There is a Grander Vision somewhere on planet earth with your name on it. And when you find it, and when you pursue it, there will come a day when you will get up in the morning and say, “I was born to do this.”–Bill Hybels
Each year at The Global Leadership Summit, we feature the stories of everyday people who are living out a Grander Vision. Stories of small business owners, pastors and military officers. Stories of government officials and college students. We are inspired by leaders who fully live out their faith in their vocation. And we believe that if all of us, collectively, would steward our influence to better purposes, we could change the world.
Discovering and living out your unique calling is a life-long journey of exploration. It unfolds over time.
We get our first clues by understanding our natural aptitudes, spiritual gifts and passions. We may be fueled by positive vision: a picture of the world as we think it should be. Or, conversely, we may be fueled by negative energy: a frustration with the brokenness of our world—a “holy discontent” as Bill Hybels would say.
Wherever you are in your journey of discovery, join us during the month of August, as our GLS community focuses on the topic of Grander Vision.
To start us out, here’s one of our favorite stories.
What aspect of Mark’s story resonates with you? How would you describe your Grander Vision?
Liz Driscoll is the director of Year-Round & Digital Content for Willow Creek Association. Passionate about ideas and the local church, she carries a deep conviction that fired-up, Christ-centered leaders can change the world. She oversees content for GLSnext, the GLS Podcast, Follow the GLS blog, and is the content director for the Study Guide of Bill Hybels’ most recent release, Leading from Here to There.