Amanda Torres attends Catalyst Conference

From Staff Reports
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Amanda Torres of Moreland was among 56 Bryan College students who attended the recent Catalyst leadership conference in Atlanta.
Tim Shetter, assistant dean of community life, said the goal of Catalyst "is training the next generation of leaders." He explained, "People come from all over. There were 13,000 in attendance this year. It's a great opportunity for students to hear well-known leaders and get information from them."
Catalyst's speakers "all have good ideas and information about leadership," Shetter said.
Amanda Torres, daughter of Teresa Torres, had the opportunity to choose five workshops on Wednesday, while Thursday and Friday were devoted to plenary sessions covering a wide range of topics focusing on the "Make" theme.
Speakers included Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan and David Platt. "One of the main ideas communicated was that we should evaluate ourselves to see if we are following Christ close enough to make disciples," Shetter said.
Bryan senior Tori Woodson said, "Catalyst 2013 was a time to reflect on the nature of God, in hearing truth preached from pastors like David Platt and Matt Chandler, as well as to glean wisdom about what it means to be a leader. One of the most convicting truths I heard at Catalyst was from author and anti-human trafficking activist Christine Caine, who said, 'Nothing will kill you quicker than the spotlight. God has you in places of obscurity because He is making you.' God used Catalyst to remind me that it is the process of being made like Christ, and not personal fame or success, that matters."

Bryan is a Christian liberal arts college offering two master's degrees and bachelor's degrees in 20 areas. Bryan's campus is in Dayton, Tenn.


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