Catalyst Students (9-12th grade)
Catalyst is Hosanna Church’s Wednesday High School Ministry. Students experience engaging worship, dynamic, Jesus-centered teaching, prayer ministry, serving opportunities, and interactive small groups.
- Lakeville Campus: Click here to register.
- Shakopee Campus: Click here to register.
- Northfield Campus: Email Jeff Wright, Student Ministries Pastor, at to register.
We challenge students to live their faith so that Jesus' hope and heartbeat becomes evident in every area of their life. In Catalyst, we teach students how to practically live out their faith in a way that reflects Jesus and His love for all people. We believe that God is looking for partners to join in His redemption of all of Creation. Our teachings are focused on developing young men and women who find their identity in Jesus, are empowered through the Holy Spirit and are passionate about making an impact in our world.
Catalyst Small Groups
Catalyst Small Groups are the heart of Catalyst and consist of 8–10 students of the same gender and two Catalyst Leaders. Small groups create a safe place for students to discuss questions about God, while encouraging each other in their daily walks with Jesus. To allow for the rapid growth Youth Ministries is experiencing, when groups reach 10 students, sub-groups will be formed for small group discussion time. In this way, students can enjoy being part of their larger group but continue to invite friends and have more opportunity for meaningful small group discussions.
For students grades 7-12, retreats are often pivotal opportunities which move young people towards embracing and living their faith. When you register for Catalyst, the registration for an annual retreat is included. Retreats are a highlight for students and a unique opportunity to unplug from their everyday routine. This helps build relationships in the small group and fosters more meaningful discussions on regular programming nights.
We are passionate about providing our students with discipleship opportunities where they can come alongside younger students while growing in their own leadership ability and spiritual lives. We invite students in grades 9–12 to serve as Student Leaders in Catalyst small groups. For more information, email .
Impact Trips offer a variety of experiences for students to live beyond themselves, impact and be impacted by the places they serve, and be blessed by God working through them. It is our desire that these short-term trips turn into a lifelong desire to serve this world the way Jesus has served us. Impact Trip opportunities can be found here.
Guests are always welcome at Catalyst. If your guest is interested, staff will encourage them to register to be officially placed in a small group. Small groups are central to the High School Ministry experience, and new students are able to join a Catalyst group anytime throughout the year.