The COVID-19 Global Leadership Summit For 2020 in Pictures and Words

The Global Leadership Summit took place on August 6 and 7, 2020. Abroad in person meeting was discouraged and not allowed. However,  in the United States amidst the Covid-19 pandemic many churches and organizations met in person. This post is an overview of how the social distancing measures and face masks were used during the pandemic.

“When you gamble with safety, you bet with your life.

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Fools’ words get them into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating.

Proverbs 18:6 NLT

During the coronavirus pandemic the Global Leadership Network  in Australia, United Kingdom and Canada selected to not allow in-person attendance at the 2020 Global Leadership Summit. However, in the United States the Global Leadership Network chose to allow in-person gatherings for the two day summit, and about 100 of their 400 or more host locations in the United States proceeded to host the event in person. 


Charis Bible College, Woodland Park, Colorado. More than 50 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. Many masks visible. Some social distancing visible. Charis Bible College has an active outbreak of Covid-19 at their organiation, with 41 people infected via association with them, including 15 of their own employees. More than 1800 people have died of Covid-19 in Colorado.

Granger Community Church, Granger Indiana. Hundreds of People indoors together all day 2 straight days. No masks visible. No social distancing visible. 3,000+ people have died of Covid-19 in Indiana.

Illuminate Community Church, Scottsdale Arizona. At least 19 people indoors together all day for 2 straight days. No masks visible. Some Social distancing visible. 4,000+ people have died of Covid-19 in Arizona.

Boca Raton Community Church, Boca Raton, Florida. At least 29 people indoors together all day for 2 straight days. A few masks visible. Some social distancing visible. 8,000+ people have died of Covid-19 in Florida

The Grace Place, Stuart, Florida. At least 10 people indoors all day together for 2 straight days. No masks nor social distancing visible. 8,000+ people have died of of Covid-19 in Florida.

Grace Bible Church, Sebring, Florida. At least 8 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. No masks nor social distancing visible. 8,000+ people have died of Covid-19 in Florida.

Bayside Church, Safety Harbor, Florida. At least 15 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. Some masks visible. Some social distancing visible. 8,000+ people have died of Covid-19 in Florida

West Ridge Church, Dallas Georgia. At least 12 people indoor together all day 2 straight days. No social distancing visible. 3 masks visible. 4,000+ people have died of Covid-19 in Georiga.

Northgate Church, Ottumwa, Iowa. At least 33 people all day together indoors for 2 straight days. No masks visible. Some social distancing visible. 900+ people have died of Covid-19 in Iowa.

GracePointe Wesleyan Church, Owosso, Michigan. At least 7 people gathered together indoors, all day for two straight days. No masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 6,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Michigan.

Cornerstone Church, Caledonia, Michigan. At least 6 people together indoors all day for two straight days. Universal masking visible. Thermometers visible. No social distancing visible. More than 6,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Michigan.

One Family Church, St Louis Missouri. At least 7 people together indoors all day for two straight days. Some masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 1300 people have died of Covid-19 in Missouri.

First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City, Missouri. At least 15 people gathered together indoors all day for two straight days. Universal Masks visible. Little social distancing visible. More than 1300 people have died of Covid-19 in Missouri.

The Pursuit, Minot, North Dakota. At least 43 people together indoors all day for 2 days. No masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 100 people in North Dakota have died of Covid-19.

New Hope Church, Williston, North Dakota. At least 30 people together indoors together all day for 2 straight days. No masks visible. Some social distancing visible. At least 100 people have died from Covid-19 in North Dakota.

Living Life Reformed Church, Firth, Nebraska. More than 30 people together indoors all day for two straight days. No masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 300 people in Nebraska have died from Covid-19.

Lakeshore Community Church, Rochester, New York. At least 19 people together indoors together all day for 2 straight days. One mask visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 23,000 people have died of Covid-19 in New York.

New Hope Community Church, Loudonville, Ohio. At least 15 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. Universal masks visible. No social distancing visible. More than 3500 people have died of Covid-19 in Ohio.

Grace Church, McKean, Pennsylvania. At least 16 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. Inconsistent use of some social distancing and masks. More than 7,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Pennsylvania.

International Praise Church of God, Elgin, South Carolina. At least 18 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. 2 masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 2,000 people in South Carolina have died of Covid-19.

Destiny Church, Leesburg, Virginia. More than 40 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. 2 masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 2,000 people in Virginia have died of Covid-19.

Grace Community Church, Winchester, Virginia. At least 8 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. No masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 2,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Virginia.

Green Bay Community Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin. More than 40 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. A few masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 1,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Wisconsin.

First Church of God, Columbia City, Indiana. At least 14 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. No masks visible. No social distancing. More than 3,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Indiana.

Easthaven Baptist Church, Kalispell, Montana. At least 25 people indoors together all day for 2 straight days. No masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 75 people have died of Covid-19 in Montana.

Parkview Church, Palm Coast, Florida. At least 11 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. No masks visible. Some social distancing visible. More than 8,000 people in Florida have died from Covid-19.

Lima Community Church, Lima, Ohio. At least 31 people together indoors all day for 2 straight days. No masks visible. Full social distancing visible!! More than 3500 people in Ohio have died of Covid-19.

Finally after those pictures just a reminder about what has been said about Covid-19 and aerosols as well as airborne transmission. 

 

3 thoughts on “The COVID-19 Global Leadership Summit For 2020 in Pictures and Words

  1. Thanks – a lot of work to make a powerful point. The USA values freedom and independence so much that these Christian communities have spread a deathly disease – I think the USA could benefit from parsing its historical and cultural values from Christianity. I like the way this photo essay makes this point. I’ve lived in the USA as a foreigner, and noticed how unwilling people were, and are, to have external commentary about themselves, and especially their failings. Collaborative, respectful kindness, evident in many countries’ responses to covid19, is seemingly absent from the USA, included Christian communities in the USA, at enormous cost. This makes me so sad, as I love the people from the USA whom I have the privilege to know.

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    • Thanks Meg for the comment. As an American this breaks my heart. It is deeply irresponsible to hold in person meetings during a pandemic. If there are Covid-19 outbreaks at any of these locations this blog would like to write about it. But as an American the selfishness of some is horiffic.

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    • One more point Meg here in the United States one should think of evangelicalism as a business. Stories like this should be regarded as means of which organizations are making money. That’s it. Don’t be fooled by the expository sermons and the way the church functions. Remember it’s about money in the end.

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