Gateway Missions

We encourage and support each member at Gateway to be involved in serving and reaching people with the message of Jesus whether it be in our own backyard or in the most remote place on earth.

Why Missions?

ACTS 1:8

The Bible from Genesis to Revelation reveals God’s desire and design that all the people of the world may know Him. To live in accordance with God’s teaching is to seek and save the lost as He has done throughout history. Today, the Church is God’s instrument to communicate the message of Christ to the people of the world. 

How?

REACH, CONNECT, GROW

Our ministry exists to provide you with tools and resources to help you ignite your passions, deepen your faith in Jesus, and lead a purpose-driven life. Working in cooperation with all the ministries of Gateway, the Missions Ministry will encourage and assist our members to live for others by serving people in our local community, in our nation, and around the world simultaneously as demonstrated by the early church.

Each member of Gateway will be educated, equipped, and encouraged to participate in God’s mission to bring the unsaved and unreached to life in Christ. 

LOVE

MATT 28:18-20

God loves lost people and desires to draw them to Himself. God blesses congregations and individuals whose passions, resources, and energies are invested in the things most important to him. Therefore, God’s mission is essential to Gateway’s effectiveness and to every member’s growth in grace. 

LEARN MORE / Get Involved

LOCAL PARTNERS

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NATIONAL PARTNERS

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INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

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GATEWAY CONNECTIONS

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OTHER AFFILIATIONS

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Gateway also sponsors other mission opportunities that fit within the purposes of the Missions Program.

Upcoming Events

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Carroll Baker (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Carroll serves with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and is the Area Representative for Kershaw, Lee, and Richland counties. He counts it a privilege to challenge coaches and athletes. He engages them with God’s truth, equips them to walk closer with Him, and empowers them to impact more coaches and athletes. Carroll and his wife, Pam, are long-time members of Gateway. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Midlands, SC: https://midlandsfca.org/ (visit website for social media links)

Fellowship of Christian Athletes: https://www.fca.org/

Prayer / Newsletter: To receive Carroll Baker’s newsletter send an email to cbaker@fca.org

Volunteer: Contact Carroll Baker at cbaker@fca.org

Child Evangelism Fellowship

This is the parent organization for Good News Clubs as well as other programs for which the main purpose is sharing the Good News of Jesus with children. 

Child Evangelism Fellowship in Midlands, SC: https://www.cefcolumbiamidlands.org/ (visit website for social media links)

Child Evangelism Fellowship: https://www.cefonline.com/about/

Prayer Requests:  https://www.cefonline.com/get-involved/pray/

Volunteer: If you are interested in volunteering, please see the entry for Good News Club

The Cooperative Ministry

The Cooperative Ministry helps the working poor by providing food, clothing, utility assistance, rent and mortgage assistance, career improvement, income tax preparation, and insurance assistance.

The Cooperative Ministry: https://www.coopmin.org/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer Requests / Newsletter: https://www.coopmin.org/about scroll to News and Reports / Sign up for email newsletter at the bottom of the page under “Let’s Be Friends”

Volunteer: https://www.coopmin.org/volunteer

Daybreak Ministries

Daybreak Ministries envisions a community where women and men faced with pregnancy decisions are transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and empowered to make Christ-centered choices that lead to an abundant life for the individuals, their families, and the lives of the unborn. Services offered include: educational youth programs, pregnancy medical clinic, abortion recovery programs, and a maternity and baby boutique to help mothers and babies. 

Daybreak Ministries: https://www.daybreakcola.org/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer: https://partner.daybreakcola.org/how-you-can-help.htm#Pray

Volunteer: https://partner.daybreakcola.org/how-you-can-help.htm#Serve

Good News Club

The purpose of Good News Club is to share the good news of Jesus with boys and girls, disciple them in the Word of God, and help establish them in a local church for Christian living. Gateway sponsors four Good News Clubs in local schools. Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship. We are looking for volunteers who can commit 2 hours per week for 10 weeks during the school year. 

Volunteer:  Contact Nancy Counts at nancycounts123@yahoo.com

Prayer: Contact Nancy Counts at nancycounts123@yahoo.com

LIFEBRIDGE

LIFEBRIDGE is a LIFE Care Center specializing in the areas of Pregnancy, Parenting, and Relationships for women and men. They offer compassionate help and hope through their advisory and educational services which includes: free pregnancy testing and exploring options; STI/STD testing and ultrasound referrals; pregnancy and parenting classes; relationship and co-parenting classes; maternity and infant items; and healing after abortion or infant loss services. They can also make referrals for any additional services needed.

Lifebridge: https://www.lifebridgesouthcarolina.org/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer/Newsletter:

Volunteer: https://www.lifebridgesouthcarolina.org/donor-page

Lighthouse for Life

Lighthouse for Life is actively fighting against human trafficking. They desire to see everyone joined together to put a stop to the exploitation and trafficking of the people around them. They also make every effort to provide grace and assistance to people who are making the journey towards healing and restoration.

Lighthouse for Life: https://www.lighthouseforlife.org/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer / Newsletter: https://www.lighthouseforlife.org/news 

Volunteer: https://www.lighthouseforlife.org/get-involved

Oliver Gospel Mission

Oliver Gospel is on the front lines serving those struggling with homelessness and seeks to provide a Gospel-fueled, compassionate, and welcoming environment designed to instill both hope and opportunity for the purpose of life transformation. Oliver Gospel provides emergency shelter, meals, recovery programs, job assistance, and counseling.

Oliver Gospel Mission: https://www.olivergospel.org/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer / Newsletter: Join their email list at www.olivergospel.org or to be added to their newsletter mailing list send an email to ogm@olivergospel.org

Volunteer site: www.olivergospel.org/volunteer

Samuel Myers (Cru)

Samuel has been on staff with Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) since 2013. Most recently he has served for the last 5 years at the University of South Carolina and other area college campuses. From June 2020 to June 2021, Samuel will take part in a special program through Cru at their international headquarters in Florida.

