WLS & COVID-19 Update

WLS & COVID-19 Update

"With all these pandemic issues, is there going to be a WLS this year?"

That's the question a lot of people have been asking. And we've got some news you need to know.

Let’s face it - our lives have all changed dramatically as a result of COVID-19. Our theme for WLS this year is "Off the Map" - and it turns out that's where this virus has taken us!

As we've prayed and discussed this, our question hasn't been, "Will there be a WLS?". It's been, "What kind of WLS should it be this year?".

There have been many issues to consider - the prevalence of COVID-19 in a number of Native communities and the restrictions that come with it; the national and international scope of those who attend, coming from places across the North America; and the reality of planning WLS in light of social distancing. And, the current restrictions in Illinois on large gatherings look like it would make it impossible to host WLS on-site, as the road to opening up to groups of 100 or more looks like it will take many months.

With all of that in mind, and after much intense prayer, the decision has been made to move WLS online this year. WLS will not be taking place ‘in person’ for the first time in the history of On Eagles’ Wings. Some of you may have anticipated this would be the decision. Others may be shocked. So were we. We haven’t had to do anything like this in almost 30 years of On Eagles’ Wings.

Honestly, this is one of the toughest decisions our team has ever had to make – and yet we are in agreement that this is the right decision. It has been very hard for us to think about the reality of not having all of you together at WLS this year. But instead of leaning on our emotions, we are planting our feet on the solid rock of God’s promises. Like Proverbs 19:21: “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purposes that prevail.”

So, let’s dive in to the positive - WLS will still happen this year, but it will be online. It’s going to be a first-ever, virtual event, using the "Live" technology at our fingertips. You'll experience a lot of the great things you've come to know and love at WLS - hope-filled worship, the teaching that's changed so many lives, and some exciting online features. It’ll be different, but we believe it’s going to be amazing, too!

We've reached out to local leaders about getting their group together to experience WLS 2020's "Five Summer Nights." So talk to your leader about it - and brainstorm some ways you can help make this a true WLS to remember! And who knows - you may be able to have some people with you who might never come to the WLS conference!

While we've always had you - the warriors - come to WLS, this year WLS is coming you online! Help make that an incredible experience right where you are!

When all is said and done, we do Warrior Leadership Summit because we love you, the warriors. And we’re changing things this year for that same reason - because we love and care about you too much to put you in possible harm’s way.

Stay tuned to this page updates and exciting special features of WLS 2020! We are praying for you! "With all these pandemic issues, is there going to be a WLS this year?"

That's the question a lot of people have been asking. And we've got some news you need to know.

Let’s face it - our lives have all changed dramatically as a result of COVID-19. Our theme for WLS this year is "Off the Map" - and it turns out that's where this virus has taken us!

As we've prayed and discussed this, our question hasn't been, "Will there be a WLS?". It's been, "What kind of WLS should it be this year?".

There have been many issues to consider - the prevalence of COVID-19 in a number of Native communities and the restrictions that come with it; the national and international scope of those who attend, coming from places across the North America; and the reality of planning WLS in light of social distancing. And, the current restrictions in Illinois on large gatherings look like it would make it impossible to host WLS on-site, as the road to opening up to groups of 100 or more looks like it will take many months.

With all of that in mind, and after much intense prayer, the decision has been made to move WLS online this year. WLS will not be taking place ‘in person’ for the first time in the history of On Eagles’ Wings. Some of you may have anticipated this would be the decision. Others may be shocked. So were we. We haven’t had to do anything like this in almost 30 years of On Eagles’ Wings.

Honestly, this is one of the toughest decisions our team has ever had to make – and yet we are in agreement that this is the right decision. It has been very hard for us to think about the reality of not having all of you together at WLS this year. But instead of leaning on our emotions, we are planting our feet on the solid rock of God’s promises. Like Proverbs 19:21: “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purposes that prevail.”

So, let’s dive in to the positive - WLS will still happen this year, but it will be online. It’s going to be a first-ever, virtual event, using the "Live" technology at our fingertips. You'll experience a lot of the great things you've come to know and love at WLS - hope-filled worship, the teaching that's changed so many lives, and some exciting online features. It’ll be different, but we believe it’s going to be amazing, too!

We've reached out to local leaders about getting their group together to experience WLS 2020's "Five Summer Nights." So talk to your leader about it - and brainstorm some ways you can help make this a true WLS to remember! And who knows - you may be able to have some people with you who might never come to the WLS conference!

While we've always had you - the warriors - come to WLS, this year WLS is coming you online! Help make that an incredible experience right where you are!

When all is said and done, we do Warrior Leadership Summit because we love you, the warriors. And we’re changing things this year for that same reason - because we love and care about you too much to put you in possible harm’s way.

Please join us on our Facebook page or at warriorleadershipsummit.com at 8 pm Central each night from June 29th - July 3rd!