Global Leadership Summit At Abba's House Is Aug. 14-15

Monday, July 21, 2014

Leaders from business, government, education, churches, and the arts are among the faculty who will address Christian leaders at Willow Creek Association’s 2014 Global Leadership Summit, broadcast live via satellite from Willow Creek’s South Barrington, Il. location and hosted locally by Abba’s House in Hixson.

On Aug. 14 and 15, more than 80,000 will gather at 310+ churches across the U.S. to hear from an internationally known faculty that includes Tyler Perry, filmmaker, actor, and philanthropist; Jeffrey Immelt, president and CEO of General Electric; Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and Chairman of Good 360; Wilfredo De Jesús, senior pastor at New Life Covenant Church, author, and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2013; and Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor at Willow Creek Community Church.

"In a cultural climate where distrust is high, it is more important than ever to demand strength and integrity from leaders. This hard-hitting conference is committed to helping pastors and Christian leaders strengthen their leadership edge and restore vitality to their organizations," officials stated.

“For 20 years, WCA has equipped pastors and Christian leaders with vision, training, and resources,” says WCA President, Gary Schwammlein. “The Global Leadership Summit challenges leaders to implement strategic leadership principles that can help them build vitality within their organizations.”

Other speakers include:
• Patrick Lencioni—best-selling business author, founder and president of The Table Group
• Susan Cain—best-selling author, viral TED speaker on The Power of Introverts
• Joseph Grenny—co-founder, VitalSmarts, social scientist, and best-selling author
• Erica Ariel Fox—New York Times best-selling author, president of Mobius Executive Leadership
• Don Flow—Chairman and CEO, Flow Companies

Register online or call 800-570-9812 and register for host site #320.

Abba’s House joins more than 300 other locations around the nation in hosting the Global Leadership Summit. Abba’s House is located at 5208 Hixson Pike. 

Find a complete list of speakers, and information about local host sites for The Global Leadership Summit 2014 by calling 224-512-1980.


Middle Valley Church Of God Hosts Chili Cook-Off This Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God will host a Chili Cook-Off this  Sunday,  beginning at  6:30 p.m.   This annual event is designed to raise funds for the church's Cusuna, Honduras Missions Project.  Middle Valley COG works with other churches to provide a feeding center, medical clinic, and churches for orphans and widows in Cusuna.  This Honduran ... (click for more)

"Let's Get Better Together" Is Sunday's Topic At Middle Valley

Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, 'Let's Get Better Together'  in the  10:30 a.m.  service this  Sunday.   This is part of a new sermon series titled 'Loving, Accepting, And Forgiving Will Work.'  This series of sermons will focus on the need of all Christians to examine relationships and discover ways in which they ... (click for more)

Underground Fire Closes Several Downtown Streets

An underground fire closed several downtown streets late Saturday afternoon. At approximately 5:20 p.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a man-hole at the corner of Chestnut Street and W. 8th Street. When fire companies arrived on the scene, they found black smoke coming from an underground electrical service line. The man-hole cover had been ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Who Was Shot In The Head In East Ridge Dies

Monserrate Ferrer, the 16 year old who was shot in East Ridge on Friday, has died. Investigators will meet early next week with the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office to discuss the case. The shooting that involved two juveniles was at the 4200 block of Bennett Road. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy in the bedroom with a single gunshot wound to the ... (click for more)

The City Failed To Watch The Chattanooga History Museum Dollars

The tell tale signs of the History Museum's folly have been evident for years. When I was a former member of City Council I interviewed Dr. Daryl Black, Ph.D. to determine if I should argue for or against the annual funding of his organization. His interview, the multi-year history of administrative non-performance (despite consistent repetitive funding), and a review of the organizational ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote ‘No’ On Vouchers

I fully believe that public education in Hamilton County is the single most important opportunity that challenges us today. Over the weekend the new website for the ‘Chattanooga 2.0’ initiative went up and every parent who has a child in our public system should make it “required reading.” You can find it at www.chatt2.org. Please sign up for updates because a lot of us need to ... (click for more)