What Kind Of A Leader Do You Want To Be? – Live Blogging Catalyst West 2018 Danielle Strickland

Live Blogging From Catalyst West 2018

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Danielle Strickland loves Jesus and loves people. She is the author of 5 books. And she is also an Officer at the Salvation Army.

In the movie Hercules, one of Hercules’ men covered a bloody wound and told him to never, ever let them see you bleed.

Yet look at the most courageous, valiant man ever: Jesus. He hung on a cross and let the world see the Him bleed. He left the splendor of Heaven to come to earth.

Jesus was the anti-Hercules. The Hercules myth is the anti-Jesus. Jesus is the definition of courage.

Three Ways To Demonstrate Courage – Live Blogging Catalyst West With Patrick Lencioni

Live Blogging From Catalyst West 2018

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group. This firm is dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. Lencioni is also the author of The Advantage.

Jesus wasn’t just spiritual. He was fully God and fully man. He suffered profusely for us and He didn’t have to.

The suffering Jesus went through was so profound so I decided I had to start my talk with the ending (Sorry, I’m not going to spoil it for you just yet).

Suffering is part of our lives. It is redemptive. This doesn’t mean you want to suffer.

Stop Waiting – Bishop W.C. Martin Live Blogging Catalyst West

Live Blogging At Catalyst West 2018

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Bishop W.C. Martin is an adoption advocate and pastor fo Bennett Chapel Baptist Church. He’s also the author Small Town, Big Miracle.

Clay Scroggins had the opportunity to interview W.C. Martin.

C) Where are you from?

W) I’m from Possum Trot, TX. The one on the other side of Coonville.

C) How long have you been there?

W) I’ve been pastoring there for about 30 years.

C) Give us two or three interesting things about Possum Trot?

W) We have no McDonalds. But we have possums, raccoons, and more.

C) What is the name of your church?

W) Bennet Chapel Church.

It’s Time To Claim Your Upgrade – Catalyst West 2018 Live Blogging With Graham Cooke

Live Blogging From Catalyst West 2018

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Graham Cooke is a very popular speaker with a passion for empowering the people of God to walk in their true identity. He’s been involved with apostolic teams since 1981 and cultivated his expertise in transitional development, corporate reinvention, and personal redefinition.

When God describes who you are, He then relates to you as you are that for the rest of your life:

God works from your identity. He doesn’t work from your circumstances.

Your circumstances are not your problem. Your perception of yourself is your problem.

God doesn’t see you as WHO you are. He sees you as you’re becoming.

God doesn’t do big change all at once. God does little changes through time.

Fun Matters – Catalyst West 2018 Live Blog With Jon Acuff

Catalyst West 2018 Live Blog

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Jon Acuff is the next to take the stage. Jon is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books. His most recent book is Finish: Give Yourself The Gift Of Done.

Fun matters. In our culture though, we believe goals have to be miserable to be important. We go for the full marathon instead of starting with the half marathon or 10k. Heck, they even pass over the 5k.

If it’s miserable, it counts. If it’s not miserable, does it really matter?

The truth is fun matters. And we have to get back to fun.

Look at how organizations set goals. Many organizations use something called S.M.A.R.T. goals. They’re specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Where’s the fun in that?