catalyst west recap

Last week we attended Catalyst West, which I'm sure if you follow us on twitter you heard a lot about. We kinda had a good time.  Last year Brook attended, but I had to work and wasn't able to go.  I was so excited that it worked out this year for both of us to attend.  Jessi girl tagged along too. That was interesting...but she did amazing and was such a trooper for both days.

Catalyst is a conference for church and ministry leaders.  There are an endless amount of incredible speakers pouring into us for two days.  It's a little overwhelming to say the least, but in a very good way.  I came away feeling encouraged, refreshed and ready to keep going.  Believe it or not, sometimes ministry can get hard and downright exhausting.  It's so great to come together with people who understand and know the right words to say.

One of my favorite parts - worship. There is nothing more beautiful to me than a couple thousand ministry leaders who are completely in love with Jesus worshiping in a corporate setting.  It's incredible.  I always feel like we get a tiny glimpse of what heaven will be like.  People completely in love and on their faces before Jesus.  What an amazing picture. As a Worship Leader's wife, I rarely get to worship standing next to my husband, so I always love these precious moments of standing close to him and praising our God together.

We learned from some amazing church leaders and non-profit leaders. Our hearts were opened, stretched and mended.  The hubby and I are beginning to talk about possibilities for our future that God opened our eyes to a little more.  It's all so exciting and we so look forward to what is ahead for our ministry and family.

Tomorrow, I will touch on the area I was most encouraged and impacted. Exciting stuff.