As followers of Jesus we recognize the primary role of a leader is to point themselves and others towards Jesus, not by wielding power, but my serving and bringing others along in service. Deacons and Elders are two key roles leaders in our church fill to demonstrate Christ-like servant leadership.
Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers- not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock (1 Peter 5:2-3).
Elders are given the authority and responsibility, along with pastors, to oversee the spiritual health of the congregation as well as the congregation's faithfulness to Gods' mission (ECO Polity 2.02).
Primary Ministries of Session include:
- Leadership Development
- Buildings & Grounds
The Deacons role at Gateway is to provide local care and outreach within our congregation and out into our local community.
Primary ministries coordinated by the Deacons include:
- Emergency Assistance
- Support Meals
- Guest Services
- Nursing Home Services
- Chenowith Partnership
- Food Cupboard
- Coffee Connection
- Christmas Baskets & Life Pax
- Community Meals