What are we all about?
WE EXIST TO GUIDE PEOPLE ON THE JOURNEY TO FOLLOW JESUS
If you want to understand our vision, you need to understand what we believe following Jesus is all about. Jesus said “Follow me!” When He spoke these words, what did He mean? He was not offering an invitation to a destination, rather it was an invitation to a relationship with a Person who would radically change one’s way of life.
What was true then is true today. Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with Jesus which results in radical life change. Following Jesus is the heart of Christianity. As we study Jesus in the New Testament, we find that his life was all about relationships. First, his relationship with the Father, second, his relationship with his disciples, and third, his relationship with the people who didn’t know God at all.
So what does the life of a Jesus follower look like? Answer: relationships. At Gateway, we use three key words to describe these relationships…
A follower of Jesus connects with Christ personally and daily.
A follower of Jesus connects in community both in large group and small group.
A follower of Jesus engages in the mission locally and globally.
The life of a Jesus follower is all about relationships!
So how you deepen these three relationships and grow as a follower of Jesus? Answer: The same way you deepen any relationship—TIME. Check out video below:
What is someone on the journey following Jesus? Someone who encounters Christ, connects in community, and engages in the mission.
How does a follower of Jesus spend their time? They spend daily time alone in fellowship with God. They weekly gather in worship with their church. They consistently join in community with a small group from their church. They annually go on mission cross-culturally.
Why are we doing this?
We believe that values drive our decisions, and decisions shape our lives! Underneath our mission to guide people on the journey to follow Jesus, we strongly value a few things you’ll see in every area of Gateway Church.
"Apart from God we can do nothing"
"Life of a follower of Jesus is all about relationships."
"We live life with an open hand, ready to make a difference in others lives.
"We desire to join God in what He is doing all around the world."
Big Dream: Praying for 1%
We are specifically praying for God to start a movement across the Pacific Northwest (Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alberta, and British Columbia)