10 Reasons to attend Catalyst West

I'm so excited about Catalyst West coming up March 2-4, 2011 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. After today, ticket prices will jump up. 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 lineup- Andy Stanley, Eugene Peterson, Rev Run, Matt Chandler, Jack Dorsey (co-founder of Twitter), Dave Ramsey, Judah Smith, Christine Caine, Dr. John Perkins, Nancy Ortberg, Soledad O'Brien, Britt Merrick, Randall Wallace (writer of Braveheart). 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. Jud Wilhite- Jud keeps things moving. And provides context. And makes things stick. And is one of the sharpest and most influential leaders around.

5. Take Courage- this is our theme. And I love it.

6. LABS- wow, the wisdom and know-how that will be presenting at LABS is humbling. Come a day early and hear from thought leaders like Mike Foster, Jud Wilhite, Michael Hyatt, Anne Jackson, Jon Acuff, David Kinnaman, Gayle Haggard, Mark Batterson, Rick McKinley, Charles Lee, Bob Goff, Shaun King, Miles McPherson, Jaeson Ma, Samuel Rodriguez, and many others!

7. Opening and Closing Session at LABS- Scot McKnight will be presenting in the opening session of Labs, and David Platt will be presenting in the closing session. Scot is the author of recently released One.Life and David is the author of the best-seller Radical.

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, etc. The experience of Catalyst is what we all look forward to.

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