In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brian Wurzell sits down at Catalyst West with mental health advocate Kayla Stoecklein as she shares her story of losing her husband to suicide in 2018. Listen in as Kayla courageously shares what it’s like to walk through mental illness with a partner, encourages the Church to acknowledge that pastors "are people too” and encourages those struggling with mental illness to let their stories be known. 

Keep up with Kayla: 

Instagram: @kaylasteck
Website
Fear Gone Wild

Suicide helpline - 800-273-8255
      Text line - 741-741

Direct download: 574_KaylaStoecklein.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Fresh Life Pastor, Levi Lusko, for a conversation about how to get out of your own way by learning to think right so you can live right. Listen in as Levi shares the importance of having a self-analysis tool to help you recognize what’s weighing you down or holding you back, and equip you to embrace it head-on as you become the best version of yourself. 
Keep up with Levi: 

Twitter: @levilusko
Instagram: @levilusko
Website

Direct download: 573_LeviLusko.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Spiritual Director and Certified Enneagram Profession, Marilyn Vancil, for a conversation about how to pause in the midst of life’s noise in order to become more self-aware. Listen in as Marilyn teaches a simple self-awareness check-in and shows how the enneagram can be utilized to understand the different types of energy that our team members bring to the team. 

Keep up with Marilyn: 

Twitter: @marilynvancil
Instagram: @mariynvancil
Website

Direct download: 672_MarilynVancil.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Zoe Church pastor Chad Veach for a conversation about how to be a self-aware leader. What if becoming a great leader is more about prioritizing self-awareness and people skills than production and performance? Listen in as Chad provides shares how to lead yourself, how to create an environment where a shared vision can grow, and how to make people the most important part of life. 

Keep up with Chad: 

Twitter: @chadcveach
Instagram: @chadveach
chadveach.org

Direct download: 671_ChadVeach.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Glen Jackson, co-founder of Jackson Spalding, one of the preeminent marketing communication firms in the world, with clients such as Coca-Cola, Google, Delta Air Lines, and Chick-fil-a. Listen in as Glen provides perspective on how to lead in a crisis, defines what it means to be a preeminent organization, and some sage advice for young leaders who want to carry influence for the long haul. 

Keep up with Glen: 

Twitter: @jacksonspalding 
Path to Preeminence 

LINKS
Tim Keller - Biblical Justice

Direct download: 570_GlenJackson.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with pastor, author, and podcast host, Sam Collier, to discuss how to live a greater story no matter your starting point. Listen is as Sam shares his inspiring story of being given up by his birth mother, his adoptive family, and restored relationship with his birth family. Sam also challenges us to “hear the cry” of those around us and help others live a greater story. 

Keep up with Sam: 

Twitter: @SamCollier 
Instagram: @samcollier
VIDEO OF SAM MEETING HIS BIRTH FAMILY

Direct download: 569_SamCollier.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we feature Jo Saxton from the Catalyst stage as she utilizes Acts 2 to shares six practices that are vital if we want the Church to be an authentic community in these tumultuous times. Listen in as Jo shares how we can live, love, and lead in a way that draws people out of isolation and into community with Jesus and each other.

Keep up with Jo: 

Twitter: @josaxton
Instagram: @josaxton
josaxton.com
Her newest book: Ready to Rise 

Direct download: 568_JoSaxton.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with author, podcast host, and former ESPN producer Jason Romano for a conversation about what components make up the uniform of leadership. Listen is as Jason shares his story of making the choice to step away from ESPN into the vocation God was calling him too, the importance of blooming where you’re planted, and leadership lessons from Pete Carroll and Tony Dungy. 

Keep up with Jason: 

Twitter: @JasonRomano 
Instagram: @JasonRomano 
jasonromano.com

Direct download: 567_JasonRomano.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with pastor, Chris Durso, for a conversation about the importance of honesty and trust in organizational culture. Listen is as Chris shares about his transition from youth pastor with a thriving ministry to succeeding his father as lead pastor after his father’s 32 years of ministry. 

Keep up with Chris Durso:

Instagram: @ChrisDurso

SAINTS CHURCH

Direct download: 566_ChrisDurso.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with author and researcher, David Kinnaman, for a conversation about how to live faithfully in exile. Listen is as David defines what it means to be an exile, describes the competing “gospels” of our current culture, how to create effective student environments, and how to prepare young people to be on mission with Jesus in the world. 

