Best quotes from Catalyst 2009

In order of my personal favorites:

Andy Stanley

“You won’t know the mark you’ve made until after you’ve made it”

“It’s not about making my mark, it’s about being perfectly positioned for God to make His mark through me.”

“Living to make my mark is too small a vision to give my life to.”

“You will never know who you can’t trust until you trust them.”

Malcom Gladwell

“What we need most from leaders in times of crisis is humility.”

Chuck Swindoll

Swindolls’ Thoughts on Leadership:

1. It’s lonely to lead
2. It’s dangerous to succeed (especially when you are young)
3. It’s hardest at home
4. It’s essential to be real
5. It’s painful to obey
6. Brokenness and failure are necessary
7. My attitude is more important than my actions
8. Integrity eclipses image
9. God’s way is always better than my way
10. Christ-likeness begins and ends with humility

5 Statements Worth Remembering:

1. Do more with others and less alone
2. Emphasize quality, not quantity
3. Wherever you go, do things the same as if you were among those who know you best
4. Whoever may respond, keep a level head
5. However long you lead, keep on dripping with gratitude and grace

“When God wants to do an impossible task, he takes an impossible person and crushes him. You need to leave room for the ‘crushing.'”

“With every ministry, a special mercy is needed.”

Rob Bell

“We are a Eucharist. We are called to break ourselves open and pour ourselves out.”

“Sometimes the crowd thins.”

Dave Ramsey

“Momentum is created. It does not just randomly happen.”

“Momentum = Focused Intensity/Time X God”

Reggie Joiner

“Parents don’t need a better picture of what family should look like, they need a bigger story”

“God doesn’t use perfect pictures, he uses broken people.”

Perry Noble

“Leadership will continually take you to tougher places”

“When you start leading, people will start leaving.”