Published November 6, 2015

Faces of the Global Leadership Summit

Every day we hear stories of leaders from around the world who are taking what they’ve learned at the Global Leadership Summit and applying it to their lives and their leadership. Here are just some of the stories we’ve heard:


Rewis Awadalla 2“I’m a priest. I was serving in Egypt. Now I’m serving in Wisconsin. (I love the snow!) I think we need to develop our leadership all the time, not just in serving a church, but also at the family level. Leadership involves every aspect of your life. It’s about how you live your life.

If you read about Egypt these days, you can see that we are still suffering from persecution. People have been martyred. We need a lot of prayers for the church to be steadfast and faithful. Pray for how we influence others. When you live your life as a Christian, you sacrifice your life. This is a message of faith. It’s a way of preaching that is more than using words. It’s about how you live your life. We need your prayers.”

– Rewis, GLS Attendee, Chicago






Markus Ostesrlund 2“I want to see a movement where church leaders wouldn’t be afraid, and would be influencing society. Most Christian people today are living as if they were an atheist, and do not believe in God. They go to church, are active in the choir, will listen to a sermon, but it will not play out in their life with their family and in their workplace. Basically, that is not what Jesus taught. That was a very relevant message that impacted my personal life.

How do I live my life? Am I a submarine going to church and putting up my periscope, and then take down my periscope when I go out from Monday through Friday?”

– Markus, GLS Attendee, Finland






Michel Schneid 2“There have been major changes in the world, and the Summit has inspired me through the teachings, examples, and testimonies. France used to be a Catholic country, and now the second largest religion is Muslim, with about 5 million Muslims in France. Being a Christian leader in this environment means you to need to be aware of cross-cultural situations and take care of people.

We have seen a servanthood through the Summit I have never seen before, and it has helped us to take risks in service, helping many refugees and prostitutes entering our city. My dream is that our whole church will be involved in servanthood for our whole city.”

– Michel Schneider, GLS Attendee, France



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