This has been a year of tremendous struggle and hardship for so many, and I wanted first to thank you for the incredible ways that so many of you as either individuals or churches have given to the needs that have emerged around the world. Together we’ve raised over £650,000 for our Catalyst Covid Emergency fund along with all the money that we’ve raised to help plant churches, serve the poor in many other ways and train and release leaders. 

 
 

Our vision is to build on the things we’ve already been doing over the last year. We want to keep supporting those most at risk from the pandemic, keep planting churches as we’ve amazingly been able to do even in the midst of a global pandemic, keep training the next generation of leaders and keep on releasing apostolic ministry. So we’d love to ask the Lord together for the following four things: 

 

£50,000 for our new Catalyst Business Redevelopment Fund. As you may have heard we believe the next challenge facing many around the world is re-establishing a means of income in a post lockdown world. Many have lost businesses and all income and with no government furlough schemes or other support will soon be destitute.   

£50,000 for Global Church Planting. Sam & Lovette Amara are planting into Lagos Nigeria and we’d love to support them along with having resources for a number of other plants that we’re looking to develop in the next year.

£20,000 to translate our new God’s Big Story Theological Training course. Just released this year the feedback has been incredible and we’d love to move quickly to get the course translated into Russian, Turkish and Bulgarian (and if the money stretches then into one more).

£30,000 to support apostolic teams in the developing world. Some of these haven’t got a strong enough church base yet to support the ministry, but are doing amazing things for God, and we want to resource and equip them to keep building on the work they are doing.

 

So in total we’d love to raise £150,000 in this offering for this next season of our work together. Obviously there is so much activity – in fact most of our activity happens through our hubs and our churches. But these things we felt are best done together and so we’d love to raise this money and ask God for it this year. Please pray for these things and if you’re able partner with us financially using the details below. If you would like to give to this offering, the best way is by Bank Transfer using the following details:

 

Account Name: Catalyst Network of Churches
Account Number: 65626678
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Reference: Offering
Gift Aid Form: Click here

 

If you are a UK Taxpayer who is able to claim Gift Aid on your donation, that will also make a big difference to this work by allowing us to boost your donation by 25p for every pound given, at no extra cost to you. To do that, just fill in the Gift Aid form here. You can also give online directly using the Paypal button below.

 
 

Cheques can be made payable to Catalyst Network of Churches, and sent to Catalyst, Hertford Place, Coventry, CV1 3JZ. Thank you for supporting our work around the world!

By Matt Partridge

Matt has been involved in serving, strengthening and planting churches for many years. He and his wife Wendy moved from mid-Sussex in 2008 to lead Emmanuel Church in Oxford. They have two daughters and Matt is a keen golfer.