A New Path to Education for Under-served Church Leaders

With the rise of Christianity in the developing world, many aspiring church leaders now find themselves with no realistic option to get a high-quality seminary education.

They have a critical need for training and tools to develop strong churches that transform lives and communities. But they can’t afford to leave their families and churches to learn in a new language and culture.

That’s the problem Pathway Learning wants to solve.

In partnership with leading churches, seminaries and organizations, Pathway Learning opens a door never before available to under-served church leaders—the opportunity to receive the strong biblical and practical education they desperately need, while continuing to serve their congregations and communities.

Thomas Friedman wrote, “Big breakthroughs happen when what is suddenly possible meets what is desperately necessary.” We’ve seen what is desperately necessary. What is suddenly possible is a global revolution in learning.

The emergence of open-source educational platforms, through organizations such as Coursera and edX, has enabled near universal access to some of the world’s best classrooms.

Pathway Learning is applying this same breakthrough in learning. With a platform that enables an innovative blend of online and onsite learning methods, our goal is to provide universal access to a practical, seminary-level education taught by world-class subject matter experts.

Being on-line can make a course accessible. But Pathway Learning doesn’t stop there. Our courses emphasize:

Practical Focus: Our courses focus not only on biblical and theological education but also practical education that equips students for effective ministry and lifelong learning.

Proven Methods: Our courses are based on proving teaching methods so students learn better and faster with less passive listening to long lectures and more active learning.

Cultural Customization: Our courses are customizable to adapt the curriculum not only to the student’s language, but also to their unique culture.

Blended Learning: Our courses blend online and onsite learning in cohort groups, led by certified facilitators, using both formal and non-formal learning methods.

Measurable Competencies: Our courses measure not only a student's knowledge, but also the character and skills needed for success in ministry.

During the last few years, more than 400 students have successfully completed our first 6 courses. And this year, more than 50 indigenous church leaders in Asia completed our second course in Chinese.

In 2017, we launched church planting courses for under-served church leaders in West Africa, East Asia, Japan, Western Europe, and North America.

To get a free sample of our courses, click here.