Imagine belonging to a church that not only believes the same thing you do, but is healthy, unselfish, and growing. A church where life change happens constantly. A church that loves deeply, worships enthusiastically, and gives generously to the under-resourced.
It’s just a dream to way too many people.
It shouldn’t be just a dream. Your city needs a church that you can’t wait to attend and to which you cannot resist inviting your friends.
You may be the catalyst that God uses to make it happen.
Mission Catalyst is ready to partner with you.
HERE’S WHY YOU’RE OUR HERO
Church leaders are heroes. Pastors lead, comfort, and teach. Youth leaders inspire, listen, and model. Musicians play, sing, and lift up God. Kids’ teachers serve, love, and instruct. Other volunteers pour out their time and talents for nothing but the pure joy of helping. And on top of everything, people like you invest tithe and give money to causes that build things and change lives. It’s hard to find a better definition for hero than that.
OUR HERO HAS A PROBLEM
Most churches are stalled. They’re stuck in the past both in numbers and in methods. They aren’t happy places. Their primary reason for existence is survival or to please the already convinced. They fight over things that don’t really matter, and they judge those who need first to be loved. Creativity is illegal. The result is disappointment and pain, and highly-committed leaders withdraw because they can’t conceive of a happy ending.
OUR HERO NEEDS A GUIDE
Creating a healthy, unselfish, growing church is hard; it’s the extreme sport of ministry. When you start with an existing church, you wrestle with changing DNA that has petrified over the years. If you start a new church, you have a better chance of creating healthy culture and priorities, but bringing together the right mix of gifts and personalities doesn’t happen easily. How do you know where to start, what land mines to avoid, and how to develop momentum?
Mission Catalyst has done it. God has blessed us with successful leaders who never stop learning how to leverage every resource while reaching the next person. Our team has one goal: to help you succeed.
OUR HERO NEEDS A TEAM
Tightrope walkers and golfers are soloists; they do their thing alone. A lot of small businesses thrive behind one person who works hard and becomes an expert in their field. Starting a church, however, may be the most relationally-intensive activity on the planet. It requires a leader of leaders to bring together and lead a team of people whose hearts burn for a common dream and who synergize to make the dream come true.
Our assessment process will bring you and us clarity as to whether you are the leader of leaders or a valuable team member. Once the leader of leaders is identified, you’re ready for a plan.
OUR HERO NEEDS A PLAN
We do not create cookie-cutter churches. Your dream will unfold in a way that is fresh and unique. But you have to have a plan. You can’t just wing it and expect to create a healthy, successful church.
The first thing that we do is listen. Your dream is the starting point.
Next we start the process of making the complicated simple. It’s not easy, but it has to be simple. Based on proven principles, we do an initial consult by phone or on-site, and then we help you design a pathway that takes you from here to there. We’re a text message away to guide you when you need it. The result is clarity, confidence, and progress.
OUR HERO NEEDS A WEAPON
Your weapon will be a StrategyScript unique to your project. You can use your StrategyScript in all of your communication, to inspire people to join you, and to keep your leaders on point and unified in their mission. After you have completed each step of the Assembly phase, you will construct your StrategyScript with your team. Mission Catalyst will help you either by telephone coaching or during an on-site coaching weekend with your leaders.
OUR HERO NEEDS A HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER
Getting the church you want is a challenge. When it comes to church, the crucial words are healthy, unselfish, and growing. It doesn’t happen quickly, and it requires the best that you have. You have to have the right motive. You must be a leader. You have to be emotionally and spiritually healthy. When those are in place and you have the right sherpa and StrategyScript, you can do it.
Let us partner with you. Let’s get the church you want!