Thank you for applying to Pathways! Pathways is a process and guide to help you discern God’s calling and plan for your congregation. Pathways offers your congregation an opportunity to assess your current situation, to learn and grow in understanding, and to create a plan that will give your congregation the tools and a plan to transform lives, the congregation, and your community.

Pathways will create clarity and focus for your ministry that will bear fruit and sustainable results. Depending on the goals of your local congregation this work may take 3 to 18 months.

Your congregation will be doing this work as a team, led by the pastor. If you desire, a facilitator/coach can support your congregation’s leadership in completing and achieving your plan.

Churches will be notified of next steps in EPA by Conference Leadership Development Manager, Steve Morton, or in GNJ by Regional Resource Director, Rev. Gina Yeske at Address all questions to Megan McKay, Resource Manager

Register now to unlock your church’s full potential, embody its purpose, and make a lasting impact in your community. Together, let’s build stronger, more vibrant churches for the transformation of the world.

Contact Information:

Church Name/Names(Required)
Church Address(Required)

To obtain your church’s statistics:

Go to: using the username and password assigned to you. If you need assistance, contact your Regional Administrator.

Professions of Faith Information:

Average Worship Attendance Information:

Please identify 3 areas where you are seeking to address challenges in your ministry, so that you may make disciples to transform the world. Please be specific. (For example: We see a decline in pledges and offerings and would like to address how to turn this around.)

Signature Section

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Agreement of the Pastor:

As the Pastor of United Methodist Church, I am willing and able to commit my time and effort to the process and will do all I can to support and encourage the congregation throughout this process.
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Agreement of Church Council Chair/Leadership Board Chair:

Our congregational leaders are ready and willing to engage in this process.
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