Published December 11, 2019

Why This is a Strategic Point in GLN History

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Because of the GLS

The first time I attended The Global Leadership Summit as a 23 year old, I thought, If I could ever be a part of something like this to help reach people, my answer would be yes! To be a part of this now, all these years later, is one of the most humbling things I can do.

Leadership matters more than you can ever imagine. This is why…

This last summer, my wife Amy and I got to visit three of the countries that host The Global Leadership Summit. What’s happening internationally is hard to describe. The excitement here in the U.S. is special, but when you go to some of these places that don’t have access to leadership development tools like the Summit, it’s the difference between surviving and beginning to thrive. Investing in places like Pakistan, Nigeria, Myanmar, or any of the 135 countries where the GLS is located is raising up God honoring, culture changing, and generation impacting leadership. The prayer and generosity from the Summit audience empowers stories of transformation all over the world.

…when you go to some of these places that don’t have access to leadership development tools like the Summit, it’s the difference between surviving and beginning to thrive.

We have one of the greatest tools to impact the world right before us. As one who has been close to the Global Leadership Network for the last 20+ years, and now stepping in with more of a leadership role, I can tell you we’re working hard to bring the organization to the next level.

This is a strategic point in our history. This is why…

Looking ahead, there are ways to leverage technology to grow very quickly and see exponential growth. The board is excited, the leadership is excited, our global partners are excited, and we believe together, over the next few years, we will impact millions of lives. And you and I have an opportunity to be a part of this life-changing adventure.

What happens at the GLS is truly incredible. I want my daughters to experience it. I want my sons to experience it. I want everyone at my church to experience it. And I want a millions of people around the world to experience it. This is why…

…all it took was one invitation, one sponsorship, one talk, one whisper from God…

It’s because of young women like Gabi Faria. Remember her Grander Vision story? God ignited a vision in her heart for those hurting in her city. And all it took was one invitation, one sponsorship, one talk, one whisper from God through one of the speakers saying, “Who will be the next Gabi?” She said, Me! And today, she’s caring for the lives of hundreds of refugees in her city.

Hers is just one of thousands of stories we hear every day. When you give, you become a part of hundreds of thousands of stories like Gabi’s. Who will be the next person to step into God honoring, culture changing, and generation impacting leadership?

What I want to ask you is to be sensitive to God and genuinely ask Him, What would you have me do to impact leaders around the world today?

About the Author
Craig Groeschel Is one of our incredible 2020 faculty members for the The Global Leadership.

Craig Groeschel

Founder and Senior Pastor

Life.Church

Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple U.S. locations and globally online. Known for its missional approach utilizing the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded in every country worldwide. Groeschel was named in the top 10 U.S. CEO’s for small and midsize companies by Glassdoor. Traveling the world as a champion of The Global Leadership Summit, Craig Groeschel advocates to grow leaders in every sector of society. He is the host of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, the most listened to leadership podcast in the world. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is Dangerous Prayers.

Years at GLS 2008, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2019