3300 Marvin Rd. NE Olympia, WA 98516 (360) 493-1493

©2017 by Gateway Christian Center

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • There is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent – one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

 

  • The bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

 

  • Humankind was created in the image and likeness of God to know and enjoy Him yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.

 

  • The Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is God's Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God's Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is the “true God” and “true Man”.

 

  • We are saved by God's grace through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing, and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.

 

  • In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by Who's indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and Acts 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have God's power to be His witnesses.

 

  • The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy – sin, lies, sickness and torment.

 

  • In the ever increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule and reign with His overcoming bride – the church.

 

  • Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.

 

  • The church consists of all who put their faith in the Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. The church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God's love, discipling the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.

 

  • In the ministries of the apostolic church as seen in the book of Acts, and seek to follow biblical patterns of church government involving he five-fold ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (though functionally equivalent terms may be used instead) whose responsibility is to proclaim the gospel, build up the church and to equip the saints for the work of ministry as stated in Ephesians 4:11-16

 

  • In the empowering of the Holy Spirit and His supernatural gifts, signs and wonders in and through the lives of believer, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Mark 16:15-18.

 

  • That all believers are called to ministry, not just eh “official clergy and elders”; that each believer has a unique identity and destiny in Jesus.

 

  • The role of the local church is to help children, youth and adults discover their gifts and passions and to equip, release, and encourage them in their destinies.

 

  • That relationships and family (fathering), not religion nor denominations, are the core and structure of His church. As a result , how we “do church” continues to develop and change as our understanding our relationship with Him grows.

 

  • In the “Kingdom view” which focuses on the unity of the body of Christ in our region and the world, rather than a “territorial view” which focuses on our own local church. We value the ministry from outside of this fellowship to our body. We desire to resource and strengthen the church of our region as well as our own local church.

 

  • That is it time for the people of God to share Christ outside the walls of the church; that the world has been dying to know the love of Jesus revealed through a supernaturally empowered church. This is the Day of Harvest.