Path-Way Worship Ministries started out in 2014 as a page on Facebook which was mainly for processing ideas for sermons. It became the pastors outlet for reminding folks that Jesus never sugar coated His words and we shouldn’t either. It was also a way for people to understand Scripture from a 1st Century point of view. Since then, Path-Way grew into what it is today, a ministry that still works from strict Biblical Instruction but with a deeper mission: working with the lost, and ministering to those who just cannot seem to get ahead in the world and want to get to know Jesus as Savior. Our future endeavor is to get the homeless back on their feet by helping them regain a sense of worth as a person through re-instilling self confidence and respect so that they can be functional in the world but have an understanding of their God given purpose and gifts. We will also be in retreat mode within 5 years.
Vision Statement: Bringing Hope to the Hopeless and Rest for the Weary through Life Lessons from God’s Word.
Mission Statement: Our Mission is to Share and Spread the Gospel following the Great Commission. To Revitalize God’s Truth in this Hopeless and Weary World. To Restore God’s Truth and Love through a Better Understanding of Scripture. To Help Christians Understand that Worship is More Than Just A Song
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. The Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service. He is the Creator, our Redeemer, our Friend.
About the Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. It is the ultimate source of truth and authority for Christian beliefs and living. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error and infallible.
We believe that all people were created in the Spiritual Image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. Because of sin, we are separate from God and are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. We can never make up for our sin by worldly self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
About the Christian Life
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and yielding daily to the Spirit of God, every believer should strive for spiritual maturity and be conformed to the image of Christ. It is vital to pray, study the Bible, observe the Lord’s Supper, witness, give and live in obedience and faith under the lordship of Christ through the power of the Spirit.
About the Church
We believe that the church is the Body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and making him known to the lost world by following the Great Commission.
About Church Ordinances
We believe in Sacred Ordnances commanded by Christ. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is the outward symbolic act of obedience displaying the new believer’s faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior. It is the expression of the believer’s death to the old life and resurrection to a new life in Christ Jesus. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience where followers of Christ, through the partaking of bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of Christ, examine themselves spiritually and anticipate His return.
We were all created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by our sin or in unison with God through forgiveness and salvation. The place of eternal separation from God and ultimate judgment is called Hell. Heaven is the place of perfect eternal fellowship and eternal life with God. After our current life on earth, we begin an eternity in Heaven or Hell.
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation forever.
Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christians. The true child of God will persevere.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption. Marriage is recognized as the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for Christian living and marriage.
About Last Things
Jesus promised to come again to receive His people to Himself for a time of fellowship in Heaven. God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly to the earth to judge the nations and rule on the new earth. Believers, in their glorified and resurrected bodies, will dwell forever with the Lord, while the lost will be punished forever.