PATH Missionary and Mentorship Program

We are praying for a Movement of Hope to witness God awaken the saved and save the lost. We believe that He will ignite this movement when we Unite in Jesus, commit to Prayer, and take Action in fulfilling the Great Commission. Let’s be the generation that fervently seeks God for a Great Awakening, our only hope for America!

The PATH Missionary and Mentorship Program is an opportunity for Christians who are between 18-25* to grow and develop for a 6-month to 1-year period in:

  • Prayer and sharing God’s love in their communities.
  • Community living with other like-minded believers in a similar stage of life.
  • Growing more on fire for Jesus and sparking a desire for others to go deeper in their faith.
  • Receiving mentorship from strong Christians, covering prayer, faith, walking with Christ, business, and solid values to strengthen them as they prepare for the next step in their education or their careers.

*some exceptions may apply to age

About Prayer at the Heart

Program Details

Program Details

Mentoring

Opportunity

Cost

Requirements

About Prayer at the Heart

Prayer at the Heart (PATH) is a non-profit Christian organization whose mission is to ignite a Great Awakening through a national movement of humble, unified desperate prayer and action. PATH started in 2021 and is spreading across America. Following Jesus’ commands to unity, prayer and the Great Commission, PATH is bringing Christians together from all backgrounds and ethnicities to pray and share the love of God with ‘Lost and Broken’ people.

Program Details

As a PATH Missionary you will:

  • Help transform a local community and state through prayer and through encouraging Christians to put their faith into action by sharing God’s love including helping the poor, the broken and the lost.
  • Be someone who has graduated from High School and will be 18-25* soon to be or recently graduated from High School or College. Be someone who wants to do something special in the “gap” between High School, College, or starting your career.
  • Commit 6 months to 1 year to help ignite a GREAT AWAKENING through prayer, unity, and obeying the GREAT COMMISSION.
  • For the 2024/2025 Missionary and Mentorship Programs, be willing to live in/move to Charlotte, NC in either our guys or ladies’ Community Mission Houses during your placement as a PATH Missionary.
  • 6, 9, and 12-month Programs will all start on June 30th, 2024, October 6th, 2024, and January 5th, 2025.
  • You are required to raise support of $3,500 for the 6-month program, $5,250 for the 9-month program, or $7,000 for the 12-month program. The PATH program will provide training, direction, and oversight to support you in raising the necessary funds. Additionally, $3,500, $5,250, or $7,000 will be funded by the PATH Missionary program scholarship fund. All gifts raised will go to Prayer at the Heart and will be used for your program. These gifts will be considered as tax-deductible donations for your donors.
  • All lodging, meals, and ministry and training supplies will be provided from the support raised.
  • Have fellowship with and synergize with the other PATH missionaries in your program and across the country who have a zeal and passion for sharing their faith with the lost.
  • Connect with other groups of Christians who have a heart to reach the lost for Christ; give special attention to reaching Gen Z.
  • Encourage people in the community and state of your program to participate in the 30-minute weekly prayer challenge.
  • Participate in PATH regional and national prayer calls.
  • Work with ministry partners that may include Rooftop Encounters, Gloo, Bless Every Home, and others.
  • Support and strengthen the PATH missionary program through involvement, outreach, and recruitment activities.
  • Use proven strategies to encourage people to pray, unify, and share God’s love with ‘Lost and Broken’ people. These strategies will include the use of a variety of tools and means including but not limited to personal contact, using your IT and other skills to help create flyers and other marketing materials, communicate and promote the PATH mission on social media, websites and newsletters, etc. You may also be involved in helping plan Solemn Assembly prayer  gatherings, Tents of Meeting, sports activities, additional events, etc. Your own initiative and creativity will be encouraged.
  • Participate in remote mentoring sessions with other PATH missionaries every weekday provided by Christian national denominational, ministry and business leaders who have each walked with Christ for over 40 years and will mentor PATH missionaries by sharing priceless spiritual and business lessons.
  • Be paired up locally for one-on-one mentoring with a strong Christian who has had a successful walk with the Lord as well as success in business and/or ministry.
  • Work with the state PATH coordinator for your state who will help guide your efforts.
  • Deepen your faith, prayer life, and your outreach skills. Also, through the mentoring program, you will learn invaluable lessons about how to have a strong walk with Christ, learn to triumph in adversity, pray the promises of God, and strengthen yourself in your faith. You will have the opportunity to build a strong character and learn business skills and abilities to help you be more effective as you move on to complete your education or take the first step of your professional career. 

