Christian Leadership Summit

February 16-17, 2018
Pilgrim Chapel and Nation Hall

The Christian Leadership Summit is an annual event hosted by the Gary Cook School of Leadership at Dallas Baptist University for the purpose of equipping, training, and developing leaders for their distinctive, God-given Callings. The purpose of the Christian Leadership Summit parallels with the overall mission of the School of Leadership to develop Christian servant leaders, scholars, and global thinkers for the glory of God alone. During this two day Summit, participants will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of engaging Christian leaders, network with fellow attendees, and learn about the Cook School of Leadership’s expansive offerings for those interested in the study of leadership.

We welcome you to join us for this special event!


Overview of Events

Christian Leadership Summit Speaker Thelma Wells
Christian Leadership Summit Speaker Adam Wright
Christian Leadership Summit Speaker Jack Goodyear


  • Enjoy fellowship and dinner with CSL faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
  • Hear academic testimonies from alumni and current students.
  • Join in recognizing the recipients of the Nation Hall Leadership and Outstanding Dissertation Awards.


  • Enjoy a light breakfast, worship, and time of devotion.
  • Partake in sessions on leadership and tools for success in the academic programs.

The Summit at a Glance

Friday, February 16

5:30-6:00 p.m. | Registration
Pilgrim Chapel, Sadler Hall

6:00-8:00 p.m. | Dinner and Program
Pilgrim Chapel, Sadler Hall

Saturday, February 17

7:45-8:15 a.m. | Registration and Light Breakfast
Grand Entry, Nation Hall

8:15-8:50 a.m. | Worship and Devotional
Dome Room, Nation Hall

9:00-9:50 a.m. | Breakout Session 1
Various Rooms, Nation Hall

10:00-10:45 a.m. | Breakout Session 2
Various Rooms, Nation Hall

10:45-11:15 a.m. | Poster Presentations and Refreshments
Grand Entry, Nation Hall

11:15-12:00 p.m. | Breakout Session 3
Various Rooms, Nation Hall


Frequently Asked Questions

The cost for attendance at the Christian Leadership Summit is $20 per ticket.
Yes! In the registration portal, there is a place for you to enter any guests you plan to bring with you. At checkout, you will be able to purchase each of your tickets for the event.
Yes. If for any reason you are not able to attend the entirety of the Summit, please do join us as your schedule permits.
Business professional (coat and tie) for the dinner Friday night, and business casual (slacks and collared shirt) for the Saturday sessions.