Gateway was founded in 2010 as a New Testament church existing for the supremacy of the name and purpose of Jesus Christ. Since the beginning, this identity has guided us to become who we are today. In everything, we want to know, love, and obey God by declaring and demonstrating the gospel wherever God has us, whether witnessing in our neighborhoods and workplaces, serving the city, or gathering on Sundays.
In order to embody the church in unique neighborhoods and networks of people in our city, we must have small communities who are uniquely expressing the gospel all over our city. Based on a recent survey, 71% of people, if asked to come to a worship gathering, would decline. However, 61% of respondents would study the Bible if a friend asked them to and 89% would be willing to listen if someone wanted to tell them about their Christian beliefs. If we want to engage the entire city with the gospel of Christ, we have to take the church to them. This requires every single member of the body of Christ to live a missionary life, not simply some people doing ministry on Sundays. So our mission is to establish missional communities throughout our city and the nations that make serious disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.