who we are
We are a community that believes that every person matters and every person is worth fighting for. Whether she is a single mom struggling to make ends meet, a young woman trapped in sex trafficking, or woman being persecuted and abused for her belief in Jesus Christ in the Middle East, we are eager to make a difference. We can only do this, as you work together with us to reach and rescue these women and children who matter so much.
what we do
Catalyst Ministries works in local communities and internationally with women and children at risk. We opened our doors in 2014 and through the guidance of the Lord, have been growing ever since. Catalyst Ministries has heard the commission of Jesus to make disciples of all nations, thus the ministry reaches out both locally and globally.
Catalyst Ministries has recently focused on another vision of opening a safe location for women to live, heal, and rebuild their lives. Catalyst Farms is the manifestation of this dream, a residential property that serves as a specialized supportive services home for survivors of sex trafficking, exploitation, and abuse.
Think of Catalyst Café Nights as a coffee shop open every second Tuesday of the month where you can meet friends or just stop in for coffee. Our prayer for these evenings is that the Body of Christ will come together locally to a place where Christ’s love can be on display and be a beacon of light and hope; a place where getting coffee also helps fight against the injustice of at-risk individuals in human trafficking situations.
Catalyst Ministries has made it their goal to reach out to women in our local area. We desire to catalyze change in the lives of women and children who have been broken or exploited. Catalyst organizes Single Moms’ Morning Out across the Illinois and Iowa regions with 11 host churches that reach out and minister to single women and their children. We also offer mentor groups for single moms as a time for women to relax and enjoy fellowship in a safe community among other women.
global prayer nights
Every 4th Tuesday at 7P in the Catalyst office.
Catalyst Ministries partners with God's work on a global level first and foremost through prayer. It is said, "History belongs to the intercessors." At Catalyst, we believe there is power in prayer and that as two or more are gathered in His name, there He is with them. Join us for a night to seek the face of the One who holds the world in His hands, to encounter His presence, and cry out for justice to be had on the earth.
where we work
The desire of the ministry is to catalyze people through awareness to hear the rally cry of the heart of God to not stay silent but to speak for those who have no voice.
THE HEART OF CATALYST IS TO ENGAGE WITH THESE ISSUES THROUGH PRAYER, LEGISLATION, AND ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT IN GLOBAL MINISTRIES WHO ARE SHIFTING THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS WITH THE MARVELOUS LIGHT OF JESUS.
Catalyst Ministries desires to come alongside what God is already doing globally and spur on our brothers and sisters who are being change agents in places of great darkness. Our Global Partners are local leaders and believers who work with women and children who are discarded by society. They share with them the hope of the gospel and provide Christ-centered restoration and healing to those who have been wounded and abused emotionally, physically, and sexually.