Catalyst Recap

There’s no way to explain what the Catalyst Conference is like in one short post, but I’ll just say it is two days of non-stop creativity, incredible worship and hearing from some of the top leaders in our nation.  With that said, here are some of my favorite quotes of the conference:

  • Andy Stanley, “The power of moral authority is alignment between what you say and do.”
  • William Paul Young, “God is in the midst of our ‘shack’ and He wants to heal us – not because He wants to use us, but because He loves us.”
  • Jim Collins, “Greatness is not a function of the cards we’re dealt.  It is first and foremost a result of our conscious decisions and discipline.”
  • Steven Furtick, “God’s preparing you for what He’s preparing for you.”
  • Seth Godin, “I want to challenge you all to be heretics.  Heretics challenge religion and promote faith.”
    • Props to Seth Godin for giving away a copy of his yet-to-be-released book, Tribes, to everyone at Catalyst – this had to have been a huge expense for him.
  • Craig Groeschel, “When you don’t have It you have to do something drastic to get It back. ”
    • “We need God to stretch us, but before He can stretch us He needs to heal us…And before He can heal us, He has to ruin us.”
  • Tim Sanders, “If not you, then who?  If not now, then when?”
  • Dave Ramsey, “A successful leader develops and maintains a culture in which negatives are handed up and positives are handed down and laterally.”
  • Franklin Graham, “It’s not your gospel, it’s God’s gospel.  It’s not your invitation, it’s God’s invitation.”
  • Matt Chandler, “If you contextualize too far…you’re just a rotary club.”
  • Andy Stanley, “Become preoccupied with thos you haven’t reached as opposed to those you are trying to keep.”

If you’ve never gone to Catalyst, I would highly recommend it!  So much wisdom, creativity and opportunity to meet some great, young leaders!!

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