Ministries

Children’s Ministry

KIDS at The Gate is one of the most important ministries at The Gate.

Our mission for KIDS at The Gate is to provide an environment where kids of all ages can encounter God. We want the character of God, the ways of God and the love of God to be real and understood by our kids. It is our desire to partner with parents as their children begin the lifelong journey of discipleship.

Safety and Security: Your child’s safety is our utmost concern. Therefore, in order to provide a safe and secure environment for our children, all children must be registered. First time attendees should register their children at the Welcome Desk in the upstairs Lobby. There your child will receive a name tag and parents will receive a receipt with the child’s quiet call number on it. This receipt must be presented to teachers as children are picked up after the Worship Gathering.

Toddlers (18 months – 3)

The Gate toddlers experience a safe and loving environment for creative play. Our curriculum is designed to communicate a “Big” thought for the month, which reveals the character of God and helps to lay a foundation in their young hearts. We utilize kinesthetic activities, crafts, bible memory and learning methods to ensure children are engaged and experiencing the “big” idea in every area, from free play to group time. Our team recognizes that we are helping to build a foundation of Christ and supporting parents as they look to impart the truths of Christ to their littles. The truth of God’s word is declared over our young ones through scripture, song and prayer.

Pre-K (ages 3-5)

This energetic and curious age group enjoys creative play with age appropriate stations and activities in a safe and loving environment. We carry our “Big” thought into our Pre-K classes, to ensure children are learning and experiencing a consistent concept in an age appropriate presentation, so siblings and families can reinforce these lessons at home. Our Pre-K class includes intentional movement, character development and life application that is relevant to this age group. Our team seeks to create an atmosphere of discovery, instruction and exploration, including times of worship and prayer.

Elementary (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

Classes are split up Kindergarten – 2nd Grade and 3rd – 5th Grade. We come together for worship and teaching, then split back up for age appropriate discussion and activities. Through teaching, prayer, worship, creative arts and hands-on instruction, our elementary aged children are learning the truth of God’s word and how it applies to their lives every day. So many kids start a relationship with God during this age group, we want to give them all the tools and resources to help grow that relationship in healthy ways. The Sunday morning experience includes group games, creative powerful lessons and worship. We believe worshiping together as a family is important, so this age group remains upstairs with their families for the entire service every 5th Sunday.

Contact

Ages 5-12: For more information contact Aimee Seidelman, Children’s Pastor at aimee@thegate.cc / 253.227.8099

Youth Ministry

A Place For 6th – 12th Graders To Connect

In LEGACY Youth, we are a young, passionate group of teenagers, hungry to encounter the presence of God and engage culture in way that radiates His love. We meet regularly on Sunday mornings, and we have awesome youth services on Wednesday nights (6:30-8:00 pm) And in case you’re hungry for more, we also participate in community outreaches, mission trips, worship gatherings, monthly events, family dinner & game nights, prayer walks, campouts, lock-ins and retreats, just to name a few.

Sunday Youth Service

The LEGACY Youth meet during service following dismissal after worship. Youth service consists of dynamic teaching, with an up-close look at different books of the Bible.

We are currently studying Judges.

High School Leadership Track

Open to all high school students before Service on Sundays from 10-10:45 AM! These 45 minute sessions over a 4 week rotation include teaching and assignments to stretch, encourage and equip in the following areas:

  • Evangelism, Preaching/Teaching, Leading a Small Group, Healing, Prophetic

Next rotation begins in August.

LEGACY Youth Wednesday Nights

All youth meet together in the youth room for games, worship and teaching. We then split into multiple Middle School and High School small groups for discussion and ministry. 6:30 – 8PM

Events

Every month we hang out together just for the fun of it! Creating an easy open door to invite friends. These events are all about making memories together over some crazy, innocent, usually harmless, FUN!

June 26th Flour Bomb War 7-9 PM @ The Gate |Wear dark colors and shoes to run in. We will play capture the flag with bombs made of flour. Snack and drinks provided.|

July 16-17th Rafting Trip 8AM – 4PM @ Ocoee Retreat Center |$60 per person. An overnight stay at a lodge, with the option to raft or float during the day! More details and registration below.|

August 13th Drive-In Movie 7-9PM @ The Gate |Watch a movie outdoors! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Nachos, popcorn and drinks provided.|

For more details on any of these events, email rickandchristine@thegate.cc or pick up a flier at The Gate!

Retreats and Camps

$5 Meet Ups

Teens are assigned to a group according to their age for a meet up and bring $5 for food. A leader will plan a place to meet (coffee shop, ice cream, someone’s home) where everyone can get to know each other more!

Middle School Girls $5 Meet Up Thursday July 8th 5:30-8PM @ The Munden’s in Spring Hill |Come in your swim suit for a pool party and pizza!|

Middle School Boys $5 Meet Up Thursday July 8th 5-7PM @ The Petrounov’s in Franklin |Pizza and games!|

High School $5 Meet Up Sunday Aug 8th 12:30-3PM @ The Wood’s in Franklin |Pizza & Pool Party|

Youth Worship

We invite youth of all skill levels to join our worship community. We have monthly trainings and practice where youth will be pastored in worship and assigned to teams. Led by Chantel Waltz.

Youth Drama Team

We invite youth of all skill levels to join our drama team! We put together monthly skits for youth group and special dramas for the entire church. Led by Megan Roberts.

Parent Prayer

If you have a child in the youth group, we encourage you to join us for parent prayer the first Wednesday of the month during Youth Group, 6:30 – 8:00 PM. It’s so important to us to hear from our parents what they are sensing from God over our group. This is a place to intentionally stop, and pray together over each others kids.  Led by Julie Burnette juliabburnette@hotmail.com

Social Media

Follow us on Instagram HERE!

Contact

Questions? Grades 6th-12th Contact Rick Sexton rickandchristine@thegate.cc 714.926.8770

Young Adult Ministry

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! rickandchristine@thegate.cc

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

Women’s Ministry

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! Join us…

Follow us on facebook Women of The Gate FB Page

Men’s Ministry

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@thegate.cc

Worship & Arts

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 Ministry at The Gate goes beyond the mere presence of an Arts Community Gathering and requires a high level of regular and ongoing commitment. Service on one of our Worship Teams is open to any musician or vocalist that has completed Starting Gate and exhibits an appropriate level of skill and proficiency, and is willing to commit to a regular schedule of preparation and weekly rehearsal participation. Small Group worship leaders / teams are also included under this ministry’s umbrella.

Worship Community Events

  • Worship Community Grill & Chill meets quarterly
  • Writer Collective meets monthly
  • Worship Team auditions – by appointment only

Performance Showcase

Friday July 30th! Dinner at 6PM. Show at 7PM.

Led by Megan Roberts, meganroberts547@gmail.com