Our Mission

Our mission at Gateway 

is to equip people

to live like disciples

at every age and stage of life.

What we believe.

  • The sovereignty, love, and grace of God, the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
  • The divine inspiration of Holy Scripture and its entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. God
  • The value of each human being as created by God. The universal sinfulness of humankind since the fall, which alienates all from God and subjects all to condemnation.
  • The full deity and humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, whose substitutionary sacrifice is the sole ground of redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin.
  • The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone in Christ crucified and risen from the dead. 
  • The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God, the Holy Spirit, in the believer. 
  • The church as set forth in the New Testament and understood historically by the Baptist community. 
  • The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, our participation in the resurrection, and the hope of eternal life.
  • Priesthood of All Believers – Loved by God, and made in His image, each of us has the opportunity to meet directly and personally with God. As we are all equal before Him, we have the right and responsibility to participate in Christ’s body, the Church, and to minister to each other as a ‘priesthood of all believers’. We have ordained ministers who perform those functions, such as marriages, that are reserved for licensed clergy by law or tradition. 
  • Sacraments – We believe there are two sacraments: baptism and communion. Baptism – We each come to faith in God through a free, personal decision; therefore, we practice the baptism of believers. For this reason, we do not practice infant baptism, reserving baptism for adults and young people mature enough to make a fully conscious and committed decision. Following Biblical example and modeling the life, death and resurrection of Christ, we baptize by full immersion. 
  • Communion – On a regular basis (the 1st Sunday of each month) we remember the saving death and resurrection of Jesus by participating in the sacrament of communion, sharing in Christ’s body and blood through bread and wine.