Our Mission & Values
To Know God and to Make Him Known.
We are passionate about connecting people with God’s purpose for their life. Therefore, we keep these values at the center of all we do:
Gateway Family Church Exists:
To Encounter God’s Presence
“You make known to me the path of life. In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” - Psalm 16:11
We live to encounter God’s presence in our daily lives and our corporate gatherings. In His presence, we find salvation, healing, deliverance, and all that we could ever need. This is why Worship and Prayer are of such importance in each of our services.
To Express God’s Love
“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are My disciples.” ~ John 13:35
Because God’s love for us is so great, we in turn show His love for others through the way we live our lives. We express His love just as Jesus did: through kindness, through healing, through mercy, & through grace, using our gifts and talents to declare the goodness of God.
To Equip God’s People
“…to equip God’s people for works of ministry, so that the Body of Christ may be built up until we all…become mature…like Christ.” ~ Ephesians 4:12-13
We exist to ensure that God’s people reach their full potential in this life and in the next. We equip ourselves to reach this destiny by embracing the basic and deeper truths found in God’s Word. Through discipleship, we are given the tools we need to become mature followers of Christ who make a eternal impact on the world around us.
To Expand God’s Kingdom
“Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone…And these miraculous signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will…cast out demons…and heal the sick.” ~ Mark 16:15-18
We believe every follower of Christ is a supernatural minister called to demonstrate God’s salvation. Through the demonstration of God’s love, God’s grace, and God’s power, we take His truth into every culture and socioeconomic sphere. We believe the message of the cross has the power to transform hearts, cities, and even nations.
What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, infallible, and God’s revealed Word to man.
We believe that Scripture teaches that there is only one true and living God who has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19 Psalms 51:5)
We believe that man is a sinful being in need of redemption (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7 Ecclesiastes 7:29; John 6:44; Romans 5:12-21; 1Corinthians 2:14).
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and the son of man, that He came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an atonement and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3 II Corinthians 5:21).
We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (Luke 7:50, 24:47; Romans 10:13-15; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Ephesians 2:8,9 II Timothy 1:9, Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
We believe the Scriptures ascribe to the Holy Spirit the acts and attributes of an intelligent being, and that the works of God such as creation, inspiration, giving of life, and sanctification are also ascribed to. (I Corinthians 2:11, 6:11, 12; Ephesians 4:30, 1 Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (Romans 8:5; Philippians 2:12, 13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 John 2:29).
We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask for it (Joel 2:28 Acts 2:4).
We believe that all mankind is subject to the death of the body as a result of original sin. The soul and spirit do not die, but immediately after death enter into a conscious state of happiness or misery according to the character here possessed by rejection or acceptance of the Savior ( Ecclesiastes 12:7 Romans 5:12; Philippians 1:23).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to everlasting life and the lost without Christ to everlasting damnation (Matthew 24:31-46; Acts 24:15; Revelation 22:11)
We believe in the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4: 13-18).
We believe the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the body in answer to believing prayer (Isaiah 53:4, 5; James 5:14, 15; 1 Peter 2:24).