OUR MISSION:  Why We Exist

We are committed to building a community of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who love God, love each other, and impact a needy world.

OUR VISION:  Where We Are Going

We desire to become a church that exemplifies the life-changing reality of Christ in an ever-changing world by equipping our members to live lifestyles of spiritual integrity which are:        

                    * Biblically accurate

                    * Personally pure

                    * Family focused

                    * Socially responsible

                    * Evangelistically bold

The result will be a vibrant growing community of believers who are committed to impacting and influencing their respective communities and the world abroad for Christ. We believe that success in ministry is defined by God, not man’s ideas or cultural standards. We welcome and affirm our dependence upon His leading and the truth that He has revealed to His church through His word.

OUR VALUES:  What Is Important To Us

 Four values serve as living foundations to undergird and guide us in pursuing God’s mission for our church body: Worship, Community, Growth, and Service.

WORSHIP

You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only. Matthew 4:10

Worship is presenting ourselves to God (Romans 12:1) and paying attention to God’s revelation (in general and specifically, the Bible) and responding to it (Isaiah 6:1-8). Our worship of God must be balanced between the objective Word of God and the subjective Spirit of God (John 4:20-24).

Worship is an active response to God whereby we declare His worth. It is not passive; it does not happen to us. God is much more concerned with our heart condition than in the art forms we use to worship Him. (Isaiah 1:10-20)

Opportunities at Gateway

Ÿ Worship Service

Ÿ Praise & Sanctuary Teams

Ÿ Ladies Prayer

COMMUNITY

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the other will lift up his companion. Ecc. 4:9-10

Caring relationships, biblical truth, and spiritual accountability are at the heart of small groups which meet regularly to encourage spiritual growth in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:24-25). The application of truth in our lives comes about most effectively when Christians become accountable to one another. Community Groups provide the environment for life change to occur, helping us move from lip service Christianity to lifestyle Christianity.

Opportunities at Gateway

Ÿ Community Groups

Ÿ Ladies Prayer & Bible Study

Ÿ Student Ministry

GROWTH

Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Heb. 5:13-14

Spiritual growth, more than increasing in knowledge or following a set of established rules, is an ongoing process of being conformed into the image of Jesus Christ. The life-changing transformation involves both our efforts and the work of the Holy Spirit in us.

 Opportunities at Gateway

Ÿ Worship Service

Ÿ Community Groups

Ÿ Ladies Prayer & Bible Study

Ÿ Student Ministry

SERVICE

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and give His life a ransom for many. Mark 10:45

As we seek creative ways to reach out to our community, meeting their basic physical needs and offering practical help, deeper spiritual needs are often exposed. Only Jesus Christ can fulfill the world’s profound hunger. When we use our gifts and desires to serve others, we discover meaning and joy.

Opportunities at Gateway

Ÿ Outreach & Missions Committees

Ÿ Hospitality Team

Ÿ Nursery & Children’s Ministry Teams

Ÿ Student Ministry

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