Pathway Global & Local Outreach

We are called to be “salt and light” in the community and around the world! Begin looking beyond yourself as we “Follow Jesus, In Community, For Others.”


Global Outreach

Pathway Church is determined to play our part in helping the hurt, the lost, and taking the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. We have partners in 5 continents, over 16 countries, and support over 30 missionaries or projects all around the globe. Our partners are involved in taking Christ to unreached people groups, international church planting, holistic ministries, and biblical education among many other ministries.

  • Get Involved
  • Next Steps
  • Where We Are
  • We believe that Christians are called to be involved with Global Outreach in one of two ways: “Go” or “Send”

    • Go

      It is exciting to know that several people who have grown up at Pathway Church are now missionaries in places like India, Mongolia, Kenya, and Orlando. However, not everyone is called to be a long-term missionary. If you are interested in learning more about being a missionary or would just like to start the conversation about Global Outreach work, email the Global Outreach Department.


      Many people, especially college students and young adults, take internships in the United States and across the globe to do missions work—these can be anywhere from 2-12 months. You can also take part in Global Outreach by joining a Serving Trip Team through Pathway.
    • Send

      We provide many opportunities for you to be a sender and help to encourage and support our missionaries.

      Pray: Ask God to show you for whom you should pray for. Praying is one of the best ways you can be involved with global missions! The power of intentional, fervent prayer in Jesus’s name is amazing. Visit our missions blog and Facebook page to read about our missionaries and lift them up in prayer. Contact the missions department so we can help get you signed up to receive monthly newsletters and email updates from our missionaries. The letters will keep you updated on their ministries and provide you with specific prayer requests they have.

      Give: Mission work is made able by those who “send” missionaries with financial resources. If you tithe any money to Pathway Church then you are already a sender! Every dollar that you give to Pathway Church, a percent of that is used to advance His Kingdom all over the world. Thank you for your giving. Your giving is truly making a difference right here in Wichita and to the ends of the Earth!

      Encourage: Consider sending a care package or encouragement cards to missionaries. Welcome missionaries home when they are in town on furlough by sharing a meal, a car, a guest room, or other creative ways to make them feel appreciated. Come here them talk on the weekends when they visit Pathway Church.

      Volunteer: Do you want to be a part of supporting the work of the Global Outreach Department at Pathway Church? We are always looking for volunteers to help out in a variety of ways. Your first step before volunteering is visiting Starting Point. Learn more and register online!

  • Are you interested in learning more about global missions, but don’t know where to start?Here are some steps to help you in your journey.

    • Every year, Pathway attempts to offer classes that will help you discover God’s plan for global missions. Contact the Pathway Global Outreach Department to see when the next class will be.
    • Not wanting to wait on a class? Grab a good book about global outreachand start learning today. Contact us and we will steer you to the right book that will fit your current needs.
    • Every year there are many great outreachconferences for students and adults. You will be able to hear from world renowned outreach speakers and experience God in a new way. Two that we recommend are the Urbana Conference and the International Conference of Missions. Let us know of your interest and a group may be formed.
    • Start learning today about your role in God’s mission at OMF.org
    • China

      Community Health Evangelism workers are involved with migrant families from rural areas as they enter into city life. They work with community centers, churches, and schools loving the migrants who are often disadvantaged. Pray for the protection of the workers, growth of churches, and education of the children.

    • NE Asia

      In a remote part of Asia we partner with a national missionary taking the Gospel to the many tribal unreached groups in this area. This protected state is home to over 100 different tribal groups, mainly Buddhist or animist or a combination of the two. Pray for additional national workers who will be able to work in this protected state and the growth of the newly established churches.

    • India

      Akivdi region. There are three unreached people groups in this region. Pathway is partnering with India Gospel League to bring the light of Jesus into this rural area. The Akivdi region is the third region that Pathway has helped complete church saturation. Our partnership includes digging water wells, building Life Centers, and supplying Barefoot Pastors with needed materials as well as sending Serving Teams to encourage the workers.

    • Nairobi, Kenya

      The village of Mabatini in the Mathare Valley has been adopted by Pathway. We have helped bring clean water to the village, purchase land for a school, and construct a temporary community center. Through Community Health Evangelism, workers reach into the homes of the people caught in this slum. Serving teams have assisted in micro-finance development, encouragement of leaders, and teaching of children.

