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As Pathway Learning prepares for 2020, we’re reaffirming four core commitments that I would like to share with you. All four commitments are centered on glorifying God and advancing his kingdom on earth, through his church, by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. These commitments can truly make a lasting difference in the lives of people, communities, and entire nations into the next generation.

FIRST, we are committed to What we do

We help underserved church leaders develop churches that transform lives and communities worldwide. Despite the remarkable spread of Christianity worldwide, spiritual darkness, cultural and societal decay are reaching unprecedented levels. In Asia, Africa, and Latin America, where the church is growing most rapidly, the result is often a form of Christianity, such as the prosperity gospel, with little or no true, lasting transformation of individuals, families, and cultures.

SECOND, we are committed to Whom we serve

There are millions of gifted and called church leaders, especially in the developing world, who are underserved. They don’t have access to the practical, high-quality, seminary-level education they need to develop healthy churches with effective ministries of evangelism, discipleship, and mercy.

In 2019 Pathway Learning equipped our global ministry partners in five strategic locations worldwide, including the persecuted in China, the rural poor in Muslim West Africa, the unreached in Japan, the secular in Eastern Europe (Italy), and the urban poor in North America. Our goal is to expand these partnerships to more locations.

THIRD, we are committed to How we serve

We provide an innovative online and onsite learning platform that brings underserved church leaders the practical training and tools they need where they live, in their language, and adapted to their culture.

To date, Pathway Learning has helped church leaders on 6 continents in 43 countries, and in 5 languages. As of December 2019, we’ve developed and provided more than 30 courses in which 49,662 Lesson steps were completed with 20,223 discussions. And we’ve just begun.

FOURTH, we are committed to Why we serve 

We want to see the world become a better place by being saturated with healthy, gospel-centered churches through which people and communities flourish. We believe this is the heart of God’s plan to “make disciples of all nations.”

And we believe there is no greater honor and privilege than making a lasting difference in this world by participating in the greatest work in human history, the work of the Great Commission.

But here’s what I must tell you: 

There’s no way Pathway Learning can keep these commitments without you—without your prayers and your financial support. So I’m asking you to help Pathway Learning with a year-end gift right now, as we end 2019 with these four commitments ahead.

Your gift, given by midnight on December 31, will help us end this year strong, ready for 2020 and the future. Please use this convenient link to give now to help keep these commitments.

Gratefully in Christ,

Steve

P.S. As you do your end-of-year giving, please prayerfully consider our ministry as one you will support. Thanks so much!

Steve Childers
President & CEO
Pathway Learning

Help under-served church leaders
develop churches that transform lives and communities.
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Vintage Live Audio From Steve Childers’ Seminary Class Lectures

Don’t be confused. There’s a huge difference between a church’s stated values and their true values.

It’s very common, especially in the early years, for churches to work hard at developing a great set of written core values they publicize everywhere, including their church bulletin. But how can we know whether it’s really a “core value” of our church or just a “stated value”?

In this course you’ll be equipped to:

  • Clearly define the doctrinal truths that church members and leaders must affirm
  • Communicate the behaviors that are expected of church leaders and members
  • Help church leaders and members understand the underlying values that drive their behaviors
  • Explain the significant difference between stated and core values
  • Develop your personal core values and how they will shape your ministry
  • Share your church core values in an effective way

This brief video (4:22) will help you understand the practical difference between your churches stated and core values and why that matters.

Preview New “Values & Beliefs”
Course Today!

Registration closes December 15

Help under-served church leaders
develop churches that transform lives and communities.
Pathway Learning

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Vintage Live Audio From Steve Childers’ Seminary Class Lectures

ONE OF THE TOP TEN CHURCH LEADERSHIP MISTAKES

Church leaders often focus too much on developing people’s behaviors and too little on developing the core values that empower and sustain their ministry activities.

Having looked at our church beliefs and behaviors, we’re going to shift our focus now to our church’s core values that drive our ministry behaviors. Church values normally take a long time to develop and an even longer time to change once they have been adopted.

In this course you’ll be equipped to:

This brief video (7:07) will teach you how to develop the underlying convictions (core values) that reflect the biblical purposes for the church and should drive all our ministry activities.

Preview New “Values & Beliefs”
Course Today!

Registration closes December 15

Help under-served church leaders
develop churches that transform lives and communities.
Pathway Learning