Catalyst Conference

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The Catalyst Conference (or simply Catalyst) is a series of leadership conferences focused on a new generation of church leaders.[1]

Catalyst Conference
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Atlanta, Georgia
Dallas, Texas
Irvine, California
Washington D.C., etc.
Years active 17
Attendance 13,000
Organized by Giant Impact
People Andy Stanley
Craig Groeschel
Malcolm Gladwell
John Piper
Francis Chan
Patrick Lencioni
Hillsong United
Website
http://catalystconference.com/

About Catalyst[edit]

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.[2] It is 2–3 days long.[3] 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.[4] The conference is a nondenominational Christian event.[5] More than 13,000 people attended Catalyst at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in 2013.[6]

Catalyst Conferences[edit]

Catalyst Conferences are now held annually in major cities across the United States.[7] The focus of the events is around worship and leadership development.[8] 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.

Conference Speakers[edit]

Past Speakers include[edit]

Theme Speaker Credits Event
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 Lysa 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
Change Makers Andy Stanley Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries | Author, How to Be Rich Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Lysa Terkeurst President, Proverbs 31 Ministries | Author, Best Yes Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Dr. Caroline Leaf Cognitive Neuroscientist | Author, Switch on Your Brain Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Eugene Cho Lead Pastor, Quest Church | Author, Overrated Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Robert Morris Founding Senior Pastor, Gateway Church | Author, The God I Never Knew Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Jennie Allen Founder IF: Gathering | Author, Restless Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Robert Madu Evangelist & Teaching Pastor, Trinity Church Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Danielle Strickland Officer, The Salvation Army | Author, A Beautiful Mess Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Rich Wilkerson Jr. Associate Pastor, Trinity Church Miami | Co-Leader, The Vous Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Charles Duhigg Award-winning Journalist | New York Times Best Selling Author, The Power of Habit Catalyst Dallas
Change Makers Bob Goff Founder Restore International | Best-selling Author, Love Does Catalyst Dallas

Conference Themes[edit]

Past Themes Include:

  • 2010 - The Tension is Good
  • 2011 - Be Present
  • 2012 - Make
  • 2013 - Known
  • 2014 - Change Makers
  • 2015 - Awaken the Wonder

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catalyst Conference: About Us". Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ Mark Batterson (2010). Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity. Random House. p. 8. ISBN 1601423578. 
  3. ^ Lillian Kwon (October 5, 2007). "Catalyst Powers Up Next Generation Leaders for Christ". The Christian Post. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Morris, Katie (September 29, 2014). "Gwinnett Daily Post". 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Allen, Deanna (September 30, 2013). "Gwinnett Daily Post". 
  7. ^ "Catalyst Conference". Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ Tony Morgan; Tim Stevens (2004). Simply Strategic Volunteers: Empowering People For Ministry. Group Publishing. p. 199. ISBN 0764427563.