What Should I Expect?

Visiting any church for the first time can make a person nervous. Where to go? What to wear? What time to show up? What’s here for my kids? What can I expect?

We count it an honor to have you as our honored guest. Therefore you will be warmly treated from the moment you exit your car. Greeters and ushers are stationed all over the building to answer any questions you may have and to help you find rest rooms, nurseries, and classrooms. Our goal is for you to be comfortable in our services and to treat you as we would wish to be treated.

Sunday School Options

We have classes for every age group.  Adult Bible classes are available for married couples, single adults, and college students.  There are also classes for those of preschool age up to and including seniors in high school.  A nursery is available for infants and toddlers.  Upon arriving, simply ask one of the greeters for assistance, and they will gladly show you to the appropriate classroom(s).

Our Sunday School classes begin at 10:00 AM and conclude at 10:45 AM.

Child Care

At all services there is a safe, clean, and well-staffed nursery for children three years old and under.

Typical Attire

Our pastors and teachers, as well as many of our church family, wear the traditional “Sunday best.” We want you to be comfortable for your visit too. Men generally wear a dress shirt and slacks, often with a tie. The women wear modest dresses or a skirt-blouse combination.

Sunday Morning Service—11:00 AM

In this service, you will be blessed by the enthusiastic congregational singing and God-honoring special music. The music is always followed by a clear and helpful Bible message (sermon). The sermons at GBC are Biblical, relevant, challenging, and encouraging. Themes such as the home, problems we face, and reaching our potential for Christ will help you face the daily challenges you encounter along life’s way.

We do recommend arriving a few minutes early to allow for parking and seating.

There will also be an offering taken during the services.  However, as our guests, we want you to feel no obligation to put anything in the offering plate. The service is our gift to you.

Sunday Evening Service—6:30 PM

This service is different from the morning service, but follows a similar format. In addition to congregational singing, special music, and a practical message from God’s word, we share testimonies of what God is doing in our lives, learn Bible verses together, give young people an opportunity to develop their talents for the Lord, and more.

Once a month, we also have a time of fellowship after the evening service, which provides everyone with an opportunity to become better acquainted and get to know the church family.

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting—7:00 PM

Wednesday nights are an important part of the week at Gateway.  There will be uplifting congregational singing and a Bible study.  But since prayer is a vital part of this service, we also reserve time for sharing prayer requests and praying together as a church family. It is a special blessing to hear testimonies of how God answers our prayers.  You won’t want to miss it.

Come Visit Us!

Now that you’ve learned a little bit about our church, we hope that you will visit with us this week. Here are directions. We look forward to meeting you and your family!