Published January 18, 2021

GLS20 Positive Impact on Attendees in 23 Cities Across Ukraine

In August 2020, The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) was broadcast LIVE to an online audience and at micro-gatherings across North America. The Summit was then translated into 60+ languages and contextualized for another 123 countries and hundreds of locations worldwide. One of those locations was the Ukraine.

In December 2020, groups gathered as they were able or attended online in 23 cities across the Ukraine.

These stories and testimonies of gratitude represent a glimpse of what attendees experienced in Ukraine.

 

The GLS always offers top-level leadership content, but this year there was some new depth in each speech.

Serhiy Tsvetkov, Executive Director of the International Parenting Center, KyivLast year, the heads of our departments were present in person at the event in Kyiv. In 2020 we joined the event online. This format has come in handy not only because of the quarantine restrictions but also because of its accessibility since not only senior leaders but also their assistants and even new staff were able to participate in the event. The GLS always offers top-level leadership content, but this year there was some new depth in each speech. The speakers invited for live participation in Kyiv proved to be very relevant and interesting as they provided information and assessments based on our national reality. This significantly increases the added value of the Summit in Ukraine. I am grateful to the organizers for helping us to be in the context of current world trends, and not to fall behind on the periphery!

– Serhiy Tsvetkov, Executive Director of the International Parenting Center, Kyiv

 

The GLS is without exaggeration one of the key events in our country.

Igor Plokhoi, the Chairman of the NGO Chaplain Ministry to the ArmyThe GLS is without exaggeration one of the key events in our country, which equips Christian leaders in various fields. I look forward to it every year. The Summit combines a variety of fresh ideas on politics, business and the spiritual sphere. This year’s speakers touched on a number of important issues related to personal development: from motivation, to working with the teams, from modern forms of communication to time management. Many thanks to the organizers of the event for a wonderful and efficient time!

– Igor Plokhoi, the Chairman of the NGO Chaplain Ministry to the Army

 

The GLS helps the leaders’ heart to beat in unison with God’s providence.

Vitaliy Konyakhin, the pastor of the Living God ChurchesI am deeply grateful to the organizers for the tremendous work done by the GLS team in Ukraine. This is a great platform, which helps to equip 21st-century leaders. This year I participated in the event online. I especially liked Craig Groeschel’s message. It is wonderful that the Summit is constantly updated and provides answers to leadership questions in various fields. The world is changing and so is the style of leadership. The GLS helps the leaders’ heart to beat in unison with God’s providence and remain effective in their work.

– Vitaliy Konyakhin, the pastor of the Living God Churches

 

The teaching was relevant.

Vyacheslav Pazyak, an online participant from the Alleluia Church in Skadovsk

 

This year’s Summit greatly inspired me! I listened to each speaker with great interest. It was important to me that the speakers at the Summit were people who had reached certain heights in their fields and could give sound advice on the development of leadership qualities. The teaching was relevant for me in my leadership today.

– Vyacheslav Pazyak, an online participant from the Alleluia Church in Skadovsk

 

We believe it brings good fruit for the Kingdom of God!

Natalia Matyushchenko, a GLS participant from KyivThank you and your entire team for organizing Summit online. Our leadership team, pastors,and ministers were blessed with the event, and expect changes and results in our church, city and to the ends of the earth… It was a wonderful time that gave us encouragement and inspiration. We are already reviewing what we learned—the amount of information requires additional time for processing and understanding. We believe it brings good fruit for the Kingdom of God!

– Olena Filimonenko, an online participants’ team coordinator at Emmanuel Church, Kamyanske

 

I want to develop my gift of leadership with new strength.

Halyna Mykhalenko, an online participants’ team coordinator of the Peremoga (Victory) churches in Rubizhne, Lysychansk, and Severodonetsk

 

This gave me a whole new perspective on leadership! Each message covered a separate sphere of influence on different spheres of life. I especially liked the speech given by Sadie Robertson. I felt as if some change took place in me when I listened to her. Her testimony helped me to look at myself in a different way. Now I want to develop my gift of leadership with new strength. I am deeply grateful to the entire GLS team in Kyiv for organizing the event!

– Halyna Mykhalenko, an online participants’ team coordinator of the Peremoga (Victory) churches in Rubizhne, Lysychansk, and Severodonetsk

 

Times change and modern leaders need to change.

Inessa Shumska, a GLS participant from AntratsytFor me, as a minister, it was a great inspiration. In times of crisis, one needs to stop to rethink one’s leadership, and shouldn’t be afraid to go down in order to rise with new strength. Times change and modern leaders need to change in order to meet the challenges of the times and continue their mission to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and most importantly, remember their identity in communion with God.

– Inessa Shumska, a GLS participant from Antratsyt

 

The Summit jolted us into important reflections and reforms!

I want to thank your team for your hard and important work. You make the Summit possible in Ukraine. Our team, which took part in GLS online, represents the management of the Association Church of God of Ukraine. The Summit was very inspiring. It jolted us into important reflections and reforms! May the Lord bless you abundantly! Please accept my sincere and deepest gratitude on behalf of our team.

– Valeriy Illichov, a senior pastor of the Rizdva Khrystova Church (Church of the Nativity of Christ), Nova Kakhovka

 

If you partnered with us in 2020 to bring the GLS to 123 countries this year, thank you! You too are part of these stories!

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