Team Details

June 5th - 9th

3RD – 5TH GRADE
$375 {deposit $50}

 

This team will partner with local churches doing work projects in the morning, and will help host a Kids Club in the afternoon for local refugee kids!

JUNE 4TH - 10TH

6TH GRADE
$675 {deposit: $150}

 

This team will partner with CSM by serving meals and distributing clothing & supplies to the homeless, and by hosting summer activities for local children.

 

JUNE 4TH - 10TH

6TH – 8TH GRADE
$900 {deposit: $250}

 

This team will partner with LeaderTreks to serve the community of Decatur – doing local community service projects and afternoon kids ministry.

 

JUNE 11TH - 17TH

7TH – 8TH GRADE
$1100 {deposit: $250}

 

This team will partner with CSM helping to serve meals and distribute clothing/supplies to the homeless. They will also participate in some work projects.

 

JUNE 11TH - 17TH

8TH GRADE
$1500 {deposit: $300}

 

This team will partner with YWAM in Heredia – hosting kids clubs, distributing bibles, working with Nicaraguan Refugees and participating in  service projects.

 

JUNE 11TH - 17TH

9TH – 12TH GRADE
$750 {deposit: $150}

 

This team will partner with Kaleo and the local church, Vieux Carre, in hosting summer clubs and sports camps, as well as helping to serve meals and distributing clothing/supplies to the homeless in the French Quarter.

 

JUNE 4TH - 10TH

9TH – 12TH GRADE
$1200 {deposit: $250}

 

This team will partner with Center for Student Missions – helping to serve meals and distribute clothing/supplies to the homeless. They will also participate in some work projects.

 

JUNE 11TH - 17TH

9TH – 12TH GRADE
$1500 {deposit: $300}

 

This team will partner with Christ for the City International – helping host soccer & volleyball camps for youth,  as well as after school programs for local kids.

 

JUNE 10TH - 17TH

9TH – 12TH GRADE
$1800 {deposit: $300}

 

This team will serve alongside Haitian villagers to host a kids club, assist in hygiene training, and to complete various work projects – house painting, latrine building, tree planting.

 

JULY 22ND - 29TH

GATEWAY SOUTH TEAM
$1300 {deposit: $150}

 

This team will partner with Amigos for Christ and will work side by side with local villagers to dig and lay pipe, providing clean water for rural communities!

 

About

WHAT ARE GO! TEAMS?

 

At Gateway, we desire to equip and encourage the Next Generation to actively work to “Change their World” as they follow the Way of Christ. In Matthew 28 we see that Jesus tells us to “GO” and share the love, life and freedom available in Him to those both in our neighborhood and all around the world! One of the ways we practically do this is by offering summer GO! Teams. GO! Teams are typically a week long experience where kids and students display the love and attitude of Christ to people in Austin, the US and around the world by meeting physical, spiritual and relational needs. GO! Teams partner with established organizations, joining in the ongoing transformation taking place through Christ-followers and churches, resulting in life change both in those being served AND in those serving!

 

HOW DO WE GO?

 

We GO SENT…

Sent by God and also by people. While you may choose to pay for your entire GO! Team out of pocket, you do have the opportunity to invite others into your serving experience through raising support. Raising support means inviting others to participate with you by sending you through financial and prayer support. You will be participating on your team as a “go-er”; others will have the opportunity to participate as a “sender”. **Once you have been accepted onto a GO! Team you will receive specific step-by-step instructions on how to raise financial support, including a sample letter.

We GO INVESTED…

Everyone who participates on a GO! Team is asked to personally invest to their experience through a small financial commitment. This is called your DEPOSIT. **Deposits are non-refundable, vary per GO! Team, and counts towards your total cost. All deposits are due at the first training meeting on March 26, 2017.

We GO PREPARED…

Every serving team that Gateway sends, regardless of age, has mandatory trainings for team members. In the same way that an athlete trains to prepare for a competition or event, we train in order to be prepared when we GO. Trainings not only help us to be the most effective at our tasks, but it will also help us to personally grow as we apply the things learn to our everyday lives.**GO! Team trainings are mandatory and will happen at Gateway North Campus on March 26, April 9, & April 30 from 1-3pm.

