Washington D.C., etc.
|Organized by||Giant Impact|
Catalyst was conceived as a next-generation leaders conference in 1999 by Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, John Maxwell, Lanny Donoho and other young leaders. The Catalyst Conference takes place annually in Atlanta, Georgia, United States at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. It is 2–3 days long. Every year Catalyst hosts groups and individuals from nearly all denominations and more than 5,000 churches and faith-based organizations. Andy Stanley, Christine Caine, Robert Madu, Craig Groeschel, Matt Redman spoke at Catalyst in 2014. The conference is a nondenominational Christian event. More than 13,000 people attended Catalyst at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in 2013.
Catalyst Conferences are now held annually in major cities across the United States. The focus of the events is around worship and leadership development. The conference theme usually kicks off in Atlanta, Georgia, United States at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. Each year the event focuses on a key leadership theme with opening and closing worship music and main session events during the day. The conference sessions cover various lectures and interview formats.
The Catalyst Conference goal is to provide individuals with applicable leadership content and memorable experiences that impact their home, church and work.
Past Speakers include
|Known||Craig Groeschel||Lead Pastor, LifeChurch.tv | Author, Fight||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||Eric Mason||Found and Lead Pastor, Epiphany Fellowship | Author, Manhood Restored||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||Francis Chan||Best-selling Author, Crazy Love and Forgotten God||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||Dr. Henry Cloud||Clinical Psychologist | Leadership Consulting | Best-selling Author, Boundaries for Leaders||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||Jen Hatmaker||Bible Teacher | Author, Seven||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||Mark Batterson||Lead Pastor, National Community Church | Best-selling Author, All In||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||Patrick Lencioni||Found and President, The Table Group | Best-selling Author, The Advantage||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||Rachel Cruze||Daughter of Dave Ramsey | Author, The Graduate's Survival Guide||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||Tullian Tchividjian||Lead Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church | Author, One Way Love||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||John Gray||Teaching Pastor, Lakewood Church | Actor, Singer, Comedian||Catalyst Dallas|
|Known||Jesus Culture||Renowned Worship Artists||Catalyst Dallas|
|Change Makers||Andy Stanley||Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries | Author, How to Be Rich||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Christine Caine||Founder, the A21 Campaign | Author, Unstoppable||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Tim Keller||Founding Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church | Author, Encounters with Jesus||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Dr. John Perkins||Founder, John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development | Author, Welcoming Jesus||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Mark DeYmaz||Pastor, Mosaic Church | Author, Leading a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Dr. Caroline Leaf||Cognitive Neuroscientist | Author, Switch on Your Brain||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Robert Madu||Evangelist & Teaching Pastor, Trinity Church||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Matt Chandler||Lead Pastor, The Village Church | Author, Recovering Redemption||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Craig Groeschel||Senior Pastor, LifeChurch.tv | Author, From This Day Forward||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Julia Immonen||Founder, Sport for Freedom | Author, Row for Freedom: Crossing an Ocean in Search of Hope||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Sergio De La Mora||Founder and Pastor, Cornerstone Church | Author, The Heart Revolution||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Charles Duhigg||Award-winning Journalist | New York Times Best Selling Author, The Power of Habit||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Change Makers||Andy Stanley||Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries | Author, Ask It||Catalyst West|
