Ministry streams are what we use to describe the three broad areas we exercise our faith and spiritual gifts. Like streams of water, they are never stagnant and when merged form a single river flowing in the same direction.
They are defined to make sure we have a balanced church focus that equally prioritises our attention upward (Love God), outward (Love Your Neighbour) and inward (Love one another).
As a community of believers, we desire to worship God in all aspects of life. This stream focuses on infusing the truth of God’s word and the life and power of the Holy Spirit into our worship, preaching, prayer, prophecy and service both corporately and personally.
We want to encourage people to experience and be empowered by the Holy Spirit, responding humbly, creatively, faithfully, boldly and wholeheartedly to His leading, and ministry to the body through His gifts.
Love Your Neighbour
As a church, we desire to cultivate a culture and provide an environment where everyone understands their calling to mission, provoking a revolution of justice, mercy and love.
Churches can often be introspective with a disproportionate amount of energy focused inwardly. We see a priority to be a scattered church, seeing the everyday opportunities to serve and influence others in our neighbourhood, workplace, school and community.
The challenge of this stream is to mobilize people into mission and evangelism with a commitment to discipleship and multiplication in their sphere of influence. When we live out our faith in the community and not just attend a service on Sunday, we quickly find that opportunities to be used by God are all around us, every day in the ‘marketplace’ of society.
Love One Another
In many respects, this is the backbone of the church, focused on building community and deeper faith life.
The aim of this stream is to help each person who’s committed to being part of Katalyst church to have a sense of belonging, to be supported and encouraged, to be personally growing in maturity and to identify their gifts so that they too can contribute to the ministry of the church.
Achieving this requires a broad range of both structured and unstructured input. From administration, rosters and communication to pastoral care, social activities and groups. However, underpinning all of this is a desire to provoke a revolution of reciprocal love that becomes a natural part of our Kingdom culture.