The Global Leadership Summit

Leadership is hard work. It takes dedication, perseverance and a commitment to stretch our minds and expand our hearts to impact our families, communities and world in real and powerful ways. On August 10-11, 2017, you're invited to gather with thousands of influencers across North America for The Global Leadership Summit. This two-day conference is telecast live in HD from Willow Creek's campus near Chicago. This event is designed to stretch and challenge you through world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training to help you embrace this critical leadership role in your life.


Who: If you have influence over others--as a business professional, parent, coach, or teacher--you are a leader!
What: A two-day conference hearing from national and international leaders
When: Thursday, August 10 & Friday, August 11 //  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where:  Live via satellite at The Bayou Church  //  2234 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Cost: Varies depending on date registering

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration for The Bayou Attendees:

If you attend The Bayou Church, you can register below with the promo code (password) shown on Sunday mornings.

Registration for Guests:

If you do not attend The Bayou Church but would like to attend The Global Leadership Summit at our site, you can register below. We would love to have you! Please make sure that you answer the question for "Church/Organization" for your organization and not for The Bayou Church.

Early Bird Rate (Ends 6/27/17):  $199 (Individual) // $169 for groups (10 or more)
Regular Rate (Begins 6/28/17):  $209 (Individual) // $189 for groups (10 or more)
Student/University Faculty/Military Rate:  $89 


Faculty for 2017: 




For those who are unable to attend the full event or just want to know what to expect. 

Thursday, August 10:

7:30am - Doors Open
8:00am - Resource Store Open 
8:30am - Bill Hybels
9:45am - 30-Minute Break // Resource Store open
10:15am - Sheryl Sandburg & Marcus Lemonis
12:00pm - 75-Minute Break for Lunch // Resource Store Open
1:15pm - Fredrik Haren & Bryan Stevenson
2:45pm - 30-Minute Break // Resource Store Open

3:15pm - Andy Stanley
4:25pm - Closing Announcements
4:30pm - Resource Store Open

Friday, August 11:

7:30am - Doors Open
8:00am - Resource Store Open 
8:30am - Laszlo Bock, Julet Funt, & Marcus Buckingham
10:30am - 30-Minute Break // Resource Store Open
11:00am - Sam Adeyemi & Immaculee Ilibagiza
12:30pm - 75-Minute Break for Lunch // Resource Store Open
1:45pm - Angela Duckworth & Gary Haugen
3:25pm - Closing Announcements
3:30pm - Resource Store Open



Lunch Options:

For those traveling from outside Acadiana to attend the Summit, we are excited to have two food trucks on our campus during the lunch hour: Blanchard's BBQ (on August 11) and Rice Kings (on August 10). We'll also have Buster's Frozen Custard.

Additionally, we have a handy map of just a few of the restaurants near our campus.

Restaurant Guide

Hotel Special Rate:

For those traveling from outside Acadiana to attend the Summit, we are excited to let you know about special hotel rates just for GLS attendees. Click the link for details.

Springhill Suites Hotel Option