Who We Are

We are a
multi-site church.

Multi-site simply means “multiple locations.” We operate as one church, with one staff, one office, and one senior pastor, we have three campuses one in Brunswick, one in Gray and one in Lewiston. All of our campuses offer live preaching each week with a common big idea or theme, 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.

Know before you visit

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 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.

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.

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.

We Believe

…there is ONE LIVING AND TRUE GOD, eternally existing in three persons, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.
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.

We partner with the Holy Spirit

We are not simply implementing the best church strategies and trying to accomplish what is humanly possible. Rather, our mission involves praying and finding power from God Himself to accomplish what humans could never accomplish on their own.

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.

We experience and worship God

The kingdom of God is not a geo-political territory, nor is it the people of God. Rather, the kingdom of God is a dynamic realm.

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.

We reconcile people with God and all creation

Jesus is reconciling humans to God, to each other, and to the entire creation, breaking down divisions between Jew and Gentile, slave and free, male and female.

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 engage in compassionate ministry

We lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the compassion of Jesus as sinners whose only standing before God is utterly dependent on the mercy of God. This mercy can only be truly received inasmuch as we are willing to give it away.

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.

We pursue culturally relevant missions in the world

The Church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God. We are called to bring the Gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of creation, faithfully translating the message of Jesus into language and forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures.

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.

Need to get in touch?

We’re happy to talk, no matter the topic. Get in touch with us by calling our main office at 207-784-9500, or by filling out this contact form.

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