Revealing What Makes Global Catalytic Ministries Unique

Global Catalytic Ministries (GCM), established in 2010, stands out as a unique 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has transcended geographical boundaries and cultural barriers. Originating in Iran and now operating in 45 countries, with a significant presence in nearly half of the U.S. states, GCM’s distinctive approach to disciple-making sets it apart. With a focus on blending Christ’s commissions, indigenous empowerment, and a commitment to catalyzing movements of love in every culture, at any cost, GCM has a unique approach to missional living.

Christ’s Three Commissions

At the heart of GCM’s disciple-making process lies Christ’s three commissions: the return of Jesus, loving Israel, and making disciples of her enemy. The first revolves around preparing disciples for the return of Christ (Maranatha) by teaching them to love Him and obey His commandments, while the second focuses on honoring Israelites as God’s chosen people. The third centers on making disciples in the most challenging and often deadly places, regardless of the circumstances—what GCM aptly refers to as “Sheep Among Wolves.”

By focusing on both the great commandment- to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and strength- as well as the great commission- to make disciples of every nation- GCM has a multi-step discipleship process that reflects Christ’s call. 

Global Catalytic Ministries Holistic Approach

GCM’s approach is holistic, addressing the entirety of an individual’s being—heart, mind, soul, and spirit. The journey begins with intimacy with God. Authentic, personal love encounters with the living God propels disciples into love motivated, obedience-based movement. This approach emphasizes personal relationship with God, leading to catalytic movements.

GCM’s holistic approach stems from each person’s individual relationship with God, making God the center and leader rather than focusing on specific human pastors, leaders, or systems. Because of this, any individual, anywhere, who loves God can use GCM’s approach to create a gospel-centered movement, without being dependent on glorified individuals. 

Indigenous Empowerment

The key to Global Catalytic Ministries DNA is its reliance on indigenous disciples and coaching by underground leaders. This not only broadens access points for relief but also fosters a decentralized organization that grows on the fringes rather than the center. GCM values the diversity and unique strengths that indigenous leaders bring to the table, creating a rich tapestry of disciple-makers from various backgrounds. 

This keeps GCM from being a colonizing movement and instead places emphasis on celebrating & honoring every culture. This distinct approach to supporting indigenous disciple-makers, even in hostile and poverty-stricken areas, extends to coaching disciples, reaching the lost, and planting churches. 

Custom Cybersecurity and Rescue Operations

Operating in sensitive and often hostile environments, Global Catalytic Ministries understands the importance of protecting its disciples. With custom cybersecurity and rescue operations, it ensures the safety and security of those engaged in disciple-making.

Free Resources and Coaching

One unique aspect is the commitment to providing all resources and coaching for free. This keeps the disciple-making process accessible to anyone, anywhere, and at any time.

Reproducibility Across Cultures

GCM’s disciple-making approach is highly reproducible, adapting seamlessly to diverse cultures. Whether reaching an illiterate Afghan girl or supporting a Ph.D. candidate in the UK, the mission is to empower individuals to stand alone with the Spirit, deciphering and obeying God’s voice independently of pastoral reliance. Because anyone can hear God’s voice and obey, anyone can follow this approach regardless of culture, education, or personal limitations and giftings. 

To Every Culture, At Any Cost

Global Catalytic Ministries aims to embody Christ’s teachings through a disciple-making process that knows no cultural or geographical bounds. As showcased in the documentary “Sheep Among Wolves Volume 2,” GCM is highly committed to establishing a movement of love to every culture, at any cost.

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We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:21)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent who has revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Luke 3:22)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31)

We believe in the creation of mankind in God’s image, and the fall of man, resulting in universal guilt and total depravity; and the necessity, therefore, of redemption and restoration; that all men and women are lost spiritually and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17)

We believe salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in the presence of our Lord, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church, which has the duty to preach the Gospel to every person. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:22)

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of teaching, preaching, the prophetic, the apostolic, and evangelism. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

We believe in upholding the ordinances of the church of water baptism and holy communion.

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4)

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He comes!”