Posts Tagged ‘Catalyst’

Catlyst One Day the ending

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I’m sitting in the final session of Catalyst One Day. This has been a great day. I’ve enjoyed working listening to both Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel. I’ve also had a great time hanging with the Student Ministry team from NorthRidge. These guys are awesome godly men that it’s a privelege to spend time with and talk with. I always grow spiritually when I have the opportunity to talk with them. I’m incredibly bummed that the conference is almost over.

Today I’ve:
Been reminded of the importance of momentum in ministry.
Learned keys to starting and sustaining momentum.
Learned the importance of leadership (my leadership) in gaining and sustaining momentum.
Realized that there is a direct correlation between my leadership effectiveness and my intimacy with God.

Catalyst One Day session 2

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Session 2 was lead by Craig Groeschel from LifeChurch.tv. This is the first time I’ve ever heard Craig speak. I’ve heard a lot of good things about him, and everything I’ve heard was correct. This session was incredibly personally value. The idea that we need to change our mindset regarding leadship in the local church. The assignments that he gave were very practical.
o Find someone one or two steps ahead of you and learn how they think.
o Identify one wrong mindset and ask God to renew your mind with truth.
o Identify one painful decision that you’ve been avoiding and make the decision no matter the short term pain.
I need to think on all of these deeply and try to process them. The main issue I need to process through is the third. I’m not sure what decision I might be avoiding right now. I’m curious to here from others out there about what they think of Craig’s three assignments.

Catalyst One Day session one

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The first session of Catlyst One Day was outstanding!  Often conferences are very inspirational but not very helpful.  This was not that.  It was actually incredibly practical.  Andy Stanley did a great job helping us see what momentum is and how to catalyze momentun in our ministries.  I love how open and honest Andy was.  The difficult thing with what he shared was that it seemed to be focused on the point leader of the organization.  I would like to see someone speak more to leading up and applying leadership principles to junior leaders in an organization.