Global Catalytic Ministries is a nondenominational organization that seeks to transform Muslims through real encounters with Jesus. Focused on an urgent cause, Global Catalytic Ministries is active in countries such as Afghanistan, which is now ranked first in the world in terms of danger for practicing Christians, surpassing North Korea.
This intimate focus on troubled nations reflects the organization’s status as an underground church. This is distinct from those ministries that send people of faith to provide aid and practical relief and bring back stories to the Western world of an underground church. They provide a welcome and needed service, but they have a different mission.
The underground church’s disciple makers are actually from persecuted regions and minister to others from persecuted regions. Their emphasis is on sharing Jesus’ love in even the most trying of circumstances, where professing belief can get one killed. This constant living in fear of persecution can also be a strength.
When disciples are made in the “hardest nations,” they go on to organically grow the faith and transform others. Instead of simply visiting on mission trips and taking photos, believers stay in the nations they serve, building lives and raising families there. At the same time, the underground church becomes their home as they stand strong through a shared devotion to the truth of Jesus.