Keep up with David Kinnaman:

Twitter: @DavidKinnaman
The Barna Group

Direct download: 565_DavidKinnaman.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with author and cultural commentator, David Brooks, for a wide-ranging conversation about the difference between happiness and joy, David’s faith journey, and how we can integrate our communities, make deeper commitments, and live a life of meaning.  

Keep up with David Brooks:

Twitter: @nytdavidbrooks
The Weave Project

Direct download: 564_DavidBrooks.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we return to the stage for a message from Britt Merrick at Catalyst West 2010. Listen in as Britt encourages us to lean into God's presence and let our intimacy with Jesus fuel our leadership and our ministry. Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the uncertainty and disruption of the last few months? Are you trying to find the physical, emotional, and spiritual energy to move forward? Will you pause, let Jesus be the source of your joy, and allow intimacy with Him to fuel your life and leadership?

Direct download: 563_BrittMerrick.mp3
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In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with author and hope dealer, Carlos Whittaker, for a conversation about how to take risks, tell good stories, and receive the abundance God promises here and now. Carlos shows us that you are not meant to wait until heaven to experience His best. An abundant life is available now if you’ll head the call of the Spirit of God. 

Keep up with Carlos:

Instagram & Twitter: @loswhit
Carloswhittaker.com
Enterwild.com

Direct download: 562_CarlosWhittaker.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Scott Sauls, lead pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, for a conversation about how followers of Jesus can reveal a way of living that loves others as God loves us amidst a defensive and divided era.  

Keep up with Scott:

Instagram & Twitter: @scottsauls

scottsauls.com

Direct download: 561_ScottSaul.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Ray Johnston from Bayside Church for a wide-ranging conversation covering strategies for reopening church, the importance of generosity in leadership, and special encouragement from Ray for young pastors who are coming behind him. 

Keep up with Ray and Thrive Summit:

Twitter: @rayjohnston
rayjohnston.com 
Thrive Summit 

Additional Resources Mentioned in this episode: 
Message to White Church Leaders - Judah Smith

Dharius Daniels Podcast w/Eric

Common Hymnal

Direct download: 560_RayJohnston.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Josh Clemons the OneRace Movement for a conversation about the racial injustices of our current cultural moment. If you find yourself asking, “what can I do?” then take a pause, listen to his story, and make it part of your story, a part of our story.  

Keep up with Josh and OneRace Movement:

Instagram: @thisisjoshclemons
Facebook: Josh Clemons
One Race Movement
Video From Josh

Direct download: 559_JoshClemons.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Ravi Zacharias at Catalyst Atlanta 2020 for a conversation about worldview, the questions the culture is asking, and following Jesus as a way of life. In October 2019, we had no way of knowing this would be our last conversation with Ravi but hung on every word as he gave a critical charge for pastors and spiritual leaders about where our culture is going and how we as the church need to respond. #thankyouravi 

Keep up with RZIM:

Instagram: @rzimhq

Twitter: @rzimhq

Direct download: 558_Ravi.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with charity: water founder Scott Harrison for a conversation on leading with resilience in times of uncertainty. How do we plan for the future of our lives, organizations, and churches when so much is unknown? Listen in to this conversation as Scott shares some of the steps that charity: water is taking to make it through this season including the importance of scenario planning, how to gain resilience for yourself and your organization, and the importance of having a phase one and phase two of your planning.  

Keep up with charity: water:

Instagram: @charitywater
Twitter: @charitywater 
The Spring Giving Campaign

Additional Resources Mentioned This Episode: 

The Branded Startup

What Relaunching the Church Might Look Like

Considerations for Reopening the Church Building

Direct download: 557_ScottHarrison.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down for part two of a conversation with clinical psychologist and author Dr. Henry Cloud. This time they address the need for churches to lean into the mental and emotional health needs of their communities by becoming Churches that Heal. Listen in as Dr. Cloud shares how emotional health starts with the pastoral staff and moves into the congregation and community and conveys his passion for why he wants to resource and equip churches through the Churches That Heal curriculum.  
 
