A Church for the Rest of Us!
My name is Jeffrey Chavez. I am the Lead Pastor here at the Catalyst. There are many great churches in the Springfield Area. In fact, According to the Barna Group, a faith-based research firm, Springfield, Missouri ranks #6 in the country as the most “Bible-based” cities. This doesn’t surprise me. It seems as if there are as many churches here as Seattle has Starbucks. What is concerning is the fact that even here we are losing ground. This city has more than 250,000 people in the Metro area and only half still consider themselves devoted followers of Christ.
The Catalyst is built for the other 125,000. We love Springfield. We want to see her citizens become sold out disciples of Jesus. We feel our mission is to reach those who have rejected Christ in the past, never really heard of Him, or have struggled to escape the religious hypocrisy of many who forgot the purpose of the Church. We do this by providing sports programs for the community, one-on-one discipleship, and providing aid to those who need us the most in the community.
Our Purpose is to spread the gospel to as far as we can reach and to continue the culture that Jesus established through his followers 2,000 years ago. Because of this we are committed to Planting Churches, to the Arts and Entertainment, to Education and the Sciences, and to Business. We believe these are the pillars of culture and the Bible celebrates them. And we will build these pillars upon the foundation of the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ!
If you desire to find a place where you can meet new friends and work towards the mission to reach your world for Jesus, or if you are just discovering who Jesus is for the first time I invite you to join us next Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as our guest.
I can’t wait to meet you,