Leadership Summit | Condoleezza Rice

Leadership Summit with Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is a former U.S. Secretary of State and Professor of Political Science at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is also a former Stanford University Provost, responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program for 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students.


  • During troubling times pray, hope and work hard.
  • After struggle comes relief, and after Friday comes a Sunday. It is a privilege to struggle. Out of struggle comes victory (Romans 5).
  • Every life is worthy. Therefore, every life is capable of greatness.
  • No one is condemned forever into the circumstances from which they were born.
  • Delivering compassion is the work of people who believe that every life is worthy.
  • There is a lot that government can do, but it cannot deliver compassion.
  • Compassion is the work that Christians were intended to do.
  • Together we can make a difference to make the world, not as it is, but as it should be.
  • How can we help those who are weak? By helping others see their own leadership qualities and potential.
  • It does not matter where you came from. It matters where you are going.
  • When you’re in positions of authority, you need truth tellers around you.
  • Your calling is defined by your DNA.

Ministry Application

  • Pastors will inevitably experience hard and troubling times. During these times pray and hope. Remember, struggling is a privilege and better days are ahead. What are you doing to fight through tough times and avoid burnout
  • Bringing compassion and hope to the world is not the role of government. Delivering compassion to those in need and hurting is the responsibility of the Church. How is your church delivering compassion locally and globally? 
  • In a moment of tough leadership, Condoleezza Rice literally stood up to Vladimir Putin. Leadership requires courage and boldness. What trials do you need to stand up to?
  • Leadership is helping others find their potential. How does your church equip and empower leaders?