This ministry affirms the content of the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds and the Lausanne Covenant statement of faith.
- We worshp one God in Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and Trinity in unity.
- The Bible is the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, and it is the divinely inspired Word of God and our rule for faith and practice.
- Jesus Christ is the Messiah, Savior and Son of God, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, was raised from the grave, and will return as our victorious Lord.
- Salvation comes only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and cannot be earned, but is a gift of God.
- Faith in Jesus requires repentance, confession of that faith before witnesses, and obedience to his word.
- Baptism by immersion demonstrates our faith and obedience, and depicts our union with Jesus Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection.
- Everyone who accepts Jesus Christ has the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit who acts as a comforter, guide, and advocate.
- The expression of the Holy Spirit’s charismatic gifts is present and active today.
- God gives ministries to both men and women through the Holy Spirit for the benefit of the body of Christ.
- The church, as the body of Christ, is the extension of Jesus Christ’s character, attitude, behavior, and mission in our world today.
- Prayer is the foundation for all we do, and the regular celebration of communion together is beneficial for all Christians.
Steve & Nancy Fry
Ministry Development Pastor
Mark & Natalie Munden
Children’s Ministry Director – Elementary
Children’s Ministry Director – Nursery thru Kindergarten
Rick & Christine Sexton
Our Lead Pastor, Steve Fry, is a founding member of Messenger Fellowship, a tribe of church leaders, marketplace leaders, and churches that are committed to the glory of God, seeing reformation in the church and transformation in the nations. As a result, The Gate, as a fellowship, is a Messenger Fellowship church and many leaders among our congregation are also members. Relationally-based and values-driven, Messenger Fellowship convenes leaders for the purpose of worship, hearing from God, building friendships, coaching leaders through relationships and resources, and pointing leaders towards strategic ministry partnering.
Messenger Fellowship distinguishes ten core values:
- The Lordship of Christ
- The Glory of God
- The Local Church
- A Theology of Grace
- Unity in the Midst of Diversity
- Servant Leadership
- The Primacy of Worship and Prayer
- A Relational Community of Leaders
- Commitment to Reformation, Renewal and Revival
- The Completion of the Great Commission
Messenger Fellowship has a passion for being rooted both in the lordship of Jesus Christ and in the power of the Spirit. This group of church and ministry leaders are honoring Godly traditions and staying in step with the Spirit without being carried away by trends. They pursue God’s presence while aligning to God’s ways and embrace unity while celebrating diversity.
For more information and further details about Messenger Fellowship, click here.
The Gate is a company of Jesus-followers who exist to worship God and work with Jesus to transform lives through the Father’s love.
We have a passion to live as a Spirit-led, Word-based community, in which people can know God, develop relationships and fulfill their purpose.
Teaming together to transform more people, social groups, cities and nations by equipping Spirit-led communities and leaders around the world.
Our CORE VALUES are based upon the 8 Beatitudes Jesus taught in the “Sermon on the Mount” found in Matthew chapter 5. Those Kingdom principles could be summed up this way:
We are designed for love. God is love, and real love is learning how to love God’s way: In community
We become whole people when we understand grace, because grace frees us to make repentance a lifestyle.
Our purpose is to know God. Being teachable is the core attitude that keeps us life-long learners.
Our desire to follow Jesus comes from living in God’s Presence, and the key to living in God’s presence is worship.
Our greatest battle is to stay free of offense; to stay spiritually healthy we need to walk in forgiveness.
Applying Scripture is the key to staying motivated to follow Jesus.
The way we preserve our community life is by 1) being together, 2) using our gifts to serve, 3) maintaining the community by tithing
Using the authority we have in Christ to touch others with God’s love is the key to daily fulfillment
- Proclamation of the Gospel of the cross
- Community that reflects the Holy Trinity
- Encountering God’s presence through His Word & His Spirit
- Culture of Christ’s Lordship
- Intimacy with God
We are passionate about:
Worship and Prayer
Passionate worship and a lifestyle of prayer are important priorities when it comes attracting the presence of God. Scripture states that the Father actively seeks two kinds of people: worshipers (Jn. 4:23) and intercessors (Ezek. 22:30).
A passion for Christ should translate into a passion to be like Christ. Our ministries seek to emphasize the priority of helping all who walk with us become like Jesus.
A Theology of Grace
An understanding of grace awakens us to our security in Christ, empowers us by his Spirit, and shapes our church structures. Where grace has shaped a church, reconciliation is easily achieved, and openness and forgiveness are experienced.
The Pursuit of the Holy Spirit’s Gifts
We desire to flow in the gifts of the Spirit in a way that is non-manipulative, is anchored to The Scriptures, and engenders a respect and honor for all the gifts within the body.
Communicating the Good News (Sharing Jesus)
While we value each person discovering their own unique gifts and calling from God, we seek first to instill that every believer’s primary call and ministry is to follow the example of Jesus by sharing the Good News and helping others find freedom in a relationship with God.
Teamwork in Leadership
A teamwork approach to leadership creates an environment in which everyone’s gifts and styles are honored, and people can feel genuine safety.
A Commitment to the Next Generation
The generational gap is one of the most harmful for it goes all the way back to our first parents’ rebellion against the Heavenly Father. Therefore, building bridges between parents and kids (Malachi 4:6), tending to our children and envisioning our youth are some of our top priorities.
The Pursuit of Unity in the City and Beyond
For The Gate, seeking unity means partnering with other churches and ministries to impact our city, building bridges between different church groups, and working towards reconciliation between races, generations, and men and women.
An ‘Apostolic’ Approach to Ministry
To think “apostolically” is to help all believers obey the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). A local church should not only be a nurturing environment, but also be a mobilizer of mission by sending people to distribute food to the poor, equipping people to minister like Jesus in the “marketplace”, or releasing them around the world to plant churches. A church committed to thinking this way will approach ministry holistically, both by impacting the arenas of our culture – business, government, the arts, education, the media – and by seeing all vocations as ministries.
Celebrating God’s Covenantal Promises
Believing that God is a maker and keeper of covenants, we seek to bless the nation of Israel, realizing that God is making Jew and Gentile “one new man in Christ”. In valuing God’s covenants, we expect to touch all the nations of the world, knowing that God is no respecter of persons.
NOTICE REGARDING AUDIO RECORDING, VIDEO RECORDING, AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT OUR SERVICES AND EVENTS
When you enter a worship service / event of The Gate Community Church, you will be entering an area where photography, video and audio recording may occur.
The Gate takes photographs and / or makes audio and / or video recordings of members involved in church related activities. Staff and / or participants may use such photographs or video records to recall activities or participants.
In addition, such photographs and audio / visual recordings may be used in The Gate Community Church’s publications and advertising materials to let others know of our ministry, and / or streaming and website hosting of worship services. In addition, local news organizations may hear of our activities or events and our church may allow them to record our events for news reporting on special interest features.
By entering the service / event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for live streaming, promotional purposes advertising, inclusion on websites, and / or any other purpose by The Gate Community Church.
You release The Gate Community Church, its Pastors, church officers, employees, volunteers, and each and all persons, members or attendees involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing and / or publication of photographs, computer images, video and / or sound recordings.
By entering the service / event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, or other publication of these materials for perpetuity, regardless of the purpose. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by The Gate Community Church or the person or entity designated to do so by The Gate Community Church.