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Call To Prayer

We have begun our “Call to prayer” week as we intentionally seek the Holy Spirit’s work and enabling in our midst. See below for this week’s schedule. The carpark entrance doors open 6.30am. Prayer starts at 6.45-7.30am. PLEASE NOTE: Times for Sunday 23rd prayer have changed slightly - our “Call to Prayer” will be from 9.30-10am.More information of Sunday’s gatherings to follow....

May 17, 2021

NINE FIFTY NEWS: May Issue

With all of the hustle and bustle that seems to come with Christmas and Easter, it could easily be deduced that Pentecost if not forgotten, has been relegated down the list of importance when it comes to the church calendar. Coming as it does after Easter, Resurrection Sunday and Mother's Day and just before Queen’s Birthday weekend, it can easily be squeezed out of our thinking or passed by with little thought given to it.  Pentecost happened on the Jewish ‘Festival...

May 7, 2021

May Schedule

As part of Don’s ‘Fresh Pentecost’ series this month, we have this schedule of events happening in our gatherings. Our evening gathering on Sunday May 23rd, will feature a documentary film telling the stories of our people and their journey with the Holy Spirit. There will also be a time of worship & opportunity to receive prayer, & for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We feel a renewed sense of expectancy, believing for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our community.We encourage yo...

May 6, 2021

Come Awaken your people

“Come awaken your people, Come awaken your city, Oh God of revival, pour it out!” We love this song ‘God of Revival’ that we have begun singing as part of our liturgy in our lead up to Pentecost Sunday. You will find this song in our Gateway 2021 Songs on Spotify.Would you join us in praying for an awakening of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and in our city!...

May 5, 2021

Our faith is a blend of the rational and the mystical

“We have limited Christianity to the cerebral, creedal realm. Christianity isn’t something you believe in only with your head, Christianity was intended to be an encounter with God that impacts the whole person.It is a blending of the rational and the mystical. It is not one at the expense of the other.” — Don Barry On Sunday Don brought an inspiring word, beginning our “Fresh Pentecost” series. If you didn’t get to hear it be sure to listen to the podcast when it’s up later ...

May 4, 2021

Fresh Pentecost

New Series beginning this Sunday with Don Barry, "Fresh Pentecost". We're so excited to begin the journey to Pentecost Sunday this month. It's our hope that you'd make it a priority to join us over the next few weeks as we journey together what it looks like to live a life that follows the Holy Spirit daily. The Lord's doing a new thing in our midst and we're leaning in with expectation for what He'll do amongst us! See you on Sunday!#instep...

May 1, 2021

I Will Ask the Father...

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever - the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17.Come and join us this Sunday as we begin a journey to Pentecost. #instep...

April 29, 2021

Oh the deep deep love of Jesus

Thank you Chris for Part 3 of the Called Out series on Sunday!What an immense privilege to know the love of the Father and see it manifest through Jesus, His son. How impactful this is for us on a daily basis and in our preparation for what is to come! “See what love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” 1 John 3:1...

April 27, 2021

I will pour out My Spirit.

In the book of Joel in the Old Testament, we read of the prophetic promise of the Holy Spirit.In the New Testament we have God’s intentional plan of sending His Son Jesus, whose life, death and resurrection save us! The plan continues when God sends the gift of the Holy Spirit to infill, transform and equip us.The prophetic promise of God’s poured out Spirit on all people, is today, our reality! This is our story! #instep...

April 21, 2021

Called Out Our Pursuit

Chris brought us a great message on Sunday. We are a called out people with the bold pursuit of Father, Son and Holy Spirit at the centre of our lives.Chris’ three points taken from Matthew 28:18.• We follow Jesus• We listen to and obey His Word• We can trust HimLet’s take courage and step into this pursuit this week!...

April 19, 2021

The Spirit of the Lord

As we journey forward from the cross -- walking out the love of God in step with His Spirit -- our hearts are set on becoming like the One we follow; transformed into Jesus’ likeness with each breath. Here, in Isaiah 11:2 we see a prophetic depiction of our Saviour and the spiritual anointing He walks in. With John 14:12 embedded in our hearts and minds -- “Greater things shall you do in my Name.” We ask for the Holy Spirit of wisdom, understanding, might, counsel, and the knowledge and fe...

April 14, 2021

Put God First and Love Deeply

Thanks Chris for an encouraging word yesterday! We love this quote from Nicky Gumbel that succinctly and sweetly speaks to the heart of God and His greatest commandments to us. “Life is short. Make the most of it. Put God first. Love deeply. Forgive quickly. Laugh a lot. Find and live out your purpose.”...

