Archives For Culture Wars

Childers meeting with underground church leaders in China being equipped to train church planters in Pathway Learning.

With Pathway Learning, Chinese underground church leaders are equipped to plant churches using only cell phones without internet access and cell service.

West African church leaders being equipped to plant churches among the poorest of the poor through courses in French on the Pathway Learning online and onsite learning platform.

West African church movement “leaders of leaders” equipped in Pathway Learning to train French-speaking church leaders in their Muslim regions using cell phones with no internet access or cell phone service.

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Childers preaching at Early Rain Church in Chengdu, China (Wang Yi, Pastor) in November 2017


This year the Lord blessed Pathway Learning and opened amazing new doors for future ministry–including serving church leaders in Muslim West Africa and the persecuted, underground church in China.

The global need to help underserved church leaders develop churches that transform lives and communities has never been greater.

Millions of under-resourced church leaders around the world are not equipped to develop churches that transform lives and communities. By God’s grace and with your support, Pathway Learning is helping more church leaders develop churches with effective ministries of evangelism, discipleship, and mercy/justice than ever before! The critical need and demand for more help is staggering!


Training French-speaking church planters and pastors in Muslim West Africa using their cell phones

There are millions of gifted and called church leaders without access to the training and tools they need to develop churches that transform lives and societies. This is a problem we can solve.

Pathway Learning has an innovative, online and onsite educational platform that provides church leaders access to affordable, practical, seminary-level courses where they live, in their language, and adapted to their culture.

Will you help church leaders develop churches that transform lives and communities?



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


Marsden PhotoProfessor of History Emeritus at Notre Dame, George Marsden is one of today’s foremost historians and award-winning authors who has written extensively on the relationship between Christianity and American culture—especially American Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism (Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, Reforming Fundamentalism, Fundamentalism and American Culture, etc).

He is most well known for his award-winning biography of Jonathan Edwards (Jonathan Edwards: A Life), a prominent 18th century American pastor, theologian, and philosopher who played a critical role in the First Great Awakening and Christian revivals in Colonial America.

Marsden has recently written another groundbreaking book reflecting on how American public life might better accommodate the rise of religious pluralism. In The Twilight of the AmericaMarsden Twilight Bookn Enlightenment (Perseus Books, Feb 2014) he seeks to explain why Christianity has become increasingly excluded from the public sphere, resulting in an assortment of religious crises and “culture wars.” Marsden offers an insightful analysis of the decline of culture in America since the 1950’s along with thought-provoking ways to consider applying Protestant principles from the early republic to today. For more, read the Amazon summary below:

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country’s traditional moral character. As award-winning historian George M. Marsden explains in The Twilight of the American Enlightenment, postwar Americans looked to the country’s secular, liberal elites for guidance in this precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course. Their failure lost them the faith of their constituents, paving the way for a Christian revival that offered America a firm new moral vision—one rooted in the Protestant values of the founders. A groundbreaking reappraisal of the country’s spiritual reawakening, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment shows how America found new purpose at the dawn of the Cold War.