Life TOGETHER is better! Share a MEAL, join a SMALL GROUP, WORSHIP together, PRAY together. GROW together in COMMUNITY.


Study scripture together, learn from one another, share in each other’s lives in a small group!

Download the weekly devotionals here!

    REGISTER HERE to join a Small Group! Groups begin the week of Aug 30th.

    You will receive a confirmation email with further details including address, childcare options.


    Women’s Ministry at The Gate is for women of all ages. Our gatherings are designed for everything from fun and fellowship, to ministering to God and to each other, to creating a welcome place for women who are new to the community.

    For The Gate, Women’s Ministry is about building growing relationships among a group of women who want to be committed to one another as they walk through life. We are here to encourage each other to walk in the joy, freedom, and fullness of life that Jesus offers to every person!

    Women’s Gathering

    Next Gathering: Mon Aug 23rd 6:30PM @ the Bruinsma’s in Franklin. Bring a dessert or salad.

    Women’s Coffee Connect

    Come connect with others over coffee and fellowship at our monthly coffee connects!

    Next Women’s Coffee Connect: Tues Aug 10th 6:30PM @ the House on the Hill (on church property)

    Roots Artistry

    A visual arts small group for women of all skills levels. No supplies needed to attend.

    To magnify the splendor of God’s creative attributes through the exploration of His endless colors and mediums, while connecting His most valued creation (us) to Himself and His church through worshipful expression.

    Next Gathering: Aug 1st 12:45-2:45 in room 103 @ the House on the Hill (on church property)


    In large measure, as it goes with men so it goes with marriages, families, church, neighborhoods, business, and society. The Gate recognizes God’s call upon men to lead with love, service, and self-sacrifice, and so we consider Men’s Ministry an important facet of life together as a church.

    Through monthly breakfasts, retreats, service projects, and more, Men’s Ministry at The Gate reflects our desire for men to forge strong relationships with God and each other, to walk in spiritual freedom, and to be change-makers in their spheres of influence. We seek to be bold in the expression of the faith we have in Jesus, to pray with vigor, to see miracles, and for men and their marriages, families, businesses, and communities to come under God’s saving reign, infused with and transformed by His presence.

    For more information regarding Men’s Ministry at The Gate, contact

    Men’s Breakfast

    Time to eat, fellowship and hear from other men at The Gate.

    Next Men’s Breakfast: Sat July Aug 21st 8-9:30AM in the Student Center

    Men’s Coffee Connect

    Come connect with others over coffee and fellowship at our monthly coffee connects!

    Next Men’s Coffee Connect: Tues Aug 17th 6:30PM @ the House on the Hill (on church property)


    Young Adult Small Groups

    Young Adults 18-28 meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6-8:30PM. Bring your own dinner and eat together, or eat before you come.

    Led by Jon and Bethany Melton

    Email Christine Sexton for more details!

    Young Adult Social Events

    Once a month the young adults gather for a social event. Follow the Young Adult Instagram for upcoming event information. @thegateyam

    Coordinated by Nick Renshaw and Megan Roberts

    FOREVER 50’S

    Forever 50’s Luncheon

    A quarterly gathering for everyone over 50!

    Next Lunch: Sun Sept 26th following church in the Student Center


    At The Gate, we believe that worship is not only a vital part of an individuals relationship with God, but is also an essential part of our corporate sense of community. Worship & Arts Ministry at The Gate provides a modern worship experience that is refreshing, non-manipulative and unforced. Our worship leaders are purposeful about keying into the Holy Spirit to provide an fluid worship experience that is both abandoned yet engaging. With a spontaneous prophetic flavor and an unrivaled depth of presence, our worship teams lead the congregation to a place that is both strengthening and adoring.

    Worship Community Events

    • Worship Community Grill & Chill meets quarterly
    • Writer Collective meets monthly

    Night of Worship

    Everyone is invited to come together for a night of worship!

    Next Worship Night: Wed Aug 18th 6:30PM in the Worship Center


    Receive prayer on a Sunday morning following church, in a small group, or by contacting a ministry leader to request prayer.

    You can request prayer by emailing


    Identity is everything. Our identity is rightly found in God’s original design: in what He says, in how He has created, and in what He has done to redeem. The Freedom Immersion weekend will help you more fully know your identity. That’s the starting place. And from there, this seminar will show how you can live free from thought and behavior patterns that attempt to keep you bound in sin and shame. Further, the Freedom Immersion Weekend provides biblical tools to equip you to maintain your freedom in Christ. This powerful and encouraging seminar is offered twice a year.

    Next Freedom Immersion: Nov 2021


    Throughout the year you can look forward to church-wide events!

    • Spring: Food Truck Sunday
    • Summer: Deer Run
    • Fall: Harvest Fest
    • Winter: Acoustic Christmas