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Catch The Fire Medellín is a community of disciples of Jesus Christ committed to a life of love, holiness, power, and service. Our vision is to be like Jesus in character and in power.
Catch The Fire is an international family of churches and ministries that was birthed as a result of the incredible revival that began in Toronto in 1994.
Led by John & Carol Arnott, the church (formerly Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship) came to the world’s attention as a place where God was meeting with His people. Catch The Fire has a growing family of churches spread across the globe, a training college with international campuses, missions programs, partnerships, and special events. Our desire is to reach the world with Jesus through the sharing of our values, equipping people, and releasing them to bring revival to their nations.
Our core values are the underlying principles that guide us in making decisions, determining priorities, setting goals, allocating resources and carrying out programs.
They are the defining characteristics of Catch The Fire and are drawn from biblical teachings. There are two directives of Jesus that we lean on for our values. The great command requires us to learn how to love God, love others and love ourselves. The great commission requires that we win souls, connect followers, disciple and send out leaders who are immersed in all aspects of the Trinity.
We value hearing God’s Voice
Every follower of Jesus is designed to communicate with God. God speaks to us through a variety of ways and means. Our response is to listen, and in turn, talk to God through prayer, obey Him, and learn to be a doer of His Word.
John 10:3-4, Hebrews 1:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, James 1:22
We value knowing God as Father
Experiencing God as our true Father just like Jesus did will change our lives. Every child of God needs to feel, know, and experience the unconditional, extravagant love of Father God.
John 14:6-13, Luke 15:11-32, Romans 8:35-38
We value healing life’s hurts
Before we can truly love others, we must love ourselves and that means allowing the Spirit of God to transform our spirit, soul and body. Our Father is able to reveal to us issues & hurts that need healing. The Holy Spirit knows what we need to believe and receive in order to become whole.
2 Corinthians 7:1, 2 Corinthians 3:18, John 16:14, John 15:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:23
We value empowering in the anointing
The anointing is the power of the Holy Spirit for breakthroughs from poverty, brokenness, ill health, and oppression from demonic forces, that takes us into incredible favour. We desire for all to receive these breakthroughs and then to release the anointing to others.
Luke 4:16-21, Luke 9:1-6, Luke 10:1-9
We value multiplication of leaders
Everyone can be a person of influence, a leader, a disciple for Christ. As we hear God’s voice, receive His unconditional love, deal with our issues, and receive His anointing, we become more like Jesus in character, anointing and authority. We are commissioned by Him to go out into all the world, give it away and make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 9:35-38, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Timothy 2:2
Diego & Diana Pineda
Diego and Diana have been have been happily married since 2003 and have two wonderful sons. They are the senior leaders of Catch The Fire Medellin in Colombia, as well as Coheirs International Ministries (coheirs.org) that reaches thousands of people across Latin America. Their passion is to communicate the gospel and teach others about their identity in Christ, the love of the Father, how to have intimacy with God and the power of the Holy Spirit available to every believer. Diego is the author of several books, including Coheir: How to claim your inheritance in Christ and Practicing Intimacy with God: A Handbook for Going Deeper in the Spirit.