Free DownloadPlatforms & City Transformation
What happens when you think of city transformation as a platform that connects and creates value for people?
Book ChapterTo Transform a City
Sam Williams and Eric Swanson provide a free chapter from their book To Transform a City on transformation for the curious.
Blog ArticleStart a Listening Tour in Your City
Eric Swanson challenges leaders to ask these eight questions on a listening tour to launch a city movement.
Lifting Up Our Neighbors
""As I’ve developed my leadership skills through the Summit, I’ve become more acutely aware of challenges in our community. That’s why I’m passionate about community development. We all have a responsibility to lift up both our neighbors and strangers and lend a helping hand whenever possible. As a result of the Summit, our city-wide movement has gained momentum. Without a doubt, Fort Wayne, Indiana is getting better.""
"“The city, especially the south end, has been in a dark place on many levels due to poverty and lack of economic opportunity. The increased connection and our improved relationship with community groups helps people see that we are not threatening or out of touch as a church. It is amazing how many different people are coming through our church doors to find ways to connect with each other and impact our city! We hope to continue to offer more opportunities throughout the year for health, government, education, business and faith-based sectors to intersect and learn together through the GLS.” "
Committed to Our City
"“We’re committed to leadership excellence, we’re committed to Omaha, and we’re committed to what God might call us to in the city movement as He continues to unfold the pieces of the puzzle. We’re focused on striding forward obediently with long, intentional steps in the same direction as His pace of Grace. As Omaha leaders say “yes” to the leadership assignments He gives us, investing 150% of ourselves, not in scoreboards or numbers goals, but in the people He’s called us to reach, Omaha’s Grander Vision will be reached.”"
Entering the Brokenness of Our City
"“God is in the restoration business. He is a God of second chances. We cannot be too quick to abandon each other when things get messy. I love reaching people who are hurting, broken and far from God. At our church, we were going around the world doing missions, and we started to ask what we were doing in our own city? We decided to enter into the brokenness in our community.”"
The Global Leadership Summit Convening Leaders for City Transformation
At the Global Leadership Network, we are passionate about leadership development that ignites transformation. It’s about more than supporting men and women on a journey to thrive personally—it’s also about leaders like you uniting locally around a common vision to see positive transformation ignite in your city.
Discover what can happen in your city when you host The Global Leadership Summit!