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Happy New Year and Great News!

Steve —  December 29, 2020 — Leave a comment

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

From all of us here at Pathway Learning, we want to wish you a very happy and safe new year!

And we have some great news: We have received a matching grant for up to $50,000. Your gift will be doubled and will help Pathway meet the extraordinary demand we are receiving for our training.

When we first designed our innovative online and onsite courses for church leaders who could not access affordable training in traditional schools, we had no idea that the world would be turned upside down by a pandemic.

But today we give thanks to God for the remarkable compatibility of our courses with the new realities of our COVID-19 world, and the amazing new doors God is now opening for us to serve around the world.

The map above shows the areas of the world where church leaders are taking Pathway Learning online courses. But we also serve hundreds, maybe thousands, more church leaders around the world who do not have access to the internet – especially in Muslim West African and the persecuted in China.

For a closer look at some of our major global projects, just pick one below, click the link, and praise God with us for what he did in 2020:

Can we count on you to help us in 2021? Your help now tells us that you want to join with us and be a vital part of this unique ministry opportunity to help church leaders develop strong, healthy churches that transform lives and communities worldwide this new year.

May God richly bless you and your family in 2021.

For the King!

steve

PS: Donate now. Remember, a gift of $100 means $200 to Pathway Learning. Please prayerfully consider us in your end of the year giving. Thanks again!

Steven L. Childers
President and CEO, Pathway Learning

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Winter Park, FL 32790

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

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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

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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

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I’d like to introduce you to Justin Valiquette and his team who are using Pathway Learning courses to equip indigenous church leaders to plant and renew churches throughout Italy. Valiquette is a team leader in his 12th year with Acts 29 – Impatto helping lead and train a network of Italian church planters and pastors. Justin writes,

We believe that the hope for the lostness of Italy is through the planting of hundreds (if not thousands) of gospel-centered churches, led by Italians that truly understand the vision of God for their churches and for this nation. One of the primary reasons that the Italian church has been so unfruitful in reaching their own country is lack of leaders trained in gospel-saturated theology and practice. Or, trained at all for that matter.

Justin knows that a healthy church with effective ministries of evangelism, discipleship, and mercy is the most effective, long-term way to reach Italy for Christ. So he’s committed to providing the best education for church leaders. This is why Justin and his team decided to implement Pathway Learning into their mission strategy – with very encouraging results.

Valiquette and his team in Italy with Acts 29 – Impatto

Justin tells about several emerging church leaders who recently completed the Church Planting Track I courses in Italian.

One, in particular, I think captured the overall feeling of our students – ‘Revolutionary!‘  Another just wrote me saying, ‘This course is blowing my mind.I want to write down everything!’ It has become abundantly clear that producing Pathway Learning in Italian is one of the most strategic things we have done in our 12 years of being here. I believe it can be a major part in paving the way for a movement of God in this very lost country.

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 in Italy.

Give today, and bring lasting change to people in Italy and around the world.

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