GLS 2017 at Willow Creek – Join the Live Event

Take a week out to rest, refresh and replenish

No matter where you lead, the Global Leadership Summit is a world-class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your grander vision—the reason God called you to lead.

LIMITED SPACES: Please contact us if you would like to be put on a waiting list, alternatively you can book for the UK event here. Balance payments (for a place already secured by a deposit) can be made here


Feedback from GLS Chicago 2016
GLS Blue Mountain

“Having just returned from the GLS at Willow Creek, I can confidently affirm that year on year I find the whole experience of this opportunity both challenging and affirming.  This year’s conference was no exception.  A faculty of great speakers, all at the top of their game, offered some rich material for my team to work on now we are back home.  I unhesitatingly and strongly urge you to take your team to one of the GLS conferences in the UK.  You will not regret it!”

Bishop Mike Hill, Diocese of Bristol
GLS Blue Mountain

“As always, the GLS 2016 delivered high quality content. Patrick Lencioni was on great form on team members, Erin Meyer was fascinating on cross-cultural communication while Chris McChesney and Alan Mullaly brought great practical wisdom from the business world. A great two days with plenty of food for thought!”

The Rev Canon David Richards, St Paul’s and St George’s Church, Edinburgh
GLS Blue Mountain

“Yet again it was inspiring to be part of a worldwide gathering of leaders who through their experience, vision and faith were able to challenge us to new heights of leadership. The Summit is a must for all those who are serious about ministering in an ever changing church and world. If you only attend one event this year….make it this one!”

Venerable Christine A. Froude, Diocese of Bristol
GLS Blue Mountain

“The 2016 GLS was as good as any I have previously attended and continues to provide me with a rich source of practical ideas for my business leadership. It remains the one “must-do” entry in my diary each year.”

Steve Kent, Marketing & Business Development Director – Santa Maria Foodservice


The GLS at Willow Creek runs 10-11 August 2017.

Each year Willow Creek UK & Ireland has a limited seat allocation at the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. We recommend that you book well in advance to guarantee your seats.


WCA Member: £199
Non-Member: £249

LIMITED SPACES: Please contact us if you would like to be put on a waiting list, alternatively you can book for the UK event here


Fees for UK/Ireland delegates are based around the US Early Bird rate, plus administration. PLEASE NOTE that the US$ prices listed on the WCA US website are not applicable to UK & Irish delegates.


Please complete electronically the Registration Form and, if applicable, the Global Hospitality Housing Request Form, and email them to Sue Smith, Event Manager, If you have any questions beforehand, please call Sue on 023 8071 0295



ALL bookings for US events are undertaken by WCA UK & Ireland.

Conference info

For all the latest information, please visit


Global Hospitality with a Willow family is available* at £20 per person and is usually available from the Saturday before the conference until the Sunday after. Please select:

*Global Hospitality is based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.


You will need to hire a car as there is no public transport to or from the church. You may be able to book car hire when you book your flights.  Area Map for WCCC.


Please ensure that you have a valid electronic passport and a valid ESTA. This is the only requirement for UK & Irish delegates under the Visa Waiver Program. However, we recommend you check US Embassy  for up-to-date information.


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Irish Team Trip

In 2017, a special group trip is being organised for Irish church leaders.

More details