Yesterday I had the privilege to go to the Catalyst One Day conference, a leadership development day for pastors and ministry leaders…featuring Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel, pastors of mega-huge churches in Atlanta and Oklahoma City.
To summarize the content for yesterday’s conference, I’ll quote a tweeter during the event, “When Pastor Craig speaks, pastors get saved.” It was incredible to have such a conference in Seattle, the usually forgotten city on major ministry conference tours. I was soaking in the conversations about leadership, am energized for a new season of ministry, and am excited to spend time reflecting on the challenges about my heart for the lost, my avoidance of conflicts, and how I can create momentum in my areas of leadership.
24 hours later, my mind is still reeling with all the sound bytes from yesterday…here are some of my favorites:
- “There will always be an anecdotal story to keep a bad program alive.” A.S.
- “Managers manage to sameness. Leaders lead to change.” A.S.
- “You rarely regain momentum by simply doing what you did to create it in the first place.” A.S.
- “To reach people no one else is reaching you have to do what no one else is doing.” C.G.
- “Those who delegate responsibility create followers. Those who delegate authority create leaders.” C.G.
- “Read the Word until it begins to read you.” C.G.
- “The quickest way to forget what God thinks about you is to concern yourself with what people think about you.” C.G.
- “We don’t recruit volunteers. We release leaders.” C.G.
- “‘The way I was doing the work of God was destroying the work of God in me’ Bill Hybels.” C.G.
- “Limitation is the breeding ground for innovation.” C.G.
- “The difference between where you are and where God wants you to be is the pain you are unwilling to endure.” C.G.
- “Your model will trump your mission everytime.” A.S.
- “Don’t fall in love with a tactic. Fall in love with your market. Churches are empty because people love their model more than unsaved people.” A.S.