Benefits

  • Be a part of igniting the next spiritual GREAT AWAKENING in America!
  • Grow in Christ and learn business and life skills.
  • Live out your faith daily in community with other passionate believers in a similar stage of life.
  • Be mentored by senior Christian denominational and business leaders, each of whom has walked with Christ for many years gaining exceptional experience and character, including through the depths of suffering, and be mentored by a strong local mentor one-on-one.
  • Prepare yourself spiritually and practically before moving on to the next phase of your life.
  • Practice and develop priceless skills and abilities before entering college or before entering the professional workforce or full-time ministry for the first time.

Interested – but not ready to apply, click the “Find Out More” button
Provide some basic information and we will reach out to schedule an interest phone call.

To apply, click the “Apply Now” button

You will need to attach a Cover Letter describing your interest in the position.

Questions: jobs@prayerattheheart.com

Encourage Prayer

Helping the Suffering

Encourage unity

Social Media

Mentoring

A Path Missionary will have the privilege to enjoy daily 30-minute mentoring sessions via video-conference with Christian who have an amazing wealth of spiritual wisdom as well as deep business and professional experience.

A PATH missionary will:

  • benefit from interactions with several Christian national denominational, ministry and business leaders who will share priceless spiritual and business lessons through remote mentoring sessions every weekday;
  • be personally paired with a strong Christian who has had a successful walk with the Lord as well as success in business and/or ministry for one-on-one; and mentoring;
  • learn invaluable lessons of how to have a strong walk with Christ, to triumph in adversity, pray the promises of God and strengthen yourself in your faith. In addition, you will learn business skills and abilities to help you be more effective as you move on to complete your education or take the first step of your professional career.

Opportunity

To Grow in Christ and develop business skills

Help transform the city of your program, receive exceptional mentorship, grow your faith and prayer life, develop your business skills, and make new friends.
This is a unique opportunity to:

  • help ignite a great awakening across America, that we pray will sweep around the world;
  • be mentored and trained by senior Christian leaders in character building, leadership, and various skills such as emotional intelligence, communication, organization and marketing, and PR;
  • learn and develop a variety of tools and means to encourage people to pray, unify, and share God’s love with ‘Lost and Broken’ people, including local prayer groups, personal contact, flyers, social media, ‘Tents of Meeting,’ sports activities, events, etc.
  • learn how to seek the Lord for direction and to use your own initiative and creativity; deepen your faith, prayer life, and outreach skills; and
  • practice and develop priceless skills and abilities before entering college or the professional workforce for the first time; and to fellowship and build friendships with other PATH missionaries serving locally or in other cities and states.

Cost

Each missionary will:

  • Raise support of $3,500 for the 6-month program, $5,250 for the 9-month program, or $7,000 for the 12-month program. The PATH program will provide training, direction, and oversight to support you in raising the necessary funds. Additionally, $3,500, $5,250, or $7,000 will be funded by the PATH Missionary program scholarship fund. All gifts raised will go to Prayer at the Heart and will be used for your program. These gifts will be considered as tax-deductible donations for your donors

Requirements

  • Strong commitment to your personal belief in Jesus Christ
  • Passion to be used of God
  • Care and concern for people
  • Desire to deepen your personal walk with the Lord and focus on strengthening your Christian character prior to furthering your education or career
  • Willingness to learn how to recruit partners to pray and support you financially
  • Enthusiasm for reaching people for Christ, especially Generation Z
  • Social media and other tech skills relevant to outreach
  • Ability to meet face to face with individuals and small groups in person and by video conference
  • Commitment to living a lifestyle commensurate with biblical standards

Fill the form

Find our more

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
Address*
Best time to schedule an initial phone call*
:
Interested – but not ready to apply, click the “Find Out More” button
Provide some basic information and we will reach out to schedule an interest phone call.

Include a letter explaining why you want to join the program and why you feel you are qualified for a place on the program.

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

List of Mentors

All of our mentors have been walking with Christ for over 40 years and have a wealth of experience and knowledge. They are from a cross section of the Church and ethnicities – Evangelical, Catholic, Pentecostal…, African American, Latino, Caucasian…
The most important thing is that they love God with all their heart, and long to see Jesus Christ glorified in a great awakening across America and around the world.

Our Prayer at the Heart (PATH) mentors will share their knowledge and experience of walking with Christ and in business, during 30minute training sessions on every weekday 9:00am-9:30am ET. Each session will have 15–20 minutes of teaching followed by 15-10 minutes of Q & A. There will also be the opportunity for local mentoring from those serving with PATH.

Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Chairman – Prayer at the Heart

Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Bp. Garry and LaDawn Bryant

Vice Chairman – Prayer at the Heart

Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Gerard and Jeannie Long

Executive Director – Prayer at the Heart

Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Joe Soltis

Board Member – Prayer at the Heart

Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

John Miranda

Board Member – Prayer at the Heart

Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Tossie Wiley, JR.

PATH Coordinator OH
Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Dr. Joe and Cindi Ferrini

Advisory Team Leader – PATH NE Ohio
Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Bill and Vicki Ryan

Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Bp. Omar Medina

Dr. P. Douglas and Barbara Small

Doug is Chairman – Prayer at the Heart

P. Douglas Small has served as pastor, educator, conference speaker, and consultant in prayer ministries and city-reaching. He is an ordained bishop with the Church of God. He holds a BA degree in Christian Ministries, an M. A. degree in Biblical Studies, a second M. A. degree in Church Administration, and a Ph. D. degree in Biblical Studies. Pastors across the nation have used his video and audio products, along with teaching kits and books, for enrichment and ministry. He is an award-winning author and a popular speaker at pastors and leadership conferences, churches, ministry conventions, family retreats, and gatherings for prayer and spiritual awakening. Increasingly, he is involved in national prayer networks and mobilization, with a Great Awakening in view.
Doug and Barbara have five children, twenty grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Barbara shares the ministry with Doug and they often travel and serve together.

Mentoring Topics

Dr. Doug Small

Spiritual – 1.A Healthy Theology of Prayer 2. Praying the Lord’s Prayer – A New Perspective; 3. Bad Praying – James

Business – 1. The Beatitudes – Their Dynamic Movement 2. Blessings and Boundaries 3. A Trajectory of Blessing – Psalm 1

Barbara Small

Mentoring Topics

Spiritual – To be confirmed.

Business – To be confirmed.

Bp. Garry and LaDawn Bryant

Garry is Vice Chairman – Prayer at the Heart

Bp. Garry is the Executive Director of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) evangelism team. More details to follow.

Mentoring Topics

Bp. Garry Bryant

Spiritual –

  1. Great Command
  2. Great Commission
  3. Holiness

Business –

  1. Financial Integrity
  2. Developing Healthy Teams
  3. The Role of Administration

LaDawn Bryant

Spiritual –

  1. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me – Love, God (Exodus 20)
  2. Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it – (Proverbs 4:23)
  3. I Choose joy! I do not grieve for the joy of the Lord is my strength! (Nehemiah 8:10)

Business –

  1. Discover Purpose and Stay Focused
  2. Regardless of passion, pursuit, purpose or profession, humility and a servant’s heart are the winning posture.
  3. God loves a cheerful giver!

Gerard and Jeannie Long

Executive Director – Prayer at the Heart

Gerard is a former National Director of Alpha USA, an author, pastor, businessman (30 years with banking giant HSBC), and founder of one and CEO of two non-profit organizations. His deepest brokenness, in the suicide of his beloved son Alex in 2005, and the tragic passing of his beautiful daughter Rebecca in 2014, is woven into his powerful testimony and calling. His own broken heart lead to the launch of non-profit, Awakening to God Ministries (ATG) to help the suffering in the US and around the world. In 2019, Gerard died for 30 minutes from a cardiac arrest! He is humbled and grateful that God called him to lead Prayer at the Heart with a mission, to ignite a great awakening out of a national movement of unified, humble, desperate prayer and action. The vision is for 63 million people to come to faith and for a transformation of the nation. Gerard has prayed for a great awakening since having an encounter with God in 1980.

Gerard and Jeannie have been married for over 43 years, and their son Ben and Annie gave birth to their first grandson, Charlie, in 2023. Jeannie is a speaker and the author of ‘Running from the Heart’ (a devotional based on Rebecca’s journals, sharing her deep walk with Christ). Together, they share the ministry.

They have featured on TV, radio, and in conferences, and in print media. They have multiple social media channels, and the ATG ministry has over 500,000 followers on Facebook.

Mentoring Topics

Gerard Long

Spiritual –

  1. Why do Christians suffer?
  2. How to strengthen yourself in the Lord
  3. Why is Proverbs 4:23 a life verse

Business –

  1. Emotional Intelligence
  2. Project Management
  3. Attention to Detail

Jeannie Long

Spiritual

  1. How do you continue on with a broken heart?
  2. Depression and Darkness
  3. God’s Precious Promises

Business

  1. Finding Joy in my Day
  2. Patience
  3. What gets you, gets you!

Joe Soltis

Board Member – Prayer at the Heart

Joe Soltis is a successful serial entrepreneur, CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, ChoiceLocal, which has been rated as a top workplace 7 years running.  His company has been recognized as the leading marketing agency in the world serving franchise systems.  ChoiceLocal is a faith-based business with the stated mission of Helping Others.

