Legacy Countdown – The Insidious App That Tracks Time Remaining With Your Kids

If you were immortal, how would you view the coming year? It probably wouldn’t mean much. You would have an infinite supply of years that would follow. While many of us feel that we have many years ahead, reality is that the clock is running. Life is sweet because it is finite.

photo 4Our friends at Orange have just come up with an crafty little app. It’s called Legacy Countdown. It tracks the time you have left with your kids.

Okay, you’re probably thinking that’s a little dark. It’s like those movies where the villain runs an hourglass and something bad happens when the sands of time expire.

Legacy Countdown is simply a vivid illustration, set in the language of our mobile gadget society. Orange’s Reggie Joiner previously used marbles to make the same point. He encouraged parents to figure out how many weeks you had until your kids graduated, then put that number of marbles in a jar (one marble for each week). He then asked you to remove one marble each week as a reminder of how precious time is. Legacy Countdown is the same thing on your smart phone.

The Legacy Countdown experience starts by asking for your child’s name and graduation date. It then calculates how many days you have left until he/she leaves home.

photo 3As soon as you press “submit” the next screen appears. There it is. The undeniable truth. The number of days your child will be under your roof. These are the waning days of your maximum influence as a parent.

When my kids were in diapers this app might have been encouraging. You mean there’s a definite end to this endless cycle of mess and sleeplessness? But my kids are busy independent teens. Between academic commitments, sports, church and social events it already feels like they’re gone (regardless of what Legacy Countdown may indicate!).

Before kids I used to spend huge chunks of time playing golf. After we were expecting our first child, people would say to us, “Enjoy your kids while they are young. They grow up fast.” It sounded like a platitude to me, but I took it seriously anyway. I gave up golf because I thought it would take me away from my kids for too long. I was right. I didn’t know it at the time, but I have come to view that decision as one of the best of my life. Indeed, children grow up MUCH faster than I could have imagined. Those hours away from the golf course and with my children are when our family memories were made. It’s when I instructed. It’s when we bonded. It’s when I was a parent.

When you count the weeks you have left with a kid, you stand a better chance of making your weeks count.” This is the premise of Legacy Countdown. One parent to another, it’s my hope that you will use the finite number of weeks you have left to revel in your children.

Legacy Countdown – Free For iOS

Legacy Countdown – Free For Android

NEXT: Top 10 quotes from the Orange Conference.

 


 

 

Orange Blog Rob Cizek

Quotes From The Chick-fil-A Leadercast

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a leadership conference held in Atlanta. It also is simulcast live to hundreds of sites worldwide. Here is a summary of quotes form the #CFALeadercast Twitter feed (tweet author is named before the quote):

Willow Leitungskongress 2012 - Tag 2ANDY STANLEY QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@Dagen4Life: “Complexity is the enemy of clarity” @AndyStanley

@adammcchesney: “Growth creates complexity, which requires simplicity.” – @AndyStanley

@CFALeadercast: “What is your one-sentence job description?” -@AndyStanley

@TechRees: “If you’re the only hot dog stand in town, you’re hot dogs don’t have to be good.” – @AndyStanley

@CFALeadercast: “What are we doing? Why are we doing it? Where do I fit in?” – @andystanley

@tyancey_i3: “@CFALeadercast: “Dirty little secret of leadership: Leaders don’t always have all the answers.” – @andystanley

@markrallen: Poor delivery trumps content, if your a terrible speaker, doesn’t matter what you are saying.

@ryancvet: “The only way out is through!

@bradbatt: Leaders know they are never the smartest person in the room! — @AndyStanley

@KristaKotrla: When you know WHY you’re doing what you’re doing, it’s more than a job… It’s a mission. @AndyStanley

@DougRasku: The less you do, the more you accomplish. The less you do, the more you enable others to accomplish. @AndyStanley

@WV_Churches: The mist in your mind will eventually become a fog in your organization. Andy Stanley

@gordonbaines: Every leader needs an escape hatch, a place to retreat and refocus @AndyStanley

@BrianKDodd: 27 #Leadership Quotes and Lessons From @AndyStanley – Live Notes From Chick-Fil-A Leadercast http://t.co/NQOoqa9mz9

 

DAVID ALLEN QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@jeno630: David Allen-  “Life is really not that hard, you just can’t ignore it.”
@lerkent: You can only feel good about what you’re not doing when you know what it is you’re not doing. -David Allen

@PFIDisplays: Gold nugget of perspective:  “Einstein had 24 hours a day, so did DaVinci; so do you.”  Do you really need “more time”?

@starvingmysin: We need space. Space to be creative, make mistakes, and explore. This is where productivity comes from.

@Joseph_Greget: Getting Things Done is not really about getting things done, but being appropriately engaged.

@dakruhm: Leaders, give your managers enough freedom as well as direction.

@AHappySlappyinc: You are most productive when you have the room to make a mess.

@hortoncain: You’re the most productive when you have the freedom (and the room) to make a mess.

@brianbrodrick: David Allen: Chaos is not in the world it is in your head.

@bryan_schieck: How much time do you need to get a good #idea? NONE You need room in your head.

@HybrydStudioz: “You are most productive/creative when you start clean and have the room to make a mess.” #DavidAllen

@DreamGirl914: “Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished @gtdguy

@elle_wenaas: Mind like water. Water doesn’t get mad at you because you disturbed its calm. David Allen

@stevenwichern: Simply Lead “If you do not know what you are doing, you are going to have a hard time doing it.”

@OritSklar: David Allen (@gtdguy): Inverse relationship between “on your mind” and “getting it done”

@anthonystauffer: “I know Bach didn’t have email but he had 20 kids. Take your pick “ – @gtdguy

@teresakr: “You are not your work but your work will run you if you let it.” David Allen

@RobJacobs_: Pay attention to what has your attention -@gtdguy

@DavinBenavides: “Key #1 Capture your thinking…Take time to clear your mind by getting ideas out of your mind and on paper.” – David Allen

@ErikJFisher: Common ‘Getting Things Done’ obstacles & how to overcome them – w/ @GTDGuy David Allen http://t.co/ikr63U68iz

@k_adelsberger: If you don’t give appropriate attention to what needs your attention.it will.end up taking much more of your time.

@maeganhamner: “Pay attention to what has your attention.” – @gtdguy

@ErikJFisher: This David allen talk is his @TEDTalk found here: http://t.co/mMwLSavYYK

 

SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@TRC_Staffing: Sonya Richards-Ross!! 4 time Olympic gold medalist!

@nweakly: Chills reliving @SanyaRichiRoss win Olympic gold. Inspiring hearing her strength in shoving aside the inner critic to focus.