April 12, 2021

NINE FIFTY News: April issue

From this point in history it’s easy to brush over ‘Good Friday.’ It’s easy to intellectualise and de-personalise the events that took place in our haste to get to Resurrection Sunday. But consider with me for a moment some of the things that Jesus went through on this day:He is betrayed by a friend who had walked as part of his company for the past three years. A friend who ate at his table and saw firsthand his miracles and his teaching.He is deserted by most of his disciples who were ...

April 2, 2021

Nine Fifty Issue Two

Click below to download the latest issue of our Nine Fifty zine in pdf format....

March 25, 2021

Invited To The Table

Save the Date! Good Friday Communion gathering 2nd April 7-8pm at Gateway. Looking forward to gathering around the communion table together...

March 24, 2021

Kingship . Servanthood . Suffering

Here’s a recap of Don’s message yesterday, from part two of his ‘The relationship between Old & New testaments’ series. The words spoken at Jesus’ baptism weren’t entirely new ones. What was new was the way the passages were brought together and related to a single person with a unique identity and mission. The awareness that God was His Father and Himself as being the beloved One was the deepest foundation of Jesus’ self-hood. His self-identity was deeply rooted in, and shaped by,...

March 8, 2021

Nine Fifty News: Issue Two March 2021

I’m reading a book of sermons by G. Campbell Morgan, one of the 20th century’s most sought-after preachers. I was thrilled to read that he believed the three essentials of a sermon (or any good teaching) are: Truth, Clarity, Passion. Our current efforts to express our Gateway Church mission with helpful words, is an exercise in clarity. Keeping the main thing the main thing. So, why do we desire to be “resilient disciples?” Why not ‘gracious, or ‘obedient,’ or ‘fruitful?’ ...

March 5, 2021

Thank you Claire!

The lovely Claire Russell had her last week as a staff member last week. She has faithfully served as the leader of Tribe (our primary school aged ministry) for the past 8 years. We want to thank Claire for all she has sown into the kids & families of Gateway over this time. There is so much effort behind the scenes that goes on in Children’s Ministry and we want to honour you Claire for all you have contributed and poured out over the years. THANK YOU!...

March 1, 2021

Recommended Reads from Don

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February 23, 2021

The relationship between Old & New testaments

Don began a new series on Sunday on the relationship between the old & new testaments. We're looking forward to digging deeper into this! ...

February 22, 2021

Vision & Values Sunday!

Don spoke to us about our Gateway Vision & Values! Such a great word!...

February 13, 2021

The parable of the three servants

Thank you to Emma Yates for her empowering message on ‘The Parable of the Three Servants’. Emma’s 3 key points:1. The biggest threat to action is fear.2. Abundance comes from action and action is about investment in the kingdom of heaven.3. Small or big a gift that is invested will be celebrated. A huge thanks again to all the summer series speakers. You have brought such inspiration and encouragement to our community as we step into 2021 Visit our Instagram page GatewayAotearoa and check...

February 10, 2021

The Parable of the Two Brothers

Richard Rayner spoke on ‘The parable of the Two Brothers’ on Sunday morning. He pointed out the similarities between the stories of: 1. Adam & Eve2. Isaac, Jacob & Esau3. Jesus Richard’s key points:1. God provides2. Man sees and takes, with no reference to the giver3. Exile and pain4. God puts aside his glory to intervene5. Characters are changed6. Relationships are restored Thank you Richard for a great word!...

February 9, 2021

Nine Fifty News: Issue One February 2021

With the coming of a New Year, traditionally we think about changes we would like to see happen in our lives. We talk of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ – a fitness regime, a weight-loss programme, devotional commitments, financial goals, family changes etc, etc. I suspect, due to bitter experience, most of us are also aware that making commitments and seeing them come to fruition are two very different things. Change doesn’t come magically – it actually means doing different thin...

February 5, 2021

Thank you Ali for your message on "The Parable of the Bucket Filler"

It was great hearing from Ali Moffitt on Sunday evening speaking on ‘The parable of the Bucket Filler’. Thank you Ali. Ali’s four key points:1. The old law can’t bring forth our righteousness, only Jesus and His New Covenant.2. God works in harmony with us.3. Jesus fills our buckets.4. Jesus is calling us to remove unbelief. To have faith so that He can fill us....

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