Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Highlights from Catalyst

The church staff and our wives just returned from the Catalyst Leadership Conference last week in Atlanta. We connected again as staff-families and we heard from God. Here's a few of the highlights that I took away...

"If we don't have moral authority (alignment between creed and deed), our leadership skills are irrelevant."
-Andy Stanley

"Adding a new initiative or program should always be accompanied by eliminating an old initiative or program."
-Jim Collins

"Unity in diversity is a product of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2), not a new cultural phenomenon."
-Brenda Salter McNeil

"Be definition, gossip is when a negative is discussed with anyone who can't help solve the problem."
-Dave Ramsey

"The gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (see Romans 1:16). God doesn't need us to assist His gospel, just to faithfully proclaim it."
-Franklin Graham

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

Lots to think and pray about.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Keith - been praying for you and Barie. Hope you heal up completely and soon!
I was at Catalyst too. I'm sorry I didn't know that. Would have been great to connect with you. Was a great experience for me as well - as much for the conversations and processing I did with friends about ministry as the conference itself.
Take care!!