During the Global Leadership Conference, founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, Bill Hybels encouraged attendees to build “a fantastic culture” in the organizations they head. He said everyone who steps into a role of leadership discovers that it demands a lot of strength. He warned that leaders must be willing to offer apologies for their mistakes and always be aware that some people helps build organization, while others work to tear it down. He gave the example of how a family came to him after he worked to establish a care center where Willow Creek could provide for those in need. A woman told him that the center was her family’s only hope. He said those words caused him to think about how close he came to dropping the vision before it started. Hybels said, “Every significant vision that God births in you is going to put your courage to the test – you can count on this.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Bill Hybels: Leadership Takes Courage to Carry Out God's Big Visions, by Jeff Schapiro, http://www.christianpost.com/news/bill-hybels-leadership-takes-courage-to-carry-out-gods-big-visions-101874, Accessed August 9, 2013.
Joshua 1:9 (CEV) I've commanded you to be strong and brave. Don't ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the LORD your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go.