Missions

Our heart at Gateway Church extends beyond the four walls of our building.
We believe in the global church as a whole and place importance on sowing into our local community as well as sowing in to global missions

Local Missions

We decided some time ago that sowing into missions in the “backyard” of our church was as important as sowing into other countries and cultures.

When you hear the word missions in Gateway, what we are actually saying is “We believe that God has commanded us to go to Jerusalem, Samaria and the ends of the earth to share Jesus and see His salvation, compassion and goodness offered to all.”

Jerusalem being Local, Samaria being our Nation and the World being Global.

Our current break down of Local Missions is as follows;

Bus Ministry

Our 24 seater bus transports children and adults from within our community to and from events and programs held at Gateway Church Geelong. The aim is to give access to people who may not have had it otherwise.

The Bus Ministry helps us support BeKids, OneGen (Highschool) and Gateway Kids, as well as being able to bring people to church from our local community who would otherwise not be able to come. The impact of this mission is generational and impacts people daily.

Community Pantry

Food, Household Consumables, Health & Hygiene Products

We have been active for many years in getting food to people when they most need it. This is something we continue to do. With your help, we will always have resources to give families the support that they require.

Every year we specifically distribute food to families around the Christmas holidays so that each family can have a Christmas that they remember fondly in years to come.

We have started the collection of quality dry goods and storable goods to support local families in a tough time. We are as passionate about loving others as we are called to love ourselves! You will be able to deposit your food into food storage bins in the foyer.

Student Services

Student Services conducts breakfast, sports programs and mentoring programs in the local community and schools including providing a pancake/bacon sandwich breakfast for up to 170 families on a Friday morning at Newcomb Secondary College.

This program has now been running for over 10 years. Not only do we get to feed young people with a great breakfast, we also get to encourage them and speak hope and life to them. This service keeps us close to families within the East and Bellarine area.

ACC Indigenous Initiative

acc.org.au/indigenous/

The ACC Indigenous Initiative is committed to create awareness and engage with the Indigenous people of our nation, by resourcing churches and leaders, and raising up Aboriginal and Torres Strait leaders.

Vision
Strong relationships, strong culture, strong partnerships, strong communities.

Mission
To empower, endorse and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and pastors.

To resource churches and leaders to effectively connect with Christ and each other to build the Australian church.

Goals

  1. Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) leaders and pastors.
  2. Train and equip ATSI leaders and pastors.
  3. Planting Indigenous led churches.
  4. Indigenous advocates able to engage with non-Indigenous churches and leaders.
  5. Raise awareness and create opportunities for partnership.
  6. Promote inclusion, understanding and mutually respectful relationships in the ACC.

Gateway as a church is actively seeking to join in the vision and mission of the ACC Indigenous Initiative.

Youth Alive Victoria

youthalivevictoria.com.au

YOUTH ALIVE EXISTS

  • To Reach teenagers with the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • To Raise up youth leaders
  • To Resource local youth ministries
  • To Revive the youth generation with God’s power

Youth Alive is a Christian organisation that operates in every state of Australia. The concept for Youth Alive was formed in 1982 at a camp in Victoria. It was birthed out of a genuine concern and passion for reaching young Australians with a positive message.

Over 30 years later Youth Alive Victoria exists to reach teenagers with the message and love of Jesus Christ through local Youth Ministries. Each year we run large-scale youth events as well as various training, leadership and relational support programs in high schools and ministries all across the state.

Youth Alive is committed to supporting the local church and local youth ministries. This is achieved through the resource Youth Alive provides with events, leadership development the Youth Alive network and practical resource.

Global Missions

A21 Campaign

a21.org

Who is A21?

A21 is comprised of individuals from all walks of life, united by a passionate desire to see the injustices of human trafficking and exploitation abolished in the 21st Century. This is outworked by using the time, skills and resources of ordinary people to seek justice and freedom for those held captive.

Iraq

We are currently supporting a missionary on the ground in Iraq. They are connected to individuals and people groups that are significantly oppressed and in need of love, support and care. We as a church are committed to supporting those both locally and abroad who are downtrodden and left to fend for themselves while suffering sizeable loss personally and as a people group.

Church Planting

Our heart is to effectively support church planting by directly partnering with church planters and by supporting the ACC Church Planting department both locally in Australia and globally.

Compassion

compassion.com.au

Christ centred. Child focused. Church based.

Compassion primarily works with individual children through our Child Sponsorship Program. We have been involved in individual child development for about 60 years. During this time we have discovered that working with children is a highly effective way of changing communities because changed people inevitably change their circumstances. Compassion’s holistic child development model is designed to help reduce the vulnerability of children and their families and build their resilience through year-round nutrition, health, education and income generation support.

ACCI Missions & Relief

accimissions.org.au

ACCI’s vision is for a world where all people have the opportunity to hear the gospel, and choose, believe and express their faith, where the principles of justice and equality are actualised, and where individuals, families and communities are empowered to be the change in their world, with equal voice and equal value.

ACCI Missions is the missionary sending and support agency of the Australian Christian Churches movement (our movement)

ACCI Relief is the Aid and Development arm of the Australian Christian Churches movement. ACCI Relief is an ACFID member, and complies with the ACFID Code of Conduct, which defines minimum standards of governance, management and accountability for non- governmental development organisations. We are also signatories to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct for Disaster Relief and aim to meet the standards for Disaster Response as set out by the Sphere Humanitarian Charter.

ACCI Vision
ACCI is for a world where Christian principles of justice and equality are actualised. Where individuals, families and communities are empowered to influence decisions affecting their own lives, advocate for their own rights as human beings with equal voice and equal value under the premise that all life has intrinsic value before God who created life.

ACCI Mission
‘Holistic transformation of communities; Relief of poverty’
ACCI is about transforming communities and nations, One Life at a Time, by developing holistic sustainable solutions to combat injustice, poverty and reinstate the value of life. They aim to promote equal access to the rights and services that protect life and human dignity.  

“A movement of Australian Christians working to transform communities and nations, one life at a time.”

Israel

We support a number of different churches and initiatives working within Israel, empowering the growth of the local church.

During this next season of missions giving we will continue to partner with churches on the ground in Israel. All of the churches that we partner with, hold true to the same biblical beliefs that we do as an ACC church;
See beliefs here.

Our heart for Israel

Romans 10:1 NLT
Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved.

Gateway as a church has always been generous toward giving to Israel with our prayer and finance.

  • To be clear, we are giving toward seeing the people of Israel reached with the message of Jesus Christ.
  • That they would join in the salvation that God has made available for both the “insiders & outsiders”
  • That together we would all be “Known” by God through Jesus.

It has always been God’s heart towards His people and we now join with Him to see His Children come home.

Community Assist

Gateway Community Assist is the care arm of Gateway Church Geelong.

Gateway Community Assist exists to support those of our community who need support and benefit those who need assistance.