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The Minister Still Makes Disciples

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Scott Haulter, Lead Pastor That’s Not My Job When I began the preparations for planting a church 9 years ago I came to the realization that I knew almost no one who wasn’t already introduced to Jesus. It was a harsh reality. I thought I wasn’t one of those ministers, but clearly I was and […]

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Discipleship Defined

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Scott Haulter, Lead Pastor Can discipleship be defined? Head, hands and feet, when I started boxing I was told at least one of the three must always be moving. It makes it harder for the person to hit you. And if there is one thing I like about boxing, it is not being hit. Well, […]

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Discipleship #2

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Scott Haulter, Lead Pastor Church planters make sure your goals are Jesus’ goals!!! The first time I was told by someone that they wanted to become a Christian I was crazy excited. It was my 3 full year of ministry, second church,  and for the first time I got to be a part of someone […]

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Summer Sprints

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Were off and running in our Summer Sprint series.  We’re taking a break from our regular connection groups for the summer and dashing ahead with two exciting adult classes and one class for older elementary kids. Our first class is Systematic Theology  meeting Thursday nights at 6:30 pm (beginning July 16) at Adam & Elizabeth […]

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Easter… The Perfect Day to Join Us

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Easter is approaching fast and if you or a friend are looking for a place to celebrate, we hope you’ll consider Catalyst. We are a come-as-you-are community, focused on authentic relationships and real-life application of Jesus’ teachings. If you’re looking for a “different” kind of church, we might be just the place for you. We […]

Books

Wild At Heart #1

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I just started reading Wild at Heart for the second time. This time I am reading it with a group of guys and I am looking forward to seeing how they react to what they read. I know it really gets me fired up. Real men . . . stand up. When I read this […]

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Who Likes Fake People??

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One of the biggest complaints about church-goers is that we’re all “fake.”  Some of our families are falling apart. Some of us feel hopeless. We have bad days just like the rest of the world, but, for some reason, on Sunday mornings, we put on our happy face and say, “Hey!  How are you?  Me? […]

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Serving When It Stinks

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We, as a staff, have been discussing Spiritual Development, specifically, how it affects our willingness to serve.  Even relatively new followers of Jesus are often very excited to begin serving in various capacities within the church. So, WHAT MOTIVATES US TO SERVE?  It seems that our “motivation” may change as we develop a deeper relationship […]

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For Our Own Good

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Scott (my husband) is just about to finish up his Master’s Degree in New Testament Preaching and he’s writing his final “thesis” & sermon on a section in John known as the “Farewell Discourse.”  John 13-17 is Jesus’ final words to his friends before he is killed. Much like people today hire an attorney to […]