8,000 Whoopee! cushions

Hello from the Catalyst conference in Atlanta. I just heard a new Guiness World Record set: more than 8,000 people sitting on Whoopee cushions simultaneously. It was explosive!

I am hopeful that the rest of the Catalyst conference will be as exhilerating, if not more substantive. If Andy Stanley's message this morning is any intication, it will be. More on Andy, other speakers, and the whole Catalyst experience later. Editor Marshall Shelley is here. He's taking good notes will share some thoughts. Carol, Cory, Jennifer, and Jesse from our Leadership team are also here. We're giving away 2 free copies of the Journal to the first 1,000 people who visit our booth, and one of them will receive $300 in iTunes.)

Five characteristics of a Catalyst leader:

1. Courageous in calling.

2. Engaged in culture. (Culture is not the enemy, but rather the environment we serve in, says Andy.)

3. Passionate about God.

4. Uncompromising in integrity. (The subject of Andy's message.)

5. Intentional in community.

More later....

October 06, 2005

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Bernie Dehler

October 14, 2005  12:05am

"Five characteristics of a Catalyst leader:" I think you missed the most important: sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Without that, all the great work of the leader is his own idea, of the flesh, and not the will of God. ...Bernie

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Jamie Arpin-Ricci

October 06, 2005  11:26am

Excellent list. I look forward to reading more. Wish I could be there, both for the conference AND to get to your booth. Alas! Peace, Jamie

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