Two weeks ago, several members of our Maoz office in Israel attended the Global Leadership Summit in Jerusalem.
This yearly event is organized by Willow Creek Association near Chicago, IL. It impacts 260,000 people in 875 cities and 120 countries. GLS is designed to help leaders in both Church and the Marketplace to get better and embrace their grander vision – the reason God called them to lead.
During the two days, the team and another 100 or so Messianic leaders heard inspiring teachings about leadership, vision and impact in our sphere of influence. A few non-believers also attended the event, which caters to all leaders regardless of their faith.
Among the speakers were former PGA player Rick Bezet, Pastor Bill Hybels (host of the conference), Executive Coach Henry Cloud, President and CEO of Capella Hotel Group (Ritz-Carlton) Horst Schulze and Republican Presidential Nominee Carly Fiorina. (Most messages were recorded at the main GLS taking place in Chicago and broadcast to the audience.)
Each of them gave a special insight into leadership from various points of view. They spoke on authenticity as leaders, potential of each of us as a leader, facing and overcoming personal battles, serving those we lead, personal sacrifice, true calling of a leader and more.
Those in attendance were challenged to not only hear, but also implement what they heard with special process tools, which could be used as individuals and as teams.
In between the sessions, we bonded as a team and enjoyed the beautiful city of Jerusalem – something every team needs to work better together.
Special tea blends at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem
Street Art in Jerusalem
We’ve all heard it said that if we’re not progressing, we’re moving backwards, since there’s no such thing as staying in one place. If you don’t grow, you wither. This is something none of us can afford.
Our mission of advancing the Gospel in Israel requires constant growth – as individuals and as a ministry, and this conference was a tool all of us will use in the coming days, weeks and months to better serve our people.
Please pray for us to implement what we’ve learned, so that we could realize our full potential and be a blessing in Israel, advancing the Kingdom of God in the Land.