Catalyst Atlanta 2016 Recap

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Catalyst conference in Atalanta, Georga. Catalyst is a gathering of church leaders who want to grow their skills and abilities.

At Catalyst, you’re also challenged to grow in more than skills. You’re invited into tough questions. And that’s what this year’s Catalyst conference was all about.

Catalyst Atlanta 2016 Recap

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There’s been a lot of division within the body of the church. So, Catalyst called a family meeting.

The conference touched on issues from race to how we treat our brothers and sisters to handling money well. They covered a lot in the 2 day conference.

Catalyst Atlanta 2016 Recap

I was thrilled to be a part of Catalyst in that I was able to live blog the event. Sharing the content that was presented at Catalyst is a great honor and I hope you enjoyed what they put together.

3 Questions To Connect The Dots – Catalyst Atlanta Andy Stanley

Today, I’m live blogging from the Catalyst Atlanta Conference. Catalyst is a gathering of leaders to hear from some of the best and brightest in leadership.

Catalyst’s theme for 2016 is Uncommon Fellowship.

If the live updates on my site aren’t enough, you can also watch Catalyst Live here.

The last speaker for Catalyst Atlanta 2016 is Andy Stanley. Let’s welcome him back to the stage!

Andy Stanley speaks on Uncommon Fellowship at Catalyst Atlanta

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Healthy organizations do something special. When organizations are healthy, everyone understands why everyone else is important.

Think about a football or baseball team. While not everyone gets the same face time, everyone is important. The pitcher needs to throw the ball, the catcher needs to catch the ball, and so on. A great baseball needs to have every type of player on their team.

Uncommon Fellowship – Catalyst East 2016 Andy Stanley

Today, I’m live blogging from the Catalyst Atlanta Conference. Catalyst is a gathering of leaders to hear from some of the best and brightest in leadership.

Catalyst’s theme for 2016 is Uncommon Fellowship.

If the live updates on my site aren’t enough, you can also watch Catalyst Live here.

The first presenter at Catalyst is Andy Stanley. Andy is the lead pastor of North Point Church.

Andy Stanley speaks on Uncommon Fellowship at Catalyst Atlanta

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What is the definition of uncommon fellowship? Head-turning, jaw-dropping, never-would’ve-imagined association.

And if we can get this idea, nothing will ever be the same.

There was once upon a time, that uncommon fellowship happened in our faith. Merchants, slaves and owners, prostitutes, tax gatherers, Jews, Roman Centurions…

Was there ever a more diverse group?

This was the beginning of Christianity.

Jesus predicted uncommon fellowship. A bunch of uncommon people would come together for a common purpose (Matthew 16:18).

How To Leverage What’s Going On Right Now

The first session speaker is Andy Stanley. He’s one of the best speakers in the world and he’s dropping truth with us today.

Casting a clear vision

What Do We Value Most In Leaders?

We value integrity yet we don’t often seek that out in the leaders we choose and follow. There’s something else that people follow.

People follow the man or the woman with a clarity of vision.

The good thing? Leaders can have both of these. And when you leverage the power of clarity you have just harnessed the power that has the ability to split the world in half.

Clarity Is Magnetic

Think back to the 2008 presidential campaign. When you think of that election cycle, think of President Obama.

He had a clear, concise campaign slogan: Change we can believe in.

Awaken The Wonder – Catalyst 2015 Andy Stanley

Catalyst Atlanta once again opens up with Andy Stanley. He’s the senior pastor of North Point Ministries and the author of Ask It!

Catalyst 2015 Atlanta: Andy Stanley Awakens The Wonder

We’ve all experienced an awakening of wonder at some point in our lives. For men and women, it’s typically different.

For men, it’s when we walked outside one day and BOOM! We saw the girl next door and we experienced her beauty, we smelled scents that we never smelled before. Wonder was awakened.

For women, it happened when they were walking down the mall. That same store that was passed by multiple times or your mother dragged you into suddenly lit up as you saw that pair of shoes. Wonder was awakened.

Then, there was the wonder of babies being born, coming to faith, realizing God loves us unconditionally. Wonder was awakened.

When Wonder Is Awakened

Something magical happens when the wonder is awakened.