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Don’t Be That Couch

Today is the final post in my series of posts sharing what I learned about momentum from the Catalyst One-Day event taught by Craig Groeschel and Andy Stanley. 

Andy Stanley‘s talk in the final session of the Catalyst One-Day Conference was mostly focused on programing. Specifically, he talked about how programming can become part of our organizational culture which leads us to focus on our programing, not the people we try to serve. Over time this can cause us to lose sight of the mission and people we are attempting to serve because we are so focused on our programing. 

Andy starts out the talk with the example of an old beat up couch that the family does not want to get rid of because of the memories and history of the couch. And he uses that as an analogy for his talk about how we need to be focused on our mission and the people we serve, not on the past history we want to preserve.

DON’T BE THAT COUCH
Andy Stanley

Programming is the answer to a question or a need.

All programming that takes place in an organization should be an answer to a need of the people we are trying to serve. Or, programming can be an answer to a question we have about who needs served and if we can serve them this way. Programming is a way of attempting to answer that question by creating a product or service.

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Creating Personal Spiritual Momentum

Today I am continuing my series of posts sharing what I learned about momentum from the Catalyst One-Day event taught by Craig Groeschel and Andy Stanley.

Creating Personal Spiritual Momentum
Craig Groeschel

Unhealthy spiritual dynamics kill momentum: This is true. Unhealthy people do not like to work in an unhealthy culture while unhealthy people love to work in an unhealthy culture. As leaders it is our responsibility to create healthy cultures where healthy people enjoy working in.

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Busting Barriers with Mindset Changes

Today I am continuing my series of posts sharing what I learned about momentum from the Catalyst One-Day event taught by Craig Groeschel and Andy Stanley. 

Craig taught a session titled “Busting Barriers with Mindset Changes” which gave some good insight about the thinking we have as leaders have and how our thinking can prevent momentum from being created.

Busting Barriers with Mindset Changes
Craig Groeschel

Organizations like to settle into what is comfortable.
Craig shared that it is a natural tendency for organizations to settle into what is comfortable. People like to have predictability, security, and certainty so once things start going well it is the natural tendency for people to start to find ways to settle into what is happening.

What got us here won’t get us to where God wants us to be.
Often what we do in ministry today leads us to where we end up tomorrow. So if we want to end up in different places tomorrow we need to do different things today.

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Gaining and Sustaining Momentum

A couple of years ago I received some audio CDs from a workshop Craig Groeschel and Andy Stanley did on the topic of momentum at Catalyst One-Day. I found the teachings they shared to be very beneficial and encouraging as a leader.

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you some of the notes I took while listening to their talks. The format will be that I write a statement they shared in their talk, then I will elaborate on each statement a little to explain it to you.

I hope you find this series of posts beneficial to you as we learn about momentum together.

Gaining and Sustaining Momentum 
Andy Stanley

Three things that trigger momentum:

  1. New
  2. Improved
  3. Improving

The basis of Andy’s talk is that there are three things that trigger momentum. Something that is new, something that already exists which is improved, or something that is currently operating and is improving. All of those create momentum because we live in a society where we do not like to see things stay the same. We like to see things change, improve, and become better.