@Jhoodmartin: @SanyaRichiRoss wants to compete in another Olympic game & will not let injury keep her from making the team. Training is key

@dawnzimmerman: When self doubt comes, say no and push through. That’s how gold is won.

@fsucurran: Proper preparation allows you to focus on execution during the actual event. -Sonya Richards-Ross

@tmblogos: The way to execution in chaos is to live it in your mind with focus first. Sanya Richards-Ross

@CFALeadercast: “There will always be distractions. Focus on your goals until you reach them.” -@SanyaRichiRoss

@mikesipplejr: In a moment of self-doubt change your focus. Do not give in to fears and past memories @SanyaRichiRoss

@karenswhite717: I’m not giving in to fears or past memories–good advice Santa Richards-Ross.

@get_hope: Set BIG goals. Recognize there will always be noise but find your center. @SanyaRichiRoss

@WilliamAttaway: “Focus on the victory instead of on everything that could go wrong.” –Sanya Richards-Ross

@CoachKecia: You may not be an Olympic athlete but you are a corporate athlete

 

HENRY CLOUD QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@CULeaders: Sometimes the season has passed and you need to take the hard step and pull the plug. @DrHenryCloud

@summerjoy: Sometimes as leaders we get so attached to processess/products/ideas that we can’t see when it’s time to let them go.

@ValeriePlis: Sometimes you have to say no to the good to make room for the GREAT!!

@coachpride: As a leader, the 1st boundary you need to create simplicity is necessary endings! Dr. Henry Cloud

@hodgiemyson: We are obsessed about finding the right plan when we really need to find the right people. Henry Cloud

@r_l_stewart: “A co-dependent is someone who, right before he dies, someone else’s life flashes before his eyes” #DrHenryCloud

@americaleads: Bring necessary endings to wrong decisions.  Dr. Henry Cloud

@MoJoCMO: @DrHenryCloud – Theres a horder pattern in business / leaders think they need to be the “source” of everything – let go.

@dhovismb: Takes courage to clip & prune, but its necessary in order to bloom @DrHenryCloud

@TJCARITHERSJR: If you are on the wrong road, you cannot hope it becomes the right one. @DrHenryCloud

@philiprood: “Creating the plan is the easy work.  Getting people to effectively work the plan is the real work.” – @DrHenryCloud

@citydentalcc: “@mattboone: Opportunities become threats when there are no boundaries @DrHenryCloud

@wildpoet: “Yesterday is gone, lets have a little funeral, move on and do something new.” Henry Cloud

@Leadershipfreak: Leaders help attend to what’s relevant and ignore what isn’t. via @drhenrycloud

@ChickfilA: If everything is important, then nothing is important. via @DrHenryCloud

@BrianKDodd: 25 Leadership Quotes From Henry Cloud – Live Notes From Chick-Fil-A Leadercast http://t.co/5XThmQ66So

 

JOHN MAXWELL QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@GreatDayFarms: It doesn’t start with simple, it starts with simplicity. – John Maxwell

@Schipped: Geniuses take the complicated and reduce it to the simple. Subtraction can be more effective than addition.

@HSVchicsquad: Shallow + Fast, Deep + Slow, or Deep and Fast? Pick one @JohnCMaxwell

@HSVchicsquad: Deep and Fast is what you want in your leadership, your business, your relationship @JohnCMaxwell

@M_Mangan: “Are leaders born?” Of course they are! I’ve never met an unborn leader! I don’t want to! – @JohnCMaxwell

@CFALeadercast: “Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less.” – @JohnCMaxwell

@jamieandcheryl: Experience is not the best teacher. We all know people that are getting older, but they’re not getting better. @JohnCMaxwell

@FranciscoM75: “Business schools reward complex behavior but it’s the simple behavior that makes you successful in life” – @JohnCMaxwell

@pastor2pastors: Connectors do the difficult work of keeping it simple.  Don’t confuse simple with simplistic! @JohnCMaxwell

@bjengland: An educator takes something simple and makes it complex, A communicator takes something complex and makes simple J. Maxwell

@joshuapotter: Just because you’re in a position of leadership doesn’t mean you’re a good leader. – @JohnCMaxwell

@CFALeadercast: “Leadership is simple: Add value to people everyday.” – @JohnCMaxwell

@rockpointcc: RT @FTFChatt: You do not have influence in your weaknesses. You have influence in your strengths. @JohnCMaxwell

@EMAshley: I can’t make everyone happy. I’m a leader, not a clown. @JohnCMaxwell

@summerjoy: “A communicator takes what is complex and makes it simple.” @JohnCMaxwell

@ajl3photo: @JohnCMaxwell “An educator takes something simple and makes it complex.” Could you come talk to my professors?

@SarahRWard: John Maxwell should do movie trailer voice overs!!!

@ChickfilA: Notes from @JohnCMaxwell’s session @CFALeadercast. #cfaleadercast #simplylead http://t.co/vMCrMNg9zA

 

JACK WELCH QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@jAdamRobertson: When your boss asks you to do something, OVER-deliver! @jack_welch

@Ryan_Eller: Find your mouthwash, something you are passionate about, and run with it. – Jack Welch

@DentalButterfly: “The team that fields the best players wins!“~Jack Welch

@JonPlotner: Rules don’t lead; standards do. Rules define our behavior. Standards are beliefs that we own.

@OritSklar: Welch calls b-schools “Fat, lazy institutions that charge too much money.

@FranciscoM75: “Every great leader has a generosity gene.” – @jack_welch

@i2ileadership: “Make your boss smarter than they are and you will become indispensable.” – Jack Welch

@ElvisMoyaTTU: Re: Work Atmosphere –> “You ought to love to be here, but be ready to leave” – Jack Welch

@DetStartupLaw: Have healthy skepticism and fear BUT go for it!! – Jack Welch

@lanica_williams: Jack Welch’s keys to success: 1) Love what you’re doing, or you’re never going to win. 2) ALWAYS OVER-DELIVER

@AHappySlappyinc: This level of passion from @jack_welch is giving me life and a new perspective on work and performance.

@hartlife: Wow! Jack Welch is 77 and filled with passion and looking forward to the future. And, still innovating! Awesome!

@summerjoy: Self-confidence, simplicity and speed. Three great qualities in leadership. @jack_welch

@jaystephany: Too many leaders are DOING when they need to be TEACHING.-Jack Welch

@CHS_Mr_F: Jack Welch GE CEO says free online education will revolutionize education. Esp. Those schools who charge 2 much for 2 little

@SCFireRecruiter: “Work all the time to bring new insights to the job” @jack_welch

@nvyoung: To become a great leader, love what you do and over deliver on what you do. That is how to succeed – Jack Welch

@WichitaLeads: “Create a whole new education for your boss.  Make him smarter than he was before he met you.”  Jack Welsh.

