1. We need to be inspiredNone of us are overflowing with events or situations that are inspiring us--inspiring us that God can do great things, in and around our lives. The Summit is an inspiration injection.
2. It's in KokomoSomething amazing and life-altering is happening in our back yard. Take advantage of something God has brought so conveniently close.
3. You haven't been to camp since you were a kidEvery summer we send our kids to camps to get better: science, sports, cheer, church camps etc. It's time we invested in us getting better. These 2 days will help us be better with the other 363. I learned about "early and late adopters" that I wrote about in this post at the Summit.
4. God shows upHe just does. He uses this environment in a unique and faithful way. How many environments can we walk into, knowing that the Spirit will be palpable at some point? This is one of them. And if you're not into God, but into leadership, the God stuff won't be freaky, I promise.
5. It's World ClassIn a world where we over-sell everything, the people and content here are truly some of the world's best. Every year the faculty is a best of list from diverse fields around the globe. Check out this year's faculty.
6. People are depending on youWhether we're a housewife to a leader of a large company, people are depending on us: family, co-workers, neighbors, congregants, fellow citizens. We are all tied together and when you and I attend the Summit, we get a little bit better and that positively impacts the people around us.
7. Life takes it out of usEvery day is challenging. Often we're grinding it out. We're so busy cutting down trees we never stop to sharpen the saw (S. Covey). The Summit puts something special into us. As challenging as life is, we need opportunities like the Summit to re-sharpen us for a world that can dull us down.
8. One thing will change your lifeWe never know what or how, but without fail, there's always one profound thing that marks us when we take in the Summit. Something happens that instills a profound change, either in paradigm or actual transformation.
9. It's a ridiculous bargainFor the people of Oakbrook to pay this small fee in return for this huge faculty and world class event is, well, ridiculous. Instead of buying dinner at a decent restaurant for the family, register for the Summit. How much money do you spend in a year to make yourself better? Spend a little, reap a lot. It's normally $249, but for Oakbrook and our Partner Churches, it's a phenomenal bargain. If you attend these churches, click on the appropriate link:
- Oakbrook Church
- Crossroads Community Church
- Kokomo First Church of the Nazarene
- Revolution Community Church, Logansport
- College Wesleyan Church, Marion
- Wabash Friends, Wabash
10. Pat LencioniNo one dispenses exceptional content with unique humor and delivery like Pat Lencioni (Len-CHO-knee). You will love him.
August 14-15, Thurs-Fri 9:30-5:30
(Special pricing for Oakbrook attenders ends midnight July 15)
Why do Oakbrook attenders get special pricing?
Good question. It's because hosting this event costs the host financially and in lots of volunteer and staff man hours. It takes a lot to pull off an event of this caliber so the Willowcreek Association compensates the host church in appreciation of all that goes into hosting.