Top 20 Quotes from Catalyst West (2015)

Top 20 Quotes from Catalyst West (2015)

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I had the opportunity to attend the Catalyst West conference this week with some of the team from Central. I’ve had the chance to become friends with the Executive Producer of Catalyst the last few years and that has made these experiences even more special. Catalyst is a great shot in the arm of encouragement and connection with other church leaders.

Below I’ve selected twenty of my favorite quotes from the event. Each of these quotes is my best representation in writing of what they said verbally or a summary thereof. Any errors in wording are my own.

  1. “Leaders are perpetually dissatisfied with the status quo. That’s not a problem, that’s a calling.” Andy Stanley
  2. “You have no idea what hangs in the balance of your decision to embrace what God has put on your heart.” Andy Stanley
  3. “Broken-hearted leaders lead change.” Andy Stanley                                                                                                                    
  4. “We need to start getting comfortable with God making us uncomfortable.” Shelene Bryan
  5. “Perceived success feels a lot like fear.” Judah Smith
  6. “If gasoline is what makes a car go, agape [love] is what makes the church go.” Judah Smith
  7. “Limited resources, plus a willingness to fail, plus increasing passion, equals exponential innovation.” Craig Groeschel
  8. “The fear of failure drives you to lead without faith.” Craig Groeschel
  9. “A failure is an event, not a person.” Craig Groeschel                                                                                                                              
  10. “Train for the trial you’re not yet in. Storms reveal foundations, they’re not the time to build foundations.” Levi Lusco
  11. “Farming is not a profession that rewards procrastination.” Levi Lusco
  12. “Impossible power comes out of impossible pain. Anointing can’t happen without a crushing.” Levi Lusco
  13. “There’s a big difference between learning from, and learning about.” Propaganda                                          
  14. “People do crazy things when they aren’t being heard. Riots are the language of the unheard.” Propaganda
  15. “People don’t want to give something up. They want to find something better.” Andy Stanley
  16. “The Holy Spirit is the introvert of the three.” Dave Gibbons                                                                                                              
  17. “What would the church look like if it’s not contained on a piece of land?” Dave Gibbons
  18. “Make sure the reward is actually rewarding. The most powerful rewards contain emotions.” Charles Duhigg
  19. “When Jesus died, he didn’t just pay for us, he overpaid. His blood is enough for everything.” John Gray
  20. “Gifts don’t mature, character does.” John Gray                                                                                                                                  

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Jeremy Jernigan

This is the personal blog of Jeremy Jernigan. Husband to Michelle and father to Gavin, Madsen, Adelyn, Aiden, and Abel. Author of Redeeming Pleasure and Lead Pastor at Abundant Life Church in Portland.

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