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Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 2 – John Burke

Messy Spiritual Leadership I want to talk about messy spiritual leadership. I want to talk about the messy leadership required for the church to grow up out of the emerging cultural realities around us. The Apostle Paul writes to a very messy church in 1 Corinthians 3 and he says this, ‘I planted the seed, […]

Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 1 – John Burke

Cultivating the Soil Every year I plant flowers around this big tree right in the middle of our front yard, but when I first made that flower bed I had to seek advice because, quite honestly, I’m not good with plants. My wife isn’t either. In fact, I think between the two of us, we’ve […]

Defining Moments | Clarity and Why it Matters

Bill Hybels, Hanna Koenig with Craig Groeschel About this Episode  What makes an organisation work? When teams work with clarity, they work in alignment with the larger mission, and goals get achieved. But how does a leader create clarity? In this edition of Defining Moments, Bill Hybels will go deeper around how he creates clarity […]

A Leaders Gathering with John Burke – February 7th & 8th

We are very much looking forward to John Burke’s return visit in February. Do come with your leadership team if you can! Here’s some feedback from his 2010 visit for your interest: It was great to be taught by a leader of a large church who is down to earth and passionate about broken people.  […]

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Defining Moments | Making Multi-Generational Ministry Work

Jeff Lockyer, Jim Mellado with Craig Groeschel About this Episode When the generations do ministry together successfully, the Church thrives and God is glorified. But, when things go wrong, it can derail an otherwise thriving ministry. In this edition of Defining Moments, Jeff Lockyer, WCA Summit host pastor, will unpack the story of their extremely […]

Defining Moments | Your Church’s Next Leader

Bill Hybels, Jim Mellado with Geoffrey Canada The topic of succession planning often makes leaders squirm. It can be filled with insecurities and uncertainties, and yet the future of the churches that leaders have spent their lives building is at stake. Succession is one of the biggest risks a leader will ever take. As Willow […]

GLS Season: How’s your Holy Discontent these days?

In this session, Bill hypothesises that a “firestorm experience” or “Popeye moment” needs to occur in a leader’s life in order for a vision to be birthed from their Holy Discontent. Have you ever had such an experience (or seen it happen in another leader), and the vision it birthed? How has that vision impacted […]

GLS 2013: The Speakers

Greetings Friends   “Everyone wins when a leader gets better” – Bill Hybels   Increasingly we are dreaming of what our world could become when leaders from the church and all spheres of society resolve to lead better. We would begin to see the Kingdom of God unleashed in unparalleled ways. That’s why we host the […]

What is IT? – Craig Groeschel

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Man on a Mission – An Interview with Ben Cooley

I grew up in the North East of England, in a little town called Yarm and I moved over to Manchester to train as an opera singer, to wear tights and to sing arias. I met my wife in Manchester, we got married and had kids. My parents were church planters – with other couples […]