Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Catalyst Thoughts

I was in Atlanta at NorthPoint Community Church on Monday for an event called Catalyst One Day. It was led by Andy Stanley & Craig Groeschel (two godly pastors and leaders) and was a stimulating day of teaching on developing the culture of a church. It's going to take a while to process everything I heard and determine exactly what to do with it, but here are a few thoughts:

  • To create a healthy, dynamic culture you need healthy, dynamic people.
  • You have to manufacture ways of assessing culture to keep it new.
  • If we care about our mission, we have to focus on productivity-this means we have to look at our culture.
  • Healthy cultures never happen by accident. They are created.
  • The number one force that shapes your culture is your values.
  • If things aren't as they should be change them.
  • Vision leaks & culture drifts. That's why constant attention to both is vital.
  • You can have high control & low growth or low control & high growth.
  • Leverage your authority for the good of other people.
  • The local church should be the best place to work. 
  • Your personal glory is too small a thing to live for. Attach your glory to the church.
  • Are there things you are believing about yourself that weren't spoken to you by God?
  • We can't overcome the problems we can't identify.
  • Our church needs our leadership more than our "preacher-ship."

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