@Jason_Moore: You have no right to call yourself a manager if your employees don’t know where they stand. –Jack welch

@ladywriterib: A good personnel move is worth a thousand speeches. @jack_welch

@jimcarlson: High performing jerks destroy companies. Jack Welch

@SkinCareTLH: You’ve got to love what you’re doing or you’re never going to win. @jack_welch

@mztrsinbad: As a leader you’re never as good and never as bad as the people paint you. #jackwelch

@jaystephany: “What is a budget review? A personal review with numbers” -Jack Welch

@OritSklar: Jack Welch: Spent 70% of time teaching leaders; the team that fields the best players wins.

@blairsteve: Lack of transparency is the cruelest form of management.  -Jack Welch

@TcaccTri: Be deeply interested in your people.  The generosity gene is in every leader…promote, develop your team. – Jack Welch

@adammcchesney: “If you have self confident leaders, they will hire self confident players. Then the whole Team gets upgraded!” – Jack Welch

@jpurpero: “If you don’t like people…this job stinks.” @jack_welch

@marksastre: Jack Welch, GE CEO: “if you weren’t currently in your business, would you get into your business today?” Know where you stand

 

MIKE KRZYZEWSKI QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@saggy311: Rules are externally applied but standards are internally owned – Coach K

@cdowsley: Don’t focus on winning, develop a culture of success – Coach K

@nateboettcher: Being an outstanding leader is an everyday thing. Coach K

@JonPlotner: A good leader puts his people in a position to be successful all the time. – Coach K

@georgepowell: Leaders create an environment that is conducive to success #Coach

@tobyross04: A good leader recognizes that no job is too low for him; every job/role is important. @dukebasketball

@jacquiepco: In order to learn you have to get out if your comfort zone. ~Coach K

@JedidiahAJ: The most important thing about leadership is : communication
Mike Krzyzewski

@timage: Two is better than one when two perform as one. -Coach K

@CFALeadercast: “Never delegate. Always empower.” – Mike Krzyzewski

@RandyYoungblood: “Every job in our organization is a job you should be willing to do“.  @MikeKrzyzewski

@k_adelsberger: When you say something is important you back it up with a personal move

@JedidiahAJ: Rules don’t lead, standards are the way to make your team own it!
Mike Krzyzewski

@ericndavis: “Develop standards not rules in your team.” – Coach K

@LeadersNW: “Follow your courage.” – Mike Krzyzewski

@tararumler: @NowGen: “You have to teach resilience to the younger generation now more than ever.” – Coach K

@CFALeadercast: “As a leader you can get sidetracked but you have to complete your mission” -Mike Krzyzewski

 

VARIOUS QUOTES AND RESOURCES QUOTES FROM THE CHICK-FIL-A LEADERCAST

@pchapman17_9: “You don’t have to make anything new, just cultivate what’s already been done.” @markhhcc

@dadfpem: Getting things done-er with Tripp &Tyler: use CD spool as bagel transporter

@BENKOLARCIK: #Leadership sets the tone. It doesn’t echo it.

@jtdeyton: “@ATLmission: “Humility is aspiring to surround yourself with people smarter than you.”
@CDavidDaniels: Getting things done is not really about getting things done. Appropriate engagement is.

@ECCU: Advanced Budgeting resources – http://t.co/gtE6RB9oWA @withmarkljones

@mikesipplejr: Do your employees have your back? Well – do you have theirs?

@mikew3352: Hire for culture not just competency – Thompson

@tylerkepiro: When we have too much control but not enough perspective we become a micromanager.

@wlamb88: Chaos is being driven by latest and loudest. Leaders identify calm in chaos.

@daveraley: #CLA2013 if you missed my #MOBILE strategy session, I just blogged an excerpt here: http://t.co/GI1PwxmtPJ

@417gary: Instead of Chick Fila looks like today’s Leadercast is sponsored by Maybelline. Makeup on the speakers is over the top.

@JenniferEinolf: Perspective and control are the two elements of self management David Allen

@dhoernsch: Worst thing: Drinking coffee, water, then diet coke but not wanting to miss a minute of #CFALeadercast to use the bathroom.

@OffTheWallSM: RT: The awkward moment at a simulcast when you’re not sure if you should clap for the speaker or not… HA!

@caleb_santos: Why do I have a strong urge to eat @ChickfilA for lunch?

@ElvisMoyaTTU: “Everyone has a tactical reserve to improve that little bit. You have one more inch.” @RorkeDenver

@FTFChatt: As leaders, people at a minimum will mimic your behavior.- @RorkeDenver So how are you leading in your family?

@summerjoy: “Calm is contagious. Panic is contagious. Stupid is contagious.” @RorkeDenver

@mistywgilbert: Being a good communicator is being a good teacher. You have to explain the logic step by step. #Condoleezza Rice

@Leadershipfreak: Schedule your relaxation time. via Condoleezza Rice

@CFALeadercast: Incredible story of Caine’s Arcade shared by Nirvan Mullick (@nirvan) http://t.co/2yHJo9YoTd

@BeLegendary1: Watch this for the best 10 minutes of your day… http://t.co/mfS1qsxP9N Caines Arcade

 


 

 

UofM Feb02-2011-06

 

 

Discipleshift: Key Take-Aways From Jim Putman’s Relational Discipleship Book

For churches that sincerely want to retrain and grow their members, creating a culture of discipleship is the best choice. Jim Putman is the person I know who does this best.

Discipleshift 1Jim, along with Bobby Harrington and Robert E. Coleman (“The Master Plan of Evangelism”), have a great new book Discipleshift. It outlines the steps successful churches use to grow their people spiritually (with the happy side-effects of closing the back door and growing numerically). Here are the key take-aways from Discipleshift:

THE BIG IDEAS

> Most churches today operate with an educational, attractional, missional or organic methodology. Each is one-dimensional and can be helped with a focus on biblical discipleship done in relational environments (small groups where a leader intentionally develops members spiritually).

> Discipleship is not quick and it is not a church growth program. It doesn’t have “5 easy steps to greater church health”. Discipleship is a lifestyle. It requires a slow and deliberate course of organizational and personal change.

There are five shifts that churches must make. These shifts focus a church on growing their people spiritually.

SHIFT 1: FROM REACHING TO MAKING

> It’s critical that church leadership have a common understanding of (definition) what constitutes a disciple.

> When we study scripture, we learn that a disciple is defined as someone who is following Christ, is being changed by Christ and is committed to the mission of Christ (Matthew 4:19).

> The process starts when we identify the stage someone is at in their spiritual development. This must be done in a spirit of love, not judgment. Knowing where someone is spiritually helps us be intentional about growing them to the next level. We can assess where people are spiritually by listening to how they speak.

