catalyst reflections

October 11, 2006

With a few projects that had looming deadlines finally complete, I have a few moments to actually reflect on my experiences at Catalyst last week. First off, thanks to those who helped us get there. I’m so grateful to Catalyst for providing registrations for our team, as well as to JJ and Mark for sending […]

catalyst 8: donald miller

October 6, 2006

The church keeps following the culture around it • It happened in the middle ages, the enlightenment and in the industrial revolution • Today, that means the spirituality is a product and we are consumers • And the new false god of culture is entertainment, so where does that mean the church is heading? • […]

catalyst 6: louie giglio

October 6, 2006

God is sending us out to announce that the kingdom of God is near • Not that we have a cool church Let’s change the conversation from “the church let me down” to “Here’s the way that God has empowered and inspired me to pick up the work of the church and carry it forward.” […]

catalyst 5: rick mckinley and donald miller

October 6, 2006

Rick and Donald shared a casual conversation that was delightful to just sit and soak in. Here are a few of their thoughts from the discussion: R: Once everybody left the doors of the church, we realized God was in the streets. R: Discipleship is meant to happen on the road, but we’ve turned it […]

catalyst 4: gary haugen

October 5, 2006

International Justice Mission Christians feel like they are traveling with Jesus, but missing the adventure -How do we respond to that as leaders? -God calls us to an adventure of struggle in the world The leader provides clarity about: -Where Jesus is heading – out into the world -The nature of the world that Jesus […]

catalyst 2: marcus buckingham

October 5, 2006

No organization has a culture -It has as many cultures as it does managers -People don’t quit a culture, they quit a boss -The manager makes the difference What does a manager do? -The job of a manager is to turn one person’s talent into performance. -A catalyst – you speed up the reaction/performance of […]

catalyst 1: andy stanley

October 5, 2006

Trying to post some notes from the messages as they happen, although I’m not sure I’ll have time to post any of my own thoughts at this point… The nature of leadership makes self-centeredness unavoidable •We must declare daily that the most high God is sovereign over the kingdoms of this world and he gives […]

lost at catalyst

October 3, 2006

I’m off early in the morning to the Catalyst Conference with Dean and Josh. I’m hoping to blog some thoughts from the conference for my future thoughts and for the benefit of those who aren’t able to be there. Not that I’m not looking forward to the conference, but at this point, I think I’m […]