We believe that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired, and entirely trustworthy in all matters of faith and practice.
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Our Five Core Values
We pray for the sick, we confront injustice, and we seek to hear the voice of God on behalf of others. This involves partnership with a Person beyond ourselves.
When one enters the kingdom she/he experiences the dynamic reality which exists within the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This means that the experience of the kingdom of God (and thus, the experience of God’s presence) is central to our faith and Christian life.
Therefore, we are committed to becoming healing communities engaged in the work of reconciliation wherever sin and evil hold sway. We seek to be diverse communities of hope that realize the power of the cross to reconcile what has been separated by sin.
We believe that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in concrete ways through the local church. The poor are to be served as though serving Jesus Himself. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local community.
To this end, we promote a creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of His heart to reach those who are far away from God. As the Apostle Paul said, we are ready to “become all things” (1 Cor. 9:19-23) to all mankind to see many come to faith in Christ.
Multi-site simply means “multiple locations.” We operate as one church, with one staff, one office, and one senior pastor, we have two campuses one in Brunswick and one in Lewiston. Our senior pastor preaches primarily at the Lewiston campus, the Brunswick campuses watch the same sermon on video. Each site has their own site pastors, who facilitate Sunday services and do much of the administrative work for their campus. Each campus has its own unique feel to it, just as each city and town we operate in does. Lewiston has a large weekly attendance of 900+; we hold services in our own auditorium to accommodate. If you decide to visit our Lewiston campus, don’t be shy – introduce yourself at the Information Booth, and make sure you get connected!
We Are a
Come as you are.
Here at Pathway, we don’t stand on ceremony. Our community is made up of people from all walks of life, and it shows! We are very casual, laid-back, and friendly: no suits and ties required. Most of us wear jeans and a t-shirt to church on Sunday, so don’t worry about dressing up – although you can if you want to!
This motto doesn’t only apply to your clothes. Whatever your background, whatever your current circumstances, you are welcome at Pathway. We believe that we are all on a journey with God, and as such are still working towards being more like Him.
We worship hard.
Worship is a big part of what we do at Pathway Vineyard, and we have some amazing and unique teams of musicians who help us to participate. Most of the music we play is contemporary, so be prepared for drums and electric guitar! Our worship teams do a great job of leading us in accessible, diverse songs.
We celebrate Communion and we baptize.
A common question from newcomers to Pathway is whether we partake in Communion and/or baptize people. We do both! We believe that Communion is a holy sacrament that is available to everyone, a symbol of Christ’s love for us. Baptism is something we advocate to people who wish to make a public declaration of their faith; we hold baptisms regularly.
Life Groups are part of who we are.
When you visit, you might hear us singing the praises of Life Groups. We feel that it is essential to anyone’s walk with God that they get involved with other Christians and build relationships. Life Groups are just small groups of people who meet during the week in any one Life Group trimester. They typically worship, socialize, discuss a topic from a book or a chapter of the Bible, and pray for each other. Countless members of Pathway Vineyard have marked their first Life Group as the first time they felt truly connected with our community.