> The stages of spiritual growth are spiritually dead (unsaved), infant, child, young adult and spiritual parent.

> Spiritual growth is not simply the responsibility of the disciple-maker. The other person has their part, God has His part and we have our part in the process.

> There are four spheres in which we grow: in relationship to God, in relationship to the church, at home and in relationship to the world. We shouldn’t just be biblically educated in these areas, but in each submitting to God authority, being transformed by Jesus and joining in Jesus’ mission.

> Someone who is making disciples gets the enemy’s attention. Spiritual warfare should be expected.

> People grow spiritually at different rates.

SHIFT 2: FROM INFORMING TO EQUIPPING

> Jim Putman’s struggles with substance addiction showed him the power of a sponsor (close relationship) in recovery. In relating this to church, he saw the opportunity to focus not on information but transformation through relationship with each other.

> Jesus modeled the discipling relationship in different ways. He had the three (Peter, James, and John) in whom he invested his highest quality time. There were the twelve disciples who received a good quantity of quality time with Jesus. Jesus also spent time with a large group of 72 people and large crowds for his public teaching.

> We are to begin discipling with ourselves (modeling), making sure we are living out the life we want to model for others. We are then to disciple at the small group level, eventually working our way to the crowds.

> The pastor’s role is to equip people so that everyone reaches spiritual maturity. The pastor develops leaders and creates systems where discipleship happens broadly (and not trying to disciple everyone on their own).

SHIFT 3: FROM PROGRAM TO PURPOSE

> Disciples can’t be made in large gatherings alone. Following Christ’s example we need to meet in relational small groups.

> Spiritual maturity happens through the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and the people of God.

> A leader must both be a in a discipleship group himself and create church-wide systems where everybody has the same opportunity to do so.

> When studying how Jesus worked, ask yourself the following questions:

What did Jesus do?
What do I do now in my own life as a church leader?
What do I teach others to do?
What does real teaching look like (not just transferring information)?

> Jesus’ ministry was based on SHARING life and the Gospel with others, plus CONNECTING new believers to God and other believers. Jesus was also MINISTERING to believers by helping them grow spiritually, finally releasing them so they can be DISCIPLING other believers.

SHIFT 4: FROM ACTIVITY TO RELATIONSHIP

> Each ministry in our church should be aligned in a way that leads to discipleship. This is difficult because there are so many good things we can be doing.

> Each minsitry should have:

Discipleship as a clear goal.
A leader who is intentional about making disciples.
A relational enviornment centered around the Bible.
A reproducable process that makes more disciples.
A view of the church that sees it as an overarching structure to support and communicate about discipleship, plus protect the church from competing views.

> Relational small groups are the backbone of discipleship. They allow people to be reached and grown one person at a time.

> Discipleship-focused small groups aren’t just for fellowship. They are led by an intentional leader who ensures that shepherding, real teaching, modeling, authenticity and accountabiliy are taking place.

SHIFT 5: FROM ACCUMULATING TO DEPLOYING

> A church should move from being about attracting and gathering people to developing and releasing them.

> A church should evaluate itself not only with traditional metrics, but those related to discipleship.

> The ultimate evaluation is whether your people are equipped and motivated to minister wherever in whatever location and life stage they are in.

> Real Life Ministries intentinonally does not provide “one size fits all” steps to discipleship. It believes each church must wrestle through the process itself. However, if you want your church to be effective in discipling it encourages us to consider the following:

Develop a biblical vision.
Agree upon common terms you will use in your discipleship process.
Create your disciple-making system.
Live out your vision.
Assess where you are, course correct and celebrate wins with your team.

IMG_7506Our church is currently in the process of moving from simply being attractional to having a focus on relationship discipleship. We have established a networking group of Seattle area churches that are also implementing discipleship. If there is anyway we can help you or your church, please be in touch (robcizek@gmail.com or 425-322-2304).

Real Life Ministries offers an excellent program to help churches organize around discipleship. It’s called (remarkably enough!) Discipleshift. More information here: http://www.rlmchurchtraininganddevelopment.com/training/discipleshift-1-training/

Jim Putman also wrote these excellent books:

Church is a Team Sport
Real Life Discipleship
Real Life Discipleship Training Manual

NEXT: Click here to read the top quotes from the Exponential Conference where Discipleshift debuted.


 

 

Quotes From The Catalyst Dallas Leadership Conference 2013

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The Catalyst Dallas leadership conference was held at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship this year. Here are some great quotes and resources from the conference’s Twitter feed:

DAY THREE

@ryneisaac: “What is the future you’re creating right now?” -Erwin McManus

@PastorGad: “A model is a small imitation of the real thing” @erwinmcmanus.  Are you looking 4 a model to follow, or the real thing?

@Heath_Lewis: “Those who create the future are friends of failure.” Erwin McManus

@raquelrussell: Creators understand that their greatest gift is their imagination @erwinmcmanus

@fwatsondesigns: Whoa. “We are the materialization of that which God imagined, the “seen” which was created out of the unseen.” @erwinmcmanus

@dkrichards: RT @sl_richards: We were imagined by imagination and imagination is the playground of God. @erwinmcmanus

@kevin_bryant: A future based on what you know will look like the past. A future based on what you don’t know will change history. @erwinmcmanus

@CatalystLeader: God created us in His image to MAKE the invisible, visible. via @erwinmcmanus

@CatalystLeader: If God imagined you at birth, what makes you think He’s stopped imagining you now. via @erwinmcmanus

@dustin_mclean: Materialize the invisible @erwinmcmanus

@philipjoh: “You are the material of God’s imagination.” @erwinmcmanus #MindBlown

@KellyJoArtist: It is time we stop protecting what God did and start creating what God is doing. @erwinmcmanus

@MiamiAsh: What is wrong with us when we want to do the past better than the future @erwinmcmanus

@letsgocubs1908: “You are more than a maker of fire; You usher eternity into time” @erwinmcmanus

@christina_hite: “Lions do what lions do. Gazelles do what gazelles do. But humans do what they can imagine.” @erwinmcmanus

@kevin_bryant: We are stewards of the future. @erwinmcmanus #makehistory

@sl_richards: God is always doing a new thing. All God DOES is make the NEW. @erwinmcmanus

@ErichRobinson: “Someone imagined it and that is why we have it!” @erwinmcmanus

@kevin_bryant: Those who create the future are the friends of failures and imperfections. @erwinmcmanus

@fwatsondesigns: A life of faithfulness is not a life of faith. There’s a heroic narrative that calls us to step out in faith. @erwinmcmanus

@AdamJBennett1: I AM MADE TO MAKE!  – @erwinmcmanus

@AlexanderMcMath: @erwinmcmanus “I’m so happy at 54 that all my brain can do is dream

@julie_pierce: @CatalystLeader  3 questions for debriefing your conference experience: http://t.co/CsWhCHWLVS

@blainec24: For some reason I love that Driscoll is speaking right after a talk on vulnerability. #snarky

@BertAlcorn: Pumped to be watching @PastorMark at #catalyst Dallas. Can’t wait for him to yell at me.

