JLK Catalyst Week: July 9-14, 2017
Jesus Loves Kzoo is a Kingdom movement, not an event.
So what is the big deal about this one week in July?
As we move toward a Kingdom vision of community revival, we believe it is vitally important for there to be at least one main event each year that is truly a “trumpet call” for the Church in our region.
“The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!” ~Neh 4:19-20
When the trumpet sounds and the WHOLE body comes together, laying aside individual agendas, worshiping, loving and serving in a visible way, God promises to use the Oneness of His Bride to bring people to the saving knowledge of His Son (John 17:22-23).
Just as a catalyst is defined as an agent that “provokes or speeds significant change or action”, we believe God will use the obedience of the Church coming together in our region as a CATALYST which will ignite something bigger than ourselves, paving the way for revival.
Catalyst Week Testimonies
In past years, Catalyst Week has sparked transformation in individual hearts and throughout the community.
All JLK Catalyst Week volunteers need a red shirt. They help us identify and unify… plus they are a great witnessing tool!
Prayer & Grill Night Locations
More than a thousand volunteers needed – spread the word and sign up today!
Click Here for Grill Locations with Addresses & Parking Tips
2017 Church Assignments by Church
Monday, July 10 (5-8:30) – Stockbridge & Mills (Southside); Martin Luther King Park (Downtown); Stadium Drive Apartments (Westside)
Tuesday, July 11 (5-8:30) – Salvation Army on Burdick (Southside); Vanguard North (Northside); East Main & Fairbanks (Eastside)
Wednesday, July 12 (5-8:30) – Interfaith Homes (Northside); Colonial Acres (Portage); Comstock Village Apartments (Eastside)
Thursday, July 13 (5-8:30) – Milham Meadows Apartments (Portage); New Village Park (Eastside); South Westnedge Park (Vine)
Friday, July 14 (5-8:30 – KZOO Block Party @ LaCrone (culmination of Catalyst Week)
We need your help to spread the word about JESUS LOVES KZOO!
Promo Materials to spread the word to the community:
- Community Poster
- Community Flyers (focusing on Grill Nights)
- Community Poster – Spanish Version
- Community Flyers (focusing on Grill Nights) – Spanish Version
Promo Materials for Churches (seeking volunteers):
- CLICK HERE for the 2017 Catalyst Week Brochure
- CLICK HERE for the 2017 Catalyst Week poster (for churches/ministries)
- CLICK HERE for a 1/2 sheet flyer
- CLICK HERE for the “Friday’s on the Street” Street Ministry Equipping Flyer
Volunteer & Point Person Resources
- CLICK HERE for the Individual Volunteer Resource Page
- CLICK HERE for Church Point Person Resource Page
- CLICK HERE to find informational videos about JLK
Who can volunteer?
All individuals, churches and organizations who love Jesus and love Kalamazoo are welcome to serve as they are able.
Catalyst Week 2017 will include:
- July 9 (3-6pm) – OneWorship for the whole community @ Bronson Park.
Over 50 churches and ministries coming together to worship Jesus as ONE Church…. Praying, interceding, and believing for our region
- July 10-13 (5-8:30pm) — Prayer & Grill Nights outreach in various neighborhoods.
(Scroll down this page to see 2017 locations) Hundreds of believers from the Kalamazoo Region serving alongside one another, DOING the Great Commission together. Events are open to the community but all volunteers need to register.
- July 14 (5-8:30pm) — KZOO Block Party @ LaCrone Park!
All are welcome to this community celebration which includes free food, children’s activities and live music! The Gospel will be shared and baptisms will be available. Come see and hear all God has done and will continue to do in our region!