Ministry Toolbox: The Global Leadership Summit
I have been excited about this post for a week now. Not only do I get to share about an incredible tool for church leaders, but The Willow Creek Association has allowed me to give away three tickets to The Global Leadership Summit. Read on for more details.
Early on in my college education I was introduced to the term disequilibrate which means to put out of balance. Over the years, much of my thoughts on ministry and how to more effectively lead and shepherd people has been based on the idea that a little disequilibration can go a long way when it comes to discipling people, training leaders, and sharing Christ with the world around us.
Earlier this week, I was excited when Jim Mellado, President of the Willow Creek Association, described The Global Leadership Summit as a place that, at times, creates disequilibrium that forces us to stretch our thinking and develop us as leaders.
That is the way it works, isn’t it?
We get disequilibrated and our mind begins to work in ways we hadn’t experienced before… over the years I have experienced this kind of stretching through conversations with mentors and close friends, through my time in scripture, through ministry crisis, and through conferences that I have attended. It is my belief that a wise leader is regularly seeking out experiences and places where they have the opportunity to be stretched in unexpected ways.
As many of you know, I spend a good bit of time at different ministry conferences across the country. I have found these conferences to be a great place to share a little bit about how my work with Church Simple strengthens the church. As a result of my travel, people often ask me about conferences, and which ones are better investments of their time and money. Without hesitation, I encourage leaders to invest two days in August for The Global Leadership Summit. Each August (9-10 this year) I come away from the Summit having been stretched and challenged, and having learned something new… or, in Jim Mellado’s words, having been disequilibrated:
In what ways are YOU making yourself available to be stretched?
Interested in attending The Global Leadership Summit? I have three passes to one of the local host (simulcast) sites available for our readers in the United States (sorry international readers). Here’s how you can get one:
- Leave a comment on this post sharing what you are most looking forward to at this year’s Summit.
- Like the Church Simple Facebook page (if you’ve already done it, great!).
- Share a link to this page via Facebook or Twitter.
The winners will be randomly selected (with help from random.org) at noon, eastern, on Sunday July 1, 2012.