Keep up with Henry:
Instagram: @drhenrycloud
Twitter: @drhenrycloudofficial
Free Resources: Churches That Heal
 
Also mentioned on this episode: 5 leadership books that changed your life (Brad):
  • 21 Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell
  • Good to Great, Jim Collins
  • Visioneering, Andy Stanley
  • Courageous Leadership, Bill Hybels
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
5 books spiritual books that changed your life (Jason): 
  • The Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard 
  • Surprised by Hope, N.T. Wright
  • Anatomy of the Soul, Curt Thompson
  • A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Eugene Peterson 
  • A Praying Life, Paul Miller
Direct download: 556_HenryCloudPT2.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with clinical psychologist and author Dr. Henry Cloud for a conversation about what happens to us mentally during a crisis. What is it that we lose when things are off-kilter? What can we control when everything seems out of control? Listen in as Henry shares how we can “build our house” on a strong foundation and help provide a space for our teams to feel secure and begin to thrive once again.

Keep up with Henry:

Instagram: @drhenrycloud
Twitter: @drhenrycloudofficial
Free Resources: Churches That Heal

Also mentioned on this episode:

Kevin Kelley

Patrick Lencioni

The New Breed movie

Direct download: 555_HenryCloudPT1-v2.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with bioTrust founder Joel Marion for part two of a long-form conversation about Joel’s life, vocational journey, and motivation. Listen in as Joel shares how God impressed upon him to leverage his platform for Kingdom purposes, how he learned to share his faith with vulnerability and authenticity, and how taking the risk of being yourself will open many doors of influence.  

Keep up with Joel:

Instagram & Twitter: @JoelMarion
Podcast: Born to Impact
Website: joelmarion.com

Direct download: 554_JoelMarionPT2.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with bioTrust founder Joel Marion for part one of a long-form conversation about Joel’s life, vocational journey, and motivation. Listen in as Joel shares how God impressed upon him to leverage his platform for Kingdom purposes, how he learned to share his faith with vulnerability and authenticity, and how taking the risk of being yourself will open many doors of influence.  

Keep up with Joel:

Instagram & Twitter: @JoelMarion
Podcast: Born to Impact

Direct download: 553_JoelMarionPT1.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Paula Faris for a conversation about calling and vocation. Why do we often confuse what we do with who we are? What effects can this confusion have on our bodies, our souls, and our relationships? Listen in as Paula shares what it truly means to be called, how to move past the fear holding you back, and how to walk God’s path for you.

Keep up with Paula: 

Instagram & Twitter: @PaulaFaris 

Podcast: Journeys of Faith

Direct download: 552_PaulaFaris.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Ken Costa for a conversation about how leaders should live and lead in our current cultural moment. Listen in as Ken explains how creative imagination, knowing your why, and investing in yourself are all vital traits of a leader in the midst of crisis.   

Keep up with Ken:
Instagram & Twitter: @kenjcosta
Website: godatwork.org.uk 

Additional resources from this episode: 

Designing for Uncertainty

Leader Check In 

CARES Act Resources from Vanderblomen

One Minute Pause App

Direct download: 551_KenCosta.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Hal Donaldson for a conversation about how to interrupt the status quo and live compassion in these unprecedented times. Listen in as Hal shares an invitation to move beyond pity, helplessness, and outrage and provides a playbook for being an agent of compassion right where you are.
 
Keep up with Hal & Convoy of Hope:
Twitter: @haldonaldson
Website: convoyofhope.org
 
Additional resources from this episode: 
Direct download: 550_HalDonaldson.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Clay Scroggins sits down with Jeremy Courtney at Catalyst Atlanta for a conversation about how to step into the things that scare us most. Listen in as Jeremy tells his story of moving his family to Iraq and provides us all an example of how to acknowledge our fear but not let it have the driver's seat as we move forward in these uncertain times.

Resources referenced in this episode:

COVID-19 Church Online Summit 

coronavirusandthechurch.com

Direct download: 549_JeremyCourtney.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason and Brad discuss and point to resources to help us all navigate these unprecedented times. We also feature Andy Stanley from Catalyst Atlanta 2017 as he tells us that a single act of courage (even/especially in these times) can be the Catalyst for something extraordinary. Listen in as Andy provides us encouraging examples of what can happen if we’re willing to step into the moment when everything hangs in the balance.

