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National and international leaders in social justice, politics, faith and entertainment to speak

August 6, 2013 (La Mesa)-- While the hallowed halls of downtown San Diego are echoing with strategies for staying in office and getting through the next week, more than 500 local participants are preparing to be inspired by some of the nation’s most effective leaders at the annual Global Leadership Summit, August 8-9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  at Journey Community Church, 8363 Center Drive, La Mesa.

“This is a chance to hear from men and women who demonstrate influence in many arenas – politics, social justice, faith and entertainment – and tobe inspired to become confident truth-sayers in our own spheres of influence,” said Ed Noble, Lead Pastor.Speakers such as General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, Mark Burnett, executive producer of Survivor and The Voice, Bob Goff, General Counsel to Uganda and Founder and CEO of Restore International, Liz Wiseman, executive strategy and leadership consultant and more will make the case for becoming a leader, not for a term of office or for a bottom-line result, but for life. 

In its 10th year as a satellite site, Journey Community Church recognizes that leadership is often tied to community service. The church maintains a food bank, the Twice-Treasured Thrift Store, and puts on Summer Fun Camps at its La Mesa campus, in Tecate and in Haiti. Church members are currently holding a school supply drive so that pencils, markers and paper can be donated to local teachers so they can begin the year with no out-of-pocket expenses. As a satellite host for the Global Leadership Summit, Journey Community Church brings together leaders in business, education, non-profit organizations and churches. During the course of the two-day event, time will be devoted to break-out sessions where participants can discuss the leadership needs of San Diego.

Originating at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington Illinois, the Global Leadership Summit will be transmitted live via satellite to more than 230 locations throughout the U.S. and videocast to more than 300 international host sites in 100 countries.

“The Summit has an impact far beyond the nearly 200,000 participants worldwide, speaking 45 languages and gathering leaders from rural Nairobi to Hollywood sound stages,” said Bill Yaccino, Connection and Formation Pastor. “The Summit gives us all the courage to lead.”

Local best-selling author (Love Does) and Summit speaker Bob Goff said it best: “No one will be remembered for what they just planned to do.”

Tickets to the Global Leadership Summit can still be reserved. Registration – for Journey attenders: Registration for others:

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