Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Willow Creek Leadership Summit 2008

Bill Hybels recently sent out an update about the 2008 Willow Creek Leadership Summit. In it he says:

We have already begun work on Summit 08 and are committed to putting together the best speakers and programming elements we possibly can. We know from past experience the earlier we start the better the final result and have already confirmed Craig Groeschel of and Gary Haugen of the International Justice Mission to the faculty.

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Dave T. said...

Shows the increasing influence of the web/blog/tech sphere. dt

Chris Meirose said...

I don't disagree with that, but I'd suspect it has as much to do with the fact that Groeschel's church is larger than Willow Creek. has something like 21,000 weekly now with all of their campuses. Add to that Groeschel has spoken at a sizable number of other "big" church conferences the last few years and I suspect it inflated his stock to the point Hybels/Mellado couldn't ignore. Either way, it is a great compliment to Craig Groeschel and all the people of

Big Chris