|Change Makers||Judah Smith||Lead Pastor, The City Church | Author, Jesus is _______||Catalyst West|
|Change Makers||Levi Lusko||Lead Pastor, Fresh Life Church||Catalyst West|
|Change Makers||Jacqueline Fuller||Director of Charitable Giving and Advocacy Google||Catalyst West|
|Change Makers||Aja Brown||Mayor of Compton, California||Catalyst West|
|Change Makers||Craig Groeschel||Lead Pastor, LifeChurch.tv | Author, From This Day Forward||Catalyst West|
|Change Makers||Shelene Bryan||Found of Skip1.org | Author, Love, Skip, Jump||Catalyst West|
|Change Makers||John Gray||Associate Pastor, Lakewood Church | Actor | Comedian||Catalyst West|
|Change Makers||Dave Gibbons||Lead Pastor, New Song Church | Author, Small Cloud Rising||Catalyst West|
|Change Makers||Charles Duhigg||Award-winning Journalist | New Your Times Best Selling Author, The Power of Habit||Catalyst West|
|Known||Francis Chan||Best-selling Author, Crazy Love and Forgotten God||Catalyst West|
|Known||Christine Caine||Founder, The A21 Campaing | Author, Unstoppable||Catalyst West|
|Known||Jason Russell||Filmmaker and Human Rights Activist | Co-founder, Invisible Children||Catalyst West|
|Known||Dr. Henry Cloud||Clinical Psychologist | Leadership Consultant | Best-selling Author, Boundaries for Leaders||Catalyst West|
|Known||Lisa Terkeurst||President, Proverbs 31 Ministries | Best-selling Author, Unglued||Catalyst West|
|Known||Simon Sinek||Author, Start with Why | Professor and Visionary||Catalyst West|
|Known||Matt Barkley||NFL Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles||Catalyst West|
|Known||Randall Wallace||Oscar-nominated screenwriter, producer, director | Braveheart, Secretariat, We Were Solders||Catalyst West|
|Known||Charles Lee||CEO, Ideation | Author, Good Idea. Now What?||Catalyst West|
|Known||Bryan Loritts||Lead Pastor, Fellowship Memphis | Author, A Cross-Shaped Gospel||Catalyst West|
|Known||Rachel Cruze||Daughter of Dave Ramsey | Author, The Graduate's Survival Guide||Catalyst West|
|Known||Mike Foster||Co-founder, People of the Second Chance | Author, Freeway||Catalyst West|
|Known||Robert Madu||Evangelist & Teaching Pastor, Trinity Church||Catalyst West|
|Known||Andy Stanley||Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries | Author, How to Be Rich||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||Malcolm Gladwell||Award-winning Journalist | TIME Most Influential list | Best-selling Author, Outliers and The Tipping Point||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||Priscilla Shirer||Founder, Going Beyond Ministries | Author, Discerning the Voice of God||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||John Piper||Founder, desiringGod.org | Author, Don't Waste Your Life||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||Judah Smith||Lead Pastor, The City Church | Author, Jesus is ______||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||Angela Ahrendts||Chief Executive Officer, Burberry | Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||Jason Russell||Filmmaker and Human Rights Activist | Co-founder, Invisible Children||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||Lecrae||GRAMMY Award-winning Hip Hop Artist||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||Jon Acuff||Blogger, Stuff Christians Like | Author, Start||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||Reggie Joiner||Founder and CEO, Orange | Author, Think Orange||Catalyst Atlanta|
|Known||Jud Wilhite||Senior Pastor, Central Christian Church | Author, Pursued||Catalyst Atlanta|
Past Themes Include:
- 2010 - The Tension is Good
- 2011 - Be Present
- 2012 - Make
- 2013 - Known
- 2014 - Change Makers
- 2015 - Awaken the Wonder
- "Catalyst Conference: About Us". Retrieved May 7, 2015.
- Mark Batterson (2010). Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity. Random House. p. 8. ISBN 1601423578.
- Lillian Kwon (October 5, 2007). "Catalyst Powers Up Next Generation Leaders for Christ". The Christian Post. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- Morris, Katie (September 29, 2014). "Gwinnett Daily Post".
- Ed Stetzer (2011). David S. Dockery, Ray Van Neste, Jerry N. Tidwell, ed. "Denominationalism: Is There a Future?". Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism (B&H Publishing Group): 36. ISBN 1433671204.
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- Tony Morgan; Tim Stevens (2004). Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People For Ministry. Group Publishing. p. 199. ISBN 0764427563.