Catalyst Men’s Conference

God has an incredible adventure planned for your life. Come to Catalyst to be challenged and encouraged to live with purpose.



Jimmy Evans

Pastor and Author

Jimmy Evans is Founder and CEO of MarriageToday, a ministry based in Dallas, Texas, that is devoted to helping couples build strong and fulfilling marriages and families. Jimmy and his wife Karen co-host MarriageToday with Jimmy and Karen, a nationally syndicated television program which is broadcast daily into over 110 million homes in America and more than 200 countries worldwide.

Jimmy has served as the senior leader of Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas for the past 30 years. During his 30 years of leadership, Trinity has grown from 900 to over 10,000 members.

Jimmy has authored more than ten books, among which are his popular works, Marriage on the Rock, Freedom From Your Past, Seven Secrets of Successful Families, Ten Steps Toward Christ, Lifelong Love Affair, and his newest book, When Life Hurts.

Jimmy and Karen have been married 40 years and have two married children and five grandchildren.


John Gray

Pastor and Author

John has traveled the world sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom in his unique and uncompromising way. From South Africa to Australia and many places in between, God has taken John around the world to speak to youth, young adults, entire churches, conferences and camps to say one thing in many ways: Jesus Saves and He loves you with an everlasting love! John currently serves as an Associate Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Pastor Joel Osteen. Wherever God takes John here and into the future, he is determined to serve with passion, humility and power.


  • What should I bring?

    We encourage you to bring a Bible, a notebook, and a pen.

  • What is the attire for the conference meetings?

    The attire is casual.

  • Will there be any extra fees, or does my registration fee cover everything (like meals and snacks)?

    There will be no additional fees. The registration fee includes food at the after party on Friday and breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Saturday.

  • Are scholarships available to cover a portion of the registration fee?

    Please pick up and turn in a scholarship application at the Information Center at your campus. Please contact Sarah Parvin at 205-731-2542 or for scholarship-related questions. Partial scholarships are granted on a case-by-case basis.

  • Do I have to register now, or can I do it at Catalyst?

    Unfortunately, Catalyst 2014 is at full capacity. We encourage you to join us for next year’s conference as soon as registration opens!

  • Should I come to the conference if I haven't joined the church and haven't completed the Growth Track?

    Absolutely! Church membership and completion of the Growth Track are not required to attend the Highlands Men's Conference.

  • I have already attended a Men's Conference in the past, so should I plan to go this year?

    Most definitely! We encourage everyone to attend whether you have gone to one every year or never participated before. Each year there are new topics and experiences to be had.

  • May I invite male friends who do not attend Highlands to Catalyst?

    Absolutely! Catalyst is designed for the men of Highlands and the people in their lives - friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors.

  • What's the minimum age?

    This conference is for men of all ages, including high school.

  • Where is Catalyst located?

    Catalyst will be held at the Grants Mill Campus in the Main Auditorium.

  • What is the typical age range of men that attend Catalyst?

    Men of all ages are welcome! There will be men from every age range that attend, so whether you are 24 or 93 you will feel comfortable.

  • Are there overnight accommodations available?

    We have secured a special rate for conference participants with the Hyatt Place Inverness on Highway 280. Please check back soon for more updates on hotel information.

    Hyatt Place Inverness
    Rate: $102.00 + 14% tax per night including breakfast
    Booking Code: CHUH
    Phone: 888-785-0008
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Friday, April 4
5:30 pm Conference Registration
6:30 pm Auditorium Doors Open
7:00 pm Session 1
Tailgate Party
Saturday, April 5
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Auditorium Doors Open
9:00 am Session 2
10:20 am Break
10:40 am Session 3
11:15 am Lunch and Outdoor Activities
2:00 pm Session 4
3:00 pm Conference Ends / Baptism