Our response to God's great love is wholehearted participation in His mission to redeem and restore His world through Jesus Christ alone.
Bring Good News.
We are a people who live and breathe the benefits of Jesus’ forgiveness and restoration. Having truly encountered and freely received his love, we demonstrate, embody and share this good news; confident that God is working everywhere and His message is as powerful as ever.
We are a Jesus centred community seeking to apply the good news to all of life - this is the best context for discipleship. It’s people, not programmes, who help us experience, imitate and follow Jesus more closely and it’s grace, truth, mercy and compassion which ultimately lead to change.
CARE FOR THE HURTING.
As a good Father, God’s eye is always trained on his children that are in need. He has made it clear to his people that we, the church, are to provide for those that suffer from physical, mental, social, spiritual and financial need.
START & STRENGTHEN CHURCHES.
We know that God is in the process of making all things new. The church is intended to be His way of expressing the beauty, goodness and truth to a love starved world. Because we care deeply care about His glory - we want to release the gifts, resources and people we have amongst us, to see healthy, gospel-centred, grace based, Spirit filled churches established.
Who are Gateway people?
You’re welcome no matter what walk of life you come from. You’re welcome if you’re skeptical. You’re welcoming if you’re seeking. You’re welcome whoever you are. We care who you are, not what you wear. We care about your questions, not about your bank balance or who you vote or your criminal record. We just care that you’re here.
Gateway is a community of ordinary people who follow Jesus and live for Basingstoke. We gather every Sunday to be real before God and real with one, it’s why we invite everyone to ‘come as you are’. Our Sunday gatherings exist to help deepen friendships, encounter God and grow in what it means to follow him. We want our atmosphere to be authentic - a place where questions can be asked and help can be found - since people that have been accepted by God have nothing left to prove.
OUR Family Atmosphere
Unvarnished openness. Life-giving honour. Refreshing generosity. Audacious courage. Radical inclusivity. Prevailing joy.