We help leaders build successful, scalable ministries.

Vision feel like a pipe-dream?

Like you, we know what it’s like to be out in front, feeling alone, wondering if you’re the only voice in the room thinking about the future. Before we learned to innovate and scale, we felt like our ministries were stalled out too. That’s why we created Innovation Labs.

At an Innovation Lab we help you:

Identify & Fix Your Biggest Pain Points

Perhaps you are experiencing a lack of organizational harmony, a team member underperforming, a lack in funding, or maybe it’s unclear and you need help identifying where the disconnect is? Whatever your pain point, we’ve been there, we can help.

Create a Tailored Ministry Model

Most leaders need a custom ministry model. We help you mine out your mission, vision, theology, and context. Then, working together, we’ll craft something true to your culture, designing for kingdom innovation that has longevity.

Multiply & Scale Your Impact

You need a plan that doesn’t just look good on paper, but works in real life
. We’ll coach you in how to implement your tailored plan, guiding you through the process, ensuring it reaches its fullest potential and has the greatest kingdom impact possible.

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Leaders want their ministry to succeed and scale...

but often the vision can feel like a pipe-dream. You’ve tried everything, you’ve even paid top dollar for a vision discovery weekend, but there’s no plan to execute it, and it’s still the status quo. If you could just get some traction, with the Holy Spirit’s leading, the world could change. 

Like you, we know what it’s like to be out in front, feeling alone...

unsure of the next steps, and wondering if you’re the only voice in the room thinking about the future. Before we learned to innovate and scale, we felt like our ministries were stalled out too. That’s why we created Innovation Labs. 

In an Innovation lab, we help you design and activate your custom plan...

This isn’t about you implementing our abstract ideology, it’s the beginning of the journey towards a custom playbook for your specific context, in a dynamic learning environment, with a tribe of like-minded leaders. To join a Lab, simply schedule a video call. Together we’ll unpack your ideas, hope, challenges and help tailor a path towards success.

This doesn’t have to be another year of the status quo

Don’t stay locked into a ministry model you aren’t sure is delivering. What if the vision God has given you isnt the problem? What if you just need some help getting there? Join an Innovation Lab. You’ll walk away with ministry innovation that works, traction tipping towards scale and hope for the future. Gone are days feeling frustrated, alone and uncertain. You’ll increasingly feel brave, known and equipped to join Jesus in changing the world.

The 5 Steps to working with Catapult:

Step 1

Schedule a Call

Step 2

Join an Innovation Lab

Step 3

Design Your Custom  Ministry Model

Step 4

Activate & Iterate

Step 5

Find the Future Together

Stories of Scalability

On average 35% of church
attenders are in small groups…

%

We help churches create group life strategies built for spiritual transformation & scalability. A church partner was able to experience 150% of people in group life compared to the Sunday gathering, by activating a custom strategy that they designed in an Innovation Lab.

A Network asked us to help them
increase their influnce…

new cities with a faithful gospel presence

We helped a network increase their footprint from 19 cities to 93 cities. How? By helping them focus their message and codify their trainings, they were able to scale from an organization with regional impact to one with national influence

Most churches experience
6% growth through conversion…

%

We saw one church go from a struggling church plant to more than 4500 people. The catalyst for that growth? An evangelism strategy that we helped them activate where 41% of new growth came through new believers coming to faith. 

When COVID hit, we sprang
into action and mobilized over

churches in coaching groups in 5 weeks

During Covid-19, we helped over 10,000 churches in 6 continents process through their response. Through hundreds of online Crisis Innovation Labs, we were able to serve these churches, helping them develop strategies tailored to contextual needs

Stories of Scalability

On average 35% of church
attenders are in small groups…

%

We help churches create group life strategies built for spiritual transformation & scalability. A church partner was able to experience 150% of people in group life compared to the Sunday gathering, by activating a custom strategy that they designed in an Innovation Lab.

