Catalyst West Highlights

This week I attended Catalyst West with our youth pastor, worship pastor and his wife, our youth intern (who won Catalyst for life tickets) and 3500 of my closest friends.  Here are a few nuggets I picked up from the great sessions:

“Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.” — Andy Stanley

  • “When you do for one, you often end up doing for more than just one.” — Andy Stanley
  • To resonate, you need to find something in your audience where your message will resonate with them.  Where the story sinks into their hearts and takes hold. — Nancy Duarte

“If you are not dead, you are not done!” — Craig Groeschel

  • Authenticity trumps cool every single time”  — Craig Groeschel
  • “Respect is earned.  Honor is given.” — Craig Groeschel

“How could you be so disconnected from the people your trying to serve?” — Tony Hawk

  •  “Critics Math — 1000 compliments + 1 criticism =  1 criticism” — Jon Acuff
  • “If you want to mess up your business, tie your success to your accomplishments.” — Jon Acuff

“The Father is always working!” — Brenda Salter McNeil

  • “My life must not be a distraction.” — Brenda Salter McNeil
  • “Sin is at the core of who we are.” – David Platt
  • God hates sinners & gave us the cross.  God loves sinners & gave us the cross. — David Platt

“Leadership in the Kingdom is the overflow of love from the King.” – David Platt

  • “When we are scared we are not who God created us to be.” — Bob Goff

“We leave Jesus on people and they are not afraid anymore.” — Bob Goff

  • “[Leaders] give you the truth even when it hurts.” — Marcus Buckingham
  • Three Questions: — Marcus Buckingham
    • Are my colleagues committed to quality work?
    • Do I know what is expected of me at work?
    • At work, do I have a chance to do what I do best everyday?
  • “Your challenge is to take what is unique and make it useful.” — Marcus Buckingham

“Our environment shapes us.  We shape our environment.” — Erwin McManus

  • “Live with intention or someone else will tell you what your intention is.” — Erwin McManus
  • “We need to be in the business of helping people find their intentionality.” — Erwin McManus
  • “When people drink of me, do they taste water or wine?  And if it is wine, is it the very best wine.” [Adapted from the story of Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding] — Erwin McManus

“We are created to connect with God and others.” — Donald Miller

  • “We have reduced ourselves to ego connections.” — Donald Miller
  • “When the people in your congregation are engulfed in the love of Christ, you will no longer be in control.” — Donald Miller

If you went to Catalyst West, what were some of you nuggets?

 

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