Top 10 Leadership Quotes From Catalyst West 2015

Leadership quotes from Catalyst West 2015,

#CatalystWest 2015 is the Catalyst West conference, a training experience for the next generation of leaders. It was held in Southern California during April. Here are my top 10 leadership quotes from the conference (taken from #CatalystWest on Twitter):

#10. Leaders are designed to be dissatisfied with status quo. That’s not a problem, it’s a calling. – @AndyStanley (via @hinscheman)

#9. Failure isn’t a person, it’s a event. It doesn’t define who you are. – @craiggroeschel (via @PaulLuna)

#8. To reach people no one is reaching, we must do things no one is doing. – @craiggroeschel (via @BigJHuanosto)

#7. Your greatest contribution may not be something you do. It may be someone you raise. –  AndyStanley (via @FlippenAwesome)

#6. The thinking that gets you into a problem never gets you out; You’ve got to change your thinking. – @KentonBeshore (via @PaulLuna)

#5. Leaders don’t get into trouble all at once. It happens one step at a time. – @CraigGroeschel

#4. Many years from now, what would you like people to thank you for? – @AndyStanley (via @BigJHuanosto)

#3. Leaders don’t blame. Blame is an effective change-avoidance strategy. – @AndyStanley (via @HaleyVeturis)

#2. Organize to your vision statement. – @AndyStanley

#1. We don’t want to copy other leaders. We want to think like they think. – @CraigGroeschel (via @misterlib)

BONUS QUOTES

If you aren’t failing every now and then, you’re playing it too safe. – Craig Groeschel (via @Cory_Huffman)

Failure is not an option, it’s a necessity. Faith takes risks. @craiggroeschel (via @HaleyVeturis)

“Do not be afraid to fail. Failure is the 1st step towards #SUCCESS.” #CraigGroeschel (via @EfrenPenaPR)

“We are all one yes away from changing everything.” – @shelenebryan (via @misterlib)

True love involves doing; it requires action. – @shelenebryan (via @PaulLuna)

I’d rather fail God by thinking too big rather than insult Him by thinking too small. – @CraigGroeschel (via @PaulLuna)

I can’t think of a single hero of the faith that lived a comfortable life. – @shelenebryan (via @suannagutierrez)

If you are innovative, you are going to offend some Pharisees. – @CraigGroeschel (via @drewruiz85)

Failure is not an option, it’s a necessity. Faith takes risks. @craiggroeschel (via @HaleyVeturis)

The fear of failure drives you to lead without faith. – @craiggroeschel (via @vikramloya)

God guides by what He provides AND by what He WITHHOLDS. – @craiggroeschel (via @BethanyWymore)

There’s an inexorable correlation between leadership & change. – Andy Stanley (via @randysherwood)

Memorable is portable (make your communication memorable so people will take it with them.) – @AndyStanley

Limited resources are not a hindrance to innovation, but a catalyst to innovation. – @CraigGroeschel (via @PaulLuna)

Failure isn’t a person, it’s a event, it doesn’t define who you are. – @craiggroeschel (via @PaulLuna)

 


 

 

Top 10 Leadership Quotes From Catalyst One Day 2014

Leadership quotes from the Catalyst One Day conference 2014.

Catalyst One Day is a leadership training event. Each year Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel make several tour stops around the country. Here are the top 10 leadership quotes from this year’s Seattle tour stop:

#10. We give up some things we love for some things we love more. – @CraigGroeschel

#9. What you care about determines what you can be trusted with. – @CraigGroeschel

#8. You’re greatest contribution may not be what you do but someone you raise.  – @AndyStanley

#7. Never say “Our people don’t.” Say “We have not led our people to.” – @CraigGroeschel

#6. Wise time management doesn’t mean you do more, but you do more of what matters most.  – @CraigGroeschel

#5. The difference between the values you embrace & the life you live equals the frustration you experience.  – @CraigGroeschel

