Here are my notes from Catalyst 11. It was a good couple of days, although I the all night drives are getting harder to make. I will be looking at doing something different next year, so we shall see.
Andy Stanley-Session 1
The more successful you are, the accessible you become.
-Refusing to face into this reality will lead to burnout because you can’t be all things to all people.
-Other extreme: you use success as an excuse to become more in accessible than necessary.
“Unawareness is bliss” (can get overwhelming when we know, so we stay ignorant)
How to handle the dilemma: see Galations 6:2, 9-10,
-You can’t shut it all out
-Can’t take it on in
THIS IS A TENSION YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH EVERYDAY
How to deal with it:
Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone!
Don’t bye into the lie: if you do for one, you have to do it for everyone!!!
It’s a MYTH
-Fairness ended at the Garden of Eden
-Don’t be fair—-be engaged!!!!
With a FEW
1. Go deep rather than wide
2. Go long term rather than short-term
3. Go time, not just money
-When you do for one you often impact far more then one person.
What do you guys think?
How does this play out where you are in life?
What would you wrestle with from this material?
I will be posting notes from Jim Collins, Francis Chan, Mark Driscoll, Dave Kinnamon, and Andy’s last talk in the days ahead.
I didn’t sit in on every session, I would also encourage you to check out one band (seryn) and one individual-Katie Davis. The band did an amazing set outside and Katie is doing some cool stuff in Uganda (similar to what Amelia is doing).