    • Arusha, Tanzania

      We partner with the Church Planters Training Center which trains the tribal peoples of this region to evangelize and plant churches among the rural peoples. Each training class has representatives of several tribes. After initial training, the center’s staff visits the planters and their churches. A holistic approach is used giving training in business, health, and other training as needed. To date, over 50 churches have been planted. Two graduate families are being financially added by Pathway.

    • Brazil

      Along the tributaries of the Amazon live the River People, a genetic mixture of Indian and Portuguese ancestry. Their religion is a mixture of folk-catholic and spirit worship. South American church planters travel these waterways teaching the Gospel and organizing churches. A specially equipped mission boat serves as a base along the Amazon River. Pray for strength for the missionaries and spiritual awakening for the River People.

    • SE Asia
      • Working with nationals at a school for migrants’ children who are not allowed to attend local schools. The workers are connected with the secret underground church giving teaching support as possible.
      • Working with an evangelical leaders of the legal local church to train pastors and create a network fellowship & supports.

Local Outreach

Connect with local organizations and serve regularly, especially with your Home Team! If you are interested in any of the below opportunities, please contact localoutreach@pathwaychurch.com or visit the For Others wall at your campus this weekend.

  • School Partnerships
  • Children/Student Outreach
  • Adults/Family Outreach
    • Wichita Wilbur Middle School

      Our goal is to passionately serve students, parents, and staff associated with Wilbur Middle School so that Jesus’ love can be seen, felt, and heard through multiple activities and encounters. Wilbur is our pilot school “adoption” and our goal is to add more in the future!

      Opportunities:
      • After School Tutoring – Needed Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30-4:15pm
      • Lunch Group Discussion Leaders – Any day of your choice for one semester (8-9 weeks). You determine the topic to discuss
      • Volunteer to serve at special events (serve staff dinners, pass out donuts to parents during morning drop-off, etc.)

      Tutors and Lunch Discussion Leaders will be required to complete a background check and 1 hour training provided by USD259

      Contact Jarred Peine at (316) 722-8020 or jarred.peine@pathwaychurch.com

    • Goddard Oak Street Elementary

      Join a dedicated team of Oak Street Elementary administrators, teachers, and Pathway volunteers as we make a difference in student’s lives by working together to improve Reading and Math skills in this new tutoring program called PALS (Partners Achieving Learning Success). PALS volunteers will work one-on-one or in small groups with provided materials (no preparation needed).

      Volunteers needed on Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Must be at least high school age to volunteer and all skill levels welcome!

      Contact Craig & Donna Estep at (316) 617-4159 or (316) 619-5161 or donella1954@gmail.com

    • Carpenter Place

      Carpenter Place (formerly Maude Carpenter Children Home) is a faith-based agency providing a Christian home environment for girls who may be struggling with family issues, substance abuse, truancy, legal issues, broken adoptions, sexual exploitation, abandonment, homelessness, physical/emotional abuse, neglect, and a host of other issues.

      Opportunities:
      • Yard work, general grounds keeping, maintenance
      • Organizing donations
      • Organizing events for the girls (what skills/interests do you have that you want to share?)
      • “Adopt” a house and serve/visit on a regular basis
      Ben Zickafoose, Carpenter Place 942-3221 or bzickafoose@carpenterplace.org

    • International Students

      Be a “friendship partner” to an international college student. Activities could include inviting them to join in a family meal or inviting them to join family activities.

      Requirements:
      • Training: Either in 4 weeks (2 hrs/week) or 8 weeks (1 hr/week)
      • Recommended time spent with your assigned student is at least 2-3 hours twice a month.
      Contact Mark Gray at 316-744-8204 or mark.gray1@cox.net

    • Kinloch Price Boys Ranch

      The Youth Horizons’ ranchprovides care for boys with severe individual and family challenges. In cases where living at home or in a foster home has been unsuccessful, Youth Horizons is equipped to help. Located on North Woodlawn, the ranch serves boys ages 10-22 in two family-style group homes.

