Pathway Classes are elective opportunities to pursue Knowing Christ better. We have a variety of offerings from biblical education, spiritual disciplines and life skills classes to options designed specially for men and women. Some classes run year-round while others are offered seasonally. For more information about a particular class or subject contact the instructor directly or Paul Freiwald through the church office.
This is our official introduction to Gateway--our purposes, doctrine, strategies and structure as a church. Get to know us better in this class taught by several of our pastors. Discovery 101 also serves as a prerequisite for church membership. Contact the church office for more information about this class.
Contact the church office regarding the dates for the next Financial Peace University Class.
This 9-week video-based seminar will give you tools and motivation to take control of your personal finances. You'll gain the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true financial peace. During each session you will focus on a different topic that will change the way you think about personal finance. Dave Ramsey teaches about how to save money, live on a budget, communicate about money, eliminate debt, find bargains and experience the joy of giving.
Registration is $100 and includes an extensive resource kit, all nine sessions for all the members of your household, and lifetime membership in FPU (entitling you to re-attend FPU, anywhere in the country, for life).
Starting January 31, a new in-depth bible study of the Book of Matthew will begin. All are welcome to come and discover the joy of digging into God's Word and who He is by using the Precepts Method. For more information about the upcoming Precept class at Gateway, contact Katrina Rainey at 360-608-1293. Or for more information about the Precept study method you can go to the Precept Ministry website here.
Contact the church office regarding the dates for the next Legacy Journey.
This 7-week video-based seminar will teach you how to leave a legacy for generations to come. This advanced class from Dave Ramsey covers investing, estate planning, contentment, bilbical generosity and more. It will be particularly helpful for those who have completed Financial Peace University in taking the next step in financial responsibility.
Exploring Group Leadership is Gateway's Leader Training program for those interested in shepherding a Grow Group. Participants study everything from group values to launching a new group. The course includes five personal reflection assignments, each followed by a group debriefing & training session. Topics include:
1. Embracing Group Leadership Values
2. Defining Your Target: the "One-Anothers" - how to measure success.
3. The Group Gathered - how to lead a group meeting
4. Commitments to Community - the group's responsibility to those inside and outside the group.
5. Group Formation and Launch Strategies - how to start a new Grow Group.
Tentative Class Schedule:
Call the church office regarding the dates and times for the next session of Exploring Group Leadership.
This six-session class is Gateway's class for engaged couples. It will help you stay focused on relationship development as well as planning your ceremony. You will explore a biblical definition of marriage, how to have a great marriage, communication, responsible financial management and much more. The class is scheduled on an as-needed basis. Contact the church office for more information.