What is a Catalyst event?
LRM’s Catalyst event will have immediate and lasting impact on your church. It’s designed to encourage your church family through a man or woman from the pages of Scripture, deepen relationships through discussion groups, equip them with a simple and impactful way to share their testimony, and teach vital listening skills so that they can grow deeper in community and in relationship to Christ.
The life-changing power of the Gospel story
Jesus came to earth as a common man; His feet were dusty from the road and he rubbed shoulders with poor people along the way. As he traveled, he shared stories and developed relationships with people. He calls us to do the same - to share the good news of the Gospel with the people around us. The Bible is full of stories from the lives of ordinary, sinful people which God redeemed for His glory!
The Catalyst weekend allows the people in your church to be immersed in the culture, context and character of God's Holy Word coming alive through His people! Each themed event will dig deep into the life of one Biblical character model. You'll discover new ways to relate to each character, what catalysts sparked change in their story, and how it transforms your life today.
Faithfully following god
What was it like to lose everything and then step out in faith to follow an unknown God instead of going back to something familiar?
After fleeing the country as a fugitive, how would you react if God then told you to return and lead
two million people out of slavery?
Pursuing God's Heart
Imagine the surprise of a young teenage boy when he is called home one day to learn he has been chosen by God to become the future king!
Why doesn't everyone share their story?
If the people in your church have experienced the life-saving power of the Gospel, why don't they share it with every person they meet?
"I'm not a mature Christian - I could never lead someone to Christ!"
"I don't read my Bible or pray every day, how could I talk to someone about God?"
"I've messed up too many times to truly make a difference for someone else."
"My story isn't that special, God could never use it to change someone's life."
Sharing your story can seem like a daunting task, it can even sound frightening to some people. The good news is, the story isn't about you! You don't have to have it all together because God has made a way. You don't have to be eloquent because God is the author. And you don't have to know all the answers because God does the transforming.
Being influential does not require you to be perfect. All you have to do is share the grace you experience every day. Sharing your story can be as simple as talking about how you turn to God in prayer when you face difficulties, or how you can trust in God's plan even when things don't make sense. You share your story and let God do the rest.
What if you could share your story in just nine short sentences? Sound too simple? During a Catalyst event, we will lead your church members through a step-by-step plan to write their own testimony in nine sentences. Then they will immediately use that new skill to share their testimony within a small group during the event!
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Catalyst Overview: How does it work?
The Catalyst weekend is led by one LRM coordinator with one or two trained leaders.
The coordinator will guide your church leadership through the preparation process, the weekend experience itself, and the very important follow-up. They will also facilitate small-group discussions and pray with people one-on-one.
This event is intentionally designed to be very flexible. Your coordinator will work with you during the preparation process to customize the schedule and content to best meet the needs of your specific church!
What is the cost?
There is no registration fee for a Catalyst event. Your church is responsible for travel and lodging for the coordinator/leaders and we do ask that you take a free-will offering at the close of the event. We find that this structure allows us to reach as many churches as possible with this valuable training!