What Is Preemptive Love?

Catalyst Atlanta 2017 Jeremy Courtney

Today, I’m live-blogging the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta. The next speaker I’ll be live-blogging about is Jeremy Courtney.

Jeremy is the founder and CEO of Preemptive Love Coalition, a “first-in, last to leave” community of peacemakers who provide front-line relief and long-term development in Iraq, Syria, and other areas of polarizing conflict.

jeremy courtney of preemptive love

What is Preemptive Love?

We ended up moving into Iraq during the Iraq War. The events of September 11th, 2001 changed my life.

We made a slight posture change. Rather than seek revenge, we turned towards the enemy.

You describe the problem that Preemptive Love is trying to address. What is different about the way you’re attacking the problem?

People frame the issue as “Those people over there. They’re the enemy.” But we’re afraid of all this stuff.

It’s important to recognize where our rhetoric is coming from.

5 Reasons To Attend Catalyst Atlanta Next Week!

Attend one of the best leadership conferences around

Whoa! Can you believe the Catalyst Leadership Conference (click the link to check out my Catalyst 2016 recap) in Atlanta is happening next week? Neither can I!

Yet it is. And the team at Catalyst puts on one of the best leadership conferences you can attend. Especially if you’re a church leader.

Catalyst is a 2-day conference dedicated to helping leaders grow strong teams, build great churches, and be the catalyst of change you want to be.

Speaker lineup for Catalyst Atlanta 2017 Of Good Courage

I’ve attended the Catalyst conference for the last 6 or 7 years. Every year I walk away with my mind blown. No doubt, this year will be the same.

The theme for Catalyst Atlanta 2017 is Of Good Courage. That alone should be a reason for attending the Catalyst conference. But I’m honestly excited for the theme.