Monday, October 11, 2010

Catalyst 2010 Recap

Catalyst is a leadership conference put on every year in the Atlanta area. 13,000 people descend on an arena to hear from some of the best leaders in business and the church. This year's theme was "Tension is good." Each talk had to do with the tension leaders face in many different aspects of leading. It was a really great theme. My goal for this blog post is to give you the twitterized version of each speaker - 140 characters or less. In the following days I'll probably follow this post up with some more depth on one or two of the things God showed me during these few days. So here goes:

Andy Stanley (@andystanley) - Pastor of Northpoint in Atlanta
You have no idea what God wants to accomplish through your life. Don't trade that legacy in for something as temporary as a bowl of stew.

Daniel Pink (@danielpink) - Author "Drive"
What motivates people? We need to get beyond carrots and sticks and give people autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

Christine Caine (@christinecaine) - A21 campaign dealing with human trafficking
Compassion is never compassion until you cross the street and get involved.

Seth Godin - author, blogger, bald guy with cool glasses
Those who change the world aren't the compliant. They are the risk takers, the ones that connect people using their art to give away ideas.

Beth Moore (@bethmoorelpm) - Author, speaker
The tension of insecurity as a leader. Can we be dead enough to ourselves to welcome wherever God is moving and whoever he is leading through?

Francis Chan - pastor, author, speaker
Doing "weird" stuff like selling your house and moving to Asia is completely normal biblically. Caring for the poor and choosing to live with less is the way of Jesus.

Perry Noble (@perrynoble) - Pastor of Newspring church in Anderson, South Carolina
It's easy to follow God when you're by a brook and ravens are bringing you food. When the brook dries up, God isn't punishing you - he's preparing you.

Gabe Lyons (@nextchristians) - author, researcher
The next Christians aren't leaving the church because they don't want to be Christians. They are leaving because they are longing to be part of a restorative movement.

Craig Groeschel (@craig_groeschel) - pastor
Generational tension is necessary for the church to move forward. Older generation needs to invest in the younger. Younger generation needs to honor the older and learn to be under authority well.

T.D. Jakes (@bishopjakes) - pastor of Potter's House church
We must get off the corner (a place of comfort) and into places outside of our comfort zone. We need diversity. God doesn't allow sameness to procreate.

Andy Stanley (@andystanley) - Pastor, author
Every organization has problems that shouldn't be solved and tensions that shouldn't be resolved. The role of the leader is to leverage the tension for the benefit of the organization.


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