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 Catalyst 12-week Discipleship Adventure

What is Catalyst

Catalyst will lead you to personally KNOW the transforming presence of Jesus, GROW in the knowledge of His Word, and His will for your life and equip you to GO in His name and in the power of the Holy Spirit to be a disciple maker and make a difference in your world.

Catalyst will provide clarity and competence in the mission of the local Seventh-day Adventist Church so that you can return home equipped to assist your pastor and your church in sharing the good news of the Kingdom of God.

Catalyst participants will team up with pastors and churches near Avondale University to engage in community service projects and to practice the missional skills acquired in class.

Sign up for Catalyst now, leave the ordinary to embrace the extraordinary adventurous life that God has planned for you.

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2024 Dates

Program 1: 19th February – 12th May
Program 2: 29th July – 26th October

Study Mode

Face to face, Lake Macquarie campus

Key Outcomes

Catalyst will equip you with essential skills to:
Prepare & share your personal testimony
Discover and embrace your spiritual gifts
Develop spiritual habits that will transform your life
Build friendships that will make a difference for Jesus
Conduct Bible studies
Lead a missional Bible Study group
Become a disciple maker


Program: AUD $1,309
Special limited time offer made possible by a donor including camping & food costs for 1 week Wilderness week & Catalyst tuition for 12 weeks.

Meals: AUD $1,309 
This is the cost of Provides $119 credit per week over 11 weeks from 7@Avondale, on campus restaurant & café. More detailed information here on the Avondale website.

Room bond: AUD $800* 
*Single room bond. Fully refunded to the Catalyst participant when the residence room is left good condition. Information about room rent rates and bond payments are found here on the Avondale website.

Accommodation: FREE 
All residential Catalyst participants receive accommodation fully sponsored by the South Pacific Division. This sponsorship is equal to the value of $2,202.20.

Please budget for additional expenses including meals while out on local church placement, additional meals from 7@Avondale, personal items (toiletries, medications, laundry needs etc.) We recommend you have approx. $1,500 in savings to help you with additional personal expenses over the 12 weeks.  You will be able to access free breakfast at the Catalyst hub each weekday and there is opportunity to access discounted grocery items while engaging in community service.


NOTE: The above costs total $2,409.80 per participant but when the room bond is refunded to each participant at the end of Catalyst if the room is left in good condition, the out-of-pocket costs are $1,609 for the 12-week program.

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