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I’d like to introduce you to some of my friends and the ministry partners we serve, but I can’t use their photos because they’re serving in the underground church in China, facing persecution.

So this is a photo of one of our recent monthly secure video conference meetings with church leaders and seminary students in several Chinese cities who are taking a Pathway Learning course in church planting. The man in the photo is Moses, my translator, an ordained minister in Orlando, and part-time director of Pathway Learning’s curriculum development. 

The church in communist China is facing some of the most severe persecution in decades. In 2016, Pathway Learning began providing the essential training needed to equip Chinese leaders to develop strong, healthy churches that transform lives and communities in the face of great suffering.

I can show you this picture below taken in Chengdu China in December 2018 with pastor Wang Yi, one of the top national leaders of the underground church. He was taken into custody a few days after this photo was taken and is still in prison today for his faith. This is his third Christmas in prison.

Steve Childers with pastor Wang Yi in December 2018 just days before he was imprisoned. This is his third Christmas in prison for his faith.

But the good news is that the churches in the underground movement in China are continuing to flourish – even in the face of persecution and the Covid pandemic.

I haven’t been able to return to China since the last wave of persecution. But in God’s providence, because our online learning platform was already developed, Pathway Learning is continuing to equip these leaders and many more.

In 2020 we began a new partnership with one of the most influential seminaries serving the Chinese underground church with more than 600 students, mostly from mainland China.

This month we’ll complete our first pilot course in church planting, with more than 30 Chinese leaders using our innovative online platform that is designed for interactive learning in group cohorts. Last week the seminary president sent me this encouraging message:

Our use of Pathway Learning has been a great success. These leaders must normally study online alone … but now through their Pathway Learning courses they experience the joy of learning together, being equipped, growing, and serving in the same class as though in a physical seminary.

When you give to Pathway Learning, you help equip underserved church leaders with the training and tools they need to plant and develop churches among the persecuted church in China and around the world.

Give today, and bring lasting hope to those facing persecution for their faith.

For the King!

steve

Steven L. Childers
President and CEO, Pathway Learning

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I’d like to introduce you to some of my friends and the ministry partners we serve, but I can’t use their photos because they’re serving in the underground church in China, facing persecution.

So this is a photo of one of our recent monthly secure video conference meetings with church leaders and seminary students in several Chinese cities who are taking a Pathway Learning course in church planting. The man in the photo is Moses, my translator, an ordained minister in Orlando, and part-time director of Pathway Learning’s curriculum development. 

The church in communist China is facing some of the most severe persecution in decades. In 2016, Pathway Learning began providing the essential training needed to equip Chinese leaders to develop strong, healthy churches that transform lives and communities in the face of great suffering.

I can show you this picture below taken in Chengdu China in December 2018 with pastor Wang Yi, one of the top national leaders of the underground church. He was taken into custody a few days after this photo was taken and is still in prison today for his faith. This is his third Christmas in prison.

Steve Childers with pastor Wang Yi in December 2018 just days before he was imprisoned. This is his third Christmas in prison for his faith.

But the good news is that the churches in the underground movement in China are continuing to flourish – even in the face of persecution and the Covid pandemic.

I haven’t been able to return to China since the last wave of persecution. But in God’s providence, because our online learning platform was already developed, Pathway Learning is continuing to equip these leaders and many more.

In 2020 we began a new partnership with one of the most influential seminaries serving the Chinese underground church with more than 600 students, mostly from mainland China.

This month we’ll complete our first pilot course in church planting, with more than 30 Chinese leaders using our innovative online platform that is designed for interactive learning in group cohorts. Last week the seminary president sent me this encouraging message:

Our use of Pathway Learning has been a great success. These leaders must normally study online alone … but now through their Pathway Learning courses they experience the joy of learning together, being equipped, growing, and serving in the same class as though in a physical seminary.

When you give to Pathway Learning, you help equip underserved church leaders with the training and tools they need to plant and develop churches among the persecuted church in China and around the world.

Give today, and bring lasting hope to those facing persecution for their faith.

For the King!

steve

Steven L. Childers
President and CEO, Pathway Learning

WAYS TO GIVE

Online
Give using your credit card through our secure online form

Phone
Call us at 407-682-6942

Check by Regular Mail
Pathway Learning, P.O. Box 2062
Winter Park, FL 32790

Matching Gift
Your employer may also be able to double your gift. Please ask them.

Give a Gift of Stock
You may give securities either by transfer of the certificate of ownership or through account transfer arranged by your broker. In each case, you avoid the tax on any potential gain and receive a deduction for the full fair market value of securities. To give a gift of stock, email us at staff@pathwaylearning.org, call us at 407-682-6942, or write us at P.O. Box 2062, Winter Park, FL 32790.


We help underserved church leaders develop churches that transform lives and communities

Thanks to friends like you, people’s lives and communities are being transformed around the world. I’d like to introduce you to Craig Garriott (on far left in photo) and some of his team who are equipping church leaders to serve the under-resourced communities in the inner city of Baltimore and from other places around the world.

Craig is the Dean of Church Planting & Renewal at Metro Baltimore Seminary (MBS) where he uses Pathway Learning courses to equip church leaders to plant and renew churches that provide the spiritual and physical resources that are desperately needed among the urban poor.

Some of the church leaders he’s training include a former Hindu priest from Nepal, a Kurdish church leader, and a former Muslim from Iraq. Another student is Azure, a music teacher to Baltimore’s under-resourced children and a seminary student. She writes,

Going to MBS and being in the cohort with Pathway Learning, like the recent Kingdom Prayer module, fuels my soul and strengthens me to teach and love my students. I am so thankful for this opportunity to be equipped for Christ’s mission to make disciples. It’s a dream come true.

Craig knows that a healthy church is the most effective, long-term way to transform lives and communities in Baltimore – and in every city. Through a local church’s effective ministries of evangelism, discipleship, and mercy, people are discipled out of poverty.

Craig is committed to providing the best education for church leaders. This is why he uses Pathway Learning courses. He writes,

Pathway Learning makes it possible for us to provide excellent gospel training for the wide array of urban church leaders we serve.

When you give to Pathway Learning, you help equip underserved church leaders with the training and tools they need to plant and renew churches that transform lives and communities among the urban poor in North America and around the world.

Give today, and bring lasting change to people in inner cities.

For the King!

steve

Steven L. Childers
President and CEO, Pathway Learning

PS: Thanks again for your ongoing prayers and financial support. Your support makes all this possible. Together we can continue providing underserved church leaders the education and practical tools they need to transform lives and communities around the world in 2021. To donate, Click Here.

WAYS TO GIVE

Online
Give using your credit card through our secure online form

Phone
Call us at 407-682-6942

Check by Regular Mail
Pathway Learning, P.O. Box 2062
Winter Park, FL 32790

Matching Gift
Your employer may also be able to double your gift. Please ask them.

Give a Gift of Stock
You may give securities either by transfer of the certificate of ownership or through account transfer arranged by your broker. In each case, you avoid the tax on any potential gain and receive a deduction for the full fair market value of securities. To give a gift of stock, email us at staff@pathwaylearning.org, call us at 407-682-6942, or write us at P.O. Box 2062, Winter Park, FL 32790.


We help underserved church leaders develop churches that transform lives and communities