People often ask us, “How does one church in two locations work?”
Gateway is one church family gathering at two church campuses which share the same vision and core values, and are led by a central, common eldership team. Each campus has a local pastoral staff and lay-leadership that leads and provides pastoral support to the individuals and families in their care. Our Panet campus is in northeast Winnipeg and our South Osborne campus is near south Winnipeg a few blocks north of Jubilee.
One of the many ways we express this “one church” value during the year is by periodically holding joint Celebration Services. We gather as one corporate fellowship on a Sunday morning at one of our two locations, and have a fantastic time worshipping together!
Our Panet and South Osborne campuses are each made up of people with diverse talents and giftings, each location having a unique neighbourhood and ministry context, and each fellowship having its own character, size and flavour. Therefore, each campus works to see Gateway’s common vision carried out and bearing fruit according to the unique conditions and needs found in the communities in which the Lord has placed us.
We believe this “one church” value is one of the ways the Lord has asked us to reflect the diversity and unity of His Body as part of the Church of Winnipeg.