I have attended the past few years (and will be attending again this year) at one of the many satellite locations: the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in Ocean Grove NJ. More than 300 people are registered at this location.
About the Global Leadership Summit (GLS)
- The GLS is an annual event started in 1995 and is produced by the Willow Creek Association - more about Willow Creek and GLS
- According to the Wikipedia entry, alumni speakers have been Bono (U2), Ken Blanchard ("One Minute Manager"), Marcus Buckingham ("StrengthFinders"), Jim Collins ("Good to Great" and "Built to Last"), Mike Singletary (NFL Hall of Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears). Also, Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as well as Karen Hughes, Special Advisor to President George W. Bush and and former United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell have spoken. Other speakers: Texas pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes, University of Southern California president Steven Sample, Tim Sanders (Yahoo), Rick Warren (pastor Saddleback Church, author: "The Purpose Driven Life")
- Downloadable notebook of the formatted program. http://bit.ly/qVQcsy
- The town that the OGCMA is in is Ocean Grove New Jersey USA
- The OGCMA was founded in 1869. That year, a charter was obtained from the New Jersey State Legislature that set the land aside as a place for the perpetual worship of Jesus Christ
- Ocean Grove NJ is also known as "God's Square Mile at the Jersey Shore"
- The mission of the OGCMA is to provide opportunities for spiritual birth, growth, and renewal... (read the full mission statement here)
- More history of Ocean Grove at this link
- OGCMA website
- Up to date Twitter posts from everyone about GLS
- Willow Creek Twitter Posts (you don't need an account to follow this)
- Follow the WCA Blog
- You will also find some great notes from the Leadership Summit at http://www.timschraeder.com or follow Tim on twitter at http://twitter.com/timschraeder
- Other blogs from these twitter users: @JustinWise @JenniCatron @tonymorganlive @mattperman & @AdamJeske
- This Willow Creek's blog post has comments left by bloggers
- And, here's a post of the "Ultimate list of GLS Tweeters"
I hope you'll take a look at some of the items I'll be posting over these two days and comment on them!