@PastorMark: Ready to take the stage. Kicking it off with a skinny jeans joke.

@stevebullard: I’ve seen some of you guys with your top button buttoned. How is that? Enjoyable? -Mark Driscoll

@WBD_1023: “Why does this photo make me look fat? Uhh, cause it’s a good camera.” @PastorMark

@alanmarmstrong: “Trucks. Guns. Heterosexuality.  This ain’t Seattle.” – @PastorMark #catalyst dude is on a roll talking about our IDENTITY!

@schmidt_zak: I know who made the environment and one day he is coming back to burn it down & make it new anyways. That’s why I drive my truck

@MaryDeMuth: And then you have children and you’re identity is gone. @PastorMark #tongueincheek

@robgreene: “It makes a guy a miniMANto drive a miniVAN” a little standup from @PastorMark at #catalyst

@wwwdotPearl: Who I think I am determines what I do. @PastorMark

@nancyneves: Who you think you are is what compels you to do what you do!  #markdriscoll

@jeffreydaguilar: Who you are determines what you do. Not the other way around. @PastorMark

@martyburroughs: Things may explain who you are but they don’t define you @PastorMark

@pchedgecock: Our identity is not achieved its received (Jesus) @PastorMark

@MaryDeMuth: Don’t let your ministry become idolatry. @PastorMark

@jeffreydaguilar: Humility means “know your place.” @PastorMark

@jeffreydaguilar: If you know your identity you’ll know what to do. @PastorMark

@jeffreydaguilar: You are not what you do. You are what Christ has done for you. @PastorMark

@DigitalMolly: I don’t need to be perfect because Jesus is my perfection. @PastorMark

@jlgerhardt: Mark Driscoll is yelling at me RIGHT NOW. #notsurprised

@jeffreydaguilar: Working for yourself instead of from yourself you will destroy yourself. @PastorMark

@robgreene: “Only faithful followers make fruitful leaders.” @PastorMark

@SGeoThomas: “We need to think biblically before we act practically; thinking biblically gives us the wisdom to act practically” (@PastorMark)

@brianvbradford: When people fail u, remember that Jesus never will. @PastorMark

@stefanieybrown: “We’re not just leaders. We’re also followers.” @pastormark

@etgarland: Mark Driscoll at #catalyst… Love him or hate him… He is a game changer.

@CampMullican: When we armor up against vulnerability we armor up against connection.  Dr. Brene Brown

@yp_caleb: Vulnerability is scary. But it is not as scary as getting to the end of your life and never haven’t shown up. @BreneBrown

@raquelrussell: As a leader, you’re going to get your a$$ kicked. It’s just going to happen. You’re gonna get hurt. @BreneBrown

@staciezellmer: @brenebrown “if you’re not in the arena every once in a while getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.” LEAD

@wwwdotPearl: Folks who judge what I do from an anonymous or non-engaged position are sitting in cheap seats and are irrelevant.

@CatalystLeader: Leadership – vulnerability = disengagement via @BreneBrown

@JLee1611: “Leadership who just motivates & manages actually manipulates. Leadership is about inspiring people.” – @brenebrown

@jdvoss: Your vulnerability is the first thing I look for and mine is the last thing I want you to see. @BreneBrown

@KellyJoArtist: In the absence of love and belonging is always suffering @brenebrown

@blainec24: “Vulnerability is going on a first date after a divorce.” @BreneBrown Thankful my wife was vulnerable!

@MiamiAsh: If you are going to be brave you are going to get hurt. @brenebrown

@CatalystLeader: Vulnerability is the birthplace of faith. via @BreneBrown

@CatalystLeader: As a leader you can chose comfort or you can chose courage, but you can’t have both. via @BreneBrown

@212_Pastor: “I refuse to believe girls only like the guys who are running the other direction.” – A random dude talking to Brene Brown at #catalyst

@MarshallSimpson: This is one of the greatest moments in my life as a Dallas Cowboys fan. Emmitt Smith is at #Catalyst!!! #childhooddreams

@CatalystLeader: RT @pastoradam: You may be talented, but you better work on your talent or it could leave you. @EmmittSmith22

@MindyColvin: Paraphrasing Emmitt Smith: If you’re not interested in growing as a person, you’re not going to be a valuable part of any team.

@bjasonb: You may be talented, gifted, etc. but if you don’t work at it you won’t be as great as you can be. Emmitt Smith

@MiamiAsh: Never become satisfied with anything. You always have room to grow. Keep living! @emmittsmith

@JustinTheViking: “What I did yesterday was yesterday’s news, I need to make some new news today… Stay humble and stay focused
-Emmit Smith

@rustygreer01: It was not my skill that made me a great running back, it was my heart and passion for the game. Emmitt Smith

@rafmnk: Know your play book, understand your assignment become better -emmit smith

@pammajors: ” Be open to learn more. You can always be better at whatever it is you do.” Emmitt Smith

@blainec24: “My wedding ring is my super bowl ring of life” @emmittsmith

@j3hooper: Offense sell tickets… Defense wins championships – that’s for the Cowboys and for me. Loving @EmmittSmith22

@rustygreer01: I learned more from my failures than. from my successes. Emmitt Smith

@markleenerts: Your attitude determines your aptitude! – Emmitt Smith

@AllysonLFoster: “@CatalystLeader: Health is a tremendous attribute for pursuing your dreams. via @EmmittSmith22

@carriebourne: Never become satisfied. The day you become satisfied is the day you stop growing. #emmittsmith

@chavis_t: If you’re in it, be in it to win it. via Emmit Smith

@Brian_Galbraith: The key to winning is evaluation. We all tend to evaluate when we lose, but winners evaluate everything. @emmittsmith

@_JenniferB_: “To whom much is given, much is required.” -EmmittSmith22

@aw_b: Those things you let slide will catch up to you at an inopportune moment. @EmmittSmith22

@Brian_tumc_ym: Emit Smith was just asked, ‘Who hit you the hardest?’ his answer ‘You wouldn’t know her. It was my mom. I deserved it’ Ha

@danitowner: “As God unfolds the possibilities and opportunities sitting at our fingertips, may we not just lead now, but lead well.”

