Gateway is passionate about spreading the good news both locally and globally. Through the Action Missions Team, Gateway sets aside 10% of offerings to the mission field to further the good work that is being done outside of the church's 4 walls.
This includes supporting our sister Church in Thailand, supporting our members who have been called to the mission field, supporting local mission outreach opportunities, and preparing the groundwork for our congregation to be mission focused.
If you'd like to find out more, contact the Missions Team below.
Since 2008, Gateway has developed a flourishing relationship with Bathania Church, located in the hills of Northern Thailand. Through various mission trips, supporting sponsor children and investing into the lives of young leaders, Gateway is committed to supporting our brothers and sisters in Christ in the wonderful community that is bringing the gospel to their region.
In 2018 two members of our Church, Ian & Lee Campbell travelled to Haiti to visit the girl that they sponsor through Compassion. While there, their Translator, Denis took them to an extremely poor area called Despuzeau that had no school, no food and only polluted water. The Pastor there shared that he didn’t have the resources needed to begin a school without the help of others.
On returning home God made it possible to get the school started through generous donations given by church members from Gateway and the Williamstown Gospel Church in Melbourne.
In 2019 we partnered with a couple from the US who registered the charity called PAC Haiti, this charity directs the funds to Haiti.
From humble beginnings which consisted of a fallen down Church building, the school has now grown to 4 classrooms, office, toilet block and a wall which surrounds the school for protection. There are 200 students with many more wanting to attend. These students get fed a meal.each day and are supervised by a staff of around 13.
This has all happened because of the wonderful and generous donations of people from Gateway, Australia and the US. God is so good and we are totally in awe of what He has done, we give Him all the praise!
A playground for the children is the next project to be tackled..... watch this space
When a family from Gateway is called to the mission field, we make sure that we are there to support them. The Action Missions Team, regularly meet to discuss options to supporting those that are committed to bringing the gospel whether it be in Australia, or abroad.
Gateway has had a long history of being a central point for concerts and events in the city. With some of the best acoustics there are to offer, we strive to be that place of difference that performers and musicians can bring the gift to share with Launceston.