Whether at church, school, business or home, you are leading people and projects every day. You're leading in a culture that is constantly changing and redefining itself. Leadership takes perseverance, dedication and a commitment to stretch your mind, expand your heart and use your God-given gifts to impact your world in real and powerful ways. Everyone has influence and the ability to create positive change. When you improve your leadership, you impact lives, churches, businesses, governments, schools and families.

On August 19-11, 2017, you're invited to gather with thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit. Commit now to be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge you with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training.

West Salem Trinity UMC in Mt. Vernon, IL, is pleased to host The Global Leadership Summit 2017 on behalf of the Kaskaskia River District of The United Methodist Church.

So, what is GLS?  Here's a little history:


Who will be sharing leadership insights and vision this year?


Benefits of attending at a site near you:

The Global Leadership Summit is proud to bring you a high-quality local experience. On Thursday-Friday, August 10-11, the Summit is simulcast live in HD from the sold-out Willow Creek campus to more than 600 satellite locations nationwide. We are fortunate to host this event at West Salem Trinity UMC in Mt. Vernon, IL.

The benefits of attending at a local Premier Host Site include:

Networking opportunities with leaders from your community
Reduced cost and time spent on travel
Grow and learn with your team in a setting close to home

Gain exclusive access to the LIVE HD telecast of the Summit at one of 600+ locations
Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply
Learn from Bill Hybels and the diverse 2017 faculty
Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and your community
Join with people from 128 countries and 60 languages who attend the Summit around the world

Registration Rates and Dates

All deadlines end on Central Standard Time (CST) at 11:59pm

Individuals & Groups

Super Early Bird

By 5/23/2017

Early Bird

By 6/27/2017


After 6/27/2017
Large Team Rate (10+) $149 $169 $189
Individual/Team Rate (1-9) $189 $199 $209



 Registration for GLS 2017


If you are part of the KRD Team and want to register for The Global Leadership Summit 2017, please enter your priority code and click "register."
If you are not affiliated with KRD and would like to register to attend The Global Leadership Summit 2017 at West Salem Trinity UMC in Mt. Vernon, IL, please click the "Guest" button below.



Please make sure that you answer the question for "Church/Organization Information"
for your own organization and not for the host church.
See above for registration rates and deadlines.