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.
WE WERE CREATED FOR THIS
Mission is a lifestyle that extends beyond our community to the world. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19-20 that we were to make disciples of all the nations. Not only is this mission the way we live all the time, but it has no geographical limits. Gateway is on mission locally, nationally, and internationally.
We are committed to becoming witnesses of Jesus Christ in “Jerusalem” – our community. Some of the ways we serve Tipton County are:
Rock the Block
An annual partnership with the Town of Atoka, this free event draws thousands of people to Walker Park for games, music, rides, food, and fireworks. Check out this page for more information on Rock the Block.
In June & July, Gateway members host these clubs all over the community. Kids come to hear the gospel, sing songs, create crafts, and play games. We love connecting with parents, too. In 2017, a club in Covington had so much fun it grew to a monthly gathering. We’re excited to see what God will do in 2018! Visit this page for more information on Kids Clubs, including dates, locations, and how you can get connected.
SNAG is the Munford Parks and Recreations Special Needs Athletic Group. Gateway members serve as “Buddies”. Buddies are a vital part of the success of SNAG. Every SNAG player is assigned a Buddy for each game. The Buddy is there to protect the player from balls, assist the player in batting, running the bases, and to be a friend on and off the field.
Serve Our Schools
We love our schools! We serve the students, teachers, and administrators in various ways like prayer-walking, landscaping and construction, and even serving meals.
Gateway Members host a ‘cooling station’ offering water and air-conditions during this annual festival hosted by The City of Munford.
Safe Night Out and Greet & Treat
Halloween is a great time to serve our community. Some members host game booths at the Town of Atoka’s event, “Safe Night Out”, Others greet their neighbors from home as they pass out candy.
After the Munford Parks and Recreation tree lighting and parade, Gateway members serve hot chocolate and offer photos with Santa.
Christmas with Dignity
Christmas with Dignity is a store with new items received by donation available to purchase for those who might typically be unable to afford their own gifts for their family. The ministry also provides donors and volunteers with the personal satisfaction of helping others. For more information on Christmas with Dignity, visit this page.
Gateway also has several ongoing missions that extend to the community.
This is Christ-centered 12 step recovery group dealing with life’s hurts, habits, and hang ups. We are not a group for just drugs and alcohol. In fact, only 1 of every 3 people come to Celebrate Recovery for chemical addictions. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place for all people to express their issues and find healing for their struggles through biblical teaching. Visit this page for more information.
As the body of christ, we join together to support single pregnant moms. Our goal is to support these women as they choose life for their baby, whether keeping or placing for adoption. We support them emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is for the church to be the first place a woman turns to during an unplanned pregnancy. We are seeing lives saved and generations being changed.
2018 MISSION TRIPS
We were create to serve not just locally, but also in “Judea and Samaria” – or our state and nation, and to the ENDS OF THE EARTH!
Colombia: March 7-15
This trip will be led by Jeff Gautney to work with the Ticuna and Cocama people of Colombia. We will do Bible storying among adults and children as well as disciple leadership. Cost is $1700. This is a Level 4 trip. Register & Pay Deposit Here.
Ecuador: March 23-31
This trip will be led by Konnor Kessler during Spring Break. It is designed to expose our students to mission by serving with the Tennants as they minister to the children in Ahauno, Ecuador. Cost is $1500. This is a level 3 trip. Register & Pay Deposit here.
Appalachian Outreach: June 3-9
This trip will be led by Raymond and Doris Burton and Chris and Lynn Park. This is a great first trip and offers a multitude of ministry outlets such as working with children, construction, food pantry, clothes closet, and more. Cost is $300. This is a level 1 trip. Register & Pay Deposit Here.
Montrose, Colorado: May 21-28
Church 180 has made great headway in the last 7 years but it is still very dependent upon outside mission teams to keep the work thriving. Johnny and Lisa Christian will lead this trip, which will consist of multiple outreach endeavors from canvassing neighborhoods to hosting a block party. Cost is $1000. This is a level 1 trip. Register & Pay Deposit Here.
Madrid, Spain: June 23-20
Jeff and Erin Gautney will lead this trip. We’ll focus on inroads among Muslims, specifically through a sports camp. Cost is $2500. This is a level 4 trip. Register & Pay Deposit Here.
Portland, Oregon: September 26-October 3
Drew Waits will lead an evangelistic team to work with the Sidhoms as they plant a church in the northwest. Cost is $1000. This is a level 2 trip. Register & Pay Deposit Here.
Indonesia: Fall 2018
Specific dates and work TBA.
Remember that perfect love casts out fear.
Trust the LORD is leading in our life and simply obey!
LEVEL 1: Short travel, safe, same country, same language, any age can go
LEVEL 2: Same as level 1 with a greater challenge culturally
LEVEL 3: International travel, different language and culture, safe, challenging sleeping arrangements, slightly isolated
LEVEL 4: Difficult traveling internationally, different language and culture, challenging living conditions raised security level
LEVEL 5: Extreme traveling internationally, different language and culture, extreme living conditions, raised security level
Putting Action To Acts 1:8
WHERE IS HE SENDING YOU IN 2018?
Pray over the trips listed and allow the LORD to lead you either to GO or to FINANCIALLY SUPPORT the mission effort.
If you are led to give, you may do so here. Be sure to note that this is for mission trips.
If you are led to GO, review the categorized security level of the trip and make sure that you are physically able to join the mission team.
Inquire below for more information.
Pay your non-refundable deposit. (Link above next to each trip description.)
Attend training sessions to be be equipped for the task at hand.
MISSIONS IN MAY
This year we are going to do something new in regards to promoting and giving towards missions. The whole month of May will be filled with “Missions Moments” for our members, including life feeds with our mission partners around the world, and a clear understanding about what each offering supports when we give. We want you to make plans to be plugged in during the month of May and be ready to give financially to support these efforts during the month.