Gateway Young Adults!

Our vision is to create a community of young adults who passionately pursue the purposes that God has called us to. We realize that it is not all about us. We are committed fulfill our mission of changing lives by following Jesus in our community, our nation, and our world. We do this by creating opportunities to be practically equipped for life, work, study, ministry and mission. Below is a number of ways in which you can engage and be part of this great community.

And if you have any questions about anything related to Young Adults or the 6pm Service, please contact us. And be sure to follow us on social media to find out what is going on – Facebook & Instagram: @YAgateway

Look forward to meeting you soon!

Andrew Sercombe (Young Adults Pastor)

YA Life Groups

We see regular committed community as one of the best ways to be cared for and grow in relationship with others and with Jesus. We have a range of many different life groups led by some amazing leaders – and meet in different locations throughout the week. So there will be one suited just for you! Our life groups generally include food, reading and discussing the bible and prayer.

If you are interested in finding a life group – please fill out this form and we would love to help connect you up with some groups that may suit you.

YA Gatherings

Our YA Gatherings are regular events (usually on Wednesday evenings) designed to inspire, encourage and challenge every young adult. Events may be worship and prayer gatherings, teaching nights, parties, social justice projects and everything in between! They are great opportunities to meet new people and find ways to get involved with the church. For news and details on upcoming events, check out our Facebook page – facebook.com/YAgateway.

Students

Gateway Students is a life group-based ministry of Young Adults. Meeting in The Loft (Mackenzie campus) every Wednesday night from 7pm, this is designed for anyone who is university aged – but you don’t need to be at university to attend. We all gather at the beginning of the night to hang and eat food before breaking off into our many and various life groups (in our ‘pop-up lounge rooms). If you have recently moved to Brisbane for university or just finished high school – this is for you! contact us here for more info.

6pm in the Loft

Our Sunday 6pm in the Loft service is a place where we gather every week for worship, teaching and ministry. You are more that welcome to join our various service teams at 5:15pm for our pre-service prayer before enjoying the vibes of our Terrace Café, which offers a range of homemade cakes, coffee and other beverages – open from 5:30pm (closed over January).

We often kick on after church with dinners both on and off-site. Will be great to see you there!

Blokes Take 5

A WEEKEND JUST FOR BLOKES

  • Enjoy some great 4WD adventure as we make our to Mt Barney Wilderness Retreat where you will enjoy a real break from the busyness of life.
  • Enjoy a hike, a kick of the footy, the flying fox or just relax around the fire as you enjoy the company of your mates and make new ones.
  • This trip is open to any men 15 (grade 10) and over.
  • Even if you have no 4WD we will connect you with someone who has.

THE WHEN AND WHERE

  • When: 6:30am Friday 11th – Saturday 12th May  ….leave from Gateway & back in time for Mothers day.
  • Where: Mt Barney Wilderness Retreat…only accessible by 4WD, site has full amenities.
  • RSVP: 7th May.

COST

  • $40 to cover camping fees (exclusive use of site) and fuel contribution.

ACCOMODATION

  • There are 21 bed in 3 dorms onsite (allocated on first in basis) and a large area for camping.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Everything – Food, tent, sleeping bag, personal items…this is an alcohol free event.

REGISTRATION

Men’s Shed

Join other men to discover the destiny God has for you.

Men’s Shed is a place where you can experience genuine camaraderie, develop and use your practical skills, and gain spiritual, social and emotional support.

Shed Day

Open every Wednesday morning 9am -12 midday. Bring along your home project or just pop in for a cuppa and a chat.

To find out more, phone Dave Walton on 0412 727 986 or fill out this form.

Valiant Man

This program with study and devotional guide is designed to fortify and restore the moral and spiritual integrity of men. Valiant Man challenges all men to fight for their own personal, moral and spiritual vitality and help other men fight for theirs.

Our next Valiant Man course starts on Monday the 16th of April 2018.

  • 10 week course on Monday nights.
  • Cost is $60 for course and materials.

Register and pay online for Valiant Man.

