Catalyst

catalyst-pic-2.jpgCatalyst is a Leadership Development Movement at Epic Church with the goal toDevelop and Equip Reproducing Catalyst Spiritual Leaders.” Through both time alone with Christ (Scripture, Training Tools) and time together in community with other Epic leaders (group, blog, one on one), it is our desire to live lives that are…

1. AUTHENTIC in Influence
Influence is gained naturally, not through coercion or manipulation. This is a natural outcome when I am “being” (integrity, passion) and “doing” (calling, community, culture). Leading is an easy next step once the other core elements are being constantly practiced and modeled.

2. UNCOMPROMISING in Integrity
Character, integrity, conviction, discipline and private, personal decisions – these all comprise the inner character and integrity of a Catalyst leader. I understand that my character and integrity is the guard to my soul and ultimately my life. This can’t be let go, can’t be delegated, it’s the foundation of who I am as a person and as a leader. It’s the basis from which my moral authority is grounded. It must be nurtured, guarded and found true under testing.

3. INTENTIONAL about Community
People are in my life at all levels. Close personal friends that keep me accountable, question my deepest motives and help me stay true to the vision God has imprinted on my heart. I value the people that work for and alongside me, recognizing that I am fulfilling a leadership role with people God has entrusted to my care. I value the wisdom of those more experienced than me and seek out council in all things of importance.

4. PASSIONATE about God
I must have awareness of my small role in God’s big, developing story. This is critical to my humility, faith and trust in Him as the definer of how He will use me and my calling. To have this constant awareness, I must connect with God without ceasing through my life, study, music, art, film, vocation and relationships. My passion for God to receive Glory must be bigger than my desire for Glory.

5. COURAGEOUS in calling
God has a unique purpose that He desires to carry out in me. To know this purpose I must first know Him. To fulfill this purpose, I must trust Him and have the courage to act on it, which may feel like a risk. My talents and heart converge to create my calling and purpose. I am competent in my calling because I am committed to further developing and honing my talents and skills. My foundational understanding of how God is working during our times determines the specific way I apply this calling vocationally.

6. ENGAGED in Culture
As a leader, I must understand the context God has placed me in. I must know the audience I am connecting with to have any opportunity of connection and relevance. Because god desires that Christ-followers engage and influence their surroundings. I will be a source of hope, redemption, justice and peace in my community, demonstrating a piece of the kingdom of God in a fallen world.

Expectations:
• Be open to the Holy Spirits direction in your life (leaders are first followers of Christ).
• Be honest and authentic in the your inner spiritual journey with Christ
• Be intentional about using your life, your gifts and leading others to become catalyst leaders.

Time Alone with God:

Time in Community: Monthly Catalyst Gatherings




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