But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

Last Sunday night our church voted historically and unanimously to continue to reach out to our community in new, creative, and effective ways! These decisions will carry us forward for years as we seek to make the very best of our resources to make disciples of Jesus Christ.  The days to come will see two major efforts that we must cover in prayer and support.  First, is the beginning of Saturday Night Worship at Gateway.  Saturday nights give us an opportunity to reach a whole new group of people while addressing the challenge of a full facility.  The second major effort will be the formulation of a plan to eventually plant a new church.  Church planting is the New Testament model and will help us avoid the trappings of a church that grows too large to be truly healthy.  Planting a new church will help address the great need in our community, and allow Gateway to carry on the legacy of church planting that gave rise to this great church twenty years ago.  Thanks to all those that have faithfully prayed for the church and for these decisions.  Please watch for additional details and ways that you can be involved as we move forward. To God be the glory, great things He has done! Below is the recommendation approved by the church last Sunday night:

In full recognition of our responsibility to make disciples, the Church Council of Gateway Baptist Church recommends the addition of a Saturday Night worship service, and the formulation of a plan to plant an evangelistic, mission driven, Southern Baptist Church.