Global Leadership Summit – Brenda Salter McNeil

Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil

Founder and President Salter McNeil & Associates
Chicago, Illinois

“The Church of today is a place of collaboration, a countercultural community of reconciliation and justice,” says Rev. Brenda Salter McNeil, a much-sought-after speaker worldwide—and one frequently requested by attendees of The Global Leadership Summit. President of a leadership development organization and a 2010 presenter at the Lausanne World Congress in South Africa, Rev. Salter McNeil is zealous about preparing the Church for the impact of globalization by changing the way the next generation of Christian leaders think and act toward people who are different. Rev. Salter McNeil is a lightning rod for transformation, bringing people together from all nationalities to complete our shared Kingdom assignment in the Church and beyond.


Session Notes: Courageous Leadership for Catalytic Times

This generation is global by default because of the opportunities technology affords.

We are no longer ignorant of issues that are going on around our world.

How are you responding to that?

Acts 1:8

How are we responding to the catalytic moments we are finding ourselves in?

Our calling as present day leaders is to move the church into this global influence.

It takes courage to lead a catalytic moment in your Jerusalem.  It’s where we have to confront people who look like us.  It’s where we challenge people in our own family.

Samaria represents people who are hostile to us.  It’s the “unsafe” neighborhood in your city, it’s sex trafficking, it’s child soldiers, it’s prisons, it’s slums in developing worlds, it’s corporate greed, it’s environmental injustice.

Samaria means moving outward.

It takes catalytic events to move us from where we are to where Jesus wants us to be.

The church was always intended to be a global movement.

The church is supposed to be so completely counter-cultural that it is captivating and compelling.

Acts 2:17-18

Are you ready?

If you want to be a courageous leader in catalytic times:

  1. Pray for Divine Mandate.  Catalytic events aren’t something we can conjure up.
  2. Name Your Catalytic Event.  Quit ignoring it.   We need Christian leaders that don’t see global events as catastrophes but as catalytic events in which God can work.
  3. Mobilize People to Go!  Go not to help but to learn.  Immerse yourself into the culture even when everything in you wants to run.

Where’s your Samaria?  Wherever you identify it is exactly where God is calling you to go.

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