Vision, Mission and Values statement

Vision:

To reach every person in Barnsley with the good news of Jesus, in partnership with other local churches.

Mission:

One and all to live out a Jesus-centred life that is real, relevant and unique - guided by God's Word, the Bible and inspired by the example of each other.

Values:

A church that loves to be together, united in Jesus and his Way, remembering that church is people not buildings.

 

Gateway is a member of the Evangelical Alliance (joined in October 2013) and also of 'Christians Together' in Barnsley. Registered Charity no 1144050.

Statement of Christian Faith

Adopted from Evangelical Alliance (Gateway is a member):

We believe in...

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

Baptism Guidelines

1)   We encourage adult believer’s baptism.  We can offer dedication/thanksgiving for babies/infants.
2)   We still recognise infant baptism, especially as this is the case for a number of Gateway people who have not been subsequently baptised as adults.
3)   If a committed Christian married couple (or single Christian parent) belonging to Gateway really do prefer and urge that their child be baptised – then ok.
4)   If an adult who is newly converted, but previously baptised as an infant requests baptism based on his/her own profession of faith – then it could be a renewal of baptismal vows.
5)   Lord’s Supper is for all who love Jesus and obey him or perhaps are seeking him (so Lord’s Supper is presented as an opportunity to believe).  This includes children who have some understanding and faith, especially children of Christian families.  But it is the decision of parents whether their children receive or have a prayer of blessing instead.  
                                                                    

Please do contact Pastor Mark to discuss further. Further questions are welcome.

Safeguarding Policy at Gateway

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Gateway News Christmas (17th Dec - 25th Dec 2018),

Sun 23rd Dec 4pm - Carol Service @ both Mottram Hall & Outreach Centre.

Mon 24th Dec 4pm - Christingle Service @ Outreach Centre.

Christmas Day 10.30am - Celebration @ Mottram Hall.

All welcome.

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