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Top 20 Quotes from Leadership Summit (2018)

Top 20 Quotes from Leadership Summit (2018)

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I’ve been to the Leadership Summit for a number of years now, but this was the first year we’ve ever hosted it at Abundant Life Church. Together with business and church leaders in our community, we spent the last two days growing together and practicing being teachable.

Below I’ve selected twenty of my favorite quotes from the event. Each of these quotes is my best representation in writing of what they said verbally or a summary thereof. Any errors in wording are my own. These are in order of appearance at the conference, not in rank.

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Top 20 Quotes from Leadership Summit (2016)

Top 20 Quotes from Leadership Summit (2016)

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I spent the last two days with about 2700 leaders in my community at our Mesa and Gilbert campuses. We absorbed insights and encouragement from speakers at this year’s Global Leadership Summit. For those of you who may be unaware, the Leadership Summit is a two-day conference hosted by Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago.

Below I’ve selected twenty of my favorite quotes from the event. Each of these quotes is my best representation in writing of what they said verbally or a summary thereof. Any errors in wording are my own. These are in order of appearance at the conference, not in rank.

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Top 20 Quotes from Blessing Ranch (Spring 2016)

Top 20 Quotes from Blessing Ranch (Spring 2016)

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I spent the week in Florida returning to a place called Blessing Ranch. It’s a ministry for pastors, and lately they’ve been gathering groups of people from across the states to join up in mentoring groups. That meant I had the opportunity to dive deep into rich conversations with three other guys in ministry along with an incredible mentor named Dr. John Walker. I meet with this group twice a year to sit together and learn from one another.

Below you’ll see my 20 favorite ideas shared throughout our time together. Normally I save my “20 quotes” posts for conferences, but this week brings so much for me to think about that I include it.

All of these are typed into my paraphrase of what was said and some of them are just my personal thoughts in response to something another guy said. Many of these are likely quotes from authors and leaders but which may not have been attributed as such in our discussion (although I’ve attributed the source if it was mentioned). They also include a few ideas from Jud Wilhite (numbers 15-20), the Senior Pastor of Central Christian Church in Vegas and the author of a number of books. We had a chance to video chat with Jud and allow him to speak into our conversation as well. All that to say this list is my best attempt at capturing some of the incredible insights I received from this week in hopes it can be a blessing to you as well.

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Top 20 Quotes from Blessing Ranch (Fall 2015)

Top 20 Quotes from Blessing Ranch (Fall 2015)

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I had the incredible chance to spend the week in Florida at a place called Blessing Ranch. It’s a ministry for pastors, and lately they’ve been gathering groups of people from across the states to join up in mentoring groups. That meant I had the opportunity to dive deep into rich conversations with three other guys in ministry along with an incredible mentor named Dr. John Walker. While these conversations weren’t planned out, they were absolutely profound in what ended up being discussed. Normally I save my “20 quotes” posts for conferences, but this week brought so much for me to think about that I’m adding it in.

Below you’ll see my 20 favorite ideas shared throughout our time together. All of these are typed into my paraphrase of what was said and some of them are just my personal thoughts in response to something another guy said. Many of these are probably quotes from famous authors and leaders but which may not have been attributed as such in our discussion (although I’ve attributed the source if it was mentioned). They also include a few ideas from Perry Noble, the Senior Pastor of Newspring Church and the author of a number of books. We had a chance to FaceTime with Perry and allow him to speak into our conversation as well. All that to say this list is my best attempt at capturing some of the incredible insights I received from this week in hopes it can be a blessing to you as well.

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Atheists Drink Dunkin Donuts (Leadership Thoughts)

I spend a bit of time working on projects at Starbucks. On top of that, my wife Michelle happens to be a Starbucks aficionado. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when one day as we were there together, Michelle told me the District Manager was sitting at one of the tables. My wife being the ever shy girl she is, walked over and began a conversation. As we talked, I realized that this woman had incredible leadership insights and was leading at a very high level. Her name is Tricia Lowder and she currently oversees eleven local stores (more on the way).

I invited Tricia to speak with our Creative Arts and Student Ministry teams at Central last week and we recorded it. We had some issues with the audio so the sound quality isn’t amazing, but the content of what Tricia shared with us is powerful. The first part of the video is my interview with Tricia and the second part is the Q&A when the team asked her questions. We talked Starbucks, Dutch Brothers, Dunkin Donuts, alcohol, atheists, and a few other things as well.

Top 20 Quotes from Leadership Summit (2015)

Top 20 Quotes from Leadership Summit (2015)

This is part of a series of posts on 20 quotes. Click here to see others.

I spent the last two days with more than 2000 leaders in my community. We absorbed insights and encouragement from speakers at this year’s Global Leadership Summit. For those of you who may be unaware, the Leadership Summit is a two-day conference hosted by Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. Central hosted the event the last few years and this year we hosted it at two of our campuses.

Below I’ve selected twenty of my favorite quotes from the event. Each of these quotes is my best representation in writing of what they said verbally or a summary thereof. Any errors in wording are my own.

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