We’re told that Catalyst began as:
"a Next Generation Leaders Conference in 1999 by Andy Stanley and Reggie Joiner from North Point Community Church, along with John C. Maxwell, Lanny Donoho and several other young leaders. Catalyst was created to meet the felt need that existed within the church leader space for a leadership event that was focused on a new generation of church leaders…"
And how far we’ve come, eh; as we check the speakers list we find:
Andy Stanley, Seth Godin, Beth Moore, Perry Noble, and T.D. Jakes
My, the "anointed" Ms. Moore certainly has found herself quite the apostate circle of friends, hasn't she? From Perry Noble, the "Purpose-Driven Pope of the Carolinas" to T.D. Jakes who denies the Trinity, you certainly can tell a lot about a person by the people they align themselves with, can't you?Such a catalyst; man-centered Purpose Driven/Seeker Driven types, a woman claiming to receive direct revelations from God, a “World Renowned Blogger and Marketing Expert,” along with a Word Faith mogul and Oneness Pentecostal heretic in T.D. Jakes.