Resources referenced in this episode:

coronavirusandthechurch.com

Bridgetown Church Daily Podcast

One Minute Pause App

Michael Hyatt - Confident in Crisis

Direct download: 548_AndyStanley.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Josh Gagnon for a conversation about how to overcome disappointment and start dreaming again. How do you find hope again? How do you pray bold prayers when you don’t feel like praying at all? How do you get out of yourself and into a God-sized dream? Listen in as Josh shares how to identify your God-sized dreams and start taking action towards them today!

Keep up with Josh:
Instagram & Facebook: @pastorjoshgagnon
Website: joshuagagnon.com

Direct download: 547_JoshGagnon.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, we feature John Mark Comer from Catalyst Atlanta 2018 as he utilizes Matthew 11 to invite us to find rest through living life as an apprentice of Jesus. Listen in as John Mark shows us that if we want to experience the life of Jesus, we must adopt the lifestyle of Jesus.

Keep up with John Mark:

Instagram & Twitter: @johnmarkcomer
Website: johnmarkcomer.com
Practicing The Way: practicingtheway.org
Interview w/Pete Scazzero: https://vimeo.com/383563104

Direct download: 546_JohnMarkComer.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with John Eldredge for a conversation about what our current cultural moment is doing to our souls. Are you finding it hard to focus? Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed? Do you find yourself not having the time to do things you enjoy? Listen in as John shares some practical steps to help you focus on what matters most, disengage from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty.

Keep up with John:

Instagram: @johneldredge
Twitter: @ransomedheart
Website: ransomedheart.com

Direct download: 545_JohnEldredge.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Craig Groeschel for a conversation about prayer. Have you ever wondered why you don’t see more impact from your prayer life? Have you often felt that your prayer life was routine and safe? Listen in as Craig shares how to tackle your greatest fears by praying stronger, more passionate prayers that lead you into a deeper faith.

Keep up with Craig:

Instagram: @craiggroeschel
Twitter: @craiggroeschel
Website: craiggroeschel.com

Amazon $3 discount code for Craig’s newest book, Dangerous Prayers: 3PRAYERS

Direct download: 544_CraigGroeschel.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Beth Moore for a wide-ranging conversation covering succession in ministry, common stumbling blocks for emerging leaders, the Church’s responsibility in the public square, and how to live a life of meaning and fruitfulness. You don’t want to miss this enlightening and hopeful conversation!

Keep up with Beth:

Instagram: @BethMooreLPM
Twitter: @BethMooreLPM
Website: lproof.org

Direct download: 543_BethMoore.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast we feature Christine Caine from Catalyst Atlanta 2017 where she utilizes the children of Israel entering Canaan in Joshua 5 to provide us with five facets of courage we must employ to reach the Promised Land.

Keep up with Christine:

Instagram: @christinecaine
Twitter: @christinecaine
Website: christinecaine.com

Direct download: 542_ChristineCaine.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Dharius Daniels for a conversation about relationships. There are no stagnant relationships; all of our relationships are either pushing us forward or holding us back. So, how do we get intentional about our relational investments? How do you asses, define, discern, align, and finally activate your relationships to reach your highest potential? Join Darius as he explains how to utilize the relational intelligence you need for the life of purpose you want.

 

Keep up with Dharius:

Instagram: @DhariusDaniels
Twitter: @DhariusDaniels
Website: dhariusdanielsrq.com

Direct download: 541_DariusDaniels.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Jason Haynes sits down with Esther Fleece Allen for a conversation about how to move past the limiting labels we often put on ourselves. Listen in as Esther shares a hope-filled message of discovering God’s new name for you. Your God-given identity provides a name for you to be studied, taken to heart, and believed, all in the journey of becoming your truest self just as He created you to be.

Keep up with Esther:

Instagram: @estherfleeceallen
Twitter: @EstherFleece
Website: estherfleece.com

Direct download: Episode540_EstherFleece.mp3
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On this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Horst Schulze for a conversation about Excellence. How do you maintain a commitment to integrity and maximizing potential in a world of compromise? How do you translate the motives of an organizational vision to an individual team member's motivations and purpose? Listen in as Horst shares his proven vision for excellence learned through many years of leading one of the best service organizations in the world.

Keep up with Horst:

Website: horstschulze.com

Direct download: Episode539_HorstSchulze.mp3
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