BECOME A CATALYST
FALL 2022

A Catalyst is a student or young adult (ages 18-23) who feels a call to ministry, a desire to grow in ministry skills, and an interest to be in community with other like-minded people.

Apply Today!

Equipping the Next Generation for Ministry.

Our commitment is to invest in, mentor, and help Catalysts
experience the power of cooperative mission and ministry.

Apply Today!

Catalysts learn by doing with a mentor.

Creative, Evangelism, Worship, and Children's Catalysts have many opportunities to experience the power of cooperative mission and ministry to become future leaders, today.

See Catalyst Opportunities

What is a Catalyst?

A Catalyst is a student or young adult (ages 18-23) who feels a call to ministry, a desire to grow in ministry skills, and an interest to be in community with other like-minded people. Our commitment is to invest in, mentor, and help Catalysts experience the power of cooperative mission and ministry.

Catalysts will work 15 hours per week remotely (with exceptions) under SCBC staff in the areas of evangelism, creative, missions, church planting, children’s ministry, worship, youth ministry, etc. Catalysts must be passionate about serving Jesus and the church.

What is Catalysts’ pay?

A total of $1,800.00 for twelve weeks. This will be paid semi-monthly over the twelve weeks. 

What is the work hours expectation?

Each Catalyst is expected to work 15 hours per week. Students will work remotely except when the supervisor communicates in-person work is needed.

What’s the Catalysts' schedule and timeline?
  • August 10 - Catalyst Launch Training and Orientation ( Columbia)
  • August 24 - 1st Day of Work 
  • November 15 - Catalysts’ Last Day- Debriefing and Celebration (Columbia)
Do Catalysts have to live in a specific area of South Carolina?

No. Catalysts may live in other towns across South Carolina.

What are the qualifications to serve as a Catalyst?

Catalysts must:

  • Have a passion to serve Jesus and show promise toward serving as a leader in the church
  • Be active members of SCBC churches
  • Have clear testimonies of salvation, baptism, and a renewed life
  • Be flexible and willing to meet the hour and travel commitments outlined by their team of service
  • Meet the skills requirements as outlined by each Team’s job description 
Does a Catalyst have to be a college student?

No. But, ideally, Catalysts will be young leaders. It will be advertised to college students/young adults.

The Catalyst program is a super cool opportunity to watch older people equip, disciple, and mature younger people. It was really cool for me to see the practical application and equipping along with mentorship. It changed the way I thought about other people and that God is intentional in where he places you, it’s not just random. He’s working for our good and for His glory.

 

Kay Ricker, Catalyst Class of 2021

What do previous Catalysts classes have to say?

DSC00098
The Catalyst program definitely helped with knowing where I was going in my ministry. Specifically, I’ve learned some things over the summer through the program that have given me a new vigor for what I’m going to be doing for the rest of my life.
-Jacob Smoak
DSC00094
The best part was just getting to do the work. It’s about observing and painting the true story of what God’s doing. My favorite part was capturing those small moments that make a big impact. If we weren’t there to capture it, then it might go unnoticed. It’s important that we share with our fellow believers in our family and our body, that God is moving.
-Adriana Melendez
DSC00099
The Catalyst program prepared me to understand ministry a little bit better and how to get out, seek others, and be intentional with the word through speaking to others. It’s connecting me better to the community that I live in so that I can understand them and where they come from and how to minister to them better.

-Adriana Cooley

"The Catalyst program prepared me to know how to better work with people, how to better work with pastors, and how to plan all of these different things.  I personally was not sure if the Lord was calling me to the church to work or to work for a Christian organization. I think that this experience has made me realize that the Lord could possibly be calling me to missions or at least working very closely with a Christian organization or church."
Taylor Johnson, Catalyst Class of 2021

Interested in becoming a Catalyst?

Name*
Hidden
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.