Monday, October 13, 2008

Catalyst 2008












Together


we praised God with rockin' worship


and opened up about the elephant in the room (ok, arena).






Thursday-


Andy Stanley


Moral authority is the PUBLIC alignment between our creed and our deed.


Lose integrity-lose influence.


We follow authenticity and moral authority.


3 areas of application:


Forgiveness-this is our message as Christians


the servant is not greater than the Master


we lose moral authority when we are angry/bitter


Family-if our family feels neglected, we have lost authority


loss of this priority is a source of much broken-ness


Finances-keep finances in order


Give, Save, Live on the rest




William Paul Young


Wrote a modern day parable


Need to not be afraid to question, bring issues to table


Trinity is our model of relationship with God-


selfless circle of relationship-not hierarchical


Jesus taught us that altho things appear bleak "Where are you Father?"


that we need to trust in what IS, "Into Your hands..."






Jim Collins


Good is enemy of Great


Greatness is not a function of circumstance, luck


but of conscious choice, discipline


The great fall by over reaching-grow beyond the ability to have enough key people


The right WHO's lead to better WHAT's


Question is really not "what to do' but WHAT SHOULD WE STOP DOING?


Build a personal board of directors


Question, think-"white" space days for just thinking


This is not a job, it's a RESPONSIBILITY




Steven Furtick


Between the Promise and the Payoff if the Process.


Be faithful in the Process.


God is preparing you for what He's preparing for you.




Brenda Salter McNeil


We start where we are but we are not intended to stay there.


Must rely on God's power for this-God's power draws people.


Not meant for "Holy Huddles"




Seth Godin


Tribes-connection-community


Positive deviants-who is doing it naturally-give them a platform


Start with your fans


Become a heretic-deep faith that rails against the status quo


Distinction between faith and religion


Faith-built into us


Religion-amplifies faith for a little but ends up controlling


rules, status quo


Heretic seeks out rules to break :)




Craig Groeschel


About "IT"


From, by, for God


We can't make IT


Not a program or system


Changes lives


Attracts critics


Prayers:


God, stretch me.


Renew, there's more in you!


God, heal me.


of addictions and idolatry


God, ruin me.


fasting, weeping, mourning-heart change


My heart needs to break for the things that break God's.




Friday-


Tim Sanders


Together we have more


Create abundance by giving


Contagious compassion-observed reciprocity


If not you, then who?


If not now, then when?




Dave Ramsey


Genesis 11:5-with oneness, nothing that they propose to do is impossible


5 main enemies of Unity


poor communication


gossip-negative discussed with someone who can't solve the problem


unresolved disagreements-leader needs to loving deal with stuff, not ignore


lack of shared purpose


sanctioned incompetence-demoralizes those around it




Franklin Graham


Gospel-power is God's to move their heart, not ours


God's gospel and He works it


Most people are not bad, just lost


Present the Gospel in everything we do




Andy Crouch


God asks us to cultivate (taking what is good and keep it good)


and create culture


Culture is created together


Creative circle-about 3 people


Moves horizon of culture-suspension of impossible


3-12 add depth


3-12-120 bring breadth


What am I doing with my influence?




Matt Chandler


Jesus should be what we desire, not what happens in our life because of Him


Way to present Gospel? "Follow Jesus and it might end badly"


We need to set examples in speech, conduct, love, purity


How you feel about God reflect sin how you deal with money and people.


Can't contextualize so much that we don't mention Christ




Andy Stanley


Random thoughts on leadership-


"To reach people no one else is reaching, we must do things no one else is doing.~Craig Groeschel


"The Next Generation product almost never comes from the previous generation."~Focus, Al Reis


"What do I believe is impossible to do in my field...but if it could be done would fundamentally change my business?"~Future Edge/The Paradigm Book, Joel Barker


Success breeds complacency and complacency breeds failure.


































2 comments:

The guy from Catalyst said...

Wow! I knew I should have copied your notes!

Jaime said...

I think you did, a few times! LOL