Our values are a way of expressing the things that are important to us. They are not an exhaustive list or a statement of belief but an opportunity to give you an idea of what makes us who we are.
Jesus is the Gateway into God’s presence. We worship Him in spirit and in truth; being caught up in God’s bigger narrative. We are Holy Spirit led, applying the Word of God, which is living and active. We want to outwork the scandal of His grace.
We are a place where people know that they are loved, accepted and special. A community where we don’t take ourselves too seriously and have fun in serving God together.
Healthy things grow. We are a church community that welcomes ordinary people – we are all on a journey to restoration, wholeness and freedom in Christ. God equips the called and we want to send and plant new seeds for God’s purposes that reflect God’s love and grace to a broken world. We are intentional in developing discipleship and leadership in each and every one, from children to adults.
WE DREAM BIG
God has called us as a church to dream big, this encompasses both our local area and further afield. We surrender our desires and ambitions and listen to God’s heart for all that He has for us. We give to God through our time, finances and all the resources he makes available to us. We are also a church plant that desires to plant more churches.
We want our Father God to be involved in every aspect of our lives through prayer, worship and relationship with Him.
At Gateway Church we are committed to love and serve each other, those who don’t know Jesus and those who are the most vulnerable.
Undertaking Godly rhythms of rest and allowing God to lead in life can be very difficult in our modern culture. At Gateway Church we take time to stop, rest and delight in the Lord, and seek to build rest into our lives as we serve God together.
We want to know Jesus and grow in our understanding of who we are in Christ. No comparisons here.
The ABC of identity:
Accept who you are – Be who you are – Celebrate who you are