It’s been a full day at the Global Leadership Summit hosted by Willowcreek Church. We have 6 staffers from ECC. It’s great to be able to learn together and process how we can grow together and seek first the kingdom. So here are a few notes from the first day…
Bill Hybels is the senior pastor of Willowcreek and he challenged us in a couple different ways…
- “Armed with enough humility, leaders can learn from anyone.” This is a great reminder. We should NEVER stop learning and we can learn from ANYONE. We can learn from students, grandparents and even unbelievers. Let’s be humble and learn….
- “Spend 15 min every morning reading/reflect on your life.” How can we do this? Journal? Yes. I have realized that I need to get back to journaling and ask the following questions: Who am I becoming? Am I surrendered to God?
- “Am I leading at home as well as I’m leading at work?” We need to lead well and love well at home. So for me, I am asking myself, “What plans do I need to make?”
Fredrik Haren is a business creativity expert from Sweden and now lives in Asia. I was a bit skeptical, but he was great. He ended his talk with this challenge:
- “Create!-you do this by doing creative things yourself as a leader because people are inspired to be creative.” This is a great challenge for me. I want people to think, “If he can do it. I can do it!” And when we create, we are modeling our Creator God. Let’s create.
Brian Stevenson is a lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama. He defends children and inmates on death-row. He challenged us to take 4 steps.