But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8
Do you feel God tugging on your heart strings to help the children in our community who are struggling to eat every week? Are you deeply impacted when you drive through the streets of Fort Worth by the people who are looking for their next meal or a warm bed? We are actively involved in helping these people every day, and we’d love for you to be involved.
Pathway Red Bag ministry works to support the food-deficient in our community and surrounding areas through monthly food collection campaigns.
Purpose: To provide relief to people experiencing hardship and homelessness that need nourishment for survival.
There are many that find themselves unexpectedly in a hard place – whether it’s the loss of a job, a partner or a social outcast that cannot navigate today’s society. Help fill the gap for those in our own backyard so that they and their loved ones do not have to go hungry. Pick up a Red Bag from the Crossing or Connection Point and grab a shopping list or scan the QR code to shop for someone in need and then return it to Pathway the next weekend.
If you aren’t in a place where you can fill a bag, please join in by providing just a single item. Every little bit helps make a difference for those that are hungry. Join us in the journey by serving, a warm smile or a hug to someone who feels incapable, unloved or judged by society is food for the soul!
Purpose: Provide fresh produce to our local food insecure community.
The Pathway Pantry Garden, locally grown and harvested by Pathway servants, delivered weekly to local area pantries to be distributed to families and seniors identified as food insecure or on restricted income. Families are encouraged to serve together through the planting and harvesting season March 1-November 1.
The Pathway Community Garden gives individuals in the community the opportunity to lease a raised garden bed for the entire harvest season with one requirement of donating a portion to a local pantry. This is a great opportunity for families and groups to experience gardening and service in the comfort of their own community.
THE BRIDGE, A HOMELESS SOLUTIONS MINISTRY
The Bridge is an Outreach Ministry that is about sharing the love and grace of Jesus with as many homeless people as we can in Tarrant County.
We invite you to join us in serving as we live this purpose in two ways. Through Pathway’s live church service hosted on the last Sunday of the month, we bring the hope and love of Christ to the homeless in a way that reflects that we are one body. We precede the service with the same coffee hospitality that you see on the Burleson campus and would love you to come to serve your brother or sister in Christ a cup of coffee.
Additionally, we have the opportunity to build a relationship with our friends that are finding their way out of homelessness by handing out food at Casa De Esperanza in partnership with the Tarrant Area food bank. Many of those that have joined us for service at the Bridge are now living in Casa De Esperanza, and we want to continue serving them as they continue their journey.
Join the mission by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pathway HOPE Team, in partnership with Burleson Code Enforcement, is currently assisting our local community in need through exterior home and yard services.
Purpose To meet our neighbors’ needs by becoming a part of the solution.
How It Works
City of Burleson Code Compliance Officers identify families in need of help by taking the time to understand what is going on that has caused the distress on their home. Once it is confirmed HOPE Project Leaders schedule the projects based on the homeowners’ wishes.
Sometimes visits are as simple as trimming trees and mowing grass, or others can take several visits to complete. However, many hands make light work. Families or individuals, HOPE accepts and appreciates all skill levels. Our project leaders can show you how to hammer a nail or pick up debris. All you need to do is say “YES,” to serving, all hands are needed to bring HOPE back into our community.
If you are interested in getting involved or would like to be added to our servant call sheet, email us!
Pathway has created a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to help families impacted nationwide by natural disasters and other events. Teams have recently been dispatched to Kentucky and Tennessee to assist people there after massive tornado damage last year.
Also, in partnership with the City of Burleson, Pathway has become a Shelter and Mass Care Facility during emergencies in Johnson County. The church’s gymnasium area, known as The ARC, will become a place of refuge for up to100 people should we experience a crisis in and around Johnson County, as we did in the winter of 2021.
WHY is Pathway a partner in a Shelter and Mass Care Facility?
Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do when disaster strikes. The church is the perfect place.
Pathway Foster Care
Multiple times a year, Pathway offers respite to foster/kinship parents through our Kids Night Out event. Kid’s Night Out offers a much-needed 3-hour break to foster/kinship parents, allowing them an evening to themselves while their children enjoy time with caring volunteers. After dinner is served, kids participate in games, and crafts and play on interactive/jump houses. Mark your calendars – Kids Night Out for foster/kinship parents and volunteer opportunities to serve 2023 dates: March 10, May 12, October 6, and December 8.
In early December, our Pathway church family graciously donate to our annual Christmas gift drive for foster children. Foster/kinship parents can pick out gifts the second week of December; pick-up dates and times can be confirmed by emailing email@example.com.
Burleson Foster Closet sponsored by Pathway helps provide clothing, shoes, strollers, car seats, cribs, high chairs, etc., and baby essentials to foster and kinship families free of charge. We are thankful to be supported by our local community to ensure a full closet. Visit Burleson Foster Closet on Facebook for hours of operation or request an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Support Groups of foster/kinship parents meet on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Come join us as we inspire, share, and pray for each other; the Pathway church family provides free childcare. More questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Whether you graciously open your home to God’s children as a foster/kinship parent or have a heart to serve those who do, Pathway Foster Care Ministries has a place for you. For prayer, support, event details, and volunteer opportunities simply reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is your interest further away, globally… maybe in Mexico or Nicaragua? Do you feel that God wants you to make a lasting impact for His Kingdom work on a global scale, but you don’t know where to begin? We would love to partner with you and guide you on this journey!
Pathway’s mission in Nicaragua is clear. We aim to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual wholeness for the families in our adopted community of Bijagual.
We have been able to partner with ORPHANetwork and Pastor Edgar Valdivia to break the cycles of poverty as well as provide spiritual and educational support through the local church. Since 2015, it is evident that God is working in this community through direct contributions from Birthday Gift to Jesus. Your contributions have helped provide critical nourishment, an after-school program, and contributed to a healthy mothers and babies program for newborns in this community.
The children and families that are part of the local church are also benefitting from ORPHANetwork partnerships that provide daily meals for the children on the mountain where the church and school are located. This has caused chronic malnutrition in children under 5 years to decrease from 37% to 2%, as well and made acute malnutrition essentially extinct.
Pray with us for this community as they continue to grow and seek God’s face on the mountain.
We have a relationship with a rural farming community in Rio Bravo. We support the community by replacing outhouses with permanent bathrooms and housing maintenance solutions. We offer a Wi-Fi Café for after-school study time, play with the children and serve the community alongside the local church.
In Rio Bravo, we partner alongside a local church to identify deserving families for our building projects. Join in on this hands-on mission work. We will see and serve the same people each trip, and you will know them by name. Be a part of a life-changing purpose – your life and theirs. All ages are welcome to join with parental supervision.