Overview of Global Pathway
Global Pathway is set of church empowerment tools that will launch the local body into greater effectiveness in reaching God's global harvest.
We understand the struggles of leading the local church. Pastors and church leaders carry a dream deep within their hearts to see God's call fulfilled in their own lives and in their churches. Endless hours of work and sacrifice are often given, year after year, in order to see the church progress in true spiritual growth and purpose. But many times, one area of the church's growth seems to fall short because the pastor does not know exactly how to approach it--namely, the church's global outreach or missions program. Global Pathway is designed to help pastors eliminate the uncertainty of missions and help their churches launch strong missions programs or help create new potential for existing ones.
Three Core Principles form the foundation for this transformational training:
1. Every Christian is called by God to take personal ownership of the Great Commission.
2. The local church is God's primary instrument to reach the world for Christ, and must be mobilized for this purpose.
3. The local church is the seed bed for all missionaries, and the sending force behind all missionaries.
The Global Pathway (English) Student Manual can be divided into FOUR main training components, each one building upon the other*. Even if the church has no current missions program, Global Pathway identifies the initial steps in getting the church headed towards becoming a true "Great Commission Church".
EMPOWER THE PASTOR
To provide good leadership to any function in the church (including the area of missions), the pastor must be able to demonstrate competency, confidence, and commitment to the purpose of the church--God's global mission. This insightful module includes "Ten Facts Every Pastor Should Know" about God's unique vision for the each local church.
ENVISION THE CORE
There is always a special group of people in every church that the pastor greatly depends on to help him promote buy-in, and move the congregation forward in what he or she believes is the mission of that local church--this is the "Core". Envisioning this group of stake-holders will prepare the way for the rest of the church to take action in the area of global missions.
ESTABLISH THE PLAN
Establishing the plan enables your congregation to rally around a clarified strategy that will help your church maximize its potential in the global harvest. This involves not only the "Core", but also the formation of the Missions Advancement Team--a key group who will play a major role in implementing the pastor's God-given vision.
LAUNCH THE CONGREGATION
Seeing the entire church become a Great Commission church takes the concerted efforts of each and every believer, department, and ministry of the local church. The "Launching the Congregation" module also gives practical steps in the creation of an economic engine within your church as everyone sees their role as either a sender or a sent one.