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.