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Walking with God Part 2

Thank you Stephen for the incredibly inspiring message you brought last Sunday of God’s Grace and Power at work in your own walk with God....

July 14, 2021

Walking with God

In Don’s recent message in our “Walking with God” series, Don talked about how Faith isn’t refusing to admit reality, it’s believing that God has the final say about that reality. He summed it up beautifully with this quote....

July 13, 2021

New Podcast - Sunday Lunch

We're excited to release Gateway's new podcast, Sunday Lunch. Each week, we sit down to debrief and unpack Sunday's message with the speaker to offer practical sermon application for your week!  We hope this will be a helpful resource for you, your whānau and friends as you seek to walk with God this week!The link for this is available on our homepage....

July 8, 2021

"Walking with God"

We began a new series on Sunday, “Walking with God”. As he kicked off this series, Don spoke to some of the keys needed to walk with God…Faith and Humility. We loved these two quotes Don referenced as he framed this daily pursuit. “The world tells us to seek success, power and money. God tells us to seek humility, service and love.” - Pope Francis “Humility is not thinking less of ourselves, it is thinking of ourselves less.”- Rick Warren Our prayer for this series is that w...

July 6, 2021

Nine Fifty News: July Edition

The Space Between… “…He’s solid rock under my feet, breathing space for my soul…”Psalm 62:5-6 (MSG) It is fire season and in our House, there are two types of people: those who like the fire to burn furiously to try and warm their home as quickly as possible, so they pile on the logs prematurely and often extinguish the fire. And then there is those who like to conserve the wood (knowing it needs to last the whole of winter and they...

July 2, 2021

Brokenness is not a barrier to our worship

Megan brought us a powerful word yesterday on “The Price of Worship” as part of our “A People of Worship” series.A quote from Megan - “Yes, we are broken people living in a broken world, but we serve a whole God who delights in wrapping His whole self around us to bind our brokenness. Our brokenness is not a barrier to our worship.”...

June 21, 2021

Raise a Hallelujah!

Thanks Chris for a great word on “The Power of Worship” on Sunday. Chris began his message reading Psalm 149 and emphasised how the psalm begins and ends with a command to Praise the Lord. To raise a hallelujah - choosing to worship in the face of difficulties when you don’t feel like it is an act of spiritual warfare. Giants are slain, obstacles are removed and freedom is released in both our lives and the lives of others. Being a people of worship is for all circumstances....

June 15, 2021

"Spirit to Spirit" Worship Night

As part of our ‘A People of Worship’ series, this coming Thursday 17 June at 7pm, we have a Worship Night!The theme of the evening is “Spirit to Spirit” and our prayer is that as a people of worship, we would come with open hearts as we intentionally make time to worship spirit to spirit and seek His face.We would love to see you there!...

June 14, 2021

Encounter Night

Our 2nd Encounter Night is this coming Monday 14 June at 7pm at Gateway. This night will consist of worship, prayer and ministry.You may have felt you didn’t receive the breakthrough you were hoping for on Pentecost Sunday or you just simply weren’t able to make it. Monday night is an opportunity for us to continue seeking the Holy Spirit. If this is you, we would love to see you there. #instep...

June 10, 2021

He Waits to be Wanted.

On Sunday we continued our ‘A People of Worship’ series. Stephen brought us an inspiring message around what it means to worship in ‘Spirit and Truth’.“Complacency is a deadly foe to all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted.” — A.W. Tozer...

June 8, 2021

NINE FIFTY NEWS: June Issue

For many years, one of my ‘go-to’ Scriptures in prayer has been from the book of Habakkuk:  “GOD, I’ve heard what our ancestors say about you, and I’m stopped in my tracks, down on my knees. Do among us what you did among them. Work among us as you worked among them.” Habbakkuk 3:2 (MSG) We are thrilled to be in a season where God seems to be answering our prayers and visiting many in a fresh new way. In such a season it isn’t time to slacken off and coast, but ...

June 4, 2021

Songs for Prayer

This is the spotify link to the instrumental song list we used during our Call to Prayer week and are using at Wednesday morning prayer. We hope you find it a helpful accompaniment as you spend time in the Lord’s presence and in prayer.https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4NPUCz3uojr6YigCi5dmTh......

June 3, 2021

Such a tremendous start to our “A People of Worship” series last Sunday!

In speaking about David the enthusiastic, extravagant and expressive worshipper, Don shared this thought from Mike Bickle, “God designed the human soul to be passionate, abandoned and committed. This is the way the soul functions best. It sinks into restlessness, boredom, passivity and frustration if it has nothing worthy of giving itself to or sacrificing itself for. In other words, if we have nothing to die for, then we really have nothing to live for. God intended our souls to be captured, ...

June 1, 2021

New Series this Sunday

On the heels of an incredible Pentecost Sunday, we're beginning a series on the importance and practice of worship both corporately and in our daily lives. Join us this Sunday at both gatherings for the first installment of "A People of Worship"....

May 28, 2021

Introducing Megan Macdonald

We are excited to announce that Megan Macdonald has been appointed as our new Connections Lead, overseeing our Connect Groups, Points of Connection and volunteers. We are thrilled to have Megan onboard and look forward to all God is going to do in this next season....

May 26, 2021

Continue To Pray

What an incredible evening together on Sunday! We are in awe and so grateful for how the Holy Spirit moved in our midst. Thank you for bringing your faith and expectancy as we leant in together. Our “Call to Prayer” week was so impacting last week and we see prayer as being an integral part of what God is doing. We’re continuing to meet on Wednesday’s from 6.45am - 7.30am in the auditorium. There will be tea & toast to follow for those who can stay. Hope to see you there!...

May 25, 2021

Encounter Night

This Sunday night 23rd is our “Encounter Night”. Doors will be open at 6pm, please come and be ready and seated. We will be starting promptly at 6.30pm with doors closed for our “In Step” Documentary to commence. The documentary is the telling of some of our people’s life changing experiences with the Holy Spirit. Following the documentary there will be a time of worship and opportunity to receive the baptism and reawakening of the Holy Spirit. We are believing for a great outpouring o...

May 21, 2021

Songs of Revival

As part of our lead up to Pentecost Sunday we've created a "Songs of Revival" playlist on Spotify. Let's be cultivating a heart and expectancy for revival as we head to Sunday and onwards.https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3SvFIH7hrGzwTyREMqo3aR......

May 19, 2021

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...

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