I am really looking forward to heading to Atlanta first thing Thursday morning for the Catalyst Conference. If it's anything like last year I expect to have my eyes opened and to be challenged. At the end of a session during the conference last year Blake looked at me and said, "If you're satisfied with where you are and what you're doing you don't need to come to this." That pretty much sums up what Catalyst was for me. Two days that caused me to ask questions I wouldn't normally ask. God used that in a big way in my life.
In order to go, there's a list of things that must be finished before we leave at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday. Sermon for November 2, Life Group prep for tomorrow night, a church planter assessment to write and send to my buddy Art, lots of e-mails to respond to and send, etc. It will be crazy here for the next 48 hours.
One last thing, Donny, Blake, and I are having lunch today with two guys who have planted a church in Brooklyn NY. We will be talking with them about what God is doing there, and about the possibility of partnering with them next year. Pray that God will give us wisdom as we make that decision.
Have a great day.