In February 2017, 740 young leaders joined the youth edition of the GLS in Bandung, Indonesia. The energy in the room was palpable as everyone engaged with the content. It’s exciting to see young leaders be so impacted and empowered by the GLS as they discover how to bring positive change and influence into their communities, not just for the future, but here and now.
Thank you to those who prayed and supported the Youth GLS event in Indonesia!
Here are just a few of the encouraging comments we heard from attendees:
To have a meaningful life, leadership within God’s principle is necessary.
This event helped me break my limitations. I have a new perspective on leading people. Diving into the details of the video content made me realize there is still more to be done in my life. To have a meaningful life, leadership within God’s principle is necessary. I hope there are more GLS events in the future.—Reinald Nathaniel, Youth GLS attendee, Indonesia
Can I really be a good influence to others?
The GLS was a turning point for me. It definitely strengthened every part of my life. I am a leader, but deep inside, I have felt doubt. I feel so insecure about my ability to lead, and sometimes I keep questioning, can I really be a good influence on others? My doubts come from various factors, one of them being intimidation and the idea that spiritual matters are highly individual in my culture. I admit, I’ve been scared to be a spiritual influence in the lives of others. I fear being an annoying person. But, during Craig Groeschel’s session, I learned about the 5 C’s necessary to become a great leader. I’m working on my confidence because I want to be a good influence.—Youth GLS attendee, Indonesia
If God has chosen you, then He alone will provide all you need.
I still remember when Craig said, “If God has chosen you, then He alone will provide all you need.” That was my turning-point moment. What can I do when God chooses me? I believe God is never wrong. From that moment on, I longer doubt God. I am confidently stepping out and trying to believe that under any circumstances I lead, the Lord himself will provide all the capacity and skills I need. He himself will allow me to influence others and create more leaders. If the Lord chose me without doubt, there is no longer any reason for me to doubt myself. I know who is in control of my life and my leadership.—Grace Christa, Youth GLS attendee, Indonesia
A leader is not determined by his position, but by his influence.
Being a leader of an organization was always a daunting role for me. I was always afraid that I couldn’t communicate well enough to my team. So I signed up for the Youth Global Leadership Summit, hoping to improve my leadership skills. But I left with vastly more than that. I learned a lot of new things and gained perspective I should have as a leader. A leader is not determined by his position, but by his influence.—Youth GLS attendee, Indonesia
I can’t speak highly enough about how much value you can get from this experience!
The GLS wasn’t just about learning something new. The main benefits came from discussing, receiving feedback, and interacting with the other participants. I am now able to share my thoughts better with the team. The Youth Global Leadership Summit inspired me so much. I can’t speak highly enough about how much value you can get from this experience!—Jaklyn Rahardjo, Youth GLS attendee, Indonesia
Thank you again for praying and supporting the GLS in Indonesia. Your thread of influence extends farther than you realize.
To learn more about the GLS, go to www.willowcreek.com/summit.