There are six goals we have at Gateway that are behind everything we do. These goals drive us toward creating gatherings that have purpose and meaning. We don't just plan things haphazardly. Instead, we want the experiences people have at Gateway to leave them wanting more.
At Gateway, we believe that honoring God with our very best is an essential quality of the Christian life. Through all of our ministries and campus we hope to convey the message of excellence that reflects the glory of God back to him. Great measurements are taken to create a wonderful, worshipful environment in every area of ministry. We realize we aren't perfect, but our goals are to show excellence from our building and grounds all the way to our times together.
In Jesus' great commission he told his followers that "as you go" make disciples, teaching people to obey everything I have commanded you. Behind every program, service opportunity, worship, and class, our goal is to give people the tools they need to become more like Jesus.
A goal at Gateway is to move people into active engagement in the life of ministry. Whether it is serving a meal to a homeless member of the community, helping someone find a seat, or teaching in some capacity, we push becoming an active participant in one of the many ministries offered.
Gateway has been a longtime believer in providing opportunities for personal spiritual growth. There are many avenues in which to grow here. Among them are leading in a Lifegroup, growing your Bible knowledge through our many class offerings, and even enrolling in college through our new Gateway University. We greatly value equipping people in works of service.
Gateway is committed to using new and innovative strategies to reach people for Christ. Just as Jesus used parables to teach, Gateway uses technology, modern worship songs blended with wonderful hymns that allows both members and guests the opportunity to experience Gateway in a variety of ways. Gateway remains open to community opportunities that help to expand the Kingdom of God.
Gateway values the spiritual development of every individual, and we strive to be an encouraging and comforting body of believers. People that are here now, and those yet to come are strengthened by the love that is shared by each other in this church.