Men standing together

Our Men’s Network at Mackenzie campus is all about blokes meeting blokes to find their passion and purpose. No-one has to stand alone.

Through our social events, groups, training and mentoring, blokes make new mates, find new strength and get a sense of direction so they can get on with serving God.

Check out the MensNetwork experiences in 2016/2017:

All blokes welcome!

Sign up to our Men’s Network newsletter to stay up to date.

Mentoring for men

Mentoring is a way of growing – of creating spaces in our lives in which we very deliberately seek to grow in God and seek to support others as they grow in Him. God didn’t design us to make our life journey alone, especially when it comes to growing in Him!

Whether you’re looking for a mentor, or offering to be a mentor, please fill out this online form.

You can also download the form to print, then drop it at the info desk and we’ll be in touch.

We will suggest a mentor/mentoree for you, but the choice, after an initial meeting, will  be yours.

Men’s Groups

As Men we live in a world that pulls us in every direction …it demands our time and priority, at times its seems we are being pulled apart in trying to be all things to all men. “You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth” and to that end our Men’s groups seek to grow you as a disciple of Jesus, not doing life alone but in an environment where “ Iron Sharpens Iron as one man sharpens another”.

  • Reconnected Man will take you on a journey to identify the marks of true manhood. Its not how strong, muscular, self-confident, and competent you are that makes you a real man, but how well connected you are in the key relationships of your life … your heavenly Father, wife, children, our earthly Fathers, other Men, and the kingdom of God  … all starting with re-connecting with your own heart
  • band-of-brothers-v2Band of Brothers groups are built around the support and accountability culture we have developed , focusing on growing you as a true disciple of Jesus and a disciple maker. A good next step for those who have done reconnected man.

To indicate your interest simply click here and complete the online form, ticking “Men” in the group type and we will follow up with you to answer any questions and facilitate the process..which will be as flexible as possible to work in with you.

Saturday mornings with mates

Band of Bikers

Fabulous rides around with great company! Leaving Gateway at 8am on the third Saturday of each month, you’ll tour the best of south-east Queensland.

Check out the Band of Bikers blog

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Enjoy the great SE in a 4WD as we connect you with life and faith. This family oriented activity is open to everyone.

  • For more information contact Drewe McCredie 0431 411 047 or Chris Webb 0414 788 331

Ignite: Thrive Women’s Retreat

April 27-29 2018 – Mt Tamborine

I love that as women we can come together and share a weekend growing authentic relationships with each other and with God. My prayer for our women’s retreat is that we all find a place to connect and belong. My heart is that as women we are set on fire at retreat in order to have a powerful and significant impact, in our families, our communities and around the world. Susan Elsmore – Women’s Pastor

Registration includes your choice of accommodation and all meals.

  • $185 Tamborine Lodge (limited spaces).
  • $165 WEC Centre.
  • $145 CMS (shared external amenities).
  • $70 Day Visitor (Saturday 28th April).

Children’s Program

Available for solo mum’s and those whom child care would inhibit them coming.

  • $55 Weekend per child.
  • $35 Saturday only per child.

Retreat Details

  • When: 27th-29th April 2018.
  • Where: QCCC Mt Tamborine – 255 Beacon Rd.
  • RSVP: 22nd April 2018.

Register and Pay for Ignite: Thrive Women’s Retreat 2018.

Special Guest Speaker Joy Graetz

Joy Graetz has been a pastor with Australian Christian Churches for 14 years, although her wide-ranging work in many aspects of the wider Church has been the story of her life for half a century. In her earlier years, she was both a speech therapist and a primary school teacher.

Joy is an inspirational speaker in churches and conferences all around the world and is passionate about raising up women leaders. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in speaking prophetically into the lives of women across all generations and denominations.

Thrive

Belong . Grow . Thrive

Thrive is an authentic, welcoming, loving community where we do life together in all its ups and downs. We’d love for you to join us every second Thursday during school term for morning tea, worship & sharing stories of faith.

  • When: 9:30 – 11:15am every second Thursday.
  • Where: Gateway Mackenzie – The Loft.
  • Child-minding available – $2 per child.

