Affordable Online Theological Education for any Vocation

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An Online Program in Progressive Theology

PATHWAYS offers you a program for progressive theological engagement that values the past without being limited by it, moving intentionally into the present while looking boldly towards the future. We provide a welcoming online space to bring your questions, doubts, and desire to deepen your understanding. Pathways welcome all people who yearn for a still-speaking God. Whether you are on the path to authorized ministry, want to hone your current skills, or just want to explore your faith more deeply, we have a program for you.


PATHWAYS believes that quality theological education should be available to any who want it. That’s why we provide a cost-effective online theological program accessible to all. 4-week Explorer courses are only $99, 6-week courses just $295, and a 12-week UCC History and Polity course is only $595.

Flexible Schedule for Busy Adults

Because classes are not bound by geography and have a flexible weekly schedule, PATHWAYS courses are able to fit into the rest of your busy life. Courses typically involve weekly readings and discussion in a facilitated online forum, offering practical, open-minded education and a learner-centered environment where participants can bring their own questions and insights.


Small Online Class

Our courses have between 4 and 15 participants. This allows for deep and productive discussions in the online forum. We know that a small class size allows the participants to develop learning relationships with each other and for facilitators to push participants to a more indepth learning experience.


What Makes PATHWAYS Unique

Why does a Pathways education work so well for its students?

  • Affordable, Accessible, and Flexible – We are able to include students from a diversity of regions, backgrounds, and economic means, with coursework that flexes around the rest of your day-to-day life.
  • Learner-Centered Adult Education – Our pedagogical approach, including weekly readings and facilitated online discussion forums, allows you to focus on your own personal educational goals so that you can get out of each course whatever is most relevant to your own needs.
  • Asynchronous Education – Rather than following a traditional semester and set class-times, with just a computer and internet-access, you can opt-in to weekly forums for our six-week regular courses, four-week Explorer courses, or 12-week UCC history and polity courses.

Partner With Us!

PATHWAYS is an innovator in the realm of cost-effective, progressive Christian education. But we can’t grow and flourish without your support. Whether you can give on a regular basis, or just occasionally, please prayerfully consider contributing financially to PATHWAYS work and mission. Even if you can’t make a large gift, know that every little bit helps, and now that PATHWAYS is a 501(c)3, your donation can be tax deductible.

Thank you for supporting PATHWAYS!

– Rochelle Lofstrand
Acting Executive Director of PATHWAYS

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