Are you tired of Craig Groeschel and Andy Stanley?

Would you believe Catalyst would dare go off-script? I couldn’t believe my eyes either. Here’s the roster of main stage speakers for Catalyst West Coast 2014:: Francis Chan, Christine Caine, Jason Russell, Simon Sinek, Robert Madu, Henry Cloud, Lysa TerKeurst, Charles Lee, Bryan Loritts, Rachel Cruze, Mike Foster. (Gasp, Craig and Andy are missing!)

This lineup doesn’t look like the same-old usual fare.. could it be that Catalyst is turning a new chapter, going into a new season? Whatever the case may be, it’s a good thing to be hearing from a plurality of voices and different mix of perspectives. From here it looks like the most compelling talk will be coming from Simon Sinek, and then there will be undoubtedly be some surprise A-Ha’s. (And, personally, I’d brace myself for a curve ball from Charles Lee.)

Check your calendar for April 2-4, 2014 and put Catalyst West Conference there. After you register, make your travel arrangements to be there at Mariners Church, Orange County, CA. You know what to do.

Not only is the lineup refreshingly different, the theme is powerfully striking at the core of who each of us are: identity, calling, legacy. I think this green banner about leading from who you are is more legible than the venn diagram below.

Catalyst_West_Coast_2014__ Catalyst-4

Lowest Discounted Rates on Catalyst West tickets are ending this Thursday 2/13, so please REGISTER NOW. Call 888.334.6569 to speak to a Catalyst Concierge, or register online at Use Rate Code BLOG to receive a special rate of only $209 per person (regularly $300 minus $1).

Catalyst_West_Coast_2014__ Catalyst-3

(#satirealert The title of this blog post is written in jest, tongue-in-cheek. I’d anticipate both Craig and Andy have much to say and will have many opportunities and platforms for years to come. Regrettably, I will not be there at Catalyst West myself, due to having a previously scheduled event. But knowing how hard the Catalyst crew works to capture the content and package the experience, there’ll be the DVD kit and other goodies available for purchase during and after the event happens.. )