Authentic transformation happens when we choose to do life together.

Pathways Church exists to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus. Groups at Pathways are safe, highly-relational environments designed to explore the Scriptures, ask questions, and be encouraged to follow Jesus on your journey.

We believe that people grow best when they are connected through relationships with others. Whether it's through deeper discussion of the weekend message, common interest, or serving together, groups at Pathways Church offer the opportunity to connect with others and grow closer to Jesus.


 

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SUNDAY
 

Adult - Mixed

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Sunday 5-7PM 1st & 3rd weeks
Demographic: Adult
Cost:  No cost
Location: Newsome Home - Neenah
Leader: James & Dawn Newsome

Join other adults as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Message-Based Group.

 

Message Based Group
Day/Time: Sunday 6:30PM
Demographic: Adults
Cost: No Cost
Location: Gerstle Home - Appleton
Leader: Matt & Julie Gerstle

Join other adults as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Message-Based Group.

 

Couples

Blended Family Group
Day/Time: Sunday 6-7:30PM every other week
Demographic: Couples
Cost:  No Cost
Location: Behnke Home - Neenah
Leader: Dennis & Marge Behnke

Blended families face unique challenges. Sign up today to be a part of a group that is designed to encourage and assist families in this unique season of life. This is a highly-relational environment designed to be a safe place to process life, study scripture, and prayer. Register for this Blended Family Study.

 

 

MONDAY

 

Adult - Mixed

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Monday 6:30-8PM 2nd & 4th weeks
Demographic: Adult
Cost:  No cost
Location: Higgins Home - Appleton
Leader: Peter & Margy Higgins

Join other individuals and couples as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Message-Based Group.

 

TUESDAY

 

Adult - Mixed

Scripture-Based Study
Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-8:30PM
Demographic: Adult
Cost:  No cost
Location: Klepps Home - Appleton
Leader: Kevin & Lisa Klepps

Join other adults as they fellowship and study God's Word. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Scripture-Based Study.

 

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-8PM
Demographic: Adult
Cost:  No cost
Location: Rapp Home - Menasha
Leader: Dan Scott

Join other adults as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Message-Based Group.

 

couples

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Tuesday 6-8PM
Demographic: Couples (Young Families)
Cost:  No cost
Location: Trombello Home - Appleton
Leader: Anthony & Alisha Trombello

Join other couples as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Couples Message-Based Group.

 

Women

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-8:30PM
Demographic: Women
Cost:  No cost
Location: Borg Home - Little Chute
Leader: Jenni Hottman

Join other women as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Message-Based Women's Group.

 

Women's Bible Study
Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-8PM
Demographic: Women
Cost: Workbook
Location: Pathways Church
Leader: Becky Warden

Join other women as they delve into various women's Bible studies. Register for this Women's Bible Study.

 

 

WEDNESDAY

 

couples

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Wednesday 6PM
Demographic: Couples (Young Families)
Cost:  No cost
Location: Hoyt Home - Little Chute
Leader: Jason & Samantha Hoyt

Join other couples as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Message-Based Group

 

Young adult

Bible Study
Day/Time: Wednesday 7-8:30PM
Demographic: Young Adult
Cost: No Cost
Location: Oravec Home - Appleton
Leader: Cory & Alli Oravec

Come journey with us each Wednesday from 7-8:30PM as we work through various Bible Studies. We will start with the Beyond Happy series, and then continue learning about God's love and how it impacts our lives. Register for this Young Adult Bible Study.

 

Women

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Wednesday 6:30-8PM
Demographic: Women
Cost:  No cost
Location: Appleton Area Homes
Leader: Vicky O'Brien and Eden Gordon

Join other women as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Women's Message-Based Study.

 

Men

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Wednesday 6:30-8PM
Demographic: Men
Cost: No Cost
Location: Kieffer Home - Appleton
Leader: Rich Kieffer, Greg Lacey, Kyle Liesch

Come join a group of men who are circling back to the weekend sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with other men in a relational environment. Register for this Men's Message-Based Group.

