Next week is a huge week for us at WCA International. In the three days before the Summit, there will be 150 people, at the WCA, from around the world who will partner with us in producing the GLS (Global Leadership Summit) in the fall. Each leader will be taking part in meetings to equip them as they work to make the GLS a success in more than 50 countries worldwide. I am excited to serve these brothers and sisters in Christ. But, I am most excited for the opportunity to envision leaders where there is potential for exponential impact.
The leaders, who will be present for the Summit in August, are the leaders that will impact the 70,000 international GLS guests this fall. Those 70,000 guests serve the Church tirelessly through immense challenges some western Christians can’t even imagine.
My heart for the international church is very big.There are many, many countries around the world where leading a church or even to be Christian is far more challenging than in the US. Some are persecuted. Some have a lack of resources unimaginable to us in the western world; even having a Bible is an incredible treasure. When you consider the challenges these people face, it is such a great honor, privilege, and calling to help them prevail.
My hope for the three days before the Summit is that our GLS partners would truly understand the impact they can have in the incredible leadership movement God is building around the world to further the cause of Christ.
My hope is that they would leave here with new passion to help churches build unity across denominations, to invest in young leaders, and to gain new ideas and skills for how to reach as many people as they can in their country. Pray that we will steward this message well.
If these 150 are equipped well, they will go on to equip another 70,000. The widow’s mite can truly be a fortune in God’s economy.
By: Gary Schwammlein
EVP, WCA International