#4. General ideas do not move people to specific action. Specific communication results in specific action. – @CraigGroeschel

#3. If you like your organization’s culture, hire from within. If you don’t like your culture, hire from the outside. – @CraigGroeschel

#2. If you delegate tasks you build followers. If you delegate authority you build leaders. – @CraigGroeschel

#1. People would rather follow a leader who is always real rather than always right. – @CraigGroeschel

BONUS LEADERSHIP QUOTES

One of our top goals is to lead our staff and volunteers to think like owners rather than employees. – @CraigGroeschel

The result of poor time management is well-intentioned leaders who constantly allow the urgent to overwhelm the important. – @CraigGroeschel

Leaders don’t get into trouble all at once. It happens one step at a time. – @CraigGroeschel

The days are long. The years are short. – Sandra Stanley

Create a family that wants to be together even when it doesn’t have to be together.  – @AndyStanley

Prioritize your marriage on your calendar (not just in your heart). – @AndyStanley

I will never sacrifice my family on the alter of the church.  – @CraigGroeschel

You have one life to make a difference in this world. (Use your time wisely.) – @CraigGroeschel

The younger generation does not respond to cool. They respond to people who care. – @CraigGroeschel

Click here for more information on Catalyst One Day conferences. Click here for information about the annual Catalyst multi-day conferences in Atlanta, Dallas and Southern California.

Top 10 Leadership Quotes From Catalyst West 2014

The Catalyst West conference is a training experience for the next generation of leaders. It was held in Southern California during the first week of April. Here are my top 10 leadership quotes from the conference (taken from #Catalyst on Twitter):

10. “Biggest obstacle to learning is thinking you already know.” – @mikeerre (via @RobJacobs_)

9. “Be the leader you wish you had.” – @simonsinek (via @dccowan)

8. “Innovation is the clarity to see a problem and the skill to design a solution to that problem.” – @charlestlee (via @pdaarnold)

7. “Anchor your story in hope — not hurt or hype — but HOPE.” ~ @MikeFoster (via @ansonsexton)

6. “To keep talented people engaged, focus discussions of culture and innovation, less on growth and values.” – Charles Lee (via @stustreeter)

5. “Create a safe environment for disagreement.” – @trippcrosby (via @hinscheman)

4. “You can be comfortable OR courageous, but you can’t be both.” – @MikeFoster (via @RobJacobs_)

3. “If everything is important, nothing is.” – @DrHenryCloud (via @chuck_franklin)

2. “Stop telling people how far they have left to go. Instead tell them how far they’ve come.” – @bobgoff (via @ToddAdkins)

1. “The only way to lead a symphony is to turn your back to the crowd and the critics.” – @annvoskamp (via @LindseyNobles)

PLUS 8 BONUS QUOTES

8. “Talking about your idea can trick you into thinking you are doing it.” – @charlestlee (via @toddadkins)

7. “Leadership is not about what you do or what you know, it’s leading out of who you are.” – @DailyFrancis (via @toddadkins)

6. “There’s no short cut to quality.” – @charlestlee (via @catbackstage)

5. “#1. Think big. #2. Start small. #3. Keep moving.” – @charlestlee (via @ksc)

4. “A gift can destroy a leader if their character has not yet developed before they were launched into the spotlight.” – @christinecaine (via haleyveturis)

3. “A poor leader yells. A leader tells. A good leader listens. A Servant Leader understands.” – #Catalyst (via @robjacobs)

2. “Many of us are missing what God already has in front of us because we are looking for the next big thing.” – @ChristineCaine (via @haleyveturis)

1, “Comparison is cancer to contentment.” – #Catalyst (via @joshshipp)

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Top Quotes From Catalyst East 2013

The Catalyst East leadership conference was 10/2-10/4 in Atlanta. Here are some of the top quotes from the #Catalyst Twitter feed:

CATALYST NOTES DAY 2 – FRIDAY

@aaronmora07: Ready for day two at #Catalyst! Yesterday was pretty incredible. Ready for God to speak today. #needcoffee

@TeachingSteph: “Inheritance is what you leave someone. Legacy is what you leave in someone.” – @reggiejoiner

@balderdan: Put a suitcase in the nursery. Let it remind you they’ll be gone before you know it, & take with them what you help them pack.

