Who We Serve
The Catalyst Collective was born out of a desire to see world-wide transformation of His Church. By replanting or revitalizing an existing church we are able to build on and celebrate the prior legacy of the church while giving it a fresh start for the future. A church that is replanted is typically born out of a decision to close an existing church. A revitalized church is the less invasive approach that keeps the existing church structure and often leadership
There is this gravitational pull to try to create the church that we want, that would cater to our preferences but the leader, leadership team and the culture of the church has to transform and change and say, ‘We’re not going to build the church that we would want or we would prefer. We’re going to build the church that our community needs
- David R.
If somebody is considering replanting or revitalization I would encourage them to begin with prayer and then to look inside and see if they are really willing to be transformed.
- Janet E.
God came in and helped our church unify and begin to really see each other for who God has made us to be. We began to love and trust and unite together. It was a really amazing process.
- Selso T.
Replanting & Revitalization
A Replant is born out of a decision to close an existing church and relaunch as a new church which includes new leadership, name, identity, governance, ministry approach and philosophy of ministry. In some cases, if the denominational label is a hindrance, that may be shed as well. A replant builds on and celebrates the prior legacy of the church while committing itself unequivocally to the future. In many cases, a replant will utilize a transition team to handle daily decisions of the body until new leadership is in place. In most cases, the replant offers a break with the past and a fresh start for the future. (Launch date) The new identity can create momentum and interest in the community.
A Revitalization is a deliberate and protracted effort to reverse the decline of an existing church. Revitalization is the least invasive approach since few changes are made up front. Revitalization utilizes existing structure and often leadership. It may be led by an existing or new pastor and requires a great deal of time as the pace of change is much slower than a replant. Revitalizations are often viewed as high risk because the church may reject the efforts of the pastor or leadership. A Revitalization effort is a better fit for a church in decline or plateaued and is not a solution for a church facing imminent closure. In a Revitalization initiative, one of the primary goals is to help the partner church become the best version of itself for God’s glory.