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During this time of year we’re often asked to consider giving financially to many worthy organizations and ministries. I realize that Pathway Learning is just one of many. It can be easy to hold on to our money tightly or give dutifully and not with joy.

Giving can be difficult and sometimes scary because it means that we are choosing to have less. But it’s important for us to give. Here are five reasons why we should give that I hope you’ll find encouraging:

FIRST, our giving helps others.

Our giving can be a huge blessing to others in need. God blesses us not merely for our sake but also for the sake of those in spiritual darkness and all forms of poverty (2 Cor 8:13-14).

SECOND, our giving shows our gratitude.

Our giving shows that we are thankful to God for all that he has given us. Our generosity is a display of our genuine gratitude (2 Cor 9:11-12).

THIRD, our giving blesses us.

Our giving helps break the idolatrous lure of money over us and give us new affections for who and what we support. It’s in giving that we receive (Phil 4:17-18).

FOURTH, our giving increases our faith.

Our giving increases our need to trust more in God to provide for us in the future. As we give, God invites us to rest more deeply in his provision for us (Matt 5:25-34).

FIFTH, our giving honors God.

Our giving is a display of our obedience to God that honors and glorifies him. God is honored not only through us by our giving but also through the many others who receive our gifts (2 Cor 9:13).

Our giving reminds us who really owns all that we have. We’re not the owners, God is. We’re his stewards for a brief time called to be faithful. As you do your end-of-year giving, please prayerfully consider giving to Pathway Learning as one you will support. 

Gratefully in Christ,

Steve Childers

PS: 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 online now. To give by check, our mailing address is Pathway Learning, P.O. Box 2062, Winter Park, FL 32790. Thank you!

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

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 Who 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 underserved church leaders develop
churches that transform lives and communities.

 






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.
Pathway Learning