why...

Why would I go to church each week?


Because we believe in THE GOD that created the universe with four simple words. 

We believe in THE GOD that was friends with Abraham and Moses. 

We believe in THE GOD that sent His only Son to build a bridge between normal messed up folks and a perfect God. 

We believe that exact same God is Jesus Christ, THE GOD who came to give us crazy vibrant life!


And with those firm beliefs we have just one idea of what life ought to look like:

"Be God's friend, and help others do the same."


You can read below to learn some basic outlining of where we base these beliefs, but the bottom line is that we are not defined by how "right" we can be about church, religion, or "God". We want to be a community of people who are defined by whether or not we have walked, and talked, and are doing life with the one living God, Jesus Christ! 

Core beliefs

Guiding Beliefs of Gateway:

  • BIBLE - We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). 
  • TRINITY - We believe in the Trinity; that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit are all equally and separately God (Matthew 28:19, John 1:1,14, 1 John 5:7-8, 1 Corinthians 8:6). 
  • SALVATION BY FAITH - We believe eternal salvation from hell is attained by faith in the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:9). 
  • HOLY SPIRIT - We believe the gifts of the Spirit are to be used by believers to advance the Kingdom of God today (1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Romans 12:6-8). 
  • SECOND COMING - We believe Jesus Christ is returning for His bride, the Church in a second coming! (Matthew 24:30-31, John 14:1-3, Matthew 25:31-46).