Joe felt called to bring Prayer at the Heart (PATH) into existence at the same time that God was inspiring Doug Small and several others, from different Christian denominations and geographies, to do the same. After praying together, PATH was birthed in 2021.

He and his wife, Becky, have 6 wonderful children. Becky and Joe also lost a son, Ben, late into a pregnancy. Out of that loss, Joe founded several purpose-driven businesses with the central mission of helping others, helping teammates, helping customers and patients, as well as giving back to help those in need. Joe is a firm believer in using business as a tool to help and serve others and give back. Joe has been quoted on Forbes, featured in Entrepreneur, LA Weekly, Influencive, and featured in dozens of business publications on purpose-driven business. He believes that the winners of business in the future will be those that run purpose-driven businesses that do good and do well.

John Miranda

Board Member – Prayer at the Heart

John Miranda, Chief Operating Officer of Alphaport, Incorporated, co-founded the company with his wife, Rosella, in 1999. Alphaport originated as a service company offering science and technology educational programs to students K through 12. Today, Alphaport is an Aerospace engineering technology company providing product and services that range from Propulsion Systems for Commercial Space Vehicles to Safety Contracts across the country.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton and subsequently held manufacturing lead positions at General Electric (GE) Aircraft Engines and GE Nuclear.
John is extremely passionate to be involved with an Industry/Education Movement co-laboring with leaders from the seven mountains of key societal impact to transform Education.

Mentoring Topics

Spiritual

  1. Unity of the Body, John 17
  2. Gift Handler
  3. Let Go and Let God

Business

  1. The Power of Networking
  2. Integrating Personal and Business Missions
  3. Sustainable Transformation and Legacy usinesses that do good and do well.

Tossie Wiley, JR.

PATH Coordinator OH

Tossie Wiley, Jr. graduated from Oberlin College in 1969 with a B.A. Degree in Government. He later received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1975 from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and practiced law from 1975 to 2007. In 2007, he was appointed as a Magistrate Judge in the Cleveland Municipal Court where he served for twelve years before retirement in 2019.

After receiving Jesus into his life in 1982, Tossie was ordained into the Ministry of the Gospel in 1986; and he pastored a local church in Cleveland, Ohio from 1990 to 2006. He later served as an Associate Pastor and a House Church planter and overseer. Presently he is functioning as a leader in the prayer movement in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Tossie is married to Rita, his partner in ministry throughout the years, and they have four children and five grandchildren.

Mentoring Topics

Spiritual

  1.  Unity of the Body, John 17
  2. Gift Handler
  3. Let Go and Let God

Business

  1. The Power of Networking
  2. Integrating Personal and Business Missions
  3. Sustainable Transformation and Legacy

Dr. Joe and Cindi Ferrini

Advisory Team Leader – PATH NE Ohio

Joe is a retired dentist who practiced dentistry for 42 years. He and Cindi are on self-supporting staff with Cru.
Cindi is a speaker and author (Balancing the Active Life, Get it Together, No Regrets, Pause for Prayer).
Together they authored Unexpected Journey-When Special Needs Change Our Course (and related blogs for Focus on the Family and FamilyLife) and Love All-ways – Embracing the Special Needs Journey Together. The Ferrini’s live in Cleveland, Ohio with one child at home, two married daughters, two sons-in-law, and grandchildren living nearby. They have been guests on such radio broadcasts as Focus on the Family and Family Life, and host My Marriage Matters on occasional Monday mornings on Cleveland radio 103.3FM WCRF at 6:30 a.m.: www.moodyradio.org/Cleveland.

Mentoring Topics

Dr. Joe Ferrini

Spiritual

  1. The Call of the Great Commission.
  2. City Reaching: A guide to community transformation.
  3. How to lead someone to Christ.

Business

  1. Finances; financial planning – establishing financial freedom.
  2. Delegation; an essential for personal and business growth.
  3. The importance of rest, relaxation, refreshment and fun

Cindi Ferrini

Spiritual

  1. Where do I start to balance life and why?
  2. The secret of balancing life and how to start with myself
  3.  Discipline, Balancing Life, Setting Goals and Applying these to my life

Business

  1. Family and relationships
  2. Business, work, home
  3. Ministry, calling, community

Bill and Vicki Ryan

Following careers in teaching and coaching, Fortune 100 corporate, and entrepreneurial forays into employee benefits and CEO of Not About Me Records and Not About Me Music, Bill is redeployed as a writer, speaker, business advisor, and minister.

