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Top 50 Quotes From the #GLS18

“We can make excuses or we can make a difference, but we cannot do both," Craig Groeschel said at the GLS18.
Simon Sinek GLS18

Simon Sinek: Leaders, You Are Playing an Infinite Game

Drawing from James Carse’s book "Finite and Infinite Games," Simon Sinek told GLS18, in business, “there’s no such thing as winning. There’s only ahead and behind.”
Erwin McManus

Erwin McManus: You Need to Tell Death and Fear to Get Behind You

Erwin McManus didn't lower his voice as he told the crowd at GLS18 that they needed to stop living in fear of death.
Andrew Brunson

Trump Hits Turkey’s Economy in Fight for Pastor Brunson

The White House announced sharp tariff increases on the heels of meetings between the White House and Turkey over Andrew Brunson who has been held by Turkey for more than two years on espionage and terrorism related charges.  
David Livermore GLS18

What You Need to Know to Work in Diverse Groups

David Livermore, executive director of the Global Learning Center at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, told GLS18 that a leader’s success in this area often comes down to his or her cultural intelligence.
Danielle Strickland

Danielle Strickland Delivers the Message of the Moment at the GLS

The topic Danielle Strickland was given at the 2018 Global Leadership Summit was not an easy one no matter what the circumstances are, but given the recent events at Willow Creek, it was even more difficult.
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Argentina Remains Pro-Life After Senate Vote

Argentina abortion laws will remain unchanged after the nation's senate rejected a bill that would have legalized abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Juliet Funt GLS18

Juliet Funt: How to Stop Wasting Time on Unnecessary Tasks

Juliet Funt spoke to leaders about the need to quell unnecessary tasks in organizations—including the church.
Craig Groeschel GLS18

Craig Groeschel: How to Become a Leader People Want to Follow

Craig Groeschel told GLS '18 that polling shows team members want to feel valued, inspired and empowered and he offered three qualities leaders should develop to meet those needs.
Willow Creek Leadership

UPDATE: Willow Creek Leaders Resign: ‘Trust has been broken’ Over Bill Hybels Case

Several members of the Willow Creek leadership team are resigning over the mismanagement of the allegations against their leader, Bill Hybels.
Willow Creek

Willow Creek Continues to Teach Church Leaders…This Time Through Failure

Surely they didn’t intend this, but Willow Creek is leading the charge on how to respond to the #churchtoo movement by giving us a real-life example of exactly what not to do.
"nones" don't believe

This Is Why More People Identify as ‘Nones’

Simply put, most "nones" don’t believe the tenets of the faith.
John Calvin

How Calvinist Are the “New Calvinists,” Really?

While today’s young pastors are identified with John Calvin, it appears the 16th century French reformer hasn’t shaped the New Calvinists nearly as much as present day reformed teachers, such as Tim Keller, John Piper, and Al Mohler.
Global Leadership Summit

Update: Churches, Speakers Pull Out of GLS at the Last Minute

Although three keynote speakers have canceled and several partnering churches have pulled out, there is no conclusive evidence that this year’s Global Leadership Summit is being adversely affected by the controversy surrounding Bill Hybels.
celebrity pastors

The Megapopular Churches That Celebrity and Instagram Built

These "celebrity pastors" are friends to the stars, but they're also really good at social media. It's hard to tell which is making a bigger impact on their numbers.
homosexuality in the Bible

How Progressives View Scripture (and Homosexuality in the Bible)

How can you read about homosexuality in the Bible and condone the practice? Adam Hamilton responds. The question isn't so much about your view on sexual orientation as it is about your view of Scripture.
Bill Hybels

New Investigation of Bill Hybels Announced in Wake of Latest Bombshell

One day after new allegations against Bill Hybels and the resignation of its teaching pastor, Willow Creek has announced an advisory council of Christian leaders from across the country will oversee an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations that created the firestorm.
Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Preaches Love and Faith at Hall of Fame Induction

In his 33-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, former NFL star Ray Lewis talked about the role faith has played throughout his life.
steve carter

Bill Hybels’ Successor Resigns From Willow Creek—Effective Immediately

Despite the elder board asking him to wait, Steve Carter announced today that he has resigned from Willow Creek Church, effective immediately. Carter cites a disagreement with the way the elders have handled the allegations against founding pastor Bill Hybels.
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Black Pastors Helping White House With Prison Reform

President Donald Trump has told Republican senators that he’s open to a new proposal on prison reform to include sentencing reform, giving new life to an issue that seemed hopelessly stalled on Capitol Hill.
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Thousands of Children Sexually Abused by Hundreds of Priests

"Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all," the grand jury report said of its findings into clergy sexual abuse.

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Allen White: Finding Ways to Make Small Groups Work

“People who don’t have time for a group always have time for their friends. Structure small groups around friendships.” - Allen White