We GO RELEASED…

Every GO! Team participant must have the approval of their parent/guardian to participate. Release & Medical Forms from Gateway Church will be required for all participants- these can be found online here. **In addition many of our ministry partners will require specific release forms- these will be distributed at the first training meeting and will be available on your Managed Missions account.

 

TO APPLY…

 

Applications for kids/students & adult leaders are available below.  The application deadline is Monday, February 27th and applicants will be notified of acceptance VIA EMAIL no later than March 20, 2017. **Please note that late applications will not be processed.

FAQ

WHEN IS MY APPLICATION DUE?

Applications are due no later than Monday, February 27th. After this time applications will close. **Please note that “applying” is not the same as “registering”. Space on GO! Teams are limited – not everyone who applies may be accepted onto a team.

WHAT IF I WANT TO GO AS AN ADULT LEADER?

Great! You are held to the same standard and requirements of the kids/students, so make sure you apply by February 26th!

DOES A KID/STUDENT HAVE TO REGULARLY ATTEND GATEWAY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ON A TEAM?

If a child/student currently attends a local church that offers similar serving teams we highly encourage them to participate on a team with their own church. If a child/student is not already part of a local church that offers serving teams they are welcome to apply for a Gateway GO! Team.

DOES A KID/STUDENT HAVE TO BE A CHRIST-FOLLOWER TO PARTICIPATE?

While the kid/student’s current spiritual temperature may dictate the team that they are placed on, it does not disqualify them from being able to apply. There are no spiritual requirements to apply for a GO! Team.

ARE KIDS/STUDENTS PLACES ACCORDING TO THE GRADE THEY ARE COMPLETING OR THE GRADE THEY THEY ARE GOING INTO FOR THIER GO! TEAM?

All kids/students are placed based upon the CURRENT grade that they are in. For example, if a child is currently in 5th grade, they would be eligible to participate on the Kids Team. If a student is in 8th grade, then they would be eligible for a Middle School Team, etc.

WHAT IS THE RATIO OF LEADER TO KID/STUDENT?

Our hope for every team is to have one adult for every 4-5 children/students.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE EXTRA FUNDS IF MY KID/STUDENT RAISES MORE MONEY THAT WHAT THEY NEED TO COVER GO! TEAM COSTS?

Any overage of funds from one individual is used to off-set  another team participant who may come up financially short of their total cost when raising support.

HOW DO I FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH I PAY AND HOW MUCH I RAISE? 

Your deposit is the amount that you personally pay on/before the first training. We then ask that you raise the remaining cost by building a support team. For example, if you are going to Dallas you would pay $150 and then you would raise $525, equalling your total cost of $675.

HOW WILL I KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY MY KID/STUDENT HAS RAISED THROUGHOUT THE GO! TEAMS PROCESS? 

When a kid/student applies for a GO! Team they automatically create an account with our online management system, Managed Missions. Once accepted onto a team,  you will be able to log into your kid/students account at any point to view their financial status. You will also be able to see what forms may be outstanding, view upcoming training dates or tasks, and also download any missing forms related to your kid/students specific GO! Team.

WHERE DO I ACCESS ANY NECESSARY FORMS THAT I MAY BE MISSING?

All forms will be handed out to your kid/student at their first training. They will then also be available for download directly from your kid/students Managed Missions account!

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY KID/STUDENT DOESN’T RAISE THEIR TOTAL GO! TEAM COST?

In many instances we are able to off-set a kid/students total cost with overage from other team members. However, this is not always the case. Per the signed Team Agreement, you and your family commit to cover the entirety of the GO! Team cost prior to your kid/students departure on their team. If you have specific questions about your kid/students support status don’t hesitate to email goteams@gatewaychurch.com.

ARE THERE DEPOSIT DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES WITH MULTIPLE KIDS/STUDENTS PARTICIPATING?

We never want money to hinder someone from being part of a GO! Team. Please email goteams@gatewaychurch.com if you have more than one kid/student participating on a GO! Team and would like to work out a financial plan for reaching each of their total team costs.

WHAT IF MY KID/STUDENT HAS TO MISS A TRAINING? 

We completely understand that life happens, and things come up! However, what we ask is that you prioritize for all trainings – if you already know that your kid/student can’t make a few of the trainings prior to applying, please have them reconsider applying. In the event that your kid/student does miss a training, please make sure to communicate this to the Team Leader – they will follow up with you on any pertinent information.