Part 2 of my wrap-up of Catalyst Dallas. You can read part 1 here where I listed the best talks and thoughts from Catalyst Dallas.
Today I wanted to process thru with you my Takeaways (mostly unresolved issues that I need to think through).
- Make sure I teach/lead in such a way that it’s clear that the gospel is THE issue. The fuel for ministry and the source of life change.
– From Matt Chandler: “My fear is that we shackle our people with chains when we don’t understand the gospel. Because what we give people is the list. You have to do ____ to be accepted by God”
– My thoughts: For CCC, that might be: “you have to share your faith, pray missionally, disciple, and lead a Bible study to be accepted by Staff/God”
– My fear would be that the primary thing students get from CCC is a list, and a deep understanding of the gospel is secondary
- I need a coach (from Scott Harrison’s talk)
- I need to figure out my strengths/weaknesses (going to do StrengthFinders test this summer). And make a list of things that only I can do and then what I need to delegate – “The sooner you are able to discern between your strengths and weaknesses, the better your org is going to be” – Andy Stanley
- I need to get intentional/organized about unplugging. Maybe read Challies’ The Next Story, re-listen to Joshua Harris’ phenomenal sermon on Self-control in a Wired World– “Unplugging is the competitive advantage of the digital age” – Scott Belsky
- Think through how to help students overcome an entitlement mindset (from Craig Groeschel’s talk)
- Think through how we will balance social justice with our primary focus on Win/Build/Send and our primary target audience of college students
- Think through evangelism in light of Dave Kinnaman’s stats on American youth: “Our role= to introduce them to the God they think they know”
What do you think? Would love to hear:
What your takeaways were
Any thoughts you have on my takeaways- insights on how to proceed on any of them