@hailleywhite: “The greatest gift you can give someone is time. Until a person is known, they won’t know what it is to be loved.” @reggiejoiner

@CatalystLeader: “Churches that don’t have fun have a spiritual issue.” – @reggiejoiner

@umcpastorj: The best gift you can give someone is your time. Choose who you give to very carefully. – @reggiejoiner

@carlnichols: “Until someone is known it is impossible for them to feel loved.” @reggiejoiner

@ToddLowans: ‘Fame lived for applause, legacy lives to give applause.’ – Reggie Joiner

@timberlakeranch: “As soon as a daughter is born, you start learning how to let go.” @reggiejoiner

@CatalystLeader: “Leaving a legacy has less to do with being magnificent and has more to do with being ordinary.” @ReggieJoiner

@jesseland324: When u see how much time u have left, u tend to get serious about the time u have now. #catalyst

@cwinton81: “Legacy has more to do with lifting a child up than making a name for yourself.” @reggiejoiner

@DivaDThatsMe: Jesus didn’t say “change your neighbor as yourself”…. – Reggie Joiner #catalyst #Icantchangepeople #buticanloveafew

@lindyjroberts: I cannot change anyone, but I can love a few. – @reggiejoiner

@CatalystLeader: “You will only be remembered by the people who know you now.” – @ReggieJoiner

@CatalystLeader: “Legacy is about doing things consistently over time for the people who are around you.” – @ReggieJoiner

@jdcastellente: “Make what matters, matter more.” -@reggiejoiner

@JakeRainwater: Time is a platform of Gods love. Time➗Love=Worth

@GoAMPStudents: “Focus on the things that you can do and accomplish” @reggiejoiner

@GoAMPStudents: Would you rather be reliable or remarkable? What makes a bigger difference to others? @ReggieJoiner

@joshuaklane: “The best way to know someone is to love them” – Reggie Joiner

@jdcastellente: “Love over time, gives people worth.” -@reggiejoiner

RT @CatalystLeader: “The greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” – @ReggieJoiner #Catalyst

RT @CatalystLeader: “The moment you have is now with the people you are with now.” – @reggiejoiner #Catalyst

@BrianKDodd: 26 Leadership Quotes and Lessons from @ReggieJoiner from #Catalyst ’13 http://t.co/vJGQNPUzps. @TheRocketCo is live blogging from the event

@CatalystLeader: “God miraculously positioned you in this generation for a purpose.” – @PriscillaShirer

@CatalystLeader: “Everything you need God already is.” – @PriscillaShirer

@jdcastellente: “We complain when God places us where we don’t want to be not knowing it’s there he gives us what we’re needing” @PriscillaShirer

@RonEdmondson: “If you want to change the world you have to be crazy enough to believe you can.”

@CatalystLeader: “Since the beginning of time, there has been a war for your soul.” – @PriscillaShirer

@CatalystLeader: “Everything you need God already is.” – @PriscillaShirer

@spulliam: Adoptive mom @SenLandrieu, Democratic senator, is making a big push for adoption here at #Catalyst. “Parents raise children.”

