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What Ripple Effect Will You Have?

Scrolling through our news feeds each day and seeing the steady onslaught of insanity in our world is enough to drive the most hopeful among us into despair. Greed, violence, racial tension, corruption, disease, natural disasters and families displaced by war are the norm.

Surprisingly, so many leaders like you are hopeful. Not because you believe the insanity will miraculously end, but because you have discovered a solution to it…

The ripple effect of an inspired and equipped Christ-centered leader.

Because of the Summit, people are pursuing God-inspired grander visions. Because of the Summit, leaders are initiating change and are ready to respond to the crises in their communities — pointing people to the local church, the hope of the world.

When you invest in The Global Leadership Summit Fund, you create a ripple effect that unleashes a movement of courageous leaders who multiply the impact of love and grace in their communities.

Ignite a year-round movement. Imagine the impact!

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Impact

Outcomes for Leaders Who Attend

Teamwork

Attendees feel improved teamwork, increased job satisfaction and productivity

Effectiveness

Attendees say their organization is more effective because of clearer vision

Significance

Attendees feel a greater sense of significance and satisfaction

Better Leaders

Attendees cite concrete ways their supervisor has become a better leader

Scope

Follow the Movement

Africa / Middle East

Africa / Middle East

The GLS is providing accessible and affordable leadership development tools and resources to African leaders facing immense challenges and complexities. Under God's hand, churches in Africa are growing. The church in Africa not only has responsibility for spiritual growth; it is being challenged to provide resources to combat the overwhelming realities of poverty, HIV/AIDS, political corruption, and the rapidly-growing influx and impact of Islam.

Christian leaders in the Middle East face oppression and even persecution as the minority in their countries, but their passion for Christ grows. Leadership development, encouragement, and unity are critical in this environment in order to transform their communities for Christ.

Asia

Asia

Christian leaders in Asia are seeking fresh strategies to increase the spread of the Gospel across their nations. The densely populated regions of Asia present a complex patchwork of cultural and religious diversity. As a result, corrupt and oppressive governments, poverty and religious restriction are evident. Christians are the minority in most of Asia, but their passion for building the Kingdom is great in spite of oppression and even persecution. The GLS provides access to Christian leadership resources that are otherwise limited.

Europe

Europe

Godly leadership development opportunities are critical in this era of Eastern Europe's church history. Christians have seen the near death of the Church, and are realizing that in order to bring the church back to life, and transform their countries, that leadership development, encouragement and unity are required.

The community of leaders in Western Europe is committed to advancing the Kingdom of God on earth throughout Europe. They believe it is their responsibility to help fuel the passion and sharpen leadership skills in an effort to create the future God has imagined for Western Europe, and beyond.

Latin America

Latin America

Leaders in Latin America realize the critical need for leadership development to transform their communities. They don't just see poverty, division, inequality and corruption in their communities—they see opportunity for change, unity and lives reached for Christ. The GLS is equipping them to lead in this transformation. Pray for these leaders as they seek to change the outcome for their countries and build on a new vision for the future—where the poor are cared for, the hungry are fed, integrity is valued, people are healed, peace is realized and lives are changed by love.

Oceania

Oceania

Christ-centered leadership is critical to advancing the Kingdom of God in New Zealand, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. We believe that the Church is at the center of this plan. However, the influence and impact of the church is felt most fully when everyone that's a part of a church is fully living out the life God has called them to live. This includes leaders from business, government, education, non-profits and multiple others spheres of influence. Pray for the GLS in Oceania, and each leader that will attend. Pray that they would be encouraged, inspired, and trained to as they seek to expand the Kingdom of God on earth.

North America

North America

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event that is telecast LIVE from Willow's campus near Chicago every August to more than 400 locations in North America, including prisons, inner city sites, and to various language groups. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place in an additional 400+ cities, 112 countries—translated into more than 50 languages.

Stories of Impact from
Around the World

Ways to Give

Your Gift is Critical

ONLINE

Give a one-time or recurring gift using our secure web form.

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MAIL

Mail your gift to:

Willow Creek Association
P.O. Box 3188 Barrington, IL 60011

Make checks payable to Willow Creek Association.

