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 Pastor Bill in 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.
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:
Mondays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. in November, 2017
Saturdays, 4:30-5:45 in March, 2018
Mondays, 6:30-7:45 in May, 2018
Our 2017 Financial Peace Class is already underway. Watch for the next class early in the fall of 2018.
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).
This study of the Book of Revelation meets on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Have you ever wished you could study the Bible for yourself but just didn't know how. The Precept Bible Study method will give you the confidence and discipline to interact with God's Word in significant new ways. This class is co-taught by Ken McNaught and Katrina Rainey. For more information about the current and future Precept classes at Gateway contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Precept study method you can go to the Precept Ministry website here.
The next class is tentatively planned for the spring of 2018.
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.
In this Bible study class we will delve into the mysterious book of Revelations. We will examine the influence of both Old Testament history and the events taking place at the time it was authored, Subjects will include the tribulation, Armageddon, the millennium and our eternal home. Most importantly, we will apply the concepts of this book to our lives as we are exhorted to be ready for the Lord's return.
This discussion-based class is led by Paul Freiwald and meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., or Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This 12-session video-based class is a thorough exploration of the pursuit of truth in a relativistic age. It's a great starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each session discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living out a Christian worldview in our daily lives.
Check back for the start date of the next session.
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 Pastor Bill in the church office for more information.