Willow Creek Association UK & Ireland

WCA UK & Ireland

Leading for Mission Conference 2018
Rethinking Evangelism

The Chevy Nova was a relatively successful American car for many years. Encouraged by U.S. sales, Chevrolet began to market the American Nova throughout the world. Unfortunately, the Nova did not sell well in Mexico and other Latin American countries. Additional ads were ordered, marketing efforts were stepped up, but sales remained stagnant. Sales directors […]

Fredrik Haren
The Curious Creature of Habit – Fredrik Härén

Fredrik Härén, one of the world’s experts on creativity, spoke at the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit 2017. The following excerpt is taken from his bestseller “The Idea Book.” Break Old Ways of Thinking We humans are curious creatures of habit. If we were not curious about the world, then we would still be living in […]

shipping containers
How Shipping Containers Become Homes of Hope

Patrick Staggs is an engineer living in Delaware, and co-founder of a non-profit called Homes of Hope. Over the last five years, Patrick has never missed a Summit. What God spoke to him during the event in 2015 will change lives forever. Something at the 2015 GLS did more than stir my heart. I prayed […]

Bill Hybels
Ask Bill | How do you know when to move on?

—Question sent in from a UK/Ireland pastor matched with a relevant answer from 363gls.com Relevant answer: Have a question for Bill?: Please send your question to info@willowcreek.org.uk.  

Andy Stanley
Engaging Next Generation Leaders – Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley, communicator, author, pastor and founder of North Point Ministries, will be speaking at the Global Leadership Summit in 2017. If you want your organisation to have next generation leaders, it is your job to give people in their 20s and 30s big responsibilities, even if you think they might not be ready. In […]

Juliet Funt
Whitespace Overview – Juliet Funt

As leaders, we often find ourselves in the trap of reactive busyness. Our time is under attack. Meetings, emails and ever-present smartphones are gobbling it up. Innovation and creatitivy are withering before the false god of busyness. At home, families struggle to connect. Grown-ups multi-task in the evening, tied to the office by invisible ropes […]

'Beyond Nice' book cover
Challenges and Solutions to Make Your Church More Effective Today – Part 4

Challenge four – Distrusting professionalism, and professional tools Quite rational and level headed people in the Christian world can have a high degree of distrust of professionalism and the use of professional techniques. They feel that this kind of practice ‘is not wanted here’ as it’s seen as too slick and too commercial. More fundamentally, […]

One-to-one meeting
A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 4: The Plan – John Truscott

This time I build on the three foundations of job description, person profile and employment terms to create a plan for the worker that will give them a right balance of challenge and support. Getting that balance just right is your responsibility. It will be different for each person you manage. No, not easy! Personal […]

Messy Spiritual Leadership Part 1 – John Burke

Cultivating the Soil Every year I plant flowers around this big tree right in the middle of our front yard, but when I first made that flower bed I had to seek advice because, quite honestly, I’m not good with plants. My wife isn’t either. In fact, I think between the two of us, we’ve […]

Defining Moments | Clarity and Why it Matters

Bill Hybels, Hanna Koenig with Craig Groeschel About this Episode  What makes an organisation work? When teams work with clarity, they work in alignment with the larger mission, and goals get achieved. But how does a leader create clarity? In this edition of Defining Moments, Bill Hybels will go deeper around how he creates clarity […]