Our Beliefs

Here at Gateway, we aspire to become an authentic reflection of the early church. Because of this, our doctrinal beliefs are rooted in the scriptures. When the church fathers met in Nicaea and Constantinople during the 4th century, they forged a statement of faith which is still embraced by orthodox believers today. We are among them, and so...

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy, Christian, apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Letter from the Elders

Some churches develop strategies to grow quickly, concentrating their efforts around a professional presentation during their Sunday morning worship experience. They often draw people through their gifted pastor, who casts a vision for the church to follow. These churches are similar to bamboo plants who sprout up quickly. Even though they bring large crowds, the friendships and community within the church may not have a lot of substance. At times they can resemble a group of work colleagues more than they do a large family. 

Photographer: Jakob Montrasio "Bamboo". Photo provided by: www.flickr.com/photos/yakobusan/4378413866

At Gateway we desire to become "rooted and grounded in love," as the apostle described. This cannot be done overnight. It takes time to get to know members of the body, to build trust with each other and to deepen our love and care for each other. Just like an oak tree, our church may grow at a slower rate than others, but our congregational family will have substance and meaning. In the end we will bear much fruit.

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