Bill Hybels is the senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, which ministers to more than 25,000 people weekly. Passionate about the local church, he founded The Global Leadership Summit in 1995 to develop and mentor Christian leaders around the world.

We have curated a list of 10 compelling insights from Bill Hybels. Keep reading for a solid dose of inspiration.


Bill Hybels has authored over 20 books on leadership and speaks at many conferences each year – inspiring and building up thousands of leaders! We have now chosen the top 10 quotes from his sessions at the Global Leadership Conference and Gateway Conference in 2015 to bless the leader in you!

Global Leadership Summit

This world-class training event founded by Bill Hybels is dedicated to building up Christian leaders across the world. Each year, this 2-day summit is telecast live from Willow Creek to over 375 locations in the US, and later to over 120 countries around the globe.

In August 2015, the Global Leadership Summit impacted over 260,000 leaders globally! We bring you some powerful leadership insights by Bill Hybels from the memorable #GLS15:

  • global-leadership-summit-bill-hybels-quotes“The arch-enemy of grit is ease.”
  • “Armed with enough humility, leaders can learn
    from anyone.”
  • “The core of leadership is not vision or strategy, it’s self-sacrificing love.”
  • “Love never leaves a heart the way it found it.”
  • “Most people understand the what and the how, the huge disconnect is the why.”
  • “If you don’t have an antidote for fear, you will be crushed by it.”

Gateway Conference

A few months later, in October 2015, Gateway Conference drew thousands to Texas where speakers such as Robert Morris, Jimmy Evans and Todd Mullins shared practical wisdom to equip leaders to serve their communities better. Bill Hybels led one of the sessions at this conference where he shared these wgateway-conference-bill-hybels-quotesords of wisdom:

  • “The local church is the hope of the world.”
  • “Everybody wins when a leader gets better.”
  • “The differentiating dynamic in a flourishing organization is the calibre of its leadership.”
  • “No one wants to follow a static leader.”

We hope that these powerful statements by Bill Hybels have fired you up! If you’re looking for more God-centered inspiration, then check out what Andy Stanley and Christine Caine have to stay!

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