Plan your visit!
What time should I arrive?
The service starts at 10 am but feel free to come a little early.
What should I wear?
There is no dress code or "Sunday best". Just come as you are and wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.
What will happen?
One of the leaders will get things going and you might hear some stories of good things that people have seen God doing during the week. The band will lead a time of contemporary worship. Words for songs are projected onto a screen and you can stand up or sit down or even dance around if you like. After worshipping God, there are a few announcements for things that are going on in the life of the church and then one of the pastors will preach from the Bible. The aim of the sermon is to understand the heart of The Father, be filled with the Holy Spirit and live like Jesus extending God's Kingdom. After the sermon we have time to respond to God and be prayed for.
When will the service be over?
12 pm at the latest.
Can I leave if I feel uncomfortable?
If you feel uncomfortable you can leave at any time.
Will I be the "odd one out"?
No. There are people at Gateway from every type of background and walks of life. We make a big effort to welcome, be gracious and kind to everyone... because that is the kind of love that God has shown us.
Can I bring my children?
Yes. Children are a big part of the church and they are very welcome. Our kids church starts after the offering.
Can I still come if I'm not a Christian?
Yes. The church is made up of people who know they need Jesus's saving grace in their lives. There are all kinds of people at Gateway each with their own story who are part of the Gateway family.
Will I be expected to do anything or give any money?
You won't be bored, embarrassed or asked for money (we do take an offering - but its for people committed to the Gateway family, not visitors). However you will be warmly welcomed, encouraged in your walk with God - and we hope you would want to come again!
What happens after the service?
You are invited downstairs to the Hub for a cup of coffee and some refreshments.