All of us are better when we do life together. It’s the best way to share our strengths and encourage one another to press toward the amazing future God has for us all. We are a church that loves Fellowship. We believe that people are not discipled by television, YouTube, books, or other materials. Discipleship takes place when we do life together and in order to do life together, we need to build strong relationships with one another. We feel the best place for that to happen is in Life Groups. Fully Devoted Followers of Christ
There’s a big difference between being a fan of Jesus and being a follower of Jesus. And that difference is called Discipleship. We believe that Discipleship is about becoming a fully devoted follower of Christ. At Gateway, we have a two-part process for helping Christians become Disciples: the Encounter Series and Destiny Training.
The Encounter Series
Our discipleship process starts with the Encounter Series: the Pre Encounter, the Encounter Weekend and the Post Encounter. The Pre Encounter is a 4-week class where you’ll find out what it means to follow Jesus. At the Encounter Weekend, you’ll experience God in a life-changing way, learn how to let go of the past, and understand God’s vision for your life. Then the Post Encounter, also a 4-week class, you’ll learn how your faith in Christ enables you to overcome life’s challenges. Once the Encounter Series has been completed, you’re ready to move on to Destiny Training.
Our discipleship process continues with Destiny Training: Levels One, Two and Three, which each level consisting of ten (10) classes. In Level One, we continue to build on the foundation of healthy Christian living and share everything you need to know about the Vision of a team of 12 leaders and discipling others. In Level Two, you’ll discover how to build a strong family, as well as how to lead others into a relationship with Jesus. In Level Three, you’ll learn the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and how He empowers us to live successfully. You’ll also learn how to develop yourself into an influential leader.