To find out more about Thrive, please visit our Facebook page or pick up a Thrive postcard from the info desk.

Gateway women

There are lots of activities and events just for women at Gateway: Women’s life groups, special events and the chance to serve regularly with others.

We run four women’s events a year – one a combined event with Ormeau campus and three local. These events are designed to be a place where women can connect with God and each other, and invite their friends.

If you’re a woman and want to know where you might fit at Gateway, please contact us by phone 32915900, email or fill out this form.

Sign up to stay in the loop on women’s events.

KYB

Running the mornings of Wednesday and Friday (with crèche), KYB – Know Your Bible – is a place where women can study the Bible and meet other likeminded women. With nearly 70 members, KYB continues to grow.

Studies revolve around a chosen part of the Bible and groups come together to share and discuss their ideas. The method brings understanding of Scripture in several ways: at home, in-group discussion, a group leader’s summary and in notes given at each lesson.

KYB instills a daily devotional pattern, trains and equips discussion leaders, and class leaders become trained biblical teachers.

To find out more about KYB, phone the church office on 3291 5900.

Mentoring for women

Mentoring is a way of growing – of creating spaces in our lives in which we very deliberately seek to grow in God and seek to support others as they grow in Him. God didn’t design us to make our life journey alone, especially when it comes to growing in Him!

Whether you’re looking for a mentor, or offering to be a mentor, please fill out this online form.

You can also download the form to print, then drop it at the info desk and we’ll be in touch.

We will suggest a mentor/mentoree for you, but the choice, after an initial meeting, will  be yours.

The Marriage Course

The Marriage Course is for any couple who wants to invest in their relationship, whether you have been together 1 or 61 years and whether you have a strong relationship or are struggling. Many say it feels like a date night.

You will be served with a candlelit meal, coffee, tea and dessert at a romantic table for two while listening to practical talks that are informative and fun, played on DVD.

A seven session course set in a fantastic atmosphere on Tuesday nights. There is never any group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner.

Over seven sessions you will discover practical tools to help you:

  • Understand each other’s needs.
  • Communicate more effectively.
  • Grow closer through resolving conflict.
  • Heal the ways you’ve hurt each other.
  • Recognize how your upbringing affects your relationship.
  • Improve relationships with parents and in-laws.
  • Develop greater sexual intimacy.
  • Discover each other’s love languages and much, much more!

Our next Marriage course begins in July 2018.

On Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at 6.30pm we are hosting The Marriage Course Party in the Function Room at Gateway Mackenzie.

Come and celebrate the Marriage Course and hear some great stories. See how the Marriage Course can benefit and enhance your relationship.

Married Life

Building stronger marriages across our Church and Community

At Gateway we offer the following opportunities for you to grow your relationship with each other.

Married Life Monthly

Sign up to our Married Life mailing list for regular email updates and input into your marriage.

Events – Next Event early 2018

Our Married Life events are held twice a year and are a great opportunity for every couple whether you’re engaged or have been married for decades to invest into your marriage. We create a place where we speak practically into marriage – where poor marriages can move towards health and good marriages can grow even stronger.

Counselling

Relationship, marriage & family counselling is available through our Counselling and Wholeness Centre.

Prayer

We have a team of committed people ready to pray for your marriage. Email requests can remain anonymous. Please send to: timhood@gatewaybaptist.com.au.

Pre-marriage education

We encourage every couple heading toward marriage to participate in pre-marriage education. The course we offer will help you reflect on key strength and growth areas in your relationship and set good foundations to begin your life together.

Pre-marriage education can be organised through the Gateway Counselling and Wholeness Centre.

Building Strong Families

Parenting is an incredible privilege but we know it’s also really hard work. No family circumstance is the same and no child is the same.

Every family is welcome

They’re the closest people to you and the most important people you’ll ever know. Whatever shape or size your family takes, you’ll find your place here.

Life groups

The best and most consistent way to connect with other families is through our life groups. We have groups that cater for every type of family.

Join a life group here.

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