the catalyst way

Get to know us by learning what makes us #dochurchdifferent.

1. we're a church for anyone but not for everyone

While we hope everyone feels welcomed and loved when attending CCC, we understand we may not be everyone's "cup of tea." And that's okay. There are some great churches in this area and we'd love to help you get plugged into one! We're all in this together regardless of where you attend.

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 1:10

2. we put God to the test

God made us a promise and we will take Him at His Word.  Since generosity is a trust issue, we choose to believe God by leading the way in sacrificial giving.  It is not about what God wants from us, but what He wants for us.

Behold, I send my messenger and he will prepare the way before me.  And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.

Malachi 3:1

3. we refuse to be good

Good is the enemy of great.  Excellence isn't a value; it is a necessity.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.

Colossians 3:23

4. we let go

Catalyst is fueled by volunteers.  We will empower people for their ministry, not just recruit them to ours.

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-12

5. playing it safe is risky

God hasn't called us to a life of comfort and safety.  He's called us to follow Him with a reckless abandon and we won't be content until we co.

Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."

Matthew 19:21

6. we don't cater

We bow to Jesus and not the personal preferences of those around us.  We are more concerned with the people that we are trying to reach than those we are trying to keep.  While we strive to be hospitable, we won't cater or compromise. This is His church and we are honored to be a part!

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9-11

7. we aren't afraid to fight

We will aggressively defend our unity and the vision that God has given us.

Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:3

8. we are never finished

We are grateful for what God has done in the past, but are more excited about what He'll do in the future.

Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!  You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.  Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.  Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.  The Lord bless you from Zion!  May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!  may you see your children's children!  Peace be upon Israel!

Psalm 128

9. we serve like crazy

The greatest way to reach people is to serve them!

The greatest among you must be a servant.

Matthew 23:11

10. we pray until something happens

We pray like it depends on God and work like it depends on us.  The latter is useless without the former.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

James 5:16