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Catalyst 2010: Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel took the main stage before lunch. Here are some of the thoughts that grabbed my attention:


  • on tension between generations… “We need each other.”
  • “I’m standing on the shoulders of great men and women who have gone before me.”
  • “I used to throw up before I spoke every time.”
  • “I would beg you not to resist, fear or judge the next generation leaders, but instead believe in them and invest in them.”
  • “Don’t resent them because they’re different. They’re supposed to be different.”
  • “When you delegate authority, you develop leaders.”
  • “It is much worse to be unreal than uncool.”
  • “There is nothing worse than a fat 50-year-old wearing skinny jeans. That is wrong, and it’s not of God.”
  • “If you are not dead, you are not done.”
  • “Your age and your experience are your greatest assets.”
  • “Embrace the season you are in.”
  • Talking to the younger generation… “You feel very entitled.”
  • “You tend to overestimate what God wants to do through you in the short run. When you don’t get it, you grow disillusioned.”
  • “You underestimate what God wants to do through you in the long run.”
  • “There is spiritual greatness in you. Don’t get discouraged in the short run.”
  • Quoting Andy Stanley: “Honor publicly leads to influence privately.”
  • “When we truly honor Him, we will honor the authority of the leaders over us.”
  • “There’s a difference between respect and honor. Respect is earned, but honor is given.”
  • “Be teachable. Be hungry to learn.”
  • “When I was your age, we weren’t thinking about people with unclean water.”
  • “I believe in you.”
  • “Work together. Believe in each other.”