CATCH: Small-Group DVD with Leader Guide

A Churchwide Program for Invitational Evangelism

By Debi Nixon Published
Video - DVD ISBN: 9781426741616 $29.99 Buy
A comprehensive program filled with practical ideas to help churches of any size guide visitors to becoming thriving membersCatch is a comprehensive program for invitational evangelism developed by the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, one of the fastest-growing churches in the U.S. This newly revised and updated resource shows you how to attract visitors to your church, connect them with your faith community, and help them learn to know, love, and serve God. The Catch program has three phases:

This Small-Group DVD contains short, inspiring videos to be used during a four-week small-group study as part of the Catch program. The videos feature Adam Hamilton, Debi Nixon, and other leaders at Church of Resurrection describing their evangelism ministries.

1. Becoming Relentlessly Outward Focused (3:05)
2. Asking Three Important Questions
· Why Do People Need Jesus Christ? (1:51)
· Why Do People Need the Church? (1:34)
· Why Do People Need Your Church? (3:12)
3. Making Visitors Feel Welcome
· A Welcoming Worship Environment (2:57)
· Faithful to Jesus’ Command (1:59)
4. Inviting Others to Grow in Faith (7:31)

The accompanying Leader Guide includes information on:

· Setting up and leading small groups
· Coordinating small-group study with worship and program activities
· Discussion questions
· Activities putting program into action


“Bought your book and DVD set Catch. Love it! I love the idea of a personal touch, and it certainly seems like the thing Jesus would do.”
Diane Bauman, Pastor
Vineyard Columbus, Westerville OH

“I loved the ideas in your book and especially Coffee with the Pastors. Thank you for writing this book... It has wonderful ideas!"
Rev. Tim Reimer, Mt. Zion UMC
Cornelius, North Carolina

“I have been sharing the Catch Planning Kit with members of my congregation, and it’s exciting to see passions developing for reaching out to guests in our services. Please know how wonderful the Catch kit is!”
Norma Morrison, Conference Lay Leader
Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

About the Author

Debi Nixon

Debi Nixon serves as one of the Managing Executive Directors at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, with direct oversight of the Regional Campuses and Catalyst Ministry. She has served on the church staff in several key roles moving from volunteer to staff member in 1994 as the founding Director of Children's Ministries. She is passionate about the renewal of the church and helps lead Church of the Resurrections initiatives for leadership training and resource sharing for churches across the country. Debi has a BS in Marketing and spent ten years in corporate sales, training, special event planning, and retail management.  She and her husband live in Olathe, Kansas.