“Your legacy, regardless of where you are in your leadership journey, starts now. Leading well now means finishing well later.” – Brad Lomenick

We’ve developed an environment where you can grow as a leader and be inspired by leaders who surround you in a learning community where we find the answers together.  We call it “Catalyst.”

Catalyst Conversations

Our SNE Catalyst Conversations are a time for you to be renewed, challenged and inspired as a leader. Each gathering will include teaching, discussion and dialogue on relevant topics that ministers face. Our instructors will share from their reflective experience and expertise. Catalyst Conversations are open to all of our SNEMN ministers and lunch is always provided. So mark your calendars and bring a staff member or fellow minister with you to the next conversation.

These Conversations are free and held at the SNE Ministry Network office on the second Thursday of each month (taking a break in June and July).  Meetings take place from 10:00am – 1:00pm and includes lunch.


Until we can meet together in person, we are encouraging all Catalyst Conversation participants to actively participate in our monthly Leadership Zoom meetings.

Catalyst Atlanta

Next Generation Leadership Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia

Catalyst Cohort Package – CURRENTLY ON HOLD for 2020

The Exclusive SNEMN Catalyst Cohort package includes:

  • Conference registration
  • Reserved seating at the conference
  • Van transportation to/from the airport
  • Van transportation to/from the conference
  • 3 nights hotel accommodations (Wednesday-Friday)
  • Evening meals and conversation (Wednesday-Friday)
  • Continental hotel breakfast

You will be responsible for arranging your air travel.


Catalyst History

Catalyst was conceived as a Next Generation Leaders Conference in 1999 by Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, John Maxwell, Lanny Donoho and several young leaders.  It was created to meet the felt need that existed within the church leader space for a leadership event that was focused on a new generation of church leaders. Everything within this space seemed built around a forty to sixty year old mindset and medium. This team was convinced that this needed to change.

Catalyst was able to meet that demand by creating a conference specifically focused on leaders under the age of 40. In October of 2000 in Atlanta, GA, partnering with North Point Community Church, Catalyst convened 1500 church leaders for this inaugural experience. With a unique approach to programming and learning, defined by a fun, dynamic attendee experience, leaders were personally challenged to become “change agents” within their organizations, churches and communities.  

Since inception, over 150,000 leaders have made the annual trek to Atlanta to participate in the Catalyst Conference experience.

Leadership has been the topic of focus for the Catalyst brand since inception and will continue to be so. Catalyst and the annual Conferences provide a wide cover for addressing a variety of topics specific to Next Generation Leaders, including organizational leadership, personal leadership, integrity, character, relationships, and teamwork, among others.

Catalyst has only just begun to go deeper with the Catalyst Community in taking them beyond a conference experience and into a relationship that provides ongoing support for growth and continued learning.