Dear Friends,

This is my first email communique to you for the new year.  Hopefully, you had a memorable Christmas and New Years.  Some of the highlights include all this snow.  Dozens of Gatewayers served the Homeless at the Room at the Inn outreach over the Holiday.  The Youth had an Elf party and an overnight lock-in event loaded with laughs.  More than 300 people celebrated with us for the Christmas Eve Candlelight services.  The Twelve Days of Christmas skit/dance was full of JOY. 

We launched the new year with a simple, yet profound message about Three Chairs on January 1.  You can listen online @

It is with great delight I share Gateway's theme/focus/direction for 2017.  PURSUE What Matters Most... This is based on Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."  We all will pursue projects, careers, hobbies, relationships, habits, and many other things during the new year. It is my sincere desire that you and I PURSUE what matters most.  Friends, let's PURSUE JESUS.  This year will be filled with opportunities to KNOW Jesus personally, to GROW with Jesus more purposefully, and to GO for Jesus more passionately.  Let's KNOW/GROW/GO in 2017!

One of the ways we will Know/Grow/Go begins January 9th with the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting.  Make sure to pick up a 21 Days Guide on Sunday for more information.

Believing for Breakthroughs,