February 26-27, 2021 | $40

Catalyst is a new kind of DNOW designed specifically for middle and high schoolers. Through this annual event, students will come together to learn God’s Word, Worship, pray, and grow in community.


Our prayer is to equip and inspire this generation of students to be a catalyst for spiritual awakening in Memphis and beyond.

Breakout sessions

Students will have the opportunity to choose two different breakout sessions to attend. We have partnered with some of the best communicators who are passionate about their topics to lead our students in a deeper discussion.

Goodies Included

Your registration includes admission into each large group session, two breakout sessions, a T-shirt, lunch on Saturday, and a whole lot of fun.

Different is good

This year’s Catalyst will be a bit different. To keep our students and staff as safe as possible, all Catalyst events will be hosted entirely on-campus. There will be no in-home groups or overnight stay. 

College pastor Daniel Harris preaching at The Vue.

Daniel Harris

Jeff Maxwell

Guest Leaders

Daniel Harris

Daniel is the College Pastor of Bellevue’s College Ministry, The Vue. Daniel is passionate about evangelizing to the lost in our city and discipling those who are saved, so they can do the same. Daniel’s hope and prayer is that The Vue will share the Gospel with 7% of Memphis, which is equivalent to all the college-aged students in our city.

Jeff Maxwell

Jeff is a greatly loved musician here at Bellevue, and he will also be our worship leader for Catalyst. He is passionate about leading students in worshiping the Lord through music. He is joined by a worship band who is also talented musically, loves God, and loves students. 

breakout sessions

A deeper dive

God’s Word is alive, powerful, and packed with truth. Join us as we discover how to study the Bible more effectively. Whether you’re looking for a deeper devotion time or if you’re looking to breakdown Biblical truths, you will benefit from this breakout.


Is the Gospel your heartbeat, but you struggle with how to communicate it to others? In this breakout, we will cover how to have effective Gospel conversations, how you can transition a conversation to the Gospel, and how to know when to share the Gospel. 

Pursuing Christ in College

This breakout focuses on pursuing holiness in college, how to do that practically, personally, and relationally, and how your choices in college will impact the rest of your life 

It's ok to not be ok

Depression and anxiety are two of many mental health issues today. What does the Bible say, and how can we come alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ? Whether for you or a friend, you’ll be encouraged by “It’s Ok to not be Ok”. 

what is truth?

In a world where the mantra is “follow your heart,” how can we really know what is true or if there even is a   sure “truth”? Join us in this breakout as we take a look at TRUTH – what is it, how we can know it, and how we can share that truth with others!


Is the Lord drawing you to the nations? In this breakout, we’ll take a look at what it means to fulfill the great commission all over the world and how you can be a part of that right now. 


Biblical Manhood

What does God say about manhood in His Word? What are your roles and responsibilities as a male, and how can you walk in the fullness of His will and design? Join the discussion in this breakout. 

Biblical Womanhood

What does God say about womanhood in His Word? What are your roles and responsibilities as a woman, and how can you walk in the fullness of His will and design? Join the discussion in this breakout. 

Gen Z

Perks, pitfalls, and preparations for every Gen Z student. Learn about how current events and the climate of culture has shaped your generation. Take the next steps in learning how to navigate it all well. 


Do you like to have fun and stay active? Join this breakout and spend time playing games outside while learning how to use sports for spiritual development. 


Learn how to communicate the Gospel through your canvas. If you enjoy painting and you’d like to use your gifts for the glory of God, you will not want to miss this breakout.



Friday Night Registration
Check in and meet your group in the East Lobby (Middle School) or West Lobby (High School) between 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Overnight Stay

Groups will not be spending the night Friday or Saturday.

Students will choose two breakouts at registration to attend on Saturday. Breakout rooms will be held in large spaces on campus and set up to maintain social distancing.
Social Distancing
All sessions are in the Worship Center to allow distancing. Groups will sit together spaced out and with distance between rows. All activities will be set up to allow Groups to maintain social distancing.
Life Group Connection
Groups will meet to discuss Session 1 at their designated spot before they are dismissed back to the East or West Lobbies.
Saturday Morning

Meet your Group in the East Lobby (Middle School) or West Lobby (High School) at 9:30 a.m.

Chick-fil-A boxed lunches will be provided. Each group will eat at their designated spot throughout the church.

Students, and leaders will be highly encouraged to wear masks while moving around during the weekend to keep everyone safe and healthy!

Be a catalyst

Questions? Call the Next Gen office at (901) 347-5690.