Field Notes: Craig Groeschel, Catalyst West Coast

by Jesse Giglio

The annual gathering of young(ish) leaders known as Catalyst popped up last weekend in Irvine with it's usual comic-con flare and punchy, life-changing content. Here are a few session two highlights;

Craig "sun's out guns out" Groeschel took to the white board with an equation for innovation and a passion for those outside the church.

"Limited resources + willingness to fail + increasing passion = exponential innovation."

"The fear of failure causes us to lead without faith."

"One of the greatest lies we can tell ourselves is, I can't because I don't."

"Sometimes God guides, not by what he provides, but by what he withholds."

"It's not a matter of if we want to reach people for Christ, we have to reach people for Christ!"

"I'd rather please God by thinking too big than insult him by thinking too small."

My life is littered with moments of inspiration. Musings on what ifs. Thoughts on how tos.

Often answered by, I can't because I don't.

I don't have the time. The money. The skill. The following. The gifts.

What if I try and it doesn't work.

But what if it does.

May your faith be greater than your fear.


Session One Notes