LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR EMERGING GENERATION
MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR CHRIST
YOUR LIFE COUNT
In the 1960s, young leaders of the counter-cultural movement began shifting American society away from its Biblical roots. Today, these individuals are in positions of power, able to influence major forces that shape our world in government, education, media & culture, arts & entertainment, business, and science & technology.
GLDI strives to invest in the younger generation who will one day become future leaders, influencing major forces of the world and reconciling this world with God’s Kingdom and His redeeming plan.
GOD CHOOSES TO FULFILL HIS GLORIOUS,
REDEEMING PLAN FOR THIS WORLD THROUGH HIS PEOPLE.
His people, however, must be trained and available.
Investing 0.1% of your life could result in a monumental change to the other 99.9%.
GLDI uses that 0.1% to equip and position individuals to become wholistic leaders whom GOD will use as co-laborers in His plan to redeem His creation.
Invest your summer, and see what God has planned for you and your life.
GLDI is a place where you can be trained to be powerful, competent, spirit-filled, Christ-ambassadors transforming the nation and nations of the world."
John C. Kim, Ph.D.
Biblical paradigm to tackle the topics that are relevant to this cultural moment.
Chaos has threatened our livelihoods. Pandemics, social unrest, economic instability and war.
As the world searches for answers, we know that things are never going to be the “same.”
The time is ripe for a new type of Christian.
The type of Christian who does not fear.
The type of Christian who knows where they are going.
The type of Christian who knows who they are.
The type of Christian who can discern the times and seasons.
We want to give you the confidence to have the correct Biblical paradigm to tackle the topics that are relevant to this cultural moment. We want to reignite in you a passion for Jesus. We want your imagination to be stirred for the next phase of Christendom.
Leading experts and dynamic speakers will offer their insights to solidify your biblical foundation while tackling topics that are most relevant to our current social conscience.
You will experience true community with other like-minded friends that will form lifelong and lasting friendships.
Os Guinness, Ph.D.
Social Critic / Author / GLDI Faculty
In the forty days, you get the most deep and comprehensive understanding of what it is to be a follower of Jesus in today's world. And you have teaching that goes from the foundation of scripture, to what discipleship means, to what calling means, right up to how we engage and analyze this crazy, fascinating, modern world in which we are living. And I think people who have been through this course have a vision of following Jesus which will set them up for the whole of life. - Os Guinness
GLDI '12 / Yale University
The most significant thing I learned were lessons of character. Lessons that are knowledge-based can be incredibly valuable in and of themselves but can be easily learned. Lessons of character are hard to come by and can’t be learned simply by knowing what to do. Character is usually learned by experiences, especially difficult and trying ones... but I consider them extremely valuable. - Joseph Kim
GLDI '16 / College of William and Mary
GLDI is a safe community where God revealed to me my deepest sins and needs through brothers and sisters, speakers, and staff… I learned about the need for integrity and competency, which will allow me to be more equipped and ready for God’s Kingdom work. Most of all, GLDI helped me truly experience the fact that I cannot live without faith in Jesus Christ, and only in Him. - Melody Fan
Jefferey J. Ventrella, Esq.
Alliance Defending Freedom
GLDI is one of the most strategic training events in its existence. It prepares leaders for every area of society and has a Kingdom perspective to serve the Kingdom of God. GLDI is producing what we need most in our cultures, and that's leadership—faithful leadership—to be able to apply the Kingdom to the ends of the earth in these strategic, public ways. - Jeff Ventrella
Benjamin C. Shin, D.Min.
Co-founder of GLDI
Talbot Theological Seminary
I think it's essential and imperative that a person be able to be a part of something like this if they are going to make an impact for the Kingdom of God. And I don't know of any program that is available for people of this age where they get the quality and the quantity of time teaching and training GLDI offers. It's an incredible program and that's why I've been a part of this program for over a decade. - Ben Shin
I would describe GLDI as the most intentional time I’ve spent with God… GLDI was not only a place where I had the opportunity to seek Him, but also a place where I was encouraged by a community of believers to go farther and deeper in my walk with Christ. GLDI is a place of safety where everyone can come together, be vulnerable, and let God use that vulnerability and honesty to develop you. - David Kim
GLDI '16 / Virginia Tech
Learn at the feet of some of the greatest teachers, leaders, thinkers, and pastors of our time.
Interact with prominent pastors, Christian faculty members, and influential Christian professional role models who will be personally engaged in helping you map your career/life goals.
Make life-long friends with the brightest minds of this generation, friends who will journey with you in changing this world for Christ.
Transforming your mind with a Biblical worldview to tackle the topics that are relevant to this cultural moment.
Realize God’s purpose and intention for the world and your place in it.