A Network asked us to help them
increase their influnce…

new cities with a faithful gospel presence

We helped a network increase their footprint from 19 cities to 93 cities. How? By helping them focus their message and codify their trainings, they were able to scale from an organization with regional impact to one with national influence

Most churches experience
6% growth through conversion…

%

We saw one church go from a struggling church plant to more than 4500 people. The catalyst for that growth? An evangelism strategy that we helped them activate where 41% of new growth came through new believers coming to faith. 

When COVID hit, we sprang
into action and mobilized over

churches in coaching groups in 5 weeks

During Covid-19, we helped over 10,000 churches in 6 continents process through their response. Through hundreds of online Crisis Innovation Labs, we were able to serve these churches, helping them develop strategies tailored to contextual needs

There are 3 key ingredients in everything we do:

Disruptive Innovation

Movemental Leadership

Spiritual Formation

Finding the future, together.

 Finding the future, together.

OUR PROCESS

Free Ebook: How Social Movements Scale

As Christian leaders, we need to understand there’s more than one way to scale. Which is right for you? What do do comedians, razor blades, best sellers and bracelets all tell us about the future of the church? Well, they give us a window into understanding how social...

The Red Herring of the Future Church Conversation

The last few months there's been a proliferation of articles and podcasts focused on what the "future of the North American church" will be. This is a natural thing, I suppose. As leaders start thinking and planning for a life on the other side of a global pandemic...

The Future of Discipleship

About once a quarter, Catapult invites five thought leaders (and practitioners) to share their insights around the same five questions, all geared around a certain topic. The topic this quarter? The Future of Discipleship. In almost every way we can measure, and every...

Screen Addiction, Discipleship & the new AA

Well I just finished leading a session at the "Future of the Church Summit" with Exponential and I wanted to share one idea I shared there. In fact, it's one that I've been thinking about for the last 18 months. ...but before I get there, let me set the stage about...

The Fatal Flaw of Discipleship Strategies

I've probably spent the last 15 years of my life trying things in the local churches I've led or with leaders I'm coaching or walking alongside to help them innovate discipleship strategies. And more recently at Catapult, we've been piloting some new strategies to...

How we got 10,000+ Leaders in Coaching Groups

When we started the COVID-19 coaching groups, Daniel Yang, Todd Milby, and I were hoping we’d have somewhere between fifty churches join in. As we continued to talk with leaders of other networks, we began to realize the number might be a little bigger, but our...

The Prophetic Voices We Do NOT Need Right Now

It’s not lost on anyone that the Western Church is in a state of upheaval right now with the spread of the novel coronavirus. People are losing their jobs, bills are piling up, church buildings remain empty and church finances are already beginning to creak.  Largely,...

6 Predictions that Didn’t Make the Cut

Recently, I released a 6-month project I worked on with a cultural anthropologist to make 10 Church Predictions for the next 10 Years. All told, we ended with a list of 31 predictions that we felt fairly confident in making. (You can download the PDF here.) But rather...

Futurist Church Series :: Where is “Missional” 10 Years on?

Ten years ago, the idea of "missional" was driving almost all conversations in leadership circles and I think it's fair to say 2009/10(ish) was the hay-day of the "missional conversation." But was there a difference between the "conversation" happening in evangelical...

How your Expertise is KILLING Innovation in your Church

 In 1990, a famous study was conducted by a student at Stanford named Elizabeth Newton. She got a group of people together and divided them into two sets: “Tappers” and “Listeners.” Here’s how the study worked: A Tapper was partnered with a Listener and each were...
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Live Video Case Study: Salem Chapel

Check in on Salem Chapel’s one year journey in the Innovation Lab in real time. We’ve got Case Studies with lots of various teams we’ve worked with, but this one we’ve digitally designed so you can track what’s happening, what they’re processing and where it’s all going.

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Live Video Case Study: Salem Chapel

Check in on Salem Chapel’s one year journey in the Innovation Lab in real time. We’ve got Case Studies with lots of various teams we’ve worked with, but this one we’ve digitally designed so you can track what’s happening, what they’re processing and where it’s all going.

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A few of the teams we’ve been working with: