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I am blogging from Atlanta, Georgia at the Catalyst 2014 Conference. Serving as a part of the Blogger Team at Catalyst has been a blast. Looking forward to more great content as we roll in to Day 2.

Craig Groeschel led things off. He is the pastor at LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma and the author of multiple books.

How do we create a culture of innovation?

In the past, the church led the way in creativity and changing culture.

Craig’s church created and gave away the YouVersion Bible app. They have had 155 million free downloads. People are shocked to hear that a church created an app.

We as a church as delegated innovation to Apple and creativity to Hollywood. We’ve handed off relationships to Facebook.

3 Thoughts to Create a Culture of Innovation:

1. Limited Resources  Craig-Groeschel

Deep, Enduring Change

October 2, 2014

I am blogging from Atlanta, Georgia at the Catalyst 2014 Conference. I have been asked to serve as a part of the Blogger Team at Catalyst!

Tim Keller, the founder and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City spoke to us on the following topic:

What does it take to change yourself inwardly, deeply, and enduringly?

You won’t change society unless you know how to change yourself. I’ve seen lots of promising young leaders and movements go down due to character flaws.

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4 Things to KNOW about Biblical Teaching:

1. Know the magnitude of your sin problem. Romans 7:19-20. None of us realize how serious our sin is. We make excuses or explain things away. We are blind to the sins which can destroy us.

John Owen wrote On the Mortification of Sin – “Be killing your sin or sin will be killing you.”

What Breaks Your Heart?

October 2, 2014

I am blogging from Atlanta, Georgia at the Catalyst 2014 Conference. I have been asked to serve as a part of the Blogger Team at Catalyst!

Andy Stanley, Pastor of North Point Community Church and one of the best communicators out there opens up each Catalyst Conference. He read from Nehemiah 1 and asked us two questions.

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  1. Who are you?

  2. What breaks your heart?

Even if small, what is in you that must bring about change?

There is a correlation between leaders and change.

  • Great leaders make things better.
  • Great leaders love progress.
  • Great leaders fix broken things.
  • Great leaders don’t blame.

“Blame is the most effective change avoidance strategy.”

We, as leaders, hate to see broken things be broken. Broken hearted leaders effect change.