@myhealthychurch: RT @philipjoh: “You can’t take someone where you haven’t been. You can’t give someone something you don’t have.” @scottwilson7

@pastoradam: No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he only had good intentions. -Margaret Thatcher via @DaveRamsey

@tapkenchris: Critical question most can’t answer: what have you DONE in your life

@joshuaconner: “Broke people can’t feed people.” @DaveRamsey

@pchedgecock: Handle God’s money for God’s Kingdom in God’s way! @DaveRamsey

@e_sayi: Three spirits surrounding wealth: Martha (pride), Judas (it comes from the devil), and Mary (gratitude). ~ @DaveRamsey

@leonm78207: Just because you can tweet, doesn’t mean your opinion is valid.

@SalazarTim: The more grateful I am, the more excellent I will be at managing God’s money @DaveRamsey

@tidoramon: “David left over $21 billion dollars to Solomon to build God’s kingdom, by our standards.” @DaveRamsey

@BTylerEllis: “Wealth comes FROM hard work but not BECAUSE of hard work. Wealth comes because of God. Everything is His” @DaveRamsey

@blainec24: “You don’t have to be the poorest in the neighborhood to prove that you are a Christian.” @DaveRamsey

@blainec24: “A lot of us are conservative politically and not biblically correct enough.” @DaveRamsey

@leonm78207: Just because you can tweet, doesn’t mean your opinion is valid.

@hlanderson: “Wimpified culture we live in where everyone is self-important” @DaveRamsey

@coachgoodenough: “Just because you can get on the Internet does not mean that your opinion is valid.” Dave Ramsey

@MaryDeMuth: No farmer ever grew the corn and took credit for the sun that grew it. @DaveRamsey

@RockinRandy: @DaveRamsey at #Catalyst said, “It’s not when u were born & die that matters on ur tombstone. It’s what you do with the “-” in the middle

@jeff_r_ward: @DaveRamsey danger is that folks think if I can afford it & pay cash for it, I’m good to buy it. That’s not a stewardship mindset.

@jeffreydaguilar: Money is not a pleasure, it is a responsibility. @DaveRamsey

@CatalystLeader: Money is a tool to be used for the kingdom. via @DaveRamsey

@MaryDeMuth: Wealth comes from God, and God still owns it all. @DaveRamsey

@CatalystLeader: You are not an owner. You are a manager. via @DaveRamsey

@ACUSeth: Wow! @DaveRamsey just made many people at #catalyst angry, and it was awesome! Wealth isn’t evil if we know its God’s money. #spoketruth

@TheJakeTurner: In a world full a famous speakers, there are few I could listen to all day. @DaveRamsey is one of the few.

@jacobfam4: Just saw a fake proposal at Catalyst. What people will do for an iPod! I so would have, too!

@jlgerhardt: Don’t just listen to other people’s stories. Look for God and you’ll find your own.

@joeybcook: Leaders: You’re message starts in the parking lot, not the pulpit. @AndyStanley

@josueMacK: You set a goal… You celebrate a win. There is a difference. – @AndyStanley

@ryanleak: It is much easier to educate a Doer than to activate a Thinker. -@AndyStanley

@Stuart_Large: “Clarify the win. Who we are, what we’re doing, and how we do it here.”

@MaryDeMuth: Performance oriented people like to win. Define the win. @AndyStanley

@Stuart_Large: “Performance-oriented people are too busy doing to complain.” -Andy Stanley

@christophobu: if there is no interdependency within a church or team there is no way for them to produce high performance results @AndyStanley

@fwatsondesigns: Put your best doers on your best opportunity. Don’t put a lid on your ministry because you’re afraid of hurting some feelings.

@jeffreydaguilar: High performance teams require high performance people. @AndyStanley

@paulcrowson: if you spend all your time trying to teach a fish to climb a tree it will spend it’s whole life thinking it’s stupid! @AndyStanley

@LukeAPerkins: “Paul wasn’t a guy who sat around and thought about it, he got on a boat and got things done.” -@AndyStanley

@TableforOneMin: Paul was a doer and a single adult!  Singles can be our best doers!

@geoffmclarty: Rent thinkers, hire do-ers!

@Kalebmoore: If you don’t know how something works when it’s working, you won’t know how to fix it when it breaks. – @AndyStanley

@jeremypeterson: We are great at evaluating problems and not so good at evaluating excellence – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: The greatest agent of change in your organization is a crystal clear vision. via @AndyStanley

@jeremypeterson: If there is no interdependency within a church there is no way for them to produce high performance results – via @AndyStanley

@aw_b: Put your best people in the best places for them. The org chart is not your friend. @AndyStanley

@ErichRobinson: Leaders on a team can’t stand sideways energy. @AndyStanley

@willmancini: Church Unique Snapshot: How Andy Stanley Uses Five Faith Catalysts as Mission Measures  http://t.co/KvNGgQmib0

@clarkfrailey: If you put a lid on your organization because you’re trying to be nice, you’re a bad leader. -Andy Stanley

@FastChurch: When you clarify the win (@andystanley) beware of 3 kinds of weak vision #catalyst http://t.co/o5rbH4mdee

@sjcolquitt: “I am not the artist; I am the canvas.” @prophiphop

@mattmikalatos: Great interview with #Catalyst leader @Bradlomenick! http://t.co/3E6YxyvxpJ

@BienRyan: “Some of you grown ups make being grown up look sad.” Funny stuff from Kid President!

@cRoD9583: “Insert very profound quote I heard at catalyst here

@calebjobe: There are two Christian men styles… Bald with beard, or comb-over with glasses…

@Buster_86: Not sure I own enough skinny jeans to be in church leadership.

DAY TWO

@chavis_t: Sometimes God does not provide the details because he knows we can’t handle the details. via @CraigGroeschel

@brandonbrister: Spend more time being interested than trying to be interesting.  @AndyStanley

@joshdhall: “Healthy people & healthy organizations are far more open to change than unhealthy people & unhealthy orgs are!”  @AndyStanley

@joshdhall: “Healthy people & healthy cultures have their backs to one another & their eyes focused outwardly on others.” @AndyStanley

@chavis_t: Our reactions determine our reach. If we are going to have better relationships, we must have better reactions. ~ @LysaTerKeurst

@Heath_Lewis: “Jesus does not ask us to care for the less fortunate. He demands it.” @katieinuganda

@CampMullican: The intersection of our greatest strength and passion is our sweet spot.

@lucas_avail: If you don’t know your purpose you might feel worthless.- Propoganda

@preacherrich: You can never feel forgiven except by one who knows what you did. -Reggie Joiner

@sl_richards: You will only be remembered by the people who know you now. @reggiejoiner

@sl_richards: Parents: what you do with your kids over time MATTERS. @reggiejoiner

@CatalystLeader: If you are not investing in a kid, teenager or college student you should be! @ReggieJoiner

@CatalystLeader: There’s a difference between legacy and fame. We’re not called to be famous, we’re called to leave a legacy. @reggiejoiner

@wwwdotPearl: I need to intentionally make what matters, matter more.

