11 Reasons to attend Catalyst Dallas 2012

I'm so excited about Catalyst Dallas coming up May 9-11, 2012 in north Dallas at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. If you are considering attending, you'll want to go ahead and REGISTER TODAY to get the BEST POSSIBLE RATES on tickets.

TODAY, March 8th 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 11 reasons why I am excited about Catalyst Dallasand why you should attend:

1. The speaker lineupAndy Stanley, John Maxwell, Matt Chandler, Katie Davis (best-selling author of Kisses from Katie), Judah Smith, Perry Noble, Kirk Franklin, Nancy Duarte, Bob Goff, Jud Wilhite, Jon Acuff, and Rudy Rasmus.. Seriously. I'm pumped!

2. Musical Guests include Gungorone of my favorite bands on the planet, and Israel Houghton, one of my favorite worship leaders on the planet.

3. Tripp and Tyler- funny guys. funny videos. they will be funny. And Chris Seay as our host, truly representing the state of Texas and the city of Houston!!

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

5. BE PRESENT- this is our theme. And I love it. You can find out more about the theme. Your Presence is Requested!

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, Reggie Joiner, Jon Acuff, Lysa TerKeurst, Mark Batterson, Herbert Cooper, Margaret Feinberg, Tullian Tchividjian, Jo Saxton, Pete Wilson, Jeanne Stevens, Claire Diaz Ortiz, Brandon and Jen Hatmaker, Esther Havens, Carlos Whittaker, Jeremy Cowart, Bob Goff, Chris Seay, Carlos Whittaker, and many others!

7. Opening and Closing Session at LABS- Mark Batterson will be presenting in the opening session of Labs, and Reggie Joiner will be presenting in the closing session. Mark is the author of The Circle Maker and Wild Goose Chase, and Reggie is founder and CEO of Orange, and author of Think Orange.

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. Bent Tree Bible Fellowship- a great campus in Carrolton, TX (North Dallas). Top notch facilities, wireless, and a staff that is incredible to work with. The Bent Tree team is family, and we love working with them!

10. Our key partners and causes - at Catalyst we are always intentional about highlighting great organizations and leaders who are making a difference and impacting communities all over the world. Once again we'll have a number of organizations present that you can talk with and get involved with, including Hello Somebody, Art House of America, CitySquare, Gift Card Giver, Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee (free coffee!!), Compassion International, TOMS Shoes, Veritas Fashion, Mission Year, Amazima, and many more!

11. 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!