      Opportunities:
      • “Adopt” one of the 4 houses and serve/visit on a regular basis (tutor boys, throw holiday parties, game nights, have dinner with them)
      • Support the live-in family (house parents) of your adopted house
      • Mentoring
      • Share a skill or interest that you have with the boys.
      Contact: Jared Holcomb, Youth Horizons 262-8293 or jared@youthhorizons.net

    • Youth for Christ

      The Parent Life “Inside & Out” program connects trained adults with pregnant girls and teenage parents in programs designed to help them make good choices and establish a solid foundation, not only in their lives, but also in the lives of their babies.

      Opportunities (groups and individuals welcome):
      • Provide nursery care Tuesday evenings during their classes
      • Provide a meal for parents prior to class, one Tuesday a month
      • Prepare a preschool Bible Story or craft
      • Mentors – give rides to individuals, if needed, to the Tuesday night class, sit with them during the meeting and meet with them periodically.
      • Donations of diapers (sizes 2, 3, 4, 5) and Walmart and Dillon’s gift cards always needed.
      Contact Pam Lehmer at (316) 616-5000 or by email

    • Youth Horizons

      Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Youth Horizons matches at-risk youth with Christian mentors to make a positive impact in their lives.

      Requirements:
      • One year commitment.
      • 2 hour training and background check
      • 2-3 hours per week with your assigned child

      Group Opportunities: Monthly game nights and a couple of special events per year
      Contact Jared Holcomb at (316) 262-8293 or jared@youthhorizons.net

    • Boots on the Ground

      Boots on the Ground is a movement to “Go” outside the walls of the church and be a force of transformation in our community. We’ll cleanup yards, haul trash, repair fences, paint, and perform light construction projects but the most important part of Boots on the Ground is working alongside and building relationships with people in our community because ultimate transformation is not a project.

      God transforms people’s lives.
      Contact Rodney Elliott at (316) 550-6099 or rodney.elliott@pathwaychurch.com

    • Christian Ministry to Offenders

      This ministry is devoted to evangelizing the inmates of the Sedgwick County Detention Facility. The mission is to minister to inmates as they deal with emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. CMO has been serving inmates in Sedgwick County for over 35 years.

      Opportunities:
      • Lead a Chapel service or a Bible Study at the jail
      • One-on-one Bible Study/counseling
      • Data entry
      • Mailings – 400 newsletters every 4 months
      Contact Jay Lewis at (316) 660-7512 or chaplain@cmowichita.com

    • Firm Foundations

      Firm Foundations is a faith-based re-entry house for previously incarcerated men.

      Opportunities:
      • Lead Bible studies
      • Provide transportation for the men in the house
      • One-on-one mentoring
      • Provide a meal for the residents (group opportunity)
      • Maintenance and upkeep on the home (group opportunity)
      Contact Matt Thomas at (316) 755-5212 or matthomas01@gmail.com

    • His Helping Hands

      His Helping Hands is a ministry of Central Christian Church in Wichita. They meet the material needs of financially distressed individual and families. Items are given for free, but they must first meet with counselors that pray with them and share the Gospel before they are able to “shop”.

      Opportunities:
      • Available during the week and weekend. Open from 9am-5pm Mon-Fri and 8:30-noon on Saturday
      • All kinds of jobs available for individuals and groups (groups need to provide advance notice)
      • Sort clothes or housewares
      • Unloading donations, organize donations in warehouse
      • Furniture, appliance, and auto repairs
      • Office help – counseling team, office, work in gift shop
      Contact Charlotte Florez at (316) 838-8528 or florezc@ccc.org

    • HopeNet

      Support the “Getting Ahead” program that helps those in poverty investigate barriers and identify resources to help themselves get ahead and out of poverty.

      Opportunities:
      • Provide and deliver a hot meal along with water bottles for 25 people on a Monday evening by 5:00 p.m. You do not need to stay, serve, or clean up. Must sign up for specific dates
      • Childcare workers – Mondays during meetings, 5:15 p.m-8:30 p.m. Includes a meal. Background check and on-site training required.
      Contact Jera Wright at (316) 684-4673 or jwright@hopenetwichita.org

    • Lord's Diner

      Be a part of a great ministry who’s goal is to serve a nutritious meal with dignity and respect to anyone who is hungry (currently 2,000 people per day).