 

THURSDAY

 

Men

Men's Bible Study
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30AM
Demographic: Men
Cost: No Cost
Location: Pathways Church
Leader: Phil Golding

Join other men as they meet together to fellowship and study the Bible. Register for this Men's Bible Study.

 

Adult - mixed

Celebrate Recovery
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-8PM
Demographic: Adult
Cost: No Cost
Location: Pathways Church
Leader: Jeff & Jane Shackleton

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, drop-in support group for anyone with hurts, habits or hang-ups that are keeping them from a full relationship with God. By using Christ-centered steps and applying their biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. Drop in welcome. More information on Celebrate Recovery.

 

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-8:30PM
Demographic: Adult
Cost:  No cost
Location: Dempsey Home - Hortonville
Leader: Jim & Jeanne Dempsey

Join other individuals as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Message-Based Group.

 

COUPLES

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Thursday 6-8PM
Demographic: Couples (Young Families)
Cost:  No cost
Location: Stingl Home - Appleton
Leader: Jason & Jenn Stingl

Join other couples as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Message-Based Group.

 

FRIDAY

 

Adult - Mixed

Message-Based Group
Day/Time: Friday 7-9PM - 1st and 3rd weeks
Demographic: Adults
Cost:  No cost
Location: Schwandt Home - Neenah
Leader: Dave & Jo Ellen Schwandt

Join other adults as they circle back to the previous weekend’s sermon to go deeper and apply the message to their lives. This is a safe environment to ask questions, share what you have learned, and discuss the passage with others in a relational environment. Register for this Message-Based Study.

 

SATURDAY

 

Men

The Bait of Satan
Day/Time: Saturday 7-8:30AM
Demographic: Men
Cost:  No cost
Location: Pathways Church
Leader: Ted Tate

The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God - offense.  Join other men in a relaxed environment and learn how to stay free from offense and escape the victim mentality. Register for this Men's Bible Study.

 


 

FALL 2017 Classes

Starting Point
Day/Time: Sunday 9:00AM (8 weeks)
Start Date: September 10, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: No Cost
Location: Pathways Church, Room 206
Leader: James and Donna Schmitz

A class designed for those who are curious about God, have a new relationship with Jesus Christ, or are returning to church after being away for awhile. 

Register for Starting Point here.

 

Network
Day/Time: Sunday 9:00AM (6 weeks)
Start Date: September 10, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: $10/book
Location: Pathways Church, Room 208
Leader: Myra Miller

You are the only you! Does that seem obvious? Unfortunately, for so many of us we feel that we are just another cog in the wheel. Did you know that God designed you with distinct gifts, passions, and talents? You are designed out of love with a significant purpose. In short, your life matters! Network takes you on a wonderful journey that assists you in discovering your spiritual gifts, your personal style, and your God-given passion for serving in the body of Christ.

Register for Network here.

 

Cleansing Stream
Day/Time: Sunday 10:45AM (12 weeks)
Start Date: September 10, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: $35/workbook
Location: Pathways Church, Room 206
Leader: Jo Ellen Schwandt

Have you ever felt held back in your journey through life? Are you isolated or too dependent on those around you? Perhaps you feel like a target follows you everywhere you go. Maybe you haven't measured up to expectations. Are you feeling broken or weighed down by the cares of life? Are you ready for a transformation? God is able to restore the broken places and bring hope, joy, peace, healing and a new beginning to your life. You no longer need to live your future through your past. Live a life of freedom. Start your journey TODAY! Wherever you are in your journey this course can help you live your life in Christ to the fullest.

Register for Cleansing Stream here.

 

Boundaries
Day/Time: Tuesday 6:30-8PM (9 weeks)
Start Date: September 12, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: $10/book
Location: Pathways Church, Room 208
Leader: Myra Miller

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle, isn’t it? Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries they ask questions like "Can I set limits and still be a loving person?", "What are legitimate boundaries?", "What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries?", "How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?", "Aren’t boundaries selfish?", and "Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries?" This nine-week class will help you learn when to say yes, when to say no, and how to take control of your life.

Register for Boundaries here.

