Church-service Missionary Leaders and Pathway Come Together to Make Pathway More Efficient

Area managers and local leaders will now play a larger role in calling Pathway missionaries
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REXBURG, Idaho — The Pathway Home Office will now work more closely with the Church-Service Missionary department of the Church to manage the callings of Pathway Church-service Missionaries throughout the United States and Canada.

Church-service missionary (CSM) leaders initiated this change after a series of meetings with Pathway Missionary Support and Pathway area managers last month. This change will help Pathway better coordinate and fill missionary positions through the CSM program.

Previously, the responsibility to officiate calls, releases and extensions of all Pathway missionaries in the U.S. and Canada was coordinated by two full-time Church-service missionaries in the Pathway Home Office. These home-office missionaries will now coordinate much of this work with 57 localized CSM group coordinators. They will also serve as Pathway’s direct liaison with the Church-service Missionary department as they train local group coordinators regarding Pathway’s operations and submit missionary requests within a given area.

The 57 CSM group coordinators will in turn work directly with local Church leaders to recommend potential Pathway missionaries to facilitate the program locally. Pathway area managers will directly review and approve CSM recommendations from local Church leaders.

These changes will improve the missionary recommendation process as Pathway continues to expand and the need for volunteer missionaries grows. Pathway Home Office representatives will attend a two-and-half-day training this month to better understand the CSM program and learn how to best incorporate these changes.

Pathway area manager John Wilson instructs a group of Pathway CSMs in Utah.

Pathway area manager John Wilson instructs a group of Pathway CSMs in Utah.

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