Church Planter Pilgrimage

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Path 1 is committed to creating spaces where those discerning a call to plant or planters who have just begun their ministry can gather together to learn and forge relationships that continue after the event ends.

We will have a variety of pilgrimages available. Scroll down for more information on our next planned event.

Early Methodism Pilgrimage

Day 1 – New York City, New York

Visit John Street UMC and talk about Philip Embury, Barbara Heck, Francis Asbury, Phoebe Palmer, and Sojourner Truth’s connection to that church or ministry in New York.

Day 2 – Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Talk about the second great awakening at the beach and head to Asbury Park to talk about the innovative ways churches are continuing to reach out to folks in their community. Visit Mother Bethel AME church in Philadelphia and talk about Richard Allen and discuss Harry Hosier at Mother African Zoar UMC. Visit Tindley Temple to talk about gospel music and their rise to a church of 10,000 people. Spend time talking about discipleship in the 1700s and the experience of Mary Evans Thorne and Joseph Pilmore. Visit Liberty Bell Center.

Day 3 – New Windsor, Maryland

Drive to Robert Strawbridge Shrine and talk about house church movement in early methodism.

Day 3 – Baltimore, Maryland

Go to Lovely Lane Chapel and discuss Christmas Conference and role of circuit riders. Visit Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater, which was the original site of Lovely Lane Chapel.

Want more information?

Projected dates are February 17-20. Cost is $500 per person for meals, bus, and lodging. Spaces are limited so contact Rachel Gilmore, Director of Recruiting, Assessing for Church Planting/Path 1 at [email protected] for more information or to nominate someone to attend.