The mission of Pathway Church is to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ. A great way to engage in that mission is by connecting to a small group. The ministry consists of home groups and Sunday morning groups that gather regularly to grow in community and spiritual maturity. Beyond the personal value of small-group ministry, gathering regularly gives us an opportunity to serve the poor and those in need.
Three Characteristics of Healthy Small Groups …
1) Gospel: God saves us into a new life — The good news of victory through the person and work of Jesus Christ is the foundation for our groups. The gospel informs our identity and activity. The ultimate goal of small groups is for the gospel to advance in us and through us. Small groups provide an environment where we grow in belief and the outworking of our faith.
2) Community: God saves us into His family — God transforms us through gospel-centered community, where we celebrate, comfort, and serve one another. Community helps to point one another to truth in love, and remember that our ultimate identity, hope, and motivation flows from the heart of God, the work of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit. Community should deepen our love for God and each other.
3) Mission: God saves us into His work of redemption — A gospel-centered community displays and declares the good news of Jesus Christ in an attractive way. It encourages, loves, forgives, serves, and invites non-Christians to experience the amazing joy of our Savior.