@CatalystHipster: @DaveRamsey is on at #catalyst. Everyone just hid their iPhone 5S. #Stewardship

@ShaneBengry: Skipping out on @DaveRamsey at #Catalyst to enjoy his free coffee at the pastors lounge #GoodStewardship

@Mrcreft: You will die sooner than you think… #Catalyst

@WhitneyHughes4: I have now seen not one, but TWO guys wearing my button up denim shirt within the past day. #catalyst #toomanywannabehipsters

@CatalystLeader: “I don’t own anything. I’m only managing the resources that God has blessed me with.” @DaveRamsey @RachelCruze #Catalyst

@dphilli4: Ticket to #Braves game tonight – $46 Ticket to #Catalyst – $179
Ride from Gwinnett Center to Turner Field – PRICELESS. Help!! #notacreeper

@CatalystLeader: “The battle rages but the war is won!” – @JOHNNYSWIM #Catalyst

@BrettEDurham: We’ve got to Love these peeps working concessions at #Catalyst. Cool people who need to see the love of Jesus!

@CatalystLeader: You don’t own anything. God owns it all. @DaveRamsey #catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “When it comes to raising kids, more is caught then taught.” @daveramsey @RachelCruze #catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you say.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@IJM: Talent is important but values are more important. @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@IJM: Fear is the opposite of love. It’s what makes us small. Love makes us large. -@CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Purpose is more important than position.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “You can’t have great discoveries without getting lost.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “The world you see outside of you is a reflection of the world inside of you. How do you see the world?” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Your emotions are choices. You have the power to choose your response.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Authenticity is one of the great challenges of life. Stay true to yourself and your calling.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “We weren’t born to fit in, we were born to stand out.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Being loyal to your purpose is more important than your position.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “If you’re passionate and stay true to your purpose, you’ll end up in places you could have never imagined.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Expressing gratitude is one of the most healing things you can do.” – @CoryBooker #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “I don’t own anything. I’m only managing the resources that God has blessed me with.” @DaveRamsey @RachelCruze #Catalyst

@spulliam: Newark mayor Cory Booker, Dem Senate candidate, at #catalyst: “We’re all created in the image of God. There’s no one we can’t learn from.”

@ChristinaGard: “Love the calling you have and not the one you wish you had.” @judwilhite #catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “If you love God, you have to love what God loves. And God loves His Church.” – @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “If you don’t love the Church, you forfeit the right to critique it and make it better.” – @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Everybody loves you ’til you lead.” – @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@JBDewell: “Social media is a billboard, not a diary.” @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: “Stop comparing your church to others.” – @JudWilhite #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: We can’t make people fall in love with Jesus, but we can set up dates. @AndyStanley #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: If you could only do what only you could do, what would that be? @AndyStanley #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: Most decisions are pre-decided when the mission is crystal clear. @AndyStanley #Catalyst

@CatalystLeader: Always have an answer to these 3 questions: What are we doing? Why are we doing it? Where do I fit in? via @AndyStanley #Catalyst

@MoniqueSummers: “Look here, God is going to take @DuckDynastyAE where He wants it, and to whoever He wants to take it to.” – Uncle Si #Catalyst

@Xelaju4: The creator gave me orders to kill it and grill it. #Catalyst #DuckDynasty

@bivopastor: This group just offered 2 free downloads to pastors. free offering talks. http://t.co/YZ0f3up73X

@CatalystLeader: The string artist who was in the #known video and created all the beautiful art for this year is @aaronleeharris, check out his work!

@Wildcat456: So, none of my tweets made it on the #bigscreen, I didn’t find a cool Christian hipster husband but the church stuff was awesome. #Catalyst

@MsGustama: I said it before and I’ll say it again … #catalyst is by far the BEST conference I’ve ever attended. I am a @CatalystLeader

@timrpeters: Download a free eBook with notes and quotes from #Catalyst http://t.co/U88FdBs5OD

@CatalystLeader: Do not leave without your #Catalyst Atlanta 2013 Experience Kit. If you aren’t attending, buy yours online! http://t.co/Gvx40fQxhL #fb

@CatalystLeader: That’s a wrap folks! May you be wrecked by the love of Jesus. via @jeannestevens #Catalyst

