Our church staff went to CATALYST. Almost all business ventures have some sort of conference that employees can go to. In most cases it tends to be a "what is the competition doing" type conference or a sales convention. So yes even the church world has conferences.
This year there were some great communicators, authors, activists and even a comedian. The whole reason i enjoy conferences is really it gives me a chance to set my normal routine aside & allow myself to refresh & grow as a leader.
I took home a couple really key points that are for my life, my family & even the ministry I lead. I am going to give you the bullet points of what I took away from the conference;
A big one was from an interview between Dallas Willard & John Ortberg. Dallas Willard shared this quote: "The gospel of Jesus Christ is about getting you into heaven BEFORE you die."
From Donald Miller; "Conflict in necessary in any STORY. Conflict allows a key character to be forced to move. Drawn to a life they didn't know what there waiting for them."
I had so many thoughts & journal writings on this statement as it applies to Sanctification & our life with Christ. From first surrendering to Jesus to our daily walk with him.
From Andy Stanley; "What can be given up, let go, shared, given away for you to be the best leader with the strengths YOU have?"
"Authority is the NOT the same as competency"
A big thought that i spent quite a bit thinking about in all aspects of my life was WHAT CAN I QUIT DOING? If i asked myself this Two times a year with A LOT of intentionality behind the question i think i could keep my calendar, my head, my ministry & my family getting more of my quality time as well as quantity time.
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