To see God deliver individuals from the bondage of sin, disciple them into faithful followers of Christ, and deploy them as leaders to the nations for the glory of God.
We desperately desire to see Bay County live out a passion for Christ by becoming a missional community where followers of Jesus: Reach, Teach, grow, and Go. Reach the lost and hurting by ministering to their needs. (Matt. 10:42, Luke 10:25-37, James 1:27, Gal. 6:10) Teach others to delight in God and obey His calling in their lives. (Matthew 28:19, 2 Timothy 2:2)
Grow upward (in intimacy with God) and outward (in community). (Gal. 6:2, 1 John 4:21, 2 Peter 3:18)Go and make disciples, seeking and saving the lost. (Matt. 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 19:10, Luke 15)
The Word of God
We believe that the Bible, containing the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament, is the whole and sufficient, inspired word of God.
The Triune God
We believe that there is one living and true God who is the Creator and Ruler of all that exists. We believe that God has eternally existed in three distinct persons, and that these persons are equal in every divine perfection (such as: omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, eternality, infinitude, immutability, and possessing a perfect foreknowledge of all events).
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, creator of the world, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.
God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Son, begotten not made. He is the Eternal Word, coequal, coeternal and consubstantial with the Father and Holy Spirit.
God the Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal, and consubstantial with the Father and the Son, proceeds from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement.
We believe that all people are created in God’s image and matter deeply to Him.
Salvation and Regeneration
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice, and are therefore under condemnation before the Holy and Just God. All people who hear the good news of the gospel, are convicted of sin, trust in Jesus Christ as the sole means of salvation and eternal life, and choose to submit to the Lordship of Christ are supernaturally given new life by the Holy Spirit who indwells them.
We believe that justification before God is an act of God by which he declares righteous those who trust in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for their salvation.
We believe that at salvation every believer is fully justified before God, and is therefore declared to be holy. By the work of the Spirit indwelling man, believers are brought closer to the likeness of Christ through obedience to the Word of God.
We believe in the universal Church; a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and regenerated persons are members. The local church is a congregation of believers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, and community.
The Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final eternal judgment unto life for the believer and death for the unbeliever.
We believe that each true believer will persevere to the end, standing firm in the faith.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the Church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT
Catalyst Church is a non-denominational Christian church in Panama City, FL. As a church, we are creating a place in Bay County where followers of Jesus can grow in their understanding and passion for God’s Word while developing life changing relationships with their family and friends. We hope that both those who are not particularly religious, and those who are dissatisfied with religion can find traction with God.
We invite people to come as they are, and to take the next step toward Jesus.
We are casual yet genuine.
We are transparent, inviting, friendly and understanding.
We are moving toward God.
We are seeking for God’s truth.
We are hopeful, and light-hearted.
We are loving, even if imperfectly.
We are community driven, dedicated to ministry that is family integrated.
We think both kids and adults should love coming to church and being a part of the church community.