10 Reasons to attend Catalyst West 2012

I'm so excited about Catalyst West coming up April 18-20, 2012 in Orange County (Irvine) CA at Mariners Church. If you are considering attending, you'll want to go ahead and REGISTER TODAY to get the BEST RATES on tickets.

TODAY, February 16th  is the early registration deadline, so go ahead and get your team or staff signed up at the lower prices. And when you register, use Rate Code FOB for an additional 10% off. Just for being a part of this blog community.

Here are 10 reasons why I am excited about Catalyst West, and why you should attend:

1. The speaker lineupAndy Stanley, Erwin McManus, Tony Hawk (skateboard legend), Marcus Buckingham (Strengthsfinder), Craig Groeschel, Brenda Salter McNeil, Nancy Duarte, Donald Miller, David Platt, Dave Gibbons, Charles Jenkins, and Bob Goff. This lineup has me jacked. Seriously. I'm pumped!

2. Gungor- one of my favorite bands on the planet.

3. Tripp and Tyler- funny guys. funny videos. they will be funny.

4. OPEN YOUR FREE PRESENT- there are 30 songs and other great resources available to you for FREE on the Catalyst West Website. Go and open your free present NOW!

5. BE PRESENT- this is our theme. And I love it.

6. LABS- wow, the wisdom and know-how that will be presenting on LABS day is humbling. Come a day early and hear from thought leaders like Michael Hyatt, Jon Acuff, David Kinnaman, Rick McKinley, Charles Lee, Jeremy Cowart, Bob Goff, Lysa Terkeurst, Chris Seay, Carlos Whittaker, and many others!

7. Opening and Closing Session at LABS- Jon Acuff will be presenting in the opening session of Labs, and Britt Merrick will be presenting in the closing session. Jon is the author of Quitter and Stuff Christians Like, and Britt is the author of Big God and soon to release God Speed.

8. 3500 Leaders- Catalyst attracts the doers, the influencers, the cultural architects, and change agents. And when you get 3500 leaders and influencers who are intent on making a difference together, great things happen.

9. Mariners Church- a breathtaking campus in Irvine, CA. Lots of green space, and a staff that is incredible to work with. The Mariners team is family, and we love working with them!

10. The Unexpected- Our prayer is always that God would move in the hearts of the leaders who are part of Catalyst in ways we don't expect or plan for. We love creating what we consider to be a great event, but we trust and know that God shows up in unexpected ways and meets each leader in specific ways. We love hearing stories of life change, of moments of clarity, of great conversations, of powerful times of renewal, of leader's walk with Jesus becoming stronger, etc. The experience of Catalyst is what we all look forward to.

Make sure and Register TODAY. Can't wait to see you there!