As we work together to accomplish our two-year vision, your time and talents can help us EQUIP our congregation and extend our REACH. Whether you serve within the church or beyond – there is an opportunity for everyone!

For more information about these opportunities, read our “Life on Mission” service guide.

SIMPLE SERVE

Jump into a role and start serving immediately.

SEASONAL SERVE

Consider a seasonal commitment to a role that fits your gifts, ability, passion, and experience.

SIGNIFICANT SERVE

Explore your calling as a servant-leader in a ministry at Pathway.

 

Have a hunger to get started, but don’t know where? Why not start with one of the many opportunities available to you any day of the week right here at Pathway Community Church? Each serving opportunity includes training and a side of community within your team. Enjoy!

WEEKEND SERVICES

If you have emergency response training, join our Safety & Security Teams.
Contact: dparish@pccfw.org

If you like to meet and greet people, be a part of our First Impressions Team as a greeter, usher, or parking attendant.
Contact: dparish@pccfw.org

If you are a skilled musician with a passion for sharing the love of Jesus Christ, join our Worship Arts Team.
Contact: inorris@pccfw.org

Techies at heart will love our Technical Ministry opportunities, which include sound, lights, video, and multimedia presentations.
Contact: samstutz@pccfw.org

KIDCITY SERVING

Do you have a heart for helping little ones meet Jesus? Are you into acting silly in public places? Do you miss the days of snuggling babies? Then we have a home for you in KidCity! From infants to 4th graders, there are numerous places you can get involved. Contact: kfrauhiger@pccfw.org

STUDENT MINISTRIES

The teen and young adult years are a pivotal time to cement a solid relationship with Christ. You can help create a safe, welcoming experience for students at a crucial moment in their spiritual journey. Opportunities are available for Middle School, High School, and College.
Grade 5 Contact: tgeisel@pccfw.org
Middle School Contact: tgeisel@pccfw.org
High School Contact: bbullock@pccfw.org
College Contact: bvongunten@pccfw.org

SMALL GROUP HOSTS

Do you live under a roof? Can you serve a snack and help guide a thoughtful conversation? Hosting a small group is the perfect way to personalize your Pathway experience, make new friends, and grow in Christ. We provide materials and support, you provide the non-brand-specific nacho-cheese-flavored corn chips. Everybody wins!
Contact: bbeall@pccfw.org

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Do you prefer to serve behind the scenes? Does checking off a to-do list bring you great delight? If you thrive on helping the system run smoothly, Pathway can use you on the Administrative Support Team!
Contact: info@pccfw.org

CARE MINISTRIES

Life is full of hard moments, and as Christians we are called to serve one another amid difficult seasons. If you have a heart for the hurting, you can share the hope and healing of Jesus with others as part of our Care Ministries Team.
Contact: lwelch@pccfw.org

MARRIED LIFE COACHES

Both before and after the Big Day, we all can use a little support in strengthening the bond with our spouses! If you consider yourself part of a spiritually-mature (not perfect!) marriage, and you want to help other couples grow together in Christ, we’d love to have you as part of our Married Life Team.
Contact: gknapp@pccfw.org

WOMEN’S MINISTRY LEADERS

Women play a pivotal role in the church. Whether you find joy in teaching, leading, hosting, encouraging, or meeting with other women who serve Christ—there is a place for you in Women’s Ministry.
Contact: bjohnson@pccfw.org

MEN’S MINISTRY LEADERS

Are you male? Congratulations, you qualify to volunteer with this ministry! Join Men’s Ministry and help connect Pathway men to Christ while doing fun (and slightly crazy) things like throwing knives, shooting potato guns, and learning how to better serve the Lord.
Contact: tward@pccfw.org

FACILITIES TEAM

We have been blessed with a wonderful space where we can join together and worship God. Would you consider a role as someone who helps keep our grounds and building in tip-top shape? There are many ways to get involved and help preserve Pathway’s physical location!
Contact: jschumacher@pccfw.org

COMMUNICATIONS AND CREATIVE

If you’re a born storyteller, we need you on the Communications Team! From graphic design to video production to putting pen to paper, there are ample ways for you to serve with your creativity.
Contact: edunaway@pccfw.org

 

Now that you’ve gotten a taste of serving at Pathway, get ready to broaden your experience! Here are a few ways you can take your serve to the next level:

THIRD SATURDAY SERVE

As part of Pathway’s Third Saturday Serve, you’ll meet the practical needs of people in our community and make some new friends. We serve up a variety of opportunities each month (many of them family-friendly!), including yard work, home repair, food distribution, and more.
Contact: parkercrosby_34@hotmail.com

SOUTHWICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Southwick is an underserved elementary school in Fort Wayne, where many students represent the socioeconomic fringe of our community. You can show Christ’s love to these children and their families by serving as a tutor or a volunteer at special events.
Contact: mmurphy@pccfw.org

5/2 GARDEN

Put that green thumb to good use in our Five Loaves Two Fish Garden, and help cultivate nutritious produce for the hungry right here in Fort Wayne.
Contact: mmurphy@pccfw.org

HOMELESS MINISTRY

Provide support to our homeless brothers and sisters when you partner with The Blessed Portion Ministry to provide them with food, clothing, friendship, encouragement, and more.
Contact: www.theblessedportionministries.org

FOOD PANTRY

Abundance is a year-round food pantry at PCC that provides groceries to those in our community who are facing financial hardship. With a simple gift of canned goods, boxed foods, or toiletry items, you fulfill Christ’s mandate to love those in need.
Contact: lwelch@pccfw.org

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Join volunteers of all skill levels as we build hope by building homes for deserving local families.
Contact: mmurphy@pccfw.org

LOCAL PARTNERS

Pathway Community Church has partnered with the following organizations to better serve our community:

THE RESCUE MISSION

This faith-based organization provides restorative care to men, women, and children experiencing a homeless crisis. To learn more about how you can help, visit www.therescuemission.net.

A HOPE CENTER

This faith-based organization works to come alongside women and men who are facing a crisis pregnancy. To learn more about how you can help, visit www.ahopecenter.org.

 

From orphan care to education, from evangelism to building wells—we are called to serve our global community in the name of Christ. Some opportunities include extensive training, along with an extra helping of discipleship and team-building. But all of these short-term missions offer the deep satisfaction that comes when we walk obediently with Christ and live out His Word.

NEW YORK CITY OUTREACH

Come alongside a Pathway ministry partner who lives and serves in the heart of New York City to reach those who are far from Christ. Your efforts will help open doors for this ministry to share the Gospel more effectively in NYC, and you'll have the opportunity to explore your role in God's mission at home.
Contact: bbullock@pccfw.org

HIGH SCHOOL SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP

If you are a high school student, you can answer Christ’s call to serve. Learn more about evangelism through our partnership with the New York GO training program.
Contact: bbullock@pccfw.org

CHILD SPONSORSHIP

For $35 a month, you can provide housing, food, education, healthcare, and all the needs for one young girl in India.
Visit: www.invisiblegirlproject.org

ORPHAN CARE

Serve one (or many!) of more than 153 million precious orphans around our world when you jump on board with Pathway’s TrueVine Orphan Care Ministry. Be part of raising funds for orphan care projects, choose to support an adoptive family, or help out at the next TrueVine event.
Contact: TrueVine@pccfw.org

ADOPT A MISSIONARY

Pathway has missionaries in seven countries and across the U.S. Find out how you can pray for, serve, and support them. Contact: mmurphy@pccfw.org

SHORT-TERM MISSION TEAMS

Be the hands and feet of Jesus as part of an international mission trip. Extra training is required, but the rewards are worth it! Join a team heading to Haiti, Mexico, Mozambique, or elsewhere around the world.
Contact: mmurphy@pccfw.org

 

These items are sized just right for the younger ones in your family. Don’t be fooled by the portion, though! While they may appeal to lighter appetites, they are rich in impact, and quite fulfilling.

WEEKLY OFFERING IN KIDCITY

Every weekend in KidCity, we collect an offering that is used to support Compassion International and Forgotten Children. Your KidCity-aged child can bring his or her offering this weekend!
Contact: kfrauhiger@pccfw.org

GIFT DONATIONS AT CHRISTMAS

The Giving Tree is an opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to help a local family who is in need. Look for the tree in the lobby at PCC in late October and early November.
Contact: tminch@pccfw.org

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Model a spirit of generosity by packing a shoebox with your family. Shop together for small Christmas gifts, pack the items into a shoebox, and return the boxes to PCC to be shipped to children around the world. Watch for OCC to launch in late summer or early fall.
Contact: mmurphy@pccfw.org

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

“See a need; meet a need.” You don’t have to wait on the church to organize a service project. You and your kids can get started in your neighborhood, at your kids’ school, or anywhere else you see a need. Let the church know how you’re demonstrating Christ’s love in your community.
Contact: mmurphy@pccfw.org

THIRD SATURDAY SERVE

Every month Pathway sends teams into our community to reach our city for Christ. Many projects we plan are family-friendly.
Contact: parkercrosby_34@hotmail.com

SHORT-TERM MISSIONS PROJECT

PCC sends teams to various places around the world throughout the year in support of our global partnerships. Some of these missions are family-friendly opportunities.
Contact: mmurphy@pccfw.org