Pathway Future Story #3
Future Story #3 = 2014 (Mentoring Church Model)
(Jan 26,09 version)
Pathway Community Church is a church of 500 and growing which emulates Christ’s response to those with physical and spiritual needs. The cultural diversity of the congregation matches the demographics of the area. Social gatherings and other events enhance the multi-cultural understanding needed and broaden the congregation culturally. The congregation is composed of individuals with many different skills, talents and strengths which are used to address the needs of the community and develop ministries. The congregation is sensitive to the ongoing and changing needs of the community. There are 125 individuals involved in ministries representing a strong infrastructure. Opportunities to go out into the local community and the world are encouraged.
PCC has a training center which is equipped with experts (members and non-members) who train the congregation to support the ministries of the church. The facilities are all equipped for multi-purpose use.
Types of training currently offered include:
– veteran’s reintegration;
– disaster preparedness response and relief;
– mentoring to young families and ministry to children;
– addressing mental health issues;
– partnering with health agencies to sponsor a walk-in neighborhood health clinics
The small groups that form through the special needs groups and PCC’s ministries become an avenue through which relationships are formed and spiritual conversations or issues can be raised.
The mission and values of Pathway Community Church are expressed in every ministry represented.