I get the chance to be a co-host of catalystbackstage.com this week in Atlanta. I’m joining up with John Acuff, Shauna Niequist and Carlos Whittaker to bring you live interviews with the Speakers and all kinds of behind the scenes stuff at Catalyst this week. This is a little real time conference resource for all of your that couldn’t make it. There’s also rumor that they’ll be streaming a couple of the main sessions. Tune in starting Wednesday starting at 12pm (EST) as we get started and follow along with us through the end of Friday.
Anybody actually going to be at Catalyst this week?
Posted in Church Talk, General
Tagged #cat10, 2010, andy stanley, blogs, brian wurzell, carlos whittaker, catalyst, christian, church, conference info, conferences, directions, faith, john acuff, online, shauna niequist, speakers, spinalcast, worship
Announcement – Part 2 – Catalyst (could look something like this, but, totally different)
I’m excited to announce that I have been invited to join the team at Catalyst Westcoast. I’ve been asked to host, what they are calling, the ‘Catalyst Green Room’.
My role for the conference will be to have a presence in the ‘Green Room’ in the effort to bring the Catalyst Westcoast experience to the world via the web. I’ll be interviewing and interacting with a good chunk of the ‘key note’ speakers/leaders, Hillsong United and many other leaders that will be in the room in those days. It sure poses some exciting possibilities. If you watched Anne Jackson last year at Catalyst in ATL, she hosted a deal called ‘Backstage’ and it will have remnants of that idea, however, the web engine being put together for what we are doing is going to be improved and AWESOME!
My question for you is simply this…if you could sit down with some of the guys that are speaking/leading at Catalyst (Andy Stanley, Francis Chan, Guy Kawasaki, Brian Houston, Hillsong United, etc…) what would be the one or two things you would ask those leaders? The fun part is that I may ask your questions to these leaders. I want to get a running list of questions for these leaders that you want to know. Leave a comment with what you would ask these people!
Pretty exciting opportunity and I’m humbled to link arms with this amazing organization, called Catalyst, as they lead one of the most prolific conferences of the year! Many thanks to LV Hanson, Aaron Foster and Ben Arment over at Catalyst for seeing something in a scruffy guy like me. It will be a great few days! More to come as we get closer to the event!
Ben Arment’s Blog (he’s running the Catalyst Westcoast Event) – Click Here
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Posted in Church Talk, My Life
Tagged 2009, aaron foster, andy stanley, anne jackson, backstage, ben arment, catalyst, christian, church, conferences, faith, fee, green room, hillsong united, lanny donoh, lanny donoho, leadership, lv hanson, mariners, music, religious, speakers, west coast, worship
I had the chance to hang with LV Hanson who is treading the trail on the grassroots relational campaign for Catalyst Conferences. LV came and sat in on our staff meeting Tuesday morning and it was just a blast to have him in their seeing what’s happening at Cornerstone, worshipping with us, praying with us and for us and talking to the team about what Catalyst is doing.
Last night, LV and I met up for some sushi at RA in Mesa, AZ and had an EPIC time just chatting like old friends. Cool things are happening at Catalyst and if you have the chance to meet LV at some point on the rest of the Road Trip between now and April 2009, DO IT! Below is a video that we shot briefly about Catalyst and a bit of our time together.
Posted in Church Talk, travel
Tagged 2009, andy stanley, april 2009, atlanta, brian, bus, catalyst, challenge, chandler, christian co, christian conferences, conference, cornerstone, east coast, faith, grassroots, gwinnett arena, hanson, john maxwell, lanny donoho, leadership, lv, mariners church, movement, national, phoenix, relationships, road trip, southern california, summitt, travel, VW, west coast, wurzell