“LIFE” is an acronym for Love In Full Expression. All members are considered a part of the “network” and are grouped by residential zip codes into smaller geographic areas, and by shared interests. LIFE Network is a sincere desire to cultivate an environment where Pathway members strive to live Jesus’ words, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13: 34-35 NIV). We want to show that as we belong to Jesus, we also belong to each other, are members of one another in daily practical ways, and create a welcoming, hospitable environment that is inclusive of those God places in our path. We believe, and help each other grow in Jesus as we proclaim the love and saving grace of God abundantly expressed in Jesus towards us. We trust in the power of the Holy Spirit to conform us into the image of Christ, to become like him through fellowship with Father, Son, and Spirit, and welcoming hospitality with each other, and with our community. We desire to share his Body-life!
To love one another as Jesus loves us and to be known in our community as belonging to Jesus as we share his love with everyone he places in our sphere of influence.
LIFE Network is a network of Pathway of Grace members and supporters living out God’s love in full expression through welcoming hospitality, prayer and encouragement, sharing fun activities, support, and service with one another and with those in our community.
Areas of Love In Full Expression:
Welcoming Hospitality – committed to extend welcoming and follow-up hospitality to each other and to all who encounter Pathway at church or at an event (Hebrews 13:2; 3 John 1:5; Matt.25:35)
Prayer – committed to pray for each other, for the needs of the congregation, families, and individuals as a matter of daily Spirit-led routine (James 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:18)
Sharing Fun Activities – committed to share fun activities with one another and include others as we get to know and enjoy each other’s company in the Spirit of family and fellowship, rest and relaxation (Jeremiah 31:13; Matt.11: 16-19; Acts 2:42,46-47; 1 John 1:3,7)
Support – committed to provide physical support during times of long-term illness, joblessness, emergency financial need, debilitating accident, death, emotional disruption, and other emergent and chronic needs of church members and those God places in our paths to help (Romans 15:1; Galatians 6:9-10; 1 John 3:17-18; James 2:15-16)
Service – committed to encourage one another to love and to good works by being aware of the spiritual and physical situations of one another (Hebrews 10:24; Romans 12:10; 15:14; Ephesians 4:32; 2 Corinthians 1:4)