My buddy Benson Hines would like you to know about the 2010 Catalyst College Ministers’ Cohort coming up October 6-9 in Atlanta.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Catalyst Conference, here’s a description for their website:
The Catalyst Conference is the largest gathering of young leaders in the country, but is much more than just a three-day event. Catalyst is a movement founded in the hearts of young leaders who see things differently and feel a burden for the fate of our generation. Catalyst brings together the influencers, the do-ers who are making a major difference and who have the power to change our communities and culture for good.
Catalyst has always been about leadership, specifically addressing and supporting the unique needs of Next Generation Leaders – their vision, desire for authenticity, passion for God, need for community, and revolutionary spirits. One Catalyst is strong, but when 12,000 come together, we become ONE. Together. United. A collective Catalyst in our churches, our communities, and our culture. A force that can change history.
A few of the forty-five speakers will include …
- Andy Stanley
- Seth Godin
- Beth Moore
- Francis Chan
- John Ortberg
- Alan Hirsch
- Gabe Lyons
… and many more (see a full list here).
I won’t be able to make it to this one (Airiel and I are expecting our third child to arrive around that time), but encourage you to if you can.
For more details on the college ministers’ cohort, check out Benson’s blog post, and be sure to visit the Facebook event page too.
No doubt those of you who can make it will be blessed!
Oy Vey!!! Another “Leadership Conference?” 😉
Lot’s of “lifting up” of famous “Names,” famous “Speakers,”
famous “Leaders,” and young wannabee “Famous Leaders.”
**And NOT one mention of Jesus.** 😦 Please forgive us Lord.
From the Catalyst web site…
“A powerful convergence of next generation leaders?”
“Loaded with the high-octane energy of thousands of like-minded leaders?”
“Pure leadership adrenaline?”
“The largest gathering of young leaders in the country?”
“Catalyst is a movement founded in the hearts of young leaders?”
Maybe I’m a little cranky today, BUT, this sounds ugly familiar.
This sounds like a bunch of “worldly, over the top, hype.” Mercy Lord…
Love not the world…
For all that is in the world, **the lust of the flesh,** and **the lust of the eyes,**
and **the pride of life,** is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Seems Jesus has a different take on “leadership” for the body of Christ.
Didn’t Jesus, in Mat 23:10 KJV, tell His disciples “NOT” to call themselves
“master / leaders” for you have “ONE” “master / leader” the Christ?
Didn’t Jesus say?…
I receive NOT honour from men…
…How can ye believe, which **receive honour one of another,**
and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
He that **speaketh of himself** seeketh his own glory…
And I seek NOT mine own glory…
Jesus answered, **If I honour myself, my honour is nothing:**
it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
Most people don’t start out wanting to “steal the glory” that belongs to Jesus.
They just don’t refuse the glory, when it comes. 😉
Seems “Catalyst” is giving glory and honor to man, and man is accepting it. Yes?
Where is the honor, and glory, for Jesus?
Jesus “must” increase. I “must” decrease.
“Leaders?” Maybe Jesus has a better way? Just NOT man’s way?
If it lifts up Jesus, rejoice,
it’s probably “Truth.”
If it lifts up man, beware,
it’s probably “deception.”
Jesus… Our Lord and Our God…
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