1. Know God
More than anything else we hope you meet Jesus and fall more in love with Him. Jesus is not a religion or another church to join. He is the one relationship that changes everything. Convinced of this, we passionately, creatively, relentlessly lift Jesus high (Colossians 1:15-20).
2. Experience Freedom
Everyone needs a family-a home and a place to belong. The Bible says that God, as loving Father, specializes in connecting lonely people to families (Psalms 68:5-6). Family is a place to connect, a place to protect, and a place to grow. It’s also a place where you can be yourself, knowing you’re always loved and accepted. We believe church should be a family, and the place you make your very best friends (1 Thessalonians 2:8). Our hope for you is that you find a family and a home at Pathway.
3. Discover Purpose
There is a God-dream within each one of us. It’s the part of us that wants do something that matters, something we know we were made for (Ephesians 2:10). But to live the dream we must be restored, equipped, and unleashed. This means learning to trust what God says about who we are in Him, and learning to think like He thinks (Ephesians 1:3-10; Romans 12:2). It means we pattern our lives after Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit so that we live as healthy, overcoming, life-long disciples (Romans 8:14-16; Galatians 5:16-25). It means there is a ton of untapped potential within you waiting to be unleashed (Ephesians 4:11-13). Our hope for you is that you realize your full potential and live the God-dream within you.
4. Change the World
Jesus said that disciples are to be like salt and light to the world in which they live (Matthew 5:13-16). In other words, our lives should have unmistakable impact. Many people want to run the world, control the world, hold power in this world, but to really change the world you have to give yourself away (John 12:24-26). That’s why we believe the church is at its best and most like Jesus when it gives itself away. Our hope for you is that you experience the joy and reward of knowing you’re living out a purpose that far outweighs everything else.