Our Vision Proper:

To influence a city that influences the world.

Ithaca is a college town community of 30,500 residents and 28,000 students that serves as a global launching pad with 7,000 students graduating yearly that represent 120 countries and every state.  Catalyst sees a day when it will influence the nations by influencing the lives of the students and young professionals in Ithaca with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the message of the Kingdom of God.

These who have turned the world upside down…” - Acts 17:9 NKJV

Our Mission:

Catalyst exists to create irresistible environments that remove barriers, so all people can experience a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and a community of faith in their lives.

It is my judgment, therefore that we should not make it difficult (create barriers) for the Gentiles (unchurched) who are turning to God.” - Acts 15:19 NIV

…Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” - Luke 24:32 NKJV

Our Values:

1.  Church belongs in the middle of the marketplace.

2.  Church ought to be the most creative place on the planet.

3.  Church must be outwardly focused to be inwardly healthy.

4.  Church was designed to be a team sport where everybody gets to play.

5.  Church was designed to have an unpredictable element of surprise called the Holy Spirit, so those we encounter experience a powerful encounter with the Living God.

6.  Must be a radically generous church community.

Catalyst Defined:

A catalyst is an instrument or agent of change that removes barriers and ignites transformation in a natural way.

Catalysts make things happen!