We apply the word catalyst to describe our approach in sharing the gospel (good news about Jesus) with the people around us.
“Catalyst” is a term used in chemistry to describe a substance, usually used in small amounts relative to the reactants, that modifies and increases the rate of a reaction without being consumed in the process.
We believe that God, the Great Chemist, wants to use us as catalysts to share His good news with those who haven’t heard. We hope our actions will create opportunities for spiritual conversations that lead people to a life changing encounter with Jesus Christ.
We live catalyst lives by:
Understanding our community and meeting people where they are
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there.
Acts 17:16-17 (NIV)
Adding value to the lives of others in a way that draws them to God
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden… In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5: 14, 16 (NIV)
Responding to people in crisis
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
John 4:13-14 (NIV)
by the way we relate to and love each other
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
John 13:34-35 (NIV)