He cofounded NOACC (Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce), a confederation of 135 chambers built on benefits. He is currently on the boards of an aerospace engineering company, a Problem-Based Learning company that promotes STEM through partnerships between education and business, and he is coaching a budding entrepreneur through his first business.

Bill won two silver medals in swimming at the 2013 National Senior Olympics and a gold medal in the 2017 games.
He is actively involved in numerous ministries: Alpha, The Barnabas Group KC, Gloo (He Gets Us), 3 Bible studies, 5 disciples, 2 children, and 3 grandsons. He has written 1 book and has 3 more in process.

Bill lives with his wife, Vicki, and their Lagotto Romagnolo, Charley, on Lake Lotawana near Kansas City, Missouri. Their home is a center of attraction.

Mentoring Topics

Spiritual 

  1. Crafting a Life Mission Worth Having.
  2. How to Make a Decision
  3. Memorizing and Living the Ten Commandments

Business 

  1. The Next Greatest Generation
  2. Harnessing the Blessings of Competition
  3. Integrity Sales

Dr. Joe and Cindi Ferrini

Bishop Omar Medina is the President of the Community of Faith Collaborative serving as a liaison between the Latino Faith-based community and the non-profit sector. He manages government relations and is an advocate for the needs and concerns of the faith-based community. He supervises the work and growth of several local churches and creates networking opportunities within a network of 62 churches throughout the state of Ohio and growing.

Mentoring Topics

Spiritual

  1. Discipleship

Business

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Effective Communication
  3. Conflict Resolution
“Whenever God determines to do a great work, He first sets His people to pray” (C. Spurgeon). This reliable principle begs the question: “How does God mobilize his people to heartfelt prayer?” Most importantly, how does God move Christian leaders who shepherd His church to unite in fervent, persistent, biblically focused prayer for the fulfillment of His purposes? By two things mainly: 1) distress over the degradation of the church and the surrounding culture and 2) hope that God will pour out His Spirit on his church and fill it with His fulness until it overflows with transformative impact on society. Many believers are distressed at the current state of things. At the same time, there is much reason to hope for God’s divine intervention in response to passionate, biblically guided prayer.

Believers across America now mourn the debility of the church; its vitality is faltering, its impact fading, its mission neglected, and its devotion to God being undercut by love for this world. Right now we are enduring the largest and fastest religious shift in American history. Its scope is greater than every previous spiritual awakening in our history combined, only in the opposite direction. Christians are being confronted by “spiritual forces of evil” (Eph. 6:12) operating from the heavenly realms that boldly infiltrate every aspect of society, even the church. These dark powers aim to 1) frustrate God’s purpose to bless all peoples on earth through Christ with countless benefits, including righteousness, peace, joy, and justice, and 2)
inflict endless varieties of misery on everyone. When spiritual decline and cultural decay prevail, God’s people rise up to seek the Lord in prayer as the fountain of every blessing, asking him to fill the earth with his glory, pour out His Holy Spirit, inspire his church, and deliver people and cultures from innumerable troubles. Now is the time to pray with desperation for spiritual and cultural renewal, for divine intervention, for the fulfillment of God’s purposes for his church and his creation in Northeast Ohio.

Christian leaders, especially pastors, have a heightened responsibility to press into God with prayer for the church. Biblical precedent shows that gathering church leaders together to engage in heartfelt prayer for the welfare of their community often initiates widespread spiritual and social renewal both in church and society (2 Chron. 7:13-14; 15:8-10; 34:29-32). New Testament accounts show that when Christian leaders unite in prayer, often in response to social and/or spiritual crises, spiritual awakening and gospel advance follow (Acts 1:13-14; 2:1-4; 4:23-31; 13:1-3).

Jesus himself instills expectation of an outpouring of God’s Spirit in response to prayer with this promise: “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13). Our Father in heaven is especially ready to pour out upon us the blessing we most need and long for, the very Spirit of God who imparts divine life, wisdom, and virtue.

With all this in mind, now is the time for Christian leaders across Northeast Ohio to come together to seek the Lord with biblically grounded, Christ-directed, wholehearted prayer for a God-given spiritual awakening. The trumpet of God is blaring! He is calling us to pray! Join Christian leaders from across our region to humble ourselves, seek the Lord’s face, and be willing to respond through His intervening grace to any changes He calls us to make! (Psalm 110:3)

The Gathering is an extension of the nationwide PATH (Prayer at the Heart) initiative piloted recently in Northeast Ohio. Put The Gathering on your calendar: Sunday, September 24, 6 pm, Calvary Chapel of Cleveland, 709 Brook Park Road, Brooklyn Heights, OH.