720 Newfield Street in Middletown. We are easy to find and get to - just minutes from Rt 9 & 91.
Here's the deal, Catalyst Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. Catalyst Church is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.
On September 13, 2009, Catalyst Church launched with a vision to love people far from God and move them to life in Christ. From day one, Pastor Michael Larkin, his wife Rachel, and a group of 10 people desired to create a church that unchurched people would actually like to attend.
We know that Connecticut doesn't need just another church. Catalyst Church isn’t at all about being just “another” church. What Connecticut is desperately in need of are churches that are passionate about creating environments where people can connect with God.
It has been said that in order to reach people no one else is reaching you have to do things no one else is doing. Catalyst Church is a team of people who have a history of being innovative and authentic in reaching out to others. As a church we will continue to do what no one else is doing in order to reach those no one else is reaching.
No matter who you are or where you've been, you're welcome here. We believe God has a purpose and a plan for your life and we pray that Catalyst Church can make a difference in your life and our communities. We'd love for you to join us and go on this journey together!
What's the bottom line? More than ever, Catalyst Church is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Jesus.
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at Catalyst Church. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the Catalyst family. If you'd simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, click the button below.
IN ESSENTIAL BELIEFS — WE HAVE UNITY.
“There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all...” (Eph. 4:4-6)
IN NON-ESSENTIAL BELIEFS — WE HAVE LIBERTY.
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” (Romans 14:1,4,12,22)
IN ALL OUR BELIEFS — WE SHOW CHARITY.
“...If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains — but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” (1 Cor. 13:2)
Jesus Christ is at the center of everything. We believe that Jesus is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. We believe that Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and a fresh start with God, we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus, and commit to His will for our lives.
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together.
Pastor Michael Larkin is the founding and Lead Pastor of Catalyst Church. God has called him to mobilize a movement of believers to live beyond themselves and bring Jesus to the world around them. Michael has a burning desire to reach people that are far from God. God has given him a vision and passion to do whatever it takes, by whatever means necessary, to reach those far from God.
Pastor Michael, and his amazing wife and best friend Rachel, have been married for 20 years and have five amazing children: Aidan, Alexis, Callie, Maximus, and Kinsley. Michael grew up in Middletown, Connecticut and was a Youth Pastor for almost 10 years before starting Catalyst Church in September of 2009. He loves hanging out with his family, raising up leaders, baseball, football, and just about anything Apple makes. He exists to Love God, Love People, and to Prove it! This is just the beginning of the incredible story God is writing at Catalyst. Come check it out and enjoy the journey of a lifetime with Jesus!
If you would like to contact our Lead Pastor, please contact his assistant by sending an email to .
These are the people who make Catalyst come alive! If you have any question about a particular environment, or anything at all, please click on any of the names below and email them today. They'd love to hear from you and to have the opportunity to serve you.