Are you looking for a discipleship family? Or simply a community to share life with?

Catalyst offers various community and life-stage groups.


Family Ministry

As families grow, it is important for parents to be equipped in nurturing the spiritual lives of their children.
Catalyst’s family ministry provides parents with tools, training, and encouragement to brave the challenges of parenthood.


Classes available for Catalyst Kids:
Noah’s Nursery
For children up to 3 years old
ToT TenT
For children ages 3 to TK
Celebration Station
For children in Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
Transformation Station
For children in 3rd to 6th grade

Catalyst Kids

Invites young children to experience God’s love through fun, Biblical teachings.

This program provides a safe place for them to explore their callings and God-given designs. Our teachers have a heart to love and encourage kids and are screened by LiveScan prior to serving.

Dates: Sundays
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Stanford Middle School Cafeteria & Music Room

Contact: Coreen Suzukida, cksuzukida@gmail.com


Weekday Meetings
Dates: Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Catalyst Freedom Center
Contact: Jerry Binuya, jbinuya@gmail.com

Magnetic Youth Group

Invites Middle School and High School age teens to express God’s love through joy, fellowship, and freedom.

Magnetic Youth teens are a family drawing closer to Him. Students are empowered to find freedom from false identities found in appearances or achievements.

Weekend Meetings
Dates: Every Sunday
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Stanford Middle School


community and life-stage groups


"CYA" Catalyst Young Adults

Invites college and career age young adults to discover and steward their Christ-given destiny.

CYA group members are actively navigating adult life in college and the workplace. This group participates in small group discussions, heartfelt testimonies, and workshops that empower young adults towards their God-given destinies and callings.

Dates: Every Friday (minus the first Friday of the month)
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Catalyst Freedom Center
Contact:  Brett Hirata  l  brett_hirata@yahoo.com
Megan Deguchi  l  catalystchristiancommunity@gmail.com



Young Married Couples & Families

Invites married couples that are relatively “newly” married and their families.
Our group consists of married couples with and without children who are in the 30s age range or who have been married for 2-5 years. Together, we want to grow spiritually, build stronger marriages, and offer support to one another.

Dates: Every other week
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Varies

Contact: Tony and Deidra Huang  |  tjhuang@yahoo.com 

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Arise Mini-Church (Lakewood)

Invites families in the Cerritos area to gather for fellowship, learning, and support

Arise reaches out to members of the local community, experiencing God through prayer and words of encouragement as led by the Holy Spirit.

Dates: 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month
Location: Catalyst Freedom Center

Our focus is to empower people to live out their identity in Christ through prayer and fellowship.

Contact:  Eric Sato  |  airjulsato@aol.com


Open Heaven Mini-Church (Fountain Valley)

Invites families in the Long Beach area to gather for fellowship, learning, and support

Open Heaven focuses on sharing each other’s walks with the Lord over worship, food, and good company.

TBD, please contact Mike Namba for updated information.

Our vision is to be led by the Holy Spirit, grounded in the Word and to know that our identity is based upon Father God. Participants can expect a time of worship, prayer, fellowship, Biblical teaching and discussion.

Contact:  Mike Namba  |  mmse44@aol.com 


Men's Ministry

Invites men 18 or over who are seeking to grow in their identity and develop greater intimacy with the Lord.                      

Through conferences, discussion groups and retreats, men are empowered to share their stories and build Kingdom relationships, growing in faith as they walk with God.

Various times and venues

Contact: Jon Niiro  |  jniiro@aol.com  ; 
Mike Namba  |  mmse44@aol.com  ; 
Mark Sakakura  |  sakakura@ca.rr.com


Women's Ministry

Invites women 18 or over to grow in their identity and develop greater intimacy with the Lord. 

Through small groups, mentorship, conferences and outreach, women are empowered to be examples of Christ to the world as they walk in faith beside sisters in God’s Kingdom.

Various times and venues

Contact:  Dale Deguchi  | info.catalystministry@gmail.com