Pathway 3:


An introduction and assessment of community, which is comprised of the people in the surrounding areas, identifying their needs, wants, and the engagement of the men and women who identify with belonging in a thriving and growing community.

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Duration: 4 Weeks

Platform: 100% online

Format: Readings, Videos, Podcasts, Exercises, Quizzes...

eBook: Connect: Research & Reconnect

Price: $25

Questions Answered
in Pathway 3: Community

  1. What does community look like to me?
  2. What is my role in serving the community I live in?  
  3. What impact has my community had on my life?

Weekly Topics:

Week 1: The Congregation in a Community

Over the course of this week, you will take an in-depth look at the function of congregations within our communities.

Week 2: Building a Mass Community to Nurture Congregational Vitality

This week’s lesson will give you the skills to identify language, describe the character of a leader, and finally skills that will allow you to counsel within a community.

Week 3: The Importance Of Gaining Internal And External Demographic Data On The Congregation and Community 

When you complete this week’s lesson you will be able to establish unifying connections, tear down all barriers, and accept your own comfort within your community. 

Week 4: The Demographics of the Seven Churches

The purpose of this week’s lesson is to learn to connect as Christ wants the church body to connect, become the living organism the Church has been called to be, and to be the light of the world.

Required Books:

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Included with the purchase
of this course

Connect: Research & Reconnect
The Church’s Internal & External Ecosystem

Book Description:
INFLUENCE is a necessary element in keeping the right resources, community leaders, families, churches, businesses, and more in the right place and the right time. In a changing world, staying abreast and informed of the day-to-day factors is crucial to knowing when to adapt, adjust, and switch gears as the climate goes through its changes. The content in this course shares the importance of having hope towards a bright future with a hope-focused mindset, meeting the needs of those affected in a community. The focus of the church is to bring hope, transformation, and choosing the right place to settle in for worship with family and friends, and gives an up-close and personal perspective of why and how the church is a vital need in local communities.

Additional Information:

  • eBook expires 2 years after activation
  • Interested in a physical copy of this book? Purchase HERE

Navigating the Call
Cost: $20.00

Book Description:
Water was a significant instrument in the leadership life of Jesus Christ. He was baptized in water, turned water into wine, called disciples who made their living from the water, and performed the ultimate act of servant leadership by washing the feet of His disciples with water. Jesus calmed angry seas, offered Himself as the Living Water, and invited the spiritually dehydrated to drink the water He gives so that they will never be thirsty again. By the grace of God in Jesus Christ, we have a vision of what it looks like to have rivers of living waters flowing from within us. Even in the Book of Revelation as He pronounces, "It is done" and proclaims, "I am the Alpha and the Omega" Jesus extends this invitation: "'Come!' Let the one who is thirsty come, and the one who desires the water of life drink freely." Navigating the Call offers one such invitation to the Christian leader who is committed to the call of pastoral leadership.

The vocational praxis of African-American clergy involves deep inquiry and embodiment of the ministry and teachings of Jesus Christ. African-American pastoral leadership is foundationally contextual and inseparable from the social constructs of justice and marginalization which impact the way we learn, lead, and disseminate the Gospel message of faith, hope, healing, and the love of Christ to all who will receive it. Leadership by navigation offers the African-American pastor a fresh way to faithfully approach and contextually answer the Call. This book is an invitation to explore navigational leadership.

Additional Information:

  • Required reading for all 6 pathways
  • eBook expires 2 years after activation
  • Interested in a physical copy of the book? Purchase HERE

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the D'ART Collective Pathways?

The D’ART Collective Pathways are an exciting, innovative collection of 6 online courses, Pathways, designed to help Christians, pastors, and church leaders strengthen their ministries and impact their community and culture.

What is included in a Pathway?

Each of the 6 Pathways includes a four-week course with curated readings and an eBook (activated through VitalSource) with doctorate level research provided in easy to understand principles to help you develop a strong, thriving congregation, videos and podcasts answering deep questions from Christian thought leaders in the community, and exercises, quizzes, and group questions to push you to integrate your knowledge with your faith and take your ministry into your community.

What is the best way to participate in a Pathway?

D'ART Collective Pathways is designed to be done with a community of believers or local church. Each week, you are encouraged to meet with congregational leaders within your church as part of a Congregational Studies Innovation Learning Lab (C-SIL).

Where can I take Pathways?

Each Pathway is a 100% online course with readings, videos, podcasts, exercises, quizzes, and questions for group discussion.

In what order should I complete Pathways?

Pathways is a set of 6 consecutive courses designed to build upon one another and should be taken in order: Theology, Identity, Community, Process, Program, and Implementation.

How long does a Pathway take to complete?

One Pathway is four weeks.

What do I get when I finish all six Pathways?

Once all 6 Pathways are complete, you will receive a certificate marking your completion of the D'ART Collective Pathways for display.


What is included in my Pathway purchase?

When you purchase a single Pathway, you are given access to a four-week course and an eBook code (activated through VitalSource) for the book connected to the Pathway. The course will remain active for one year after purchase, and the eBook will be available for two years after activation on VitalSource.

How do I activate my eBook on VitalSource?

  1. Visit
  2. If you have a VitalSource account, login or create a free account to continue.
  3. Once logged in, supply your redemption code and select “add to my bookshelf.”
  4. To view your eBooks, visit
  5. To download Bookshelf onto your computer or mobile device, visit for instructions.

What do I get for the 6 Pathways bundle?

You will receive all 6 Pathways along with codes for all 6 eBooks connected with each Pathway.

Which Pathway do I need the book Navigating the Call?

Navigating the Call has required readings within all 6 Pathways. The eBook will be available for two years after activation on VitalSource.

Where do I go if I need help?

Contact us through our support ticket system here.

Do you offer group pricing?

For group pricing, contact us through our support ticket system here.