Live Leadership Notes From Andy Stanley At Catalyst 2014 Final Session

As usual, Andy Stanley closes out the Catalyst Atlanta conference. Even though we saw Andy at the beginning session, it’s always fun to hear him again at the end of the Catalyst Conference.

Pastor Andy Stanley

Andy began by talking about Trip and Tyler. They used to work for him at the church but they went off on their own. But Andy doesn’t think about it as losing people but as launching people.

Steps To Bring About Organizational Change

1. Craft a laser-focused vision statement – This allows you to put out a statement to your organization and let them know what your organization is all about. Without a clear-cut vision statement, organizations flounder because no one knows what the purpose is.

Everything will become centered around this vision. From the beginning to the end of the organization, people will have something to follow.

Live Leadership Notes From Pastor Sergio De LaMora At Catalyst 2014

Pastor Sergio De LaMora is the lead pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Diego and the author of The Heart Revolution. His mission is to turn the hearts of youth and families all over the world back to God and back to each other.

On Wednesday, I had the chance to hear Pastor Sergio speak in one of the Catalyst Lab sessions. His leadership speech stirred me up. My hope is that today he does the same in the main session of Catalyst. Be prepared to be blown away by the pastor of the largest Latino led church in San Diego.

Pastor Sergio De LaMora Speaks at Catalyst

Recapturing Your Heart To Dream Again

Many Americans hearts have been shattered over the last couple of years. People know the sting and the pain of watching our dreams dissolve.

Failure happens and were left broken. What can we do to rectify this?

Live Leadership Notes From Chris Brown At Catalyst 2014

Catalyst announced a special guest for us today. That guest was Christ Brown.

No, not Rhianna’s Chris Brown but Chris Brown who works for the man Dave Ramsey.

This Chris Brown is a pastor and wants to help people learn proper stewardship.

Chris Brown of Dave Ramsey Group Speaking at Catalyst 2014

Hopelessness is sweeping across the country. You may not have noticed the issue. But it’s there.

We’ve got to dig deep and discover the reason for the hopelessness.

Part of the issue is the pedal to the metal speed of life. The long hours at work. The desire for bigger and better.

These things are the real issue for hopelessness, these are some of the symptoms.

People Are Starving For Margin

As we go deeper and look at the real issue, we begin to discover there’s a lack of stewardship and margin within our lives. Our lives are filled to overflowing with tasks that fill our lives but leave us feeling empty and agitated.

Live Leadership Notes From Charles Duhigg At Catalyst 2014

Charles Duhigg is the author of The Power Of Habit. He’s also a New York Times staff writer.

His book, The Power Of Habit, has changed the way we think about habits. Get ready for some great leadership lessons from Duhigg.

Charles Duhigg At Catalyst 2014

We’re living in a golden age of how habits work and what affects our brains. This session may go very well with Dr. Caroline Leaf’s session yesterday.

There was once an experiment done with rats. The scientist took multiple rats and implemented brain activity sensors into their brains. After the rats recovered, the rats were placed into a maze 150 different times to see how their brains would react.

The scientists discovered something amazing. After the 150th time, the rat’s brain almost shuts down as it repeats the same thing and at the end the brain kicks back on.

Live Leadership Notes From Craig Groeschel At Catalyst 2014

Craig Groeschel is the lead pastor at LifeChurch. Through his leadership, the church has become a force to be reckoned with. They’ve revolutionized the way church is done. LifeChurch is committed to getting the Word of God out to the people through giving away sermon plans, videos, and much more. They’re a leading force in the church world.

Craig Groeschel speaking at Catalyst 2014

We’ve just learned that due to inclement weather Craig Groeschel will be unable to join us live. Please keep the community in your prayers.

However, the awesome folks at Catalyst and LifeChurch were able to do a compromise and have a video presentation from Groeschel for us today.

Mark chapter 2:1-5 is the anchor text for Groeschel’s message.

How do we create a culture of innovation?

At one point in church history, the church was the innovators. The church influenced the arts and the sciences. The church knew how to create.