Uncommon Unity: Why Catalyst is Calling a Family Meeting

As many of you know, the Catalyst conference in Atlanta, Georgia is my favorite conference. Today, Friday, and Monday, I’m thankful to welcome members of the Catalyst staff the opportunity to share a little about the Catalyst conference and what’s going on this year.

First up is Tyler Reagin. You may remember him from the 2nd episode of the Answers From Leadership podcast.


Andy Stanley speaking at Catalyst

Image courtesy of Catalyst

It’s common in our culture to sort, divide, and exclude. These days, we often look out for our own best interests, but we believe Jesus is building something uncommon. He is building something that invites, transforms and sends.

This year’s Catalyst Atlanta event is about coming together, not as the same, but as uniquely gifted pieces forming an effective whole. And leadership is at the core of building that unity within the Church.

So, this October, we’re calling a family meeting.

Before we dive deeper, you may be wondering if Catalyst is really for you. Let me answer that. Catalyst is built for any leader who desires to sharpen his or her skills in leading themselves, others, and teams and organizations that bring deep-rooted, gospel-centered change in this world. And that’s one reason we’re diving into the topics we are this year. It’s time to bring us all together.

Our theme of Uncommon Fellowship isn’t your typical unity discussion. We believe that through the commission of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit, the local Church is set up to release hope to a lost and broken world. As leaders, we must be intentional about developing our leadership skills and the leadership skills of our team in order lean in and lead well for such a time as this. This is a leadership event like no other. Come ready to be both refreshed and equipped within a highly experiential, highly inspirational environment.

In the New Testament, God paints a beautiful picture of the Church as a family, His bride, where individuals accept one another and invest in each other despite differences. This body of believers joined together in fellowship to serve their community and fulfill the mission of the Church, growing it along the way.

We cannot fulfill our mission as the Church if we are a fractured body.

If you want to see the Church join together in unity, we would love for you to join us October 5-7 to come experience Uncommon Fellowship.

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  • Ivan Oreamuno Canizal

    Great! The theme for this years looks awesome. Ill be there this year with my team!

    • It is a much needed topic. I’m definitely interested in hearing what the speakers think. Having heard Andy Stanley talk about how his church partners with local agencies, I’m sure it will be good. What/who are you most looking forward to hearing?

      Have you and your team already signed up? If not, be sure to take advantage of the 25% off code that’s in the post.

      Also, if you want to connect while at the event, would love to do so. Hit me up and we can work something out.

      • Ivan Oreamuno Canizal

        When i heard the topic for the first time i didnt knew what to expect but after seen the promotional video i hope they address how to Deal with the changing culture on the churches where the “being a family culture” comes and goes as the seasons. Keeping people together is sometimes dificult and in a church that is getting bigger and bigger it can be quite a challenge.

        Looking forward on hearing Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel, im sure they will give us really good material. Last time i heard those 2 on Catalyst 2014, i found my calling. Ive also been reading Deep and Wide from Andy and Altar Ego from Craig and they are just amazing.

        Im a really big fan of Pastor Juda Smith as he speaks mostly to my generation so im really happy he is going to be there, hope i can get a chance to shake his hand and thank him for all he have done.

        I know Brian Houston is going to be at Catalyst, i have never really followed him but i want to see how it goes.

        A few days ago they released that Elevation Worship is going to be leading the worship, i got so psyched that i could not believe it.

        I do want to make a video about the “Catalyst Experience” for this year, im currently trying to come up with ideas on how to do it, but i would like to chat with you if possible and ask you a few questions for the video.

        Cheers from Costa RIca!
        Pura vida!

        • Jill Barlow

          It’s going to be awesome!

        • Yeah, lots of great speakers. Will love hearing what they have to say! I think you made a good point about keeping people together.

          About the video, would love to chat with you about it. Let me know what you’re thinking.

  • Jill Barlow

    It’s my favorite conference too!!! This will be my 10th year in a row volunteering. I get super excited every year to see the line up of speakers and worship leaders. I absolutely love it!

    • Ivan Oreamuno Canizal

      I will be volunteering for the Labs this year, i hope it to be a great experience!

      • Jill Barlow

        I’m sure it will be. I’ve never volunteered or attended Labs. I get there Wednesday though, because we have to be there so early on Thursday morning. I just signed up for Joe and Paul’s Blogger event on Wednesday night at 6:30pm! I’m excited to hang out with them.

    • Wow! That’s awesome Jill. You’re a old-timer at Catalyst (-;

      • Jill Barlow

        LOL! “Old-timer” in more ways than one.