How to Change Mindsets to Create a Culture of Innovation

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.


At one point in church history, the church was the innovators. The church influenced the arts and the sciences. The church know how to create. Now the church has lost its bastion of innovation. Anything that has thought with Christian is tantamount to second rate status. 

Formula for creating a community of change makers and creating a culture of innovation. 

Limited Resources + willingness to fail + increasing passion = exponential innovation. 

Mindset Changes

1) Limited Resources

We can’t because we don’t. 

Limited resources is not a hindrance for what you need to do. Limited resources is a catalyst to do more than you thought possible. 

We can because we don’t. 

“Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’” – Act 3:6

A community of change maker never says “we can’t, because we don’t.” Instead, they “we can, because we don’t” 

2) Willingness to Fail

Failure is not an option. 

Failure is an absolute necessity. 

Fear of failure drives us to stop taking risks. Not taking risks ultimately leads to failure. Whatever we’re afraid of failing, it is leading without faith.

The pathway to your greatest potential is straight through your greatest fear. 

Failure is not an event.  

3) Increasing Passion

We don’t want reach people for Christ. 

We have to reach people for Christ. 

It’s not an option. It’s not a gain. It’s not I wish I could. 

“For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel.” – 1 Corinthians 9:16

Question: What areas do you need to change in your mindset to be more innovative? 

About the Speaker: Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Craig’s creative leadership is changing the way church his done. has become one of the country’s first multi-campus churches, meeting in more than 120 services at 20 multi-site locations around the United States, and globally at Church Online. Additionally, builds relationships with ministries all over the world through its partners, Network Churches. Lead by Craig’s passion for serving and partnering with the “capital C” Church to reach the world for Christ, develops and shares free resources with thousands of churches worldwide.