 

Divorce Care
Day/Time: Sunday 10:45AM (13 weeks)
Start Date: September 10, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: $15/Workbook
Location: Pathways Church, Room 208
Leader: Cully Sheahan

Everyone needs support during a storm. Separation and divorce are one of life's most difficult storms. Divorce Care is a discipleship environment designed to provide compassion, care, and hope as you travel through this season of grief, disappointment, and uncertainty.

Register for Divorce Care here.

 

Getting Ready for a Lifetime of Love (Premarital)
Day/Time: Sunday 9:00AM (6 weeks)
Start Date: October 29, 2017
Demographic: Couples
Cost: $30/Couple
Location: Pathways Church, Room 208
Leader: Dennis and Marge Behnke

Every couple has hopes and dreams for their marriage. This class is an opportunity to engage the hopes and dreams that God has for your marriage. If you are dating and thinking about marriage or if you are engaged and planning a wedding this class is for you! You will have the opportunity to learn and grow with a seasoned married couple who will be able to help you develop a biblical understanding of God's view of marriage, healthy communication, respectful conflict resolution, and God's gift of sex, among other topics.

Register for Getting Ready for a Lifetime of Love here.

Thrivent Financial Workshops

More Than Money Matters
Day/Time: Thursday 6:30-7:30PM (4 weeks)
Start Date: October 5, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: No cost
Location: Pathways Church, Room 206
Leader: Steve Guyette and Troy Beck

Want to get your finances in order? Get the tools and resources you need to help you make informed choices about how you share, save and spend. In this values-based workshop series, you’ll explore:

  • How your values and goals go hand in hand.
  • How to manage the pressures to spend so you can save.
  • Different ways to plan (budget) how you use your money.

4 Sessions include Setting Goals, Finding Money to Save, Credit and Debt, and Budgeting and Communicating.

Register for More Than Money Matters Here

 

Do One Thing Different
Day/Time: Sunday 9AM
Start Date: November 5, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: No cost
Location: Pathways Church, Room 206
Leader: Steve Guyette and Troy Beck

CHANGE: MAKE ONE. SEE A DIFFERENCE. Everybody’s talking about one thing they can do differently to improve various aspects of their financial life. Even one change can make a big impact. During this informal discussion, you will:

  • Get facts to help make more informed decisions, changing just one thing.
  • Exchange ideas with others—what works for you, what works for them.
  • Choose to do one thing different to positively affect the way you share, save or spend.

Register for Do One Thing Different Here

 

Retirement Strategies
Day/Time: Sunday 9AM
Start Date: November 12, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: No cost
Location: Pathways Church, Room 206
Leader: Steve Guyette and Troy Beck

Prepare for retirement by building a financial strategy. Understand important concepts such as key ages, lifetime guaranteed income, asset allocation, as well as diversifying and protecting your assets which help you to live generously.

Register for Retirement Strategies Here

 

Retire Wisely
Day/Time: Sunday 9AM
Start Date: November 19, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: No cost
Location: Pathways Church, Room 206
Leader: Steve Guyette and Troy Beck

Learn how to manage six risks all retirees face—outliving income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes and rising health care costs—to help you maximize your retirement savings.

Register for Retire Wisely Here

 

Your Legacy: Family, Church, Charity
Day/Time: Sunday 9AM
Start Date: December 3, 2017
Demographic: Adults
Cost: No cost
Location: Pathways Church, Room 206
Leader: Steve Guyette and Troy Beck

Ensure your legacy lives on. If there are people or causes you care about, uncover ways to enrich their futures. The workshop will cover estate and giving strategies to help you.

Register for Your Legacy Here

 


SMALL GROUP LEADERS

At Pathways Church we consider the role of Small Group Leader to be a vital leadership role and have an application process every potential leader must follow. 

Small Group Leader Expectations
Small Group Leader Application

 

Resources for Deeper Study

Chair Time Daily Devotional
Concordances, Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias
Bible Versions
Greek and Hebrew Study Tools
Translation Notes for NET Bible with Greek and Hebrew Tools
Early Christian Writings
Classic Christian Writings
Creeds of Christendom