“OWNERSHIP” (Membership)

 

Anyone desiring to become a member of Catalyst Church, must first understand our terminology. We use the term “Owner” rather than “Member”. Continue reading to find out why.

Ownership is more than membership. This is not a social club you are a member of, but you are an OWNER of this church we call Catalyst because You/We Are the Church!
 

So how do you become an official “owner” of Catalyst Church?

  • Have a personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Recognize that you are a sinner, saved and forgiven only by my faith in Jesus Christ, which is a gift of grace given to you by Christ alone, and by nothing that you will or have done. You also must be baptized by immersion, after salvation.
  • Agree with “What We Believe”. (See Below)

 

What We Believe:

Jesus

We believe Jesus is fully God, fully Man and the Savior of the world. (Matthew 1:20, Luke 5:52, John 1:1-4, Colossians 1:15-20, Hebrews 1:1-3)

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is fully God and God’s active presence in the world today. (Genesis 1:26, Psalms 45:6-7, Psalms 110:1, Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:17-20, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

Bible

We believe the Bible is inspired by God, without error and given to teach us the BEST way to live. (Psalms 19:7-11, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

Humans

We believe all humans need to be restored to a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:22-23; 5:12, 6:23, Ephesians 2:1-3: 4:17-19)

 

Restoration

We believe there is only one way to be restored to God through Jesus and that is through belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. (John 1:29, John 10:1-18, Romans 8:8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Galatians 1:4, 1 Peter 3:18)

Eternal Security

We believe once someone has been restored to God through Jesus they are secure in that restoration for all of eternity through the Holy Spirit. (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30, Romans 8:1, 38-39, I Corinthians. 1:4-8, 1 Peter. 1:4-5)

Church

We believe God’s plan for restoring the world to Himself is to use local churches gathered together as the global church worldwide. (Acts 14:27, 20:17, 28-32, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-11)

Enemy of God

We believe Satan is a real being who is doing everything in his limited power to prevent people from being restored to God. (Matthew 4:1-3, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:2, Revelation 20:10)

Eternity

We believe in a literal heaven and a literal hell as the only two options for where people will spend their eternity. (Luke 23:43, 2 Corinthians. 5:8, Philippians 1:23, 3:21, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 20:4-6)

Scripture

Is inspired by God, and is without error. I strive to follow the teachings of scripture and to live righteously according to what the Bible teaches.
(Psalms 19:7-11, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • Read or listen to the book I Am A Church Member by Thom Rainer. A free copy of the book/audio book is available at Catalyst Church.
  • Indicate your desire to become an “owner” to the pastor or one of the church elders.