A Place to Serve

One of the most essential ways of Showing God’s Love is to embrace Jesus’ call to a life of service. In John 13:13-17 he said, 


“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” 


We would love to help you follow Jesus' calling to a life of service. Our staff can help you explore various roles in existing ministry programs here at Gateway. See the next section below - "Finding Your Role" - for more information.


Or, you might consider plugging in to the church-wide service initiatives listed at the bottom of this page.


We also recommend that you embrace the Oikos principle and get involved with our world missions efforts--these are described in other pages found under the "Get Involved" tab.

Finding Your Role

At Gateway we have many opportunities to find a unique role that can be an outlet for service. If you are not sure what kind of role would best suit your interests and gifts we invite you to contact Pastor Ken. As our Connections Pastor he can help you identify ministry roles for which you are well suited. 


If, on the other hand, you already have an idea of where you would like to serve, we recommend you contact the ministry team leader directly. Click on any of the names below to send an email.

Anna: Children’s Center

Lee: Kid’s Church & Club W

Scott: Worship Teams & Stories

Mathias: Youth Staff

Sherry: Ministries to Women

Ken: Welcome Teams, Men’s Ministry

Jackie: Missions

Michelle: Food Pantry, Office Projects

Bill: Grow Groups, Pathway Classes, New ministry ideas


Note: All those who work with teams that serve minors at Gateway are required to pass a criminal background check. Your ministry supervisor will assist you in moving through this process. You can begin by downloading the background check form here.

Deaconess Ministries

The Deaconess Committee assists in meeting the physical needs of the church body. This includes ministries of encouragement, comfort, worship support and practical needs. 


Committee members serve one to three-year terms but volunteers are also welcome to join their Support Team which provides more limited or even one-time help. Opportunities include design & decor, food prep, event staffing and more. Contact the church office for more information.


Download the Deaconess Committee brochure here. 

Run For The Hungry

Gateway's Run For The Hungry is a 5k race held each Thanksgiving morning that raises funds to feed hungry people in Washougal and Camas. We need more than 100 volunteers in order to sponsor the Run each year. 


Read more on the Run for the Hungry page.

See A Need, 

Meet A Need!

The "See A Need - Meet A Need" program is a simple attempt to help the people of Gateway meet the practical needs of our church and community. We believe that many times the reason God blesses us with an abundance is so that we can turn around and bless others. The Bible is clear, when you see someone in need, and you are in the position to meet that need, you do it. It's a straightforward, black and white issue! It's also a lot of fun!


There are two ways you can participate in the "See A Need - Meet A Need" program:


1. Tell us about the needs you see. 

When someone in your life needs something practical (an item like a coat, a bicycle, a working washing machine, or some help getting their lawn mowed or transport to a doctor's appointment) let us know about it in the church office and we will pass it on to the Gateway family. If someone has the ability to provide that help, you'll hear about it! (Note: we do not distribute information about items you want to get rid of--only people's needs.)


2. Subscribe to the email needs list. 

As needs arise we send out an updated needs list. The more people that sign up to receive the list, the more needs we will likely have the privilege of meeting. You can contact us about needs or subscribe to the email list by calling the church office (835-2153) or by sending us an email. 

Blood Drives

Gateway partners with the American Red Cross to host bi-monthly blood drives for Washougal. It's another practical way we can express the love of God to our community.


Did you know that the national blood supply is not measured in weeks or months but in mere days and hours? Giving blood will help insure that blood is available when someone you love needs it. That's just one more reason to give.


You can come give during any or all of our upcoming drives. And if you would enjoy supporting this important outreach in other ways, consider volunteering at the drive. The Red Cross will provide all the training you need. Just let us know of your interest in the church office.


For more information about whether you would qualify as a donor check out the Red Cross website here. Or make an appointment to donate by calling 800-RED-CROSS.


Upcoming schedule:

Thursday, November 16, [CANCELLED]

Thursday, January 18, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 15, 1:00 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 17, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 20, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Maintenance Teams

We frequently have maintenance projects that need to be done and no one to do them. If you have the skills, tools and time to help, download and submit the Maintenance Team form to the office and you will receive email alerts regarding projects for the skill areas you checkoff. You won’t be obligated to respond, rather, the project will simply be given to the first person who does respond. Thanks so much for your help.


Maintenance Team sign up form

The Deacon Fund

At Gateway, our Deacon board administers a fund to help church members with critical financial needs. You may contribute to the Deacon Fund at any time by simply noting your intention on your check or, use the specially marked offering envelopes provided on weekends that we celebrate the Lord's Supper in our worship services. You can also contribute to the Deacon Fund through our Online Giving Page.

Taste & See Meal Ministry

Taste & See is a frozen meal ministry that supports those in the Gateway family who are facing health or other physical challenges. These simple but healthy meals  help provide a bit of a buffer during an illness or following a hospital stay or death in the family.


If you would like to connect with the team that prepares these meals contact the church office. If you know someone who needs the support of a prepared meal or two, contact one of our deaconesses or pastors.

The Parking Lot Party

The First Saturday in August

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Gateway's East Parking Lot


Early each August, Gateway hosts our community for a day of give aways. We provide free clothing, lunch, entertainment and a variety of prizes. And all this in a carnival-like setting for all ages. There are a wide-range of volunteer opportunities. Come join us in welcoming our neighbors.


Contact Pastor Ken in the church office for more details.

Gateway Church

1235 E St.

Washougal WA   98671


gc@gatewayweb.org