When getting ready for the adventure of a lifetime,
there are essential items that you will want to pack.
At Gateway, we have a number of training & equipping opportunities to help you along the way.
WHAT'S IN YOUR BACKPACK?
Please let us know if any of the following
would be helpful to you:
The Alpha Course
An opportunity to explore the Christian faith.
27 million people and counting have taken the Alpha Course, an opportunity to explore the Christian faith. Alpha typically runs twice a year at Gateway for 10 weeks, starting in September and January.
Our next Alpha session will be taking place in September2023 on Monday Nights at 6:30pm.
Click HERE to let us know you're interested in checking out a future Alpha course and we'll be sure to connect with you.
For more information, please visit www.alphacanada.org
Set Free Retreat
Experiencing freedom in Christ.
This retreat runs at Gateway once a year on a Friday evening and an all-day Saturday and is for those who want to break free from habits of thought and behaviour that are keeping them from enjoying the adventure with Jesus. The Set Free Retreat teaches Christ-followers about the joy of confession and embracing our identity in Christ as those who are forgiven and free.
The next Set Free Retreat will be included in our Month of Prayer in January 2024.
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Month of Prayer
A creative corporate prayer experience.
January is Gateway's Month of Prayer. Everyone is welcome to join us as we pray for healing, our communities, our marriages and families, our International Workers, our ministries, etc… Passionate corporate prayer is what makes it possible for Gateway to launch people out to live the adventure with Jesus. This year, we kicked off the new year, had a special healing service, and identified four big prayer requests for our church during 2022. We love seeing and celebrating what God is doing!
The next Month of Prayer will be in January 2024!
May 30, 2020
Hearing God Workshop
Discerning the voice of Jesus.
In John 10, Jesus promised that, “My sheep hear my voice.” Being able to hear and discern the voice of Jesus is an essential part of living the adventure of following him every day. Once a year, Gateway offers the Hearing God Workshop. This runs on Thursdays for 7 weeks from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is perfect for those who want to enhance their ability to hear the voice of Jesus all week long.
The Hearing God Workshop runs every two years and will take place next in the Spring of 2024.
Click HERE to let us know you'd be interested in attending.
May 30, 2020
The listening experience.
Individuals or groups from Gateway are invited to attend the 3Crosses Listening Centre in Huntsville, ON – a ministry of Huntsville Alliance Church. The 35-acre property overlooks Lake Vernon and has walking trails, prayer huts and cabins. The listening prayer experiences connect people intimately to God in the midst of a hike through God’s creation and through stories in Scripture. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Please visit: http://exploringspirituality.ca/3crosses
Intro to Gateway
Beginning your adventure at Gateway.
This 60-minute seminar, (formerly called, “Gateway 101”), is offered 2 times a year and is a prerequisite for membership and ministry at Gateway Church. At this Intro to Gateway session, we “pop the hood” of the church to examine topics such as salvation, communion, baptism, statement of faith, Gateway’s mission, denominational affiliation, giving, ministries, volunteering, etc…
Everyone is invited to come and learn the mission of Gateway as we live the adventure with Jesus every day of the week!
The next Intro to Gateway session will be at Gateway Church on Sunday, October 15 at 11:30am in the Alcove. There will also be a time for Q+A and discussion. Click HERE if you would like to attend.
Family & Adoptive
Gain and give support
This new ministry at Gateway aims to help the church family understand the joys and challenges adoptive and foster families have in order to create an environment of support and partnership. There will be informational meetings as well as social gatherings to meet other like-minded people.
FAM Gatherings are currently on hold.
If you have any questions, please let us know here.
Getting ready for a great marriage.
Our pastoral staff are trained and licensed to conduct wedding ceremonies and to meet with couples a minimum of 5 times before their wedding. These sessions deal with topics like the biblical vision for marriage, habits for a healthy first year, conflict management, communication styles, etc…
(Please note: an honorarium for this service is normally expected).
If you would like to book an appointment, or to learn more, click here.
Preparing for parenting.
To help prepare parents for their child’s dedication and to start children off with a solid spiritual foundation, we have designed a 60-minute Family Dedication Info Night that runs 2 times a year.
Please click here if you are interested.
The next Family Dedication Service will be on Sunday, November 12 at 2:00pm. There will be another Family Dedication Info Night taking place on October 4 at 7:30pm. Please RSVP for the Info Night here.
Growing in understanding God.
At Gateway, it’s our desire to provide you and your family with the highest quality resources so you can live the adventure with Jesus every day. We are able to supply you with a free subscription to Right Now Media (to use on your phone, tablet and smart TVs – think “Christian Netflix”) and give you a complimentary paper Study Bible (NIV for teens and adults and NIrV for children).
Inquire about free Christian resources here.
Understanding doctrines of the Christian faith.
Basic Theology runs for 4 weeks. Each seminar is 2 hours in length and plunges you deeper into the historic doctrines (truth statements) of the Christian faith. Come and learn about the ancient creeds of Christianity that have inspired people in the last 2000 years to live the adventure with Jesus. Examine more closely the Statement of Faith of Gateway Church.
The next Basic Theology seminar is TBD.
To indicate your interest in this seminar, click here.
Gateway’s Evangelism Workshop is a 1.5 hour opportunity to learn and practice telling a simple 5-minute explanation of the Good News of Jesus.
Many of us have friends or family who do not know the Lord. If you would like to learn how to share the Gospel with them in a clear and simple way, we'd love to save you a seat for Gateway's Evangelism Workshop. Come and learn how to live the exciting adventure of sharing Jesus with others!
The next Evangelism Workshop is TBD. Click here to let us know you'd like to attend.
Serving God as you serve others.
One of the most exciting ways we can live out our adventure with Jesus is to use our spiritual gifts to build up our church and serve our local community. This Ministry Involvement Seminar is a 2-hour teaching designed to help you to discover the way God has uniquely shaped you to serve him as you serve others.
The next Ministry Involvement Workshop is TBD
Please indicate your interest by clicking here.
Anointing with oil & prayer for divine healing.
At Gateway, we are excited to obey the Bible verse that says, “Is anyone among you sick?
Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil
in the name of the Lord.” James 5:14.
We offer to anyone the opportunity to be prayed for healing by our elders.
Please indicate your interest in healing prayer by contacting us here.
Helping those in need in our community.
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. You shall love your neighbour as yourself." Matthew 22:38-39.
The Compassion Team seeks to glorify the Lord through acts of compassion, motivated by His unfailing love for us, and is desirous of directing others to Christ.
When one approaches the Compassion Team for assistance, the priority will be to uncover the root of the problem, and to try and determine the best long-term solution. This could include spiritual or financial counselling, elder intervention, ongoing accountability, job search or career training, as well as or instead of financial assistance.
If you need help or would like to help somebody else, please click here.