@russellpage: “The Bible does not say ‘CHANGE your neighbor as yourself’; it says ‘LOVE your neighbor as yourself’.” @reggiejoiner

@raquelrussell: When all else fails generosity wins. Generosity always wins. @DaveRamsey

@jeffreydaguilar: You won’t ever lose by being generous. @DaveRamsey

@CatalystLeader: Your reactions will impact the reach of your influence. via @LysaTerKeurst

@Vyrso: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker: an interview with @bradlomenick http://t.co/6unFu5YXe0

@shelleygiglio: your responsibilities might increase but your purpose never will be any bigger than to serve @louiegiglio

@BTylerEllis: “We’re not here to make a name. We’re here to make a difference” @craiggroeschel

@blainec24: “Don’t build your ministry on what you are against, build it on what you are FOR” @craiggroeschel

@jlmdad: If you knew how it was going to get done, then God wouldn’t get the glory when it gets done. @craiggroeschel

@SirJacobWhite: Making a spiritual leader: spiritual prompting, certain uncertainty, predictable resistance, uncommon clarity. -@craiggroeschel

@wwwdotPearl: To step towards my destiny, I have to step away from my security. @craiggroeschel

@Heath_Lewis: “Don’t worry when you face resistance. Worry when you don’t.” @craiggroeschel

@yp_caleb: If people don’t occasionally think your a cult, it means your not doing squat. @craiggroeschel

@BTylerEllis: “If you blame yourself for the declines, you’ll take credit for the increases” @craiggroeschel

@tjwardNC: RT @CatalystLeader: If you aren’t willing to face opposition, you aren’t ready or willing to be used by God. @craiggroeschel

@jeff_r_ward: In failure, God will use it to do something IN you to prepare to do something THROUGH you. @craiggroeschel

@SGeoThomas: “Here’s the truth: God will never be handcuffed by your failures or unleashed by your successes.” (@jonacuff)

@franknichols: You will never be ready for that moment when you can change the world, but that’s okay because we serve a God who is! – @JonAcuff t

@KyleRoseberry: “Today is the only day we have. Today is fact, tomorrow is fiction” Jon Acuff

@Msnellings: Fear is schizophrenic, it argues both sides of the coin. – Acuff

@jeremypeterson: God’s not dependent on your platform, your platform is dependent on God – via @JonAcuff

@wwwdotPearl: Fear will give me every excuse that I will ever need to never be what I was created to become.

@rickmeistergolf: “Enough” is a toxic word @johnacuff

@Zech846: When God launched the rescue mission called Jesus, He didn’t do it so we could be ordinary. @JonAcuff

@hughbreland: “It’s not about when you were born, it’s about when you decide to live” @JonAcuff

@jdvoss: RT @blainec24: “What do you do when all the excuses to chase your dreams are gone?” @JonAcuff

@georgecarballo: “You don’t have to be READY, because we have a READY God!! You’ll never out-dream or out-make God!!” @JonAcuff

@sl_richards: You can’t out-dream God. @jonacuff

@CatalystLeader: The only line you can control is the starting line, you can’t control the finish line. @JonAcuff

@ksraines: In today’s culture, hope is boss. ~ Jon Acuff

@Rijken: “Retirement is dead.” – @JonAcuff

@ncostello88: Life moves quickly. Don’t let it pass you by. @JonAcuff

@BTylerEllis: “To have the thumbprint of God means you’re not average” @JonAcuff

@ncostello88: If you start investing when you’re a fetus, you could be a millionaire by 32. @JonAcuf

@ryneisaac: The Internet is not done swallowing industries. @JonAcuff

@joshkimbrell: Forgot to pack my skinny jeans, plaid shirt, and non prescription black rimmed glasses. #unhip

@blainec24: I’ve seen just as many hipsters as I have cowboys at the Dallas #catalyst. What is this the PacNW!?

@LilMamaRed: Men are actually standing guard in front of the EMPTY women’s restroom so men can use it! Long line for the men’s!

@mikedmurray: God may choose to make you through an unexpected opportunity you feel totally unprepared for. @AndyStanley

@Mr_Silvertooth: It’s not the opportunity that God gives you that will mark you. It’s your response to that opportunity! – @AndyStanley

@chuckandcindy: Actions don’t only speak louder than words sometimes they echo over into the next generation. @AndyStanley

@loreferguson: “Pay attention to the tension.” Andy Stanley

@ZachWLambert: “It’s better to make a difference than to make a point.” Andy Stanley

@wwwdotPearl: There is a distinct difference between position and influence. @AndyStanley

@RobelOGmike: Burdens birth vision -Andy Stanley

@livinglocurto: Leaders seize the opportunities that others are afraid to do. Via @AndyStanley

@TraciTakesTea: We must be doers, not hearers only! @MaryDeMuth: Information and insight alone do not a leader make. @AndyStanley

@MaryDeMuth: We learn almost nothing when we win. @AndyStanley

@joeybcook: Leaders are made one response at a time.

@CameronWhaley: God gets more done in the desperate times than in the wrinkle free days – @AndyStanley

@sjcolquitt: Obey God and trust Him with the consequences. – Andy Stanley

@ncostello88: The leader is not always the first to see an opportunity, they are the first to seize it. @AndyStanley

@Msnellings: “Insight & information do not a leader make.” Andy Stanley

@tobannion: “Don’t spend your ministry lobbing truth grenades into culture.” –  Andy Stanley

@lucas_avail: God isn’t in the process of making us (future tense) but in the process of making us now!!! – Andy Stanley

@Msnellings: “God has a plan for your life & you don’t want to miss it.” Charles Stanley

@Kelly__Clark: God created us to #MAKE,  culture convinces us to consume. Who do you listen to?

@swedishbaldguy: “The most important thing you do for the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise” – Andy Stanley

@blainec24: Your current response to unexpected opportunity, unavoidable adversity, & unquestionable calling is making you currently. -Stanley

@wwwdotPearl: Do I pray out of discipline or our of desperation?

@Kelly__Clark: God created us to #MAKE,  culture convinces us to consume. Who do you listen to?

DJ Opdiggy

DJ Opdiggy warms up the crowd.

