Kohima, November 23: The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) Youth Summit organized by the Global Leadership Network with the catchphrase “Everyone has Influence” was held in Union Baptist Church (UBC) Kohima today.
The summit speakers included Craig Groeschel-Co-founder & senior Pastor, Life.Church, Bear Grylls- Adventurer, Writer, TV host, Liz Bohannon- Co-founder & Co- CEO, Sseko Designs, DeVon Franklin- Producer, Author, Speaker, CEO of Franklin Entertainment, Jason Dorsey- #1 Rated Gen Z & Millennial Speaker; Researcher and Jia Jiang- Best selling Author; Blogger; Entrepreneur.
Pastor of UBC and Director of organizing team Rev. Dr. Rachülie Vihienuo informed that this is the first time in the Kohima unit to have a summit based purely for the youths. He expressed his optimism that everyone left inspired, and challenged to do something, and that reiterated that everyone can influence. He shared that many of the youths were challenged by Bear Grylls’ session, TV host and adventurer, who shared his fears and failures.
Facilitator GLS Visato Yhoshü informed that the summit began in Willow Creek Community Church in United States in 1992 as a private church program to build leadership and slowly grow to the global phenomenon it is, today. He maintained that there are 26000 plus people in India itself, with 45 sites in 20 states. He stated that UBC has direct link with the organizers and that everything from the stage setup to the time allocation were all done in accordance with their directives. He maintained that the video screenings and all materials provided to the participants were all copyrighted. Yhoshü also informed that after every session, a time for reflection and discussion is held where participants are encouraged to put into practice their learning into action in a seven days’ time span.
Rükhe Theünuo, working at the summit maintained that this year, the summit is specifically for the youths and stated that the ‘turnout’ was better than last year, considering that the summit just catered to a particular group as audience.
“Each of the participants in this summit is a prospective leader and we are very happy to see the number of people, who turned up,” Megozeno Savino, Coordinator maintained. She stressed that such a summit is very ‘crucial’ and maintained that it was worth all the effort and hard work. She informed that before the summit, information and invitations were sent out to all churches, the various denominations, social organizations and academic institutions. She further stated that all previous year attends were personally contacted to be a part of the summit again.
Savino further added that a participant came from Kiphire while three came from Mokokchung to be part of the summit.
A participant from Life Connect Nagaland, who did not wished to be named, and works with women, ‘who are alcoholics and domestically violated’, stated that Bohannon’s session proved to be very helpful and touched on areas, where she has personally undergone and maintained that the summit proved to be ‘very helpful’.
Registrations recorded a total of 250 attendees representing various churches, schools and institutions. It may be mentioned here that, UBC was awarded the “Best Site for Excellence in Facilitation” in 2017, at the main Summit in Willow Creek, Illinois, USA. This is the sixth time, the event is held in UBC and has now become an annual event.
(Page News Service)