Garner: Community

August 8, 2014

Leadership summit will be broadcast

Garner association hopes to inspire leaders

For 20 years, Willow Creek Association (WCA) has equipped pastors and Christian leaders with vision, training, and resources.

“Our commitment to helping leaders worldwide — both men and women — realize God’s vision for their lives, churches, and communities is based on a singular idea. “We believe inspired, encouraged, and equipped Christian leaders create thriving local churches that redeem their communities for Christ,” says WCA President Gary Schwammlein.

The centerpiece of this leadership movement is The Global Leadership Summit on August 14 and 15. Broadcast live via satellite to more than 300 venues in North America, the event will reach 200,000 leaders around the world. Leaders learn from world-class faculty that includes Tyler Perry, filmmaker; Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric; Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and chairman of Good 360; Wilfredo De Jesus, senior pastor, New Life Covenant Church, and Bill Hybels, senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and Chairman of Willow Creek Association.

To kick off the 2014 Global Leadership Summit, Willow Creek celebrates 20 years of the Summit at 7pm CDT on Wednesday, August 13. The celebration features a worship concert and stories of transformation from around the world. Comedian Michael Jr., whose comedy is edgy enough for Vegas and appropriate enough for church, will also be part of the evening. This pre-Summit Celebration Event will be streamed live and is free and open to the public. For details go to

Participants may register online for The Global Leadership Summit online or call 800-570-9812. Interested people can also contact The Capital Church, 1308 US Highway 70 West, Garner, NC, 919-772-5919.

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