Our Mission is to bring glory to God by making disciples of Jesus who love God and love people to the ends of the earth.
God is at work, through Jesus, reordering the world and making all things right. He calls us to participate with Him in His mission, loving God and loving people sacrificially, everywhere we go. We are to walk in relationship with God. We are to do that together, encouraging and building one another up as we follow Jesus and seek to glorify Him by living in loving relationship with Him. Then, we are to seek to bring others into relationship with Christ so that they, too, can live reconciled lives to God through faith in Jesus as His disciples. Our lives are to reflect God’s glory.
Gateway seeks to bring people together under the Lordship of Jesus. We want to see healing in our community. We want to see what was once broken come back together – marriages, families, neighborhoods, and the city. It is our desire to see all people restored to relationship with their Creator so that they may live lives that bring Him glory and are marked by sacrificial love for other people.
Gateway desires to be a church where all races, socioeconomic groups, and cultures can come together and worship their Creator. We desire to take the gospel into every area of our city and wherever God might lead us around the world so that His Name is known and that He receives glory. We are blessed to be a blessing.
As we meet for worship, in small groups, and through our ministry teams and different ministries, the primary purpose is that we would know Jesus and that we would live in relationship with Him as we help others to do the same. Knowing Jesus is an endless quest. “He is before all things and in Him, all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17)
At Gateway, we pattern our discipleship and spiritual formation after Jesus’ words in the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Believing that a well-formed disciple of Christ is one that has a deep relationship with the Lord, is in loving relationships with other people, and is fully engaged in God’s mission to spread His glory and salvation to all peoples all over the earth, we have written our Mission/Vision statment to reflect this reality.:
Jesus was asked what the Greatest Commandment was. He responded this way in Matthew 22:34-40:
34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Love God and love your neighbor as you love yourself. All of the revelation of God hangs on this. If we can learn how to love God and then love people, we will be growing in Christ. It sounds simple, but we know that it is not. So, we need a body of believers (the church) that will help us in this.