CATALYST QUOTES DAY ONE – THURSDAY

@CatalystLeader: “Our prayer for these next few days isn’t that you would be in the know, but that you would be #known.” – @PastorChrisSeay

@CatalystLeader: “Too often we focus on what it means to know, but we want to focus on what it means to be known.” @PastorChrisSeay

@CatalystLeader: “Our greatest opportunity in life is to be known and be fully loved.” @PastorChrisSeay

@CatalystLeader: “All of us have an appetite to be known.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “There is no amount of known that will statisfy your appetite to be known.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “To lead you must be known.” @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “There is no amount of applause that will ever be satisfying.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “Those most applauded for feel most entitled to.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “Applause is addictive. Once we get it we start looking for it and we start manufacturing it.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “What’s applauaded as exceptional the first time will be expected the next time.” – @AndyStanley

RT @CatalystLeader: “I am known to make Him known.” – @AndyStanley

@CatalystLeader: “What you’ve got is a gift from the One who knows you best.” – @AndyStanley

@zachsteiger: There’s a little lady gaga in all of us. @AndyStanley

@mattperman: My notes from Andy Stanley’s message “Surviving Your Appetite for Being Known.” http://t.co/XiZT3oX3wI

@J_rod4theglory: Oh the irony of tweets about making Him known instead of ourselves in order to make the big screen at #Catalyst

@ToddAdkinsHair: I come to #Catalyst to check out the hair trends. #futurehairstyles

@mandisaofficial: There’s no place I’d rather be than worshipping w/ 13,000 of my brothers & sisters in Christ! #Catalyst http://t.co/o64g7MJwzp

@joshuaklane: “Giants are not always what they seem” – Malcolm Gladwell

@CDavidDaniels: Our obstacles and our weaknesses are our opportunities of greatest learning.” @Gladwell

@AnnVoskamp: Giving thanks is how to sharpen the dull edge of your life in the midst of the battle.

@stressedmoms: Wow. RT @justinlathrop: What if we stopped holding people accountable & started holding people closely. @bobgoff

@evangelistmatt: We cannot allow our ability to produce to define us.

@_tonytorres: Watched a crazy movie preview of Noah. Coming March 2014. Wow, well done!

@desiringgod: Piper: “Any theology that isn’t humble simply cannot be true.”

@BWeden: “Saul’s armor didn’t work for David. Be creative and innovative when you lead, the same things won’t always work.” @Gladwell

@billpavelich: Not ” ready-set-go”…it’s “Go Set Ready’!! – Mark Batterson #catalyst what r u waiting for???

@tyhagan: No where are @trippandtyler’s comments about the 50+ crowd wearing cell phones on their belts more truer than in the Pastors tent!

@ToddLowans: “Suffering ceases to be suffering when you have a redemptive perspective.” -@donaldmiller

@bradlomenick: Identity is unchanging. Being comes before doing. WHO you are determines WHAT you do. #Catalyst week

@Luther_Rice: My notes from @Gladwell msg at #Catalyst in ATL https://t.co/94mJAWAjP7

@Luther_Rice: My notes from @andystanley msg at #Catalyst in ATL https://t.co/oEgC2R1iSJ

@JuliePMac: What has God taught me today at #Catalyst? Don’t let what you DON’T have keep you from taking hold of what God has released to BE YOURS!!!

@AlexMurashko: More Than 13,000 Church Leaders Gather in Atlanta for Catalyst Conference http://t.co/ET5MvcUAVV

@twomblesaurusrx: if the dream of the 90’s is alive in Portland, than the dream of the 80’s is truly alive in Atlanta.

@David_C_Cook: “We aren’t going to win the battles of this world until we know our position in Christ.” -@AnnVoskamp

@chloehamlin: We always see Goliath as greater than he actually was. David was never the underdog. @Gladwell

@Giana_Hall: @CatalystLeader amazing to see what God is up to apart from us silly, pretentious plaid-clad Christians. He’s bigger than we hope.

