Monday, March 29, 2010

Catalyst One Day Mind Dump PART 1

Not only did I go to the CELS conference at CE National last week, but I also had the opportunity to go to Willow Creek Community Church for a conference called Catalyst One Day. What a GREAT conference with just really good wisdom from Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel. The conference was basically on gaining and sustaining momentum. Here are a few of the things I learned:

- I love our staff! Have the fun was traveling with most of our staff and one of our elders. It was over a 3 hour trip for us both ways and we just had a great time in the van together.

- I'm not in to buildings, but the building at Willow Creek ... IMPRESSIVE.

- A church can go for generations without momentum and it doesn't bother people as long as the bills are being paid.

- Momentum is DISRUPTIVE.

- Three components to sustained momentum: 1) NEW (anything new triggers momentum. It's not triggered by tweaking something old, but by introducing something that's new.) 2) IMPROVED (the new must be a noticeable improvement over the old), and 3) IMPROVING (momentum is sustained through continuous, systematic, unfiltered evalauation. If we are not evaluating the areas where we ARE experiencing momentum, then the succes is ticking down.)

- Find a way to fund momentum even if it means killing old programs that have NO momentum.

- Momentum stoppers: A disengaged leader, overactive management, complacency, complexity, a breach of trust.

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