Equipping people to advance God's kingdom.
"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
Here at Pathways, we take all three of those geographical and demographical areas seriously and an important one is our "Jerusalem" right here in the Fox Valley. We are committed to serving the Valley and do so in multiple ways from outreach events to partnerships with local food and clothing pantries and shelters.
St Louis missions trip
This May, Pathways Church is sending a team of 40 people to the St Louis Dream Center which is set in the heart of North St. Louis, an inner-city areas known for high crime, drugs, and gang activity, to experience what God is doing in this ministry. God has called us to be His hands and feet not only to the world, but to those in our backyard and areas of our country that are in need. While at the Dream Center, we will serve their team leaders by helping in the food pantry, soup kitchen, clothes closet, outreach teams, adopt a block and so much more. Watch for a team update upon our return the end of May.
Moldova Missions Trip
Moldova is a small landlocked country in Eastern Europe which declared its independence in 1991 with the collapse of communism. After years of being a closed country, Moldova is now open to the gospel. Believers meet without fear, committed young pastors are ready to be trained, and the church is experiencing new growth.
Pathways Church is partnering with missionaries Troy and Heidi Darrin and sending a team to Moldova September 22-October 1, 2015. While there the team will be doing construction on several village churches between Bali and Chisinau. God has also opened the door to student and campus ministries where students are evangelized and discipled through a variety of ways such as sports, English classes, and recreational events. Our team will be working alongside the Darrins in several areas of ministries.
Church to Church Initiative
In 2010, Pathways was one of the first 30 churches to pilot a new program sponsored by Compassion International, called the Church to Church Partnership Program. Our partner church is located in Tarakeshwar, India. Because of their strong commitment to reach the people of their village with the love of Christ, our partner church serves as a host site for the Compassion Discipleship Child Development Center, which currently serves 292 children. Our sponsorship allows the staff of the Development Center to provide each sponsored child with Bible teaching, nutritious food, sports, medical checkups, special celebrations, tutoring, educational material, vocational training, health education and cultural programs. The children return to their (often) non-believing homes, and share what they have learned with their families…the Word of the Living God! Many families then come to know Jesus and participate in the Sunday church services. The staff also provides Bible studies for the parents or guardians of the sponsored child.
Our involvement in this partnership means that each of you, who make up the body of believers at Pathways Church, has the opportunity to provide for the children in Tarakeshwar who currently need a Compassion Sponsor. You can rescue one of these children from poverty, in Jesus’ name, by clicking on the Compassion link below. We pray that, in response to God touching our lives, we will be moved to action – to provide hope to those who need it most.