@timayates: That Andy Stanly will have a bright future.

@CatalystLeader: “The only way to truth and freedom is through vulnerability. – @JasonRussell // truth!!

@CatalystLeader: “We are all global citizens in this world and we need to take better care of one another.” – @JasonRussell

@followsomebody: The work will always be louder than your family. You must set boundaries and stick to them no matter how loud the noise gets.

@CatalystLeader: “We are supposed to redeem culture, not run from it.” – @lecrae

@bwitt722: You know you’re at #CATALYST when you’re standing in line for a food truck and 2 people are reading their Bibles.

@CatalystLeader: “Are we perpetuating religion or a relationship?” – @lecrae

@mandisaofficial: “When we are most satisfied in Christ, He is most glorified in us.”-@JohnPiper

@kalimillerr: All the millennials at #catalyst are currently sitting by outlets, attached to their social media. #wearewhoweare #GenY

@keithgiles: Jesus never called us to lead. He called us to follow and to teach others to follow.

@CalebMason: Part of knowing who you are is knowing who you aren’t.

@erinmuhree: Use every reason you can to celebrate. – @angelaahrendts

@AngelaAhrendts “If you loved to be loved, why wouldn’t your people appreciate the same?” 

@CatalystLeader: “Christianity isn’t just religious truth, it’s TOTAL truth.” – @lecrae

@CatalystLeader: “I hope the culture we’ve created will be our greatest legacy and long outlive us.”- @AngelaAhrendts, CEO of @Burberry

@CatalystLeader: “A great leader’s job is to be honest and tell people where you are going.”- @AngelaAhrendts, CEO of @Burberry

@CatalystLeader: “The best news in the whole world is that our greatest possible joy and God’s glory are one thing.” – @JohnPiper

@mattperman: My notes on Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent #catalyst message on David and Goliath, and why you are not an underdog: http://t.co/hTdI943dOl

@CatalystLeader: “Our human nature was designed to reveal God’s nature.” – @JohnPiper

@CatalystLeader: “Unlikely people come to know God in unlikely ways.” – @JudahSmith

@CatalystLeader: We’re sons and daughters by birth, not by worth.” – @JudahSmith

@mattperman: My notes on Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent #catalyst message on David and Goliath, and why you are not an underdog: http://t.co/hTdI943dOl

@JustinWise: My notes from #Catalyst: Session Three with John Piper – http://t.co/bNG5iXWUxb

@BrianKDodd: Click http://t.co/X6UuOKV7KM for 21 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Andy Stanley Opening Session At #Catalyst 2013

CATALYST NOTES FROM LAB DAY – WEDNESDAY

@CatalystLeader: A special edition of the #Catalyst Podcast featuring need-to-knows, event information, and fun road-trip games. http://t.co/gbhbXGMhaU

@BillintheBlank: Check out http://t.co/htAZ6hUb34 for extras and special live broadcasts from #Catalyst

@wvanderbloemen: There are WAY more bow ties, vests, and cuffed jeans in the ATL airport than normal. #Catalyst must be coming…

@KPowellFYI: “If u want to keep your church growing and relevant, invest in children and teenagers.” @reggiejoiner

@jburno: Things are constantly changing, so we should have an entrepreneurial mindset no matter where we work. – @alli

@HaleyVeturis: “I love Twitter because it allows me to build trust with people on a whole new level–I can be human here.” via @alli

@jimmirocketship: Couldn’t make it to #Catalyst like me? Then follow @JosephLalonde! He’s live blogging the event!

@KyleJMusser: Only way to find out what you are good at is to get into the game @DrHenryCloud

@KyleJMusser: If everything is important, then nothing is important. – Dr. Henry Cloud

@revjenwilliams: Church leadership conferences – never a line at the women’s restroom. Good for me, sad for the church.

