The Gateway Church exists to see God glorified, sinners saved and saints nurtured.
What We Believe
At Gateway, our desire is to grow in the grace, knowledge, and love of God. In order to do so, we strive to be diligent in our searching of the scriptures in order to ensure that what we proclaim is the truth. It is our conviction that the core beliefs that we hold dear to our hearts and subscribe to as a church are found in the pages of Scripture.
The Authority of Scripture
The Bible is God's authority governing all aspects of our personal and corporate lives. We affirm the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant word of the living God, profitable for instruction and reproof. The Bible is God's revealed will to man, and we hold it to be of divine authorship. Having searched the Scriptures regarding our beliefs and our functions as a local church, we believe them to be biblical according to 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
Our Statement of Faith
The foundational convictions upon which Gateway is built are the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith, and have been expressed in the historic creeds and confessions of the church through the ages. We believe these doctrines express the central truths revealed in Scripture regarding the Triune God and His works of creation and redemption, especially as they confess the centrality of the Person and saving work of Jesus Christ.
More specifically, Gateway has adopted the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 as our statement of faith. While we believe these creeds and confessions are fundamentally scriptural and true, they are nothing more than a sincere effort to summarize scriptural doctrines, and they are in no way looked upon as Scripture or inspired by God. We submit all matters regarding our beliefs and practices to the authority of Scripture.
The Doctrines of Grace
As a church, we hold to the scriptural doctrines that were more clearly delineated during the Protestant Reformation which are sometimes referred to as reformed theology, or the doctrines of grace. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is all-powerful and all-knowing. Because He is the Author and Finisher of our faith, it is our ultimate and overarching purpose to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
The following terms provide a summary of our doctrinal understanding:
- Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone)
- Sola Gratia (Grace alone)
- Sola Fide (Faith alone)
- Solo Christo (Christ alone)
- Soli Deo Gloria (To God alone be the glory)