Gateway North

October 19-28

In partnership with the organization VISIONEERS, this team help meet the spiritual needs of refugees – primarily young men – in Berlin, Germany. Ministry activities will be highly relational and may be physically taxing – sports, teen nights, social outings, etc. Verbally sharing the life and freedom that is found in Jesus Christ will be a main focus for
this team.

 

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Application is now closed

November 17-24

In partnership with MISSION OF HOPE, this team will work to help meet the physical, relational & spiritual needs of those in Haiti. Ministry activities may include painting, planting trees, distributing water filtration systems, hygiene training, participating in Kids Clubs, praying over the sick, and sharing your Faith Story!

 

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Application due August 12th

August 18- 25

In partnership with the organization Christ for the City International, this team from the Anchor Network will work with at risk children/youth thru after school programs, ESL classes, soccer camps and school visits. This team will also travel to a rural island community and partner with the local church in food distribution and local outreaches.

 

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Application is now closed

October 18-27

In partnership with East-West ministries and local Nepali pastors, this team will backpack and camp throughout the mountains of Nepal – working to bring the life and freedom found in Jesus Christ to unreached, remote villages.

*Please note that this team is designed for committed Christ-followers, and is also very physically rigorous.

 

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Application is now closed

January 25- February 2

In partnership with E3 and local Christ-followers, this team will engage in spiritual conversations within the Republic of Ireland — identifying people who are open to the life and freedom found in Jesus and are desiring to join in community with others.

 

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Apps due October 7th

March 15- 23

In partnership with CLUB1040 and local Christ-followers, this team will engage in spiritual conversations in Lebanon and will also serve with Syrian Refugee children at a local school.

 

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Apps due October 28th

Gateway South & Central

October 12-20

In partnership with the organization WORLD RELIEF, this team will work side by side with local church leaders to help care for the most vulnerable in the province of Kibuye, Burundi. Specific ministry activities will be determined by the skill set of the team.

 

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Application is now closed

October 16-27

In partnership with East-West ministries and local Nepali pastors, this team will backpack and camp throughout the mountains of Nepal – working to bring the life and freedom found in Jesus Christ to unreached, remote villages.

*Please note that this team is designed for committed Christ-followers, and is also very physically rigorous.

 

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Application is now closed

January 3-12

In partnership with CHRIST EVANGELICAL MISSION, this team will work to help meet the physical, relational & spiritual needs of those in Rajahmundry, India and its surrounding areas. Ministry activities may include teaching English, participating in crafts and games with children & the elderly, leading worship, sharing your Faith Story & teaching at their Missionary Training School. There will also be a free day group excursion on the return home!

 

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Apps due September 16th

March 15- 23

In partnership with CLUB1040 and local Christ-followers, this team will engage in spiritual conversations in Lebanon and will also serve with Syrian Refugee children at a local school.

 

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Apps due October 28th

NextGen

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. One of the ways we practically do this is by offering summer GO! Teams. They’re 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.

 

 

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About

WHAT ARE GO! TEAMS?

At Gateway, we desire to encourage and equip people 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 GO! Teams. GO! Teams are typically a week long experience where Gatewayers display the love and attitude of Christ to people around the world by meeting physical, spiritual and relational needs. Our 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 into their experience through a small financial commitment. This is called your DEPOSIT.

**Deposits are tax deductible, non-refundable, vary per team, and count towards your total cost. All deposits are due at your teams first training meeting.

WE GO PREPARED… Every GO! Team has mandatory trainings for its 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 learned to our everyday lives. **Training dates differ by team and are available on each team’s Info Sheet, located below.

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FAQ

WHEN IS MY APPLICATION DUE?
Each GO! Team has a different application deadline – you will find this listed on the team specific Info Sheets. Applicants will be notified of acceptance VIA EMAIL the week following the application deadline.

**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.

DO I NEED TO REGULARLY ATTEND GATEWAY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ON A TEAM?
If you currently attends a local church that offers similar serving teams we highly encourage you to participate on a team with your own church. If you are not already part of a local church that offers mission teams you are welcome to apply for a GO! Team!

DO I NEED TO BE A CHRIST-FOLLOWER TO PARTICIPATE?
While your current spiritual temperature and/or life stage may determine the teams that you are ready and able to participate on, there are no spiritual requirements to apply for a GO! Team.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE EXTRA FUNDS IF I RAISE MORE MONEY THAN I NEED FOR MY GO! TEAM?
Any overage of funds from one individual are used to offset other team participants 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 traveling to Haiti, you will pay $300 towards your deposit and raise $1500 by building a support team. These amounts combined will total the $1800 team cost.

HOW WILL I KNOW HOW MUCH I HAVE RAISED THROUGHOUT THE GO! TEAMS PROCESS?  When you apply for a GO! Team you automatically create an account with our online management system, Managed Missions. Once accepted onto a team,  you will be able to log into your account at any point to view your 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 specific GO! Team.

WHERE DO I ACCESS ANY NECESSARY FORMS THAT I MAY BE MISSING?
All forms will be handed out to your team trainings. They will then also be available for download directly from your Managed Missions account!

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T RAISE MY TOTAL GO! TEAM COST?
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n many instances we are able to offset your total cost with overage from other team members. However, this is not always the case. Per the signed Team Agreement, you do commit to cover the entirety of the GO! Team cost prior to your departure on their team. If you have specific questions about your support status don’t hesitate to email global@gatewaychurch.com.

WHAT IF I 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 you can’t make most of the training prior to applying, please reconsider applying. In the event that you do miss a training please make sure to communicate this to the Team Leader – they will follow up with you on any pertinent information.