Catalyst LIVE Notes // Andy Stanley on Uncommon Fellowship

I’m live blogging from Catalyst Conference. Catalyst is a next-generation conference that embolden leaders from all over the world. The theme of Catalyst for 2016 is “Uncommon Fellowship.” Andy Stanley is a senior pastor of North Point Ministries

Uncommon Fellowship.

Definition: Head-turning, jaw-dropping, never-would’ve-imagined association.

The only the 12 disciples had in common was Jesus. Jesus modeled it.

People who were nothing like Jesus like Jesus, Jesus liked them back.

And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my ekklesia.

Jesus didn’t predict a place. He predicted a people.

“My prayer is not for them alone, I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message” – John 17:20

Unselfish love is what fuels fuel injects uncommon fellowship.

What Uncommon Fellowship looks like.

  • Forgive one another.
  • Encourage one another.
  • Restore one another.
  • Accept one another.
  • Care one another.
  • Submit one another.
  • Carry one another’s burdens.
  • Bear with one another.

The early church fought for it. Uncommon = Uncomfortable

If your theology separates you from sinners like you, you may have some work to do.