What is P.A.T.H.?
P.A.T.H. is a specially designed and highly effective journey of growth and maturity for all believers. P.A.T.H. stands for Partnering, Activating Your Faith, Training, and Higher Calling. It is a journey which is built into the very foundation of Mount Hope Community Church.
Why we chose P.A.T.H.
We designed this journey of spiritual, emotional and practical growth because we really believe that our modern church culture has struggled with growing in their relationship with Jesus. Though this may not be the fault of the believers, it is one that we at Mount Hope Community Church consider so important, that we are willing to help anyone who wants to go beyond the boring church attendance mentality. P.A.T.H. was made to help anyone who wants to get more involved with the dynamics of church leadership, ministry and fellowship.
What do you need to do?
It is an easy to understand system to show you how to be involved and grow at Mount Hope Community Church. It helps you grow on a personal level as well, and introduces you to classes you need to get involved in the various ministries and leadership positions. We invite you to discover more about yourself, your relationship with other believers, and also to form a strong or stronger relationship with the Lord as you go.
Come join us!
The P.A.T.H. is a journey full of life, love, acceptance and responsibly that comes with more knowledge and understanding of our awesome God. If you are interested in what God has planned for you through Mount Hope Community Church, check out our Grow page and see the basic overview of the P.A.T.H.
Activating Your Faith
When you allow Christ to rule and reign in your life, the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that the old life is gone and you are a new creation. That means that not only are you forgiven of the old life, but your new life should show a change to this new reality. The word activate means to put in motion or to move. It also means to make active or more active.
Your new life in Christ needs to be put into motion. Like anything in life, what you put your time and attention into will be what grows. Romans 12:2 says, don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by the renewing of our mind.
We have chosen specific classes in this section, to help activate your faith and renew your mind. In the Activating Your Faith phase there are 3 classes. Prayer/Hearing From God, Foundation and Evangelism.
We need more people to finish this stage within the PATH. My heart is to see other people besides myself preach, teach, and use their gifts that God has given them. Having said that, your desire to preach or teach must be accompanied with your willingness to go through the process that MHCC has established. We want more leaders, teachers and preachers, but we need people who have the character of Christ to practice their gifts of leading, teaching and preaching.
When you are a partner with someone, you not only share responsibilities, but you also get to share in the rewards. I believe you can make a difference in this church.
You have unique gifts and abilities that other people don’t have. Serving in a church is a great responsibility, however, the rewards are unbelievable. You have an opportunity to affect peoples’ lives for eternity.
After you have visited this church and decide you want to make this church your home, the partnership class is your first step. You can read about Partnership/How to be a godly follower and Undercover.
This section of material is more advanced. These classes are designed for ministry training. These classes can be used for personal growth; however, you should have some understanding of our doctrines and beliefs before attempting these classes.
The classes covered in this section are Hermeneutics, Pentecostal Perspective, Under Cover and Evangelism. 2 Timothy 2:15 says,”Study to show thyself approved to God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
If you would like to check out any of these classes click on the links below:
“WOW” leadership is an expression used at Mount Hope Community Church to define what a great leader should look like.
A WOW leader is someone who goes above and beyond what is asked of them.
When a WOW leader does something the way a great leader would do something, those who see their work will look and say.....
WOW leaders are not just WOW leaders at their local home church, but they are the same every place they go and everything they do. WOW leaders don’t change their attitude just because they aren’t leading in a church function, because a true WOW leader has integrity. They are the same everyplace they go and everything they do. Jesus was the best WOW leader that anyone has every known and a true modern day WOW leader wants to act and emulate what Jesus did.
There are many avenues and opportunities for a WOW leader to shine. The most important parts of a WOW leader within Mount Hope Community Church are when they are a Financial Contributor, when they Represent their authorities well, when they Operate In Excellence, when they have a Servants Heart, willing to listen and understand their responsibilities and when they have a Teachable Attitude. These five things mentioned give an acronym of the word F.R.O.S.T. To truly be a great WOW leader, FROST becomes their competence meaning, they are unaware of how great of a job they do because it is just they way they are.
If this is something you want to learn and become like, MHCC has the path to get you there. If you would like to investigate more about being a WOW leader, just click on any one of the bold Italic words above and you can begin to release the great leader inside of you.