Gramercy Students and Faculty Attend 2017 Global Leadership Summit
This past week, more than 25 Gramercy students, teachers, and faculty attended the 2017 Global Leadership Summit hosted at Cape Carteret Baptist Church. The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event that is telecast live from the Willow Creek campus near Chicago every August to more than 600 locations across North America. Following the initial telecast, Summit events take place in an additional 128 countries translated into 60 languages. This year’s Summit speakers included Bill Hybels, founder and Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church; Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook; Marcus Lemonis, Star of hit television show The Profit and CEO of Camping World; Laszlo Bock, Senior Advisor for Google; Immaculee Ilibagiza, Advocate for Peace and Forgiveness and survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide; and many more.
Faculty and students alike were challenged to set goals, develop grit, maintain hope, and demonstrate love, while pursuing joyful careers, healthy families, lives of meaning, and their God-given destinies. It was a great privilege to attend the Summit and to take a few moments to pause and reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, where God is taking us, and how we can better serve a broken world in this generation.
For over 37 years now, Gramercy Christian School has been educating Christian leaders on the firm foundation of God’s Word and biblical truth. We are excited to continue that mission and are thankful that truth never goes out of style and never steers us wrong. In a world crying out for better leaders, GCS believes by studying the greatest Leader of all time, Jesus Christ, our students will not only be equipped, but excited to step up and step out into the next generation of leadership roles.
As the 2017-2018 school year approaches and we drop our kids off in their new, crisp uniforms, with their cute new backpacks, let us be mindful that there are children all over the world who will not have the privilege of attending school, who have no access to books, and whose lives are restricted by abject poverty, gross injustice, and horrible violence. Let us consider humbly the amazing privilege of having at our fingertips this uniquely better product called Christian education and let us be good and wise stewards of the blessings afforded to us. Perhaps more importantly, let us consider how as parents and teachers we can launch our children into the world as strong, wise, passionate, and humble leaders.
I would personally like to thank the staff and volunteers of Cape Carteret Baptist Church for hosting the 2017 Global Leadership Summit and for welcoming Gramercy with open arms, joyful service, great snacks, and the Spirit of Christ. Please prayerfully consider joining us next year for this wonderful, inspiring event!