Catch The Fire


Catch the Fire Halifax is a church plant in Halifax, Nova Scotia that is a part of Catch the Fire International and is under the Partners in Harvest group of churches.

Catch The Fire is a 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 (formerlyToronto Airport Christian Fellowship) came to the world's attention as a place where God was meeting with His people. Now so many years later He continues to pour out His blessing at Catch The Fire events held worldwide.

Catch The Fire has a growing family churches spread across the globe, a training college with international campuses, missions programs and 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.

We are passionately committed to walking in God's love and giving it away until the whole earth is filled with knowledge of the Glory of the Lord.


Evan and Shawna Maxwell became the Lead Pastors of Catch the Fire Halifax in 2013 when they, along with a wonderful Leadership Team felt the Lord wanted them to do a Church Plant. Their hearts are to see the Body of Christ, (His people), completely free and equipped; in order to make a radical impact for the Kingdom of God in our area; that the whole earth would see His glory and His goodness and that all of us together would come to know the Love of God in deeper measures, and then give it away to the next person we meet.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to walk in God's love and give it away, until the whole earth is filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord.

Mission Statement

To impact the world by welcoming and responding to God's presence personally and corporately, communicating effectively, and developing world class leaders in every sphere of life.

Core Values

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 first 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 [Describe common elements of mission, doctrine, etc. that are the basis for the relationship among the churches.]

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