@DustinSlaton: Really glad the white people at #Catalyst stayed in their seats during @opdiggy’s awesome DJ set. It could have got ugly real quick

@josiahjehu: I like cats. I just can’t eat a whole one by myself though. @craiggroeschel

@BertAlcorn: Do you live in the Texas? Did your hipster go missing? Come and find them at #catalyst Dallas

DAY ONE – LABS

@IamRobbyGordon: As a missional leader you should help your people love their savior first and their mission second via Matt Carter

@brockstamps: 18-34yr olds want to START something. This is a “6 lane freeway” opportunity for the Church. @davidkinnaman

@SimmonsEvan: “This generation is looking for a bigger story … than the norm of our culture of consumption.” @davidkinnaman

@Msnellings: “Daniel had two types of courage. The courage to be pure & proximate.” David Kinnaman

@lairdgirl: RT Stasi Eldredge: “God is the only one who can tell u who u are.” #catalyst

@lbjloren: “Know Christ, make Him know…the vehicle doesn’t matter.” @prophiphop #catalyst

@CatalystLeader: It is in our weakness and in our trembling that God will be great. via @JennieAllen

@Mabry2Ashley: Take away the spiritual aspect of worship songs and it is just minor chords. Hahahahahaha sooooo true

@IamRobbyGordon: As a missional leader you are a person who leads your people to understand the urgency of the mission @_Matt_Carter

@BTylerEllis: “The purpose of creativity is to bring people closer to the face of Jesus Christ” @loswhit

@LiveInFreedom: “Many believers r more influenced by conserv talk radio than by the Bible. We don’t know how 2 live n Babylon.” @davidkinnaman

@IamRobbyGordon: Is your church against the city, in the city, with the city or FOR the city? @_Matt_Carter

@staciezellmer: @davidkinnaman we’re at an interesting time in history, where all the greatest inventions of history are available in our pocket.

@Criesto: Creativity is natural. Discipline is not. But you need discipline to amplify creativity. -Jim Collins

@ljallen20: “Just show up each day and bring your little bit of willingness and let God take it” Lysa TerKeurst

@SimmonsEvan: “God meets us at our point of impossibility. God just wants us to show up.” @lysaterkeurst

@ksraines: Facing a wall of impossibility? Show up and bring your little bit of willingness. God will meet you there. Lysa Terkhurst

@LiveInFreedom: “If we’re going to be people of faith, then we have to be willing to live a life that requires faith.” @LysaTerKeurst

@Charleski: Will I allow God’s extraordinary presence to invade my ordinary life – to do whatever HE wants in the impossible! @LysaTerKeurst

@Heath_Lewis: “If all other blessings of this life were stripped away, would my Jesus still be enough?” @LysaTerKeurst

@johnpaine: “Visionaries manage stories” @charlestlee

@darvelmckinney: @herbertcooper People can’t distinguish between the God factor and the human factor

@Msnellings: “Vision creates culture.” Charles Lee

@brockstamps: Think BIG. Start small. Keep moving. @charlestlee

@LesleyHemphill: “You have to BE the community you wish you had.” @JonAcuff

@abfchurch: The God that we serve is bigger than any Giant that we face.

@tommycavalier: “Small doors open the BIG things.” @herbertcooper

@russknight: Discipleship = information + imitation + innovation.

@ksraines: Missional living needs to be small enough to care, big enough to dare.~Jo Saxton

@brockstamps: Over promising and under delivering will chip away at your credibility. FOLLOW THROUGH. @charlestlee

@michaelcriner: “You can’t teach missional living if you aren’t living on mission.” @josaxton

@blainec24: “This is the 1st generation that doesn’t need adults for information. They need them for interpretation.” -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: “Parents need to stop treating their children like their trophies. Living out their lives through their children.” -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: “The average teen is only ‘disconnected’ from technology for 1 hour a day!” – Tim Elmore

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…1. They are sheltered…yet pressured. -Tim Elmores

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…2. They are self-absorbed…yet generous. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: @blainec24: Generation of Paradox…3. They are social…yet isolated by technology. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: @blainec24: Generation of Paradox…4. They are adventuresome…yet protected. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: @blainec24: Generation of Paradox…5. They are team oriented…yet diverse. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…6. They are visionary…yet vacillating. -Tim Elmore #catalyst #labs

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…7. Orientation is high achievement…yet high maintenance. -Tim Elmore

@blainec24: Generation of Paradox…8. They are growing up too fast…and too slow at the same time. -Tim Elmore

@Brian_tumc_ym: 26 is the new 18 @timelmore Culture asking youth to grow up too quickly & too slowly at the same time.

@CatalystLeader: People are looking at Jesus and our lives and wondering if its really true. via @bobgoff

@JohannaInwood: The smallest act of love answers the question of if we really love the way we say we will. @bobgoff

@SimmonsEvan: “Surround yourself with prompts that remind you of Christ.” @bobgoff

@IamRobbyGordon: “We don’t own the gospel, we’re just the caretakers of it.” Love does @bobgoff

@CatalystLeader: Love God. Love people. Do stuff! via @bobgoff

@petebriscoe: “I give myself two epic fails a year“. @bobgoff #benotafraid

@MaryDeMuth: There’s a big difference between being invited versus being welcomed. @bobgoff

@IamRobbyGordon: When you start loving like Jesus does, it gets on you. But it’t ok because it looks good on you @bobgoff

@brockstamps: Jesus didn’t go around holding everyone accountable…he held them close. @bobgoff

@bre53: Biggest takeaway from @bobgoff: “Be picky about what you say.” Also, don’t just agree w/the Gospel, DO IT.

@raquelrussell: Christ was a leader who always had time for a ‘tug on his robe’ and the children. Leaders r humble. @JonAcuff

@staciezellmer: @stacey_spenser “Get” the importance of excellence in customer exp at church. Churches have customers? Yes. Members have options!

@DanielWindsor: “Failure is apart of the journey. Let them learn, let them fail.” -Tim Elmore

@tylerrudek: “Promoting your gift makes you look like an expert. Practicing your gift makes you an expert.” @JonAcuff

@MattFerg03: “Practicing, not promoting, will make you an expert in your craft.” – @JonAcuff

@PROMISETANGEMAN: “You have to be FIRST! You have to BE the community you wish you had” -@JonAcuff

@ljallen20: “Uncertainty is the reason leaders have a job”. Don’t let problems discourage u!

@michaelcriner: “Celebrity is the worst drug in Christianity.” @JonAcuff

@MeghanGatewood: Take time to create and design to create @shinabarger

@raquelrussell: Keys to leading: help others win, speak their language, extend grace @JonAcuff

@petebriscoe: “Scarcity demands innovation.” So true! @bradlomenick

Catalyst Stage

The main stage at Catalyst Dallas just prior to the opening session.

@motmob: What’s your end goal? See it and live so you reach it. @herbertcooper

@Stacie_Hubb: There are a lot if things you “can” do but only a few things you were “made” to do.

@BTylerEllis: “Once you realize all you have is a gift from God, it’s easier to be humble” @RachelCruze

Catalyst offers resources for leaders and several conferences for leaders throughout the year. More information: http://catalystconference.com/. Photos courtesy Blaine Christenson.