      Opportunities (groups or individuals welcome):
      • Prep volunteers – needed during the week, Monday-Friday 11am – 2:30 p.m. to help prepare the evening meal. Dish out servings, slice veggies or meats, make tea and coffee, or sort items delivered from the Food Bank. You can volunteer daily, weekly, or monthly. Food handler card is required.
      • Servers – needed for the summer months!! Volunteers are assigned a task upon arrival to include: filling drinks, busing tables, dish washing, check-in desk, etc. To serve food, you would need a food handlers card.
      Contact Sheryl Gulick at (316) 266-4966 or volunteer@thelordsdiner.org

    • Neighbor 2 Neighbor

      A ministry to help those in need of necessary home maintenance who are limited by physical or financial resources. Opportunities await for those with handyman skills.
      Contact Steve Ast at 706-5007 or n2nministry@gmail.com

    • Embrace

      Men and women who love people and are willing to speak words of truth and encouragement are need to be Advocates. Give spiritual, physical, and emotional support to couples that are facing a planned, and more often, unplanned pregnancy.

      Requirements:

      • 1 year commitment
      • 6 weeks of training (2 hours per week) followed by 5 weeks of shadowing and on-the-job training
      • Serve once a week for a 3 hour shift.
      Contact Alana Tims at (316) 945-9400 or atims@embracewichita.org

    • Salvation Army Homeless Services

      The Salvation Army’s Transitional Housing Program for families and single women provides housing and services designed to address the barriers which have prevented the residents from living independently (financial, daily living and housing). This program provides a step between living in an emergency shelter or on the street and living in the community.

      Opportunities:
      • Monthly presentations (computer skills, cooking, money management, tenant/landlord relationships, marriage/parenting, etc.) Share a skill or interest that you have.
      • Story hour with children
      • Tutoring children
      • Holiday parties/decorating for holidays
      • Assist with moving residents to permanent homes
      • Food pick-up from restaurants and taken to Salvation Army
      • Winter coat sorting/distribution
      Contact: Lynn Tatlock, Salvation Army 263-2196 or lynn_tatlock@usc.salvationarmy.org

    • Union Rescue Mission

      Make a difference in the lives of the homeless in Wichita. Individual and groups welcome!

      Opportunities include on-going and one-time needs:

      • Mentor
      • Chapel Leader
      • Food server
      • Office assistance
      • Donate/serve evening meals
      • Sort and stock food
      • Tutor
      • Painting/cleaning
      • Sort donations
      • Prepare Food Boxes
      • Maintenance
      • Assemble hygiene kits
      • Seasonal and special events as needed
      Contact Charity Heizer at (316) 687-4673 or charity@urmwichita.org

    • World Impact Mobile Medical Clinic

      World Impact and GraceMed are partnering to provide immediate medical services with this mobile clinic. They will travel to poverty areas taking medical services to those without access.

      Opportunities:

      Clinics are open Monday through Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
      • Physicians or PA’s needed on a fill-in basis (maybe once every couple of months)
      • Van driver – must have CDL license. Could be as frequent as once a week or just available to fill-in
      • Process intake and pray with patients.
      Contact Hayley Ramsey at (316) 682-4075 or hramsey@worldimpact.org

    • World Impact Thrift Store

      Volunteer at the World Impact Thrift Store at 2323 E Central (Grove & Central)

      Opportunities:

      Store is open Monday – Friday 9:00 am-5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
      Volunteer for as little as 2 hours or up to 8.
      • Sort and hang clothes
      • Straighten store shelves
      • Run the register
      • Other miscellaneous duties
      Contact David McCloud at (316) 267-3333 or dmccloud@worldimpact.org

Serving Trips

Goal

To provide a unique opportunity to experience God in a deeper way by connecting with partners locally and around the world by utilizing the gifts, skills, and time that God has given each of us for the benefit of the kingdom.

We are all called to live out the Great Commission from Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

Values

  • Commitment: to life transformation
  • Humility: a Spirit of serving in all we do
  • Respect: for our Pathway partners
  • Prayer: to be undergirded in all aspects
  • Flexibility: be prepared but let God lead