Humana 2.0 has come and gone. From my perspective it was a powerful and inspiring experience.
The main speakers (Alex McManus, Gerardo Marti, David Arcos, Thorsten Moritz, and Erwin McManus) were all excellent. In addition to their powerful addresses, all of them were readily accessible for conversation after their talks.
In addition, the atmosphere of Humana was rich and evocative. It was cyber-cool. This was enhanced by the Urban Poets (the dance team from Mosaic in Los Angeles) and by an outstanding band, Jettison Never, from Tenessee.
As I debrief over the next few days, I will share more, but here are a few nuggets:
Erwin on leadership:
“The danger is that we reach a level of influence where we are afraid to risk everything.”
“You cannot do anything meaningful in life without creating conflict.”
“Live your life as if the future you imagine is true.”
Thorsten on the Church:
“Are we being God’s people who reflect the Christ event to the world.”
Alex on Missional Leadership:
“The Gospel comes to you to go to a place beyond you.”
“If we don’t give ourselves to the work that the Holy Spirit is doing, we will find ourselves further and further away from what he is doing.”
“Innovation is always de-synchronized with the present.”
“The head that nods yes does not equal the heart that says, ‘Let’s go.’”
David Arcos on the need for creativity:
“We create art because it costs lives not to create art at Mosaic.”