STOCK

Giving appreciated stock may have significant tax advantage for you. These assets are given to WCA at the current market value, regardless of the cost or basis of the donor, which avoids the capital gains. WCA will liquidate the gifts as soon as possible after the receipt. You will receive a letter from WCA describing your gift. This letter is your tax receipt. Your broker or The Wall Street Journal can supply market value. Please contact your tax professional for the specific impact on your situation.

If you hold the stock then sign and date the back of the certificate(s) and complete transferee section with:

Willow Creek Association
Use registered mail to send your certificate(s) to:
P.O. Box 3188
Barrington, IL 60010

Or call us at 800-570-9812 and ask for the Development office to arrange for personal delivery.

If the stock is held by your broker:
Transfer electronically to Willow Creek Association's account with RBC.
Account #: 7B802009
DTC#: 0235
Tax Identification #: 36-3799040

Please contact us with your name, address, date of transfer, and number of shares.
Send us an email at laviner@willowcreek.com
Or fax the information to: 847-765-5046

MATCHING GIFTS

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees or even retirees and/or spouses. These programs are a great way for companies to support leadership development and a chance for you to double or even triple your gift.

Most companies have matching gift forms available through their personnel office that you fill out and mail to us. We do the rest! We will contact you and let you know that we received your information.

Please mail matching gift forms to:

Willow Creek Association
P.O. Box #3188
Barrington, IL 60011

PRAYER

Pray for Christ-centered leaders in under-resourced parts of the world.
In many places, leaders face enormous challenges, and the most urgent need they have is building leaders and making disciples. Join us in prayer for these courageous leaders.

Find out how you can pray specifically for sites around the world here.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

National Christian Foundation >

Many donors prefer giving through a donor advised fund like National Christian Foundation. Use your NCF giving fund to contribute cash, stocks, real estate, or even a part of your business. Learn more about National Christian Foundation at: nationalchristian.com

PLANNED GIVING

Wills & Bequests
A bequest is the act of giving property by will. A bequest may be made in your will, living trust or with a codicil directing a gift to the Willow Creek Association (WCA).

Benefits of making a bequest

  • A bequest is generally a revocable gift that can be changed or modified at any time
  • You leave a lasting legacy for you and your family, and an enduring impact on the WCA
  • You lessen the burden of taxes on your family as bequests are exempt from federal estate taxes

Steps to make a bequest

  • A bequest is an easy way to make an end-of-life gift to a nonprofit organization or ministry that is impacting the Kingdom.
  • With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to the Willow Creek Association as part of your estate plan.
  • You can bequest a specific dollar amount, specific real estate, specific personal property, a percentage of your estate, or the residue of your estate to family, and to the friends and organizations that matter most to you.

Bequest Language
In order to make a bequest, you should speak to your attorney who can help you include a bequest to the Willow Creek Association in your estate plan. The following is some simple bequest language to assist you and your attorney:

  • I hereby give, devise and bequeath $ ______ to the Willow Creek Association, an Illinois 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in South Barrington, IL, Federal Tax ID # 36-3799040, for Willow Creek Association's general use and purpose.
  • I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at (list address or description of property) to the Willow Creek Association, an Illinois 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in South Barrington, IL, Federal Tax ID # 36-3799040, for Willow Creek Association's general use and purpose.
  • I hereby give, devise and bequeath (list description of personal property) to the Willow Creek Association, an Illinois 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in South Barrington, IL, Federal Tax ID # 36-3799040, for Willow Creek Association's general use and purpose.
  • I hereby give, devise and bequeath _____ percent (%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to the Willow Creek Association, an Illinois 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in South Barrington, IL, Federal Tax ID # 36-3799040, for Willow Creek Association's general use and purpose.
  • I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Willow Creek Association, an Illinois 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation located in South Barrington, IL, Federal Tax ID # 36-3799040, all (or a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for Willow Creek Association's general use and purpose.

Please contact Steven Young, Director of Development, if you have any questions about how to make a bequest to the Willow Creek Association. Steven can be reached via email at youngs@willowcreek.com and a 224-512-1108.

Please let us know if you have included the Willow Creek association in your estate plans so that we can properly thank you for your generosity.

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

A Fundraising Campaign is an easy way to raise and track funds for the Willow Creek Association among your group of friends, your team, or at your church. Simply create a Fundraiser through FirstGiving, and start your campaign.

To start fundraising go to our FirstGiving profile at www.firstgiving.com/8266.

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Phone: (800) 570-9812