You have influence. Join 400,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it with two days of world-class leadership training!

— Gain exclusive access to the LIVE HD telecast of the Summit at one of 600+ locations
— Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply
— Learn from Bill Hybels and the diverse 2017 faculty
— Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and your community
— Join with people from 128 countries and 60 languages who attend the Summit around the world


You are presented with a lot of opportunities to sharpen your skills and develop the people you lead.
The Summit is a proven tool to leverage that produces these compelling outcomes for leaders who attend.
Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving.





What are the dates for the Global Leadership Summit?
This year the Summit will take place Thursday-Friday, August 11-12, 2016
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What is the difference between attending this on-site vs. a Premier Host Site?
Attendance at the Willow Creek campus provides the energy of an expected 7,000 attendees experiencing programming and most speakers in person. Premier Host Sites are preferred by some attendees for convenience, affordability, and connectivity to the church in their region.
Register now:   On-site >   or   At a Premier Host Site >

Is the programming the same at all sites?
All programming elements including music, drama, video, and dance emanate from the Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, IL.


When will the full schedule be available?

The full schedule with the Summit faculty order will be available in May of 2017. The Summit will be a full day from approximately 8:30am-5:00pm (CDT) on Thursday and 8:30am-4:00pm (CDT) on Friday.

Will this event be in real-time at my Premier Host Site location?
If you attend in the Central or Pacific time zones, the Summit will begin at 8:30am local time. Sites in the Eastern or Mountain Time Zones will begin at 9:30am local time.

Is the programming the same at all locations?
All programming elements including music, drama, video, and dance emulate from the Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, IL.


What is your cancellation/transfer policy?

You must contact our Ministry Operations Team on or before 6/13/17 for a refund of your conference fees less a $45.00 cancellation fee per person.

Should you wish to hold your registration for future use, you must contact us on or before 7/11/2017. You will need to contact us within a year to utilize the fund toward a new conference registration. Your registration fees will be transferred to the conference selected less the $45.00 transfer fee per person. Additional payment may be required depending on the price of the new conference. Any overpayment remaining after the transfer is non-refundable.

You may at any time up to the date of the conference transfer the name or location associated with the registration at no cost. To transfer the location, please call our Ministry Operations Team at 800-570-9812.


How do I register for The Global Leadership Summit here at Christ Community Church - Lake Charles, LA?
There are three ways to register:
Online: Click Here >
Phone: 337-478-8228
Mail: 2500 W. Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, LA 70605

Do I need to have all the names of our group when I register?
Willow Creek Association allows groups to reserve "Empty Registrations" and then submit names of those who will be attending at a later date. We encourage you to enter those names by mid July, however a registrant's name can still be added or changed before printing the final ticket.

Can I share a registration with someone if I can't attend the entire event?
Willow Creek Association does not provide the option to share registrations between two or more individuals. The event has been designed as a holistic learning experience and is best if attended in its entirety.


How much does it cost to attend?
Pricing varies based on attendance at the Willow Creek campus or at a Premier Host Site. Discounts are available based on group size and date of registration. Click here for specific pricing information.

What does the conference price include?
Registration for the event includes all conference materials as well as break refreshments. Meals are NOT included in the price of registration.

What qualifies for the Student/Faculty rate?
All high school, undergraduate, and graduate students (whether full or part-time students) are eligible for the Student rate. The Faculty rate applies to those individuals on staff at a college, university, or seminary. U.S. Military Active Duty and Reserve personnel and their spouses may register at the Military rate.


I am attending the Summit at a Premier Host Site. Where can I find nearby accommodations?
You will need to contact your host site of choice to see what accommodations might be available. Click here to see our full list of host site locations.



Prices are subject to change as the 2017 GLS gets closer

U.S. pricing only. Discounted pricing available for full-time students, faculty, active military, and members of Christ Community Church. Read more.



Founded in 1992, Willow Creek Association (WCA) exists to help Christians grow their leadership to maximize Kingdom impact. WCA is committed to a singular idea: that inspired, encouraged and equipped Christian leaders create thriving local churches that redeem their communities for Christ.