CedarCreek Church to stream major leadership conferenceWritten by Patrick Timmis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
CedarCreek Church will hold a live streaming of the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit Aug. 11–12 as one of the events’ satellite locations.
The conference’s speakers will include Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz, Squidoo founder Seth Godin, Newark, N.J. mayor Cory Booker, former D.C. public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Mama Maggie Gobran and Willow Creek pastor Bill Hybels.
“Every year they try to train and equip Christian church leaders,” said Ben Snyder, a pastor at CedarCreek, in an email. “So whether you’re in the business sector, social sector, whether they work for churches, work for their own business, work in school, you will learn great leadership principles with a Christian focus.”
But the speakers are not all themselves Christians.
“The Summit team really believes that Christians can’t just bury their heads in the sand,” Snyder said. “Sometimes you need to reach out to some of the best and brightest minds in leadership and leadership development and learn from them.”
Willow Creek Church will host the conference in South Barrington, Ill., with an expected total audience — including satellite locations — of 165,000 globally, Snyder said. CedarCreek Church will stream at both campuses — 29129 Lime City Rd., in Perrysburg and 2600 W. Sylvania Ave. in Toledo.
CedarCreek’s price of admission is $169 for a Willow Creek Association member group of 10 or more, $209 for WCA members, $269 for individuals, $99 for active military members and $79 for students and faculty. Visit www.cedarcreek.tv/summit to register.