Learn More about Gateway Groups

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Every small group at Gateway has three distinct characteristics that define it as a group. 

Gateway Groups …

  • meet regularly
  • build relationships and
  • study biblical content

We believe these three characteristics are needed in order to experience community.  But at the same time, we know that people are in different stages of life, have certain interests, and are looking for specific types of groups.  That’s why Gateway offers a variety of groups that have specific goals, but all still fit the definition of a Gateway Group. 

Group types offered vary from support groups, women’s groups, men’s groups, Life Groups, activity-based groups, young adult & singles groups, and even bilingual groups.  Feel free to browse all of our groups and find the best fit.  Note that we have several groups that meet during certain seasons and others that continue to meet throughout the year.  The descriptions under the group title will give you a better understanding of what the group is focused on and will give more details about the group. 

We generally promote and have group sign-ups four times a year to represent each season of the year. 

  • late January (winter),
  • mid-April (spring),
  • late June (summer), and
  • early September (fall).

Each season has a specific focus on which groups are offered. We hope you will be involved in a Gateway Group every season! 

If you’d like to start a group, make sure you fill out the Start a group form or contact Groups Director, Josh Mouser. We’ll meet with every aspiring group leader to hear the mission and vision behind their desire to start a group.  Group leaders create a group covenant, go through training, while we get to know one another even better! 

Finally, we would like to share with you the vision of how every Gateway Group should function.  We believe every group should model biblical characteristics as this is how God wants us to experience community.  Gateway Groups should function as ‘one-another’ groups that…

  • “Encourage one another” Hebrews 10:25
  • “Honor one another above yourselves” Romans 12:10
  • “Carry one another’s burdens” Galatians 6:2
  • “Pray for one another” James 5:16
  • “Serve one another in love” Galatians 5:13
  • “Forgive one another” Colossians 3:13
  • “Be at peace with one another” Mark 9:50
  • “Love one another” John 13:34
  • “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you” Romans 15:7
  • “Instruct one another” Romans 15:14
  • “Build one another up” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • “Live in harmony with one another” 1 Peter 3:8

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