Our ministry to families is not another program we have added to our list of ministry programs. It's a ministry philosophy, a filter we use to create and evaluate what we do to encourage, support, equip and empower our parents. Family Ministry works side by side with our Student and Children’s ministries to offer our families a partnership.
Reggie Joiner, in his book Think Orange: Imagine the Impact when Church and Family Collide calls this approach, “orange.” He wrote:
"Orange is what you get when you combine two primary colors – red (family) and yellow (church). If you paint only with red, you will get what only red can do. If you paint only yellow, you will get what only yellow can do. But when you paint with red and yellow, you’ll get new possibilities, fresh solutions, and vibrant outcomes."
Gateway’s Family Ministry understands that:
- Parents are called by God to lead their children spiritually
- Our role is to equip, resource and empower parents to lead their family
- Together we strive to pass on biblical truths and Godly character qualities to the next generation
In our ministry to families , we strive to empower parents by offering Spiritual Milestones. Each of them is designed to encourage and empower the parent to pull alongside their child spiritually at very specific moments of time.
We also offer from time to time seasonal Small Groups focused in on parenting.