About PATH™

At its core, PATH is an institutional tool that indicates when an individual touch by someone on your team is needed.

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What is PATH?

PATH is a proprietary engagement software that takes the guesswork out of understanding the holistic engagement level of each person in the core programs of your church. PATH takes the data you gather in your church database, applies logic to it based on your desired levels of engagement for your congregation, and displays it in a user-friendly way so that you can evaluate and improve the health of your church.

How does PATH work?

PATH takes data you gather in your church data management software (ChMS), applies logic to it and displays it in a user-friendly way so you can evaluate and improve the reality of the health of your church.

Does PATH eliminate the need for my ChMS?

No! It actually makes the data you’re collecting in that system more important as it is the source data for the PATH reports.

What kind of data do I need to be able to utilize PATH?

To get the most out of PATH, you should have at least 6 months of data in the following areas:

  • Volunteer check in
  • Group attendance (any or all ages)
  • Giving information
  • Kids check in data
  • Weekend Service attendance
What can PATH show me?

No matter what your role is in your church, PATH answers questions and provides clarity on the areas that might cause you to lose sleep. Based on the package you purchase, PATH reports on the following areas of your church:

  • Front door reports showing who is connecting and how
  • Personal trends reporting to assist you in making sure nobody falls through the cracks
  • Backdoor reports showing who is taking steps towards leaving your church
  • Financial reporting
  • MORE!
Why assign numbers to people in the Engagement Index?

The 1 to 5 number system used for the Engagement Index is simply a scale to show the levels of engagement of the people in your church. Look at it this way:

1 = low engagement
2 = nominal engagement
3 = good engagement
4 = great engagement
5 = excellent engagement

The numbers are not an evaluation of the spiritual health of your people. They simply reflect subjective data that only reports on the number of times those at your church have attended, given, volunteered or attended a group. Even if most people are 5’s, we can’t guarantee that each of them personally walks with Jesus. We just know that they participate in various programs of the church.

Although we know a commitment to prioritizing these church-related activities is a good indicator that someone’s heart is in the right place, we also know that isn’t true 100% of the time. PATH is a tool to assist as you shepherd your people towards truly knowing Jesus and living for Him. It does not and can not replace the need for you to have personal, challenging discipleship conversations with those who attend your church. As you may have heard us say before, PATH is an institutional tool that indicates when an individual touch is needed.

What does PATH cost?

$200-$1,000 per month based on the size of your church.

Will my data be secure?

We’ve made protecting your data a priority.

From our infrastructure to people, PATH has woven security into every part of our DNA, so you can rest assured that your data is secure.