I would bring my senior Pastor. He is very influential, an old guard and very resistant to change. If he catches this vision, not only will it impact my ministry but also all my pastor friends who are under him.

      • We've heard many great stories of change inspired by the Summit, be bold with that invitation Ramon!

    • I would bring my ministry coordinator, Luis who is a great friend and also someone who is leading our worship ministry school in our search of God, His presence and purpose in our individual lives and impact in the community. This will be the first time either of us have attended and I hope to make it!

      • The Summit will definitely fire up your ministry, Duane, hope you both can make it this year!