BEYOND - Church planting


Beyond-Church Planting

Catalyst Church is a unique church that seeks to provoke lasting change by sharing compassion + hope. 

One thing I know without a shadow of a doubt is that the harvest field is no smaller in recent times and is crying out for labourers and those willing to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus. In this edition of Beyond we are rapidly responding to these new times by focusing directly on our vision as a church to do church planting. Of course we will continue to support our other mission areas and we look forward to focusing on them early next year. I genuinely believe this is one of the most exciting times in the life of Catalyst, and the good news is we all get to play a part. Some of us on the front lines, some of us in support, but all of us get to contribute.

I highly encourage you to prepare your heart for generosity and to also allow yourself to be moved for the calling that God is giving our church, Catalyst Church. 

2 Cor 8:3,4 'For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability...they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord's people.'   

This has always been a generous church, I pray that we respond in a sacrificial and generous manner to the pressing needs at hand as we sow into the now and beyond!



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    We believe that Catalyst must move from accumulating members, to sending people. Jesus had a plan for mission; that He would see his Kingdom come -through his church. Catalyst planting churches - that plant churches.


    The vision of the CRI Network, is to have excellent quality CRI in every Ipswich state school, every week. With endorsement from the Ipswich + Southern Somerset Ministers Fellowships, + support from individual Christians + many churches, the Network aims to lift the profile of CRI. They empower volunteer CRI teachers by providing free training, necessary resources + support. The CRI network supports over 100 volunteer RI teachers + functions with a small part time staff team led by Suzie Overell. To get involved or find out more, click HERE


    We dream of a Church campus that...

    Opens countless new opportunities for us to engage with our local community;

    Allows people to connect in a meaningful way;

    Is open, warm, inviting, attractive + conducive to helping people feel at home;

    Is the birth place for a multitude of radical disciples who are inspired + equipped to make a difference, Far, Near + Here.

  • SCHOOLs + CHaplaincy

    Catalyst Church has had a long standing relationship with our local high school. One of the ways we continue to partner with the school is through the SU QLD Chaplaincy Service.


    We partner with EMPART to transform communities in Asia. Empart exists to bring holistic transformation to individuals + communities in Asia. We are part of their work to reach, restore, release + resource indigenous Christian leaders to transform communities among the most needy. Empart's primary goal is to see 100,000 communities transformed in Asia by 2030. Find out more HERE.

  • VITAL Projex

    Vital is Values Integrated Through Action-based Learning. Developed + refined over 25+ years, Vital empowers individuals towards emotional health + wellbeing. Using innovative inter-related models + content, VITAL provides training in the delivery, integration + practical application to bring out the potential of individuals + teams. Catalyst is home to Vital's founders + director Russ + Cheryl Wright. Learn more about Vital Projex HERE.


    Established in 2013, Catalyst has partnered with CAP (Christians Against Poverty) to establish a Debt Centre for the Ipswich Region. Providing a professional debt management service; releasing people in our local community from debt + poverty through free debt management, training + ongoing support.