Andy Stanley on How to Create Breakthrough Change

I am blogging from Atlanta, Georgia at the 2014 Catalyst Conference. I have the honor of joining the Catalyst Blogger Team, and I’ll be publishing live notes and key insights on the speaker sessions. Speaker lineups include, Andy Stanley, Tim Keller, Christine Caine, Matt Chandler, Charles Duhigg and many more. I hope these insights will empower you to rise to the top.


Three Steps to Create Organizational Change

1. Craft a laser-focused vision statement – Memorable = portable

2. Cast it over and over and over  – Over-communication is key

3. Organize to your vision statement

Secret to Creating Change

 You weren’t giving something up. You found something better. 

Three Things to Change in the Local Church

1. The church should be the safest place to talk about anything, including same-sex marriage 

2. The church must stop expecting outsiders to act like insiders while insiders act like outsiders. 

If every Christian quit watching porn, weed, premarital adultery, taxes, and foster kids – we would feel the change of the culture. 

When people don’t believe in the Bible or what Jesus said, we can’t hold them to the standards of the Bible. The standards are for the body of Christ. 

What if we as leaders our character was so impeccable that non-Christians would respect us. 

3. The church must capture and keep the hearts and minds of students. 

What is this generation worth? 

Question: As leaders, what next steps to do you need to take to create breakthrough change? 

About the Speaker: Andy Stanley is a pastor, communicator, author, and the founder of North Point Ministries. Each Sunday, more than 13,000 people attend NPM’s five Atlanta area churches. In addition, NPM has planted over 30 churches outside the Metro Atlanta area with a combined weekly attendance of more than 15,000. Over two million of Andy’s messages are accessed from North Point websites monthly, including both leadership and sermon content. Andy’s books include the recently released How to Be Rich, as well as Deep & Wide, The Next Generation Leader and Visioneerin