Crossroads staff and volunteer leaders are still reflecting on the Global Leadership Summit. Our big impressions are 1.) the amazing hospitality offered by Crossroads volunteers 2.) the insightful teachings and interviews from GLS faculty.
Things people are saying…
- Our volunteers are passionate about serving God through serving others.
- Carol Z. is an amazing cook and so generous with her time and talents. Thanks for feeding us, Carol!
- The crews who worked to turn-over the facility in time for Celebrate Recovery did great.
- The tech teams in Chicago and at Crossroads: They rock!
- Thanks for the prayer rooms. Many people took advantage of a quiet, prayerful space to listen to God and rest.
- The Summit was amazing, inside the auditorium and out.
- You mean so much to us, and we are being transformed through your generosity and kindness. We are blessed because of you. (Crossroads Greeley)
Speaker bits we won’t forget…
- Out of struggle comes victory; it is a privilege to struggle. Condoleezza Rice
- Pain reminds me that I need God. Pranitha Timothy
- The option of doing nothing does not exist. Sheryl WuDunn
- Oh man! We gotta sow more seeds, cuz trees are worth it. Bill Hybels
- March 20 miles everyday; the signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency. Jim Collins
- Be hard on problems and soft on people, William Ury
- Organizational health is the single, greatest competitive advantage, Patrick Lencioni
- God values maturity; if you’re not dead, you’re not done. Craig Groeschel
Senior Pastor Take-Aways (from John Smith’s notes)
From Bill Hybels, author and founder of Willow Creek Church and the Willow Creek Association:
- As leaders we have to be incessant tinkerers doing our job better everyday… You are the most difficult person you will ever lead.
- God doesn’t make you a leader to preside over something. You are a leader, so you can move people to a preferred future.
- What a privilege it is to be a leader.
- The local church is the hope of the world… (as a church) we have to reach our absolute full potential. Everyone has to live “full on” for God. We are the church. The hope of the world is at stake.
From Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State:
The strong cannot exploit the weak… Every life is worthy… In a democracy there are no kings and queens, no one is condemned forever to the circumstances in which they were born… Every life is capable of greatness. We are equals before the law and God.
From Jim Collins, author of Built to Last, Great by Choice:
- The only mistakes you learn from are the ones you survive.
- Greatness is not a function of circumstance, but conscious choice and discipline…
- What is a great organization? 1. Superior performance in a specific area or calling. 2. It makes a distinctive impact. What would be lost if we disappeared? Who would miss you and why? 3.Lasting endurance. An organization is not great, if it cannot be great without you.
From Sheryl WuDunn, author of Half the Sky:
Gender inequity is central moral cause of our time. What determines where you go in life is really your chromosomes.
From Craig Groeschel, pastor and author of The Christian Atheist:
Don’t fear, resent or judge the next generation, believe in them.
From Patrick Lencioni, author of The Advantage:
The key to organizational healthy is “clarity”. Six critical questions that help with clarity: 1.) Why do we exist? 2) How do we behave? 3.) What do we do? 4.) How will we succeed? 5.) What’s is most important, right now? 6.) Who must do what?
Crossroads Church, what are YOUR impressions of the best Summit ever? …