Catalyst Men’s Conference

April 15 – 16, 2016

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




John Bevere

Speaker and Author

John Bevere and his wife Lisa are the founders of Messenger International, an organization established to teach, reach and rescue. A minister and best-selling author, John delivers messages of uncompromising truth with boldness and passion. His desire is to support the local church and resource leaders regardless of location, language or financial position. To this end, his resources have been translated into over 60 languages.

John is father to his four boys and adopted daughter-in-law and G-Daddy to Asher and Sophia. He is (almost) a scratch golfer, and his favorite sports team is the Detroit Red Wings. When he’s home, you can find John playing cards with his family or trying to convince Lisa to take up golf.


Rick Burgess

Co-Host of the Rick and Bubba Show and New York Times Bestselling Author

Rick Burgess is the co-host of the nationally syndicated Rick and Bubba Show, heard across the nation on more than 70 radio stations and seen daily in more than 100 markets via the Heartland Network. Rick’s platform is unique as the co-host of a secular radio and TV show who openly proclaims a Biblical worldview concerning day-to-day family life and the new stories of the day.

Rick speaks at events across the country mixing comedy with the message of the power and peace found only in Jesus Christ. Rick’s faith sets an example in his personal life as well, widely displayed in his eulogy from his young son’s memorial service, which became the most viewed video in the world for one week on Youtube.

In addition to the Rick and Bubba Show reaching more than one million people a week, Rick has appeared numerous times on Fox News, has co-authored several New York Times bestsellers, and has charted two comedy CDs on Billboard’s comedy chart. Rick and his wife Sherri live in Birmingham, Alabama, and are the parents of five children, Brandi, Blake, Brooks, Brody and Bronner.


Tom Mullins

Pastor and Author

Dr. Tom Mullins coached football for fifteen years and amassed 128 victories at both the college and high school levels of coaching. He is the founder of Christ Fellowship Church, a non-denominational multi-site church with more than 20,000 members where he has pastored for the last 26 years.

Tom travels internationally to speak on behalf of world-renowned organizations such as EQUIP and Campus Crusade for Christ. Tom is also the master coach and author of The Leadership Game and his second book, The Confidence Factor: Discovering the Winning Edge for Life.

Tom and his wife Donna are the founders of Place of Hope Children’s Home and Place of Hope International Children’s Homes. Tom and Donna have been married for over 44 years. They have two children, Noelle and Todd and his wife Julie, and one grandson, Jefferson.


  • What should I bring?

    You can come just as you are, but you are welcome 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?

    If you are in need of financial assistance to attend the conference, scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. Scholarship applications will be available closer to the conference. Please email for scholarship-related questions.

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

    Many of our conferences reach capacity. To ensure your seat at the conference, we encourage you to pre-register.

  • 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 Catalyst.

  • 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, Auburn, Riverchase and Tuscaloosa campuses.

  • 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 19 or 93 you will feel comfortable.

  • Are there refunds available if I am unable to attend?

    Thank you for understanding that all registrations are transferrable but non-refundable. Transfers are the responsibility of the two parties involved, and Highlands does not arrange payment for transferred registrations or the exchange of wristbands/tickets.


Friday, April 15
5:30 pm Conference Registration
6:30 pm Auditorium Doors Open
7:00 pm Session 1
Tailgate Party
Saturday, April 16
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Auditorium Doors Open
9:00 am Session 2
10:15 am Break
10:35 am Session 3
11:30 am Lunch and Outdoor Activities
1:30 pm Session 4
3:00 pm Conference Ends / Baptism