@davidmac1024: the worst thing we can do is die with potential

@Jobbinv: There’s a big difference between being invited and being welcomed. – @bobgoff

@AnnVoskamp: Gratitude is the Christian faith’s most powerful forgotten weapon.

@markhcox: “It is nearly impossible to offend a humble person; humble people don’t hold onto rights.” – @bcloritts

@mattperman: Jim Collins: “People are not risk averse, they’re ambiguity averse.” Brilliant. Just brilliant.

@donbrawley: Leader, you are the keeper of your culture~Brian Loritts

@donbrawley: Leader, you are the keeper of your culture~Brian Loritts

@AnnVoskamp: The unconventional way to win your battles — is to give thanks in your battles.

@SydniChambers: Give yourself permission to fail but fail TRYING. Don’t fail watching. – #Catalyst

@justinlathrop: 5 Things You Should Know About Networking At a Conference like #catalyst [blog post] ›› http://t.co/v9YzOBd1We”

@benjimast: “Fail. But fail at the right things.” – Bob Goff

@bobwhittet: “You are ultimately responsible to who Called you, not who hired you” – @MarkBatterson

@RonEdmondson: “Keep your character several steps ahead of your talent” – @JeffHenderson

@RonEdmondson: “At what point did we begin to think excellence is offensive to God?” – @JeffHenderson

@BillintheBlank: My recap of the dangers of doing good with @peterkgreer @bethanyhoang and @2FP at #Catalyst Labs http://t.co/wH8CIlbIgv

@DawnSeverdia: We want God to go first because that doesn’t require any faith. @MarkBatterson

@chrisdotarnold: Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a #known God.

@lizzydriscoll: Pride is stealing what rightfully belongs to God and ascribing it to me. @bcloritts

@DawnSeverdia: You don’t need more time, you need to say “no” more often. @alli

@DawnSeverdia: See the need. Be the remedy. @blakecanterbury

@_JakeBrown: “What if we stop calling it ministry and just call it Tuesday?” – Bob Goff

@Breiland959: Bob Goff – Are we bouncers that determine who gets to Jesus OR ushers that lead people to Jesus?/ That one hit home”

@aucye: “All idols eventually demand the sacrifice of our children.” – @ahc

@BeSunnyBass: “For what we do is always determined by who we are. Lead from who you are.”

@josh_phillips: A phrase from today that I can’t get out of my head: Your church will only be as consecrated as you are. Holy Spirit left hook.

@RonEdmondson: “If we are not careful we can spiritualize laziness” – @JeffHenderson

@erinmuhree: tell people what you see in them. – @bobgoff

@KendallLeetweet: You don’t have to blow out someone else’s candle to make yours shine brighter.

@pjohnst2: The problem is non-profits think like non-profits @JeffHenderson

@sturnerlee: “When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.” – John Wooden, former UCLA Coach; quoted at #catalyst

@DianaWeiFang: “Don’t confuse success with comfort” @prophiphop

@Pal_Rune: Dr Henry Cloud-path to identity:1) attend to what is relevant 2)positive emotional climate 3)connect 4)control yourself 5)believe

@ChadAlanGraves: The enemy only has two battle plans. To blind you from who God is and blind to who you are in Him. @annvoskamp

@ThatCarolJones: Offer value. Not service or resources or products. Offer value. @LysaTerKeurst

@DawnSeverdia: When we make it about us, it never takes off. @peterkgreer

@RelationalEQ: “You have to be committed to being an expert in that which you are passionate about.” – @EugeneCho

@onechurchstl: God doesn’t see failing as a fault; he sees it as identity formation.

@mccall_d: One of my favorite quotes of the day, “Google is my MBA!” Loved meeting you at #Catalyst today @alli.

@BenLangevin: http://t.co/EmJMmyZaN3 just posted a blog about my experience so far at #catalyst. It’s been so great so far!

@BrianKDodd: The Top 30 Leadership Quotes From The #Catalyst Labs http://t.co/iJUVkNKOFk

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.