Cru: https://www.cru.org/

Prayer / Newsletter: Contact Samuel at samuel.myers@cru.org to receive email updates.

Sharing God’s Love

Sharing God’s Love (SGL) provides emergency assistance in our community. SGL provides food, clothing, financial assistance, spiritual encouragement, and other services to those in need living in the following zip code areas: 29063, 29210, 29212. 

Sharing God’s Love: https://sharinggodslove.net/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer:  Like them on Facebook or Twitter and/or send an email to SGL@sharinggodslove.net and request to be added to the weekly email announcements or to the mailing list for their bi-annual newsletter 

Volunteer: https://sharinggodslove.net/get-involved/

Ashley Kendall (Whirlwind Missions)

Ashley Kendall serves with Whirlwind Missions, and she works alongside her Dad, Tim Cummins. They serve in Atlanta’s International Village which is home to many immigrants and refugees. The International Village is a unique area in America with over 145 different countries represented and 761 different languages spoken! When school is in session, Whirlwind Missions focuses on after school tutoring, ESL Classes, and evangelism in the apartment complexes where they work. During Spring Break and in the summer, Whirlwind Missions host church teams that multiply their ministry by conducting Backyard Bible Clubs in local apartment complexes located in the International Village. 

Website: https://www.teamwhirlwind.com/about/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer/Newsletter: To receive Ashley Kendall’s newsletter send an email to ashleyackendall@gmail.com 

Mission Trip: Contact Judy Davis at judyd@gatewaybc.com about upcoming mission trips

East Bridge Church

Gateway began a partnership with East Bridge Church (EBC) in 2019. EBC is a new church plant committed to reaching the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. 

Portland is the least reached city in North America and only has a small evangelical presence. Portland is one of the 35 cities/strategic areas identified by the North American Mission Board as a Send City – a key area to reach with the message of Jesus.

Website: https://www.eastbridgechurch.com/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer: https://www.eastbridgechurch.com/pray

Mission Trip: Contact Judy Davis at judyd@gatewaybc.com about upcoming mission trips

North American Mission Board

The North American Mission Board (NAMB) helps equip churches to be on mission in their own communities and across the continent. Through compassion ministry, church planting, chaplaincy and disaster relief, they help congregations go to the lost and hurting.

Website: https://www.namb.net/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer / Newsletter: https://www.namb.net/pray/

Mission Trip:  Contact Judy Davis at judyd@gatewaybc.com about upcoming mission trips

Brian and Becky Harrell (IMB)

While studying at CIU, Brian and Becky Harrell became part of our Gateway family. In 2004, we sent them out as missionaries to serve with the International Mission Board (IMB). They along with their four children serve in northern Mozambique, Africa, among the Nahara people group. They work among people who have been steeped in centuries of Islam and witchcraft. However, the tide is turning, and people are placing their faith in Christ, new believers are being discipled, churches are being planted, and national believers are starting to go out as missionaries. 

Website: https://www.imb.org/missionary-profile/harrell-family/

Prayer / Newsletter: To receive the Harrell’s newsletter send an email to globalnomadfam@gmail.com.

Mission Trip: Contact Judy Davis at judyd@gatewaybc.com about upcoming mission trips

Crossover Global

Crossover Global, a church planting organization, desires to see God glorified by providing gospel access through the planting of multiplying churches among unreached people groups! Crossover Global serves in 34 countries; has five ministry bases in Brazil, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Moldova, and the United States; and has planted thousands of churches among the unreached peoples of the world.

Website: https://www.crossover.global/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer / Newsletter: https://www.en-crossover.global/ scroll down and click on Communiqué

Mission Trip: Contact Judy Davis at judyd@gatewaybc.com about upcoming mission trips

Eddie Robinson (Live School)

Eddie Robinson is the North Africa and Caribbean Director for the Live School.  Originally from South Africa, he moved here to the United States in 2006 to expand the U.S. office. Eddie is responsible for overseeing all the efforts to start Live School trainings in these regions.  Eddie and his wife, Leré, and their children are part of our Gateway family. 

Website: https://worldmissioncentre.com/liveschool/lscaribbean/ 

Prayer: To receive Eddie Robinson’s newsletter send an email to eddier@wmcint.org 

Mission Trip: Contact Judy Davis at judyd@gatewaybc.com about upcoming mission trips

International Mission Board

The International Mission Board’s (IMB) mission is to serve Southern Baptists in carrying out the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations​.

Website: https://www.imb.org/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer: https://www.imb.org/pray/

Mission Trip: Contact Judy Davis at judyd@gatewaybc.com about upcoming mission trips

Live School

Live School is a comprehensive and portable missions training and discipleship program that trains indigenous believers in rural and urban areas of the world to plant sustainable churches and be missionaries to their own and neighboring people groups.

Website: https://worldmissioncentre.com/liveschool/ (visit website for social media links)

Prayer: https://worldmissioncentre.com/pray-with-us/

Mission Trip: Contact Judy Davis at judyd@gatewaybc.com about upcoming mission trips

Old Town Church

Gateway finds it a privilege to support Old Town Church, a new church plant in Rock Hill, SC. Matthew Cavin, lead pastor of Old Town Church, grew up at Gateway and later interned with Gateway Students. Matthew has served at various churches over the last 15 years, and now he and his wife, Meghan, are following God’s call to plant a church in downtown Rock Hill.

Website: https://oldtownchurchsc.com (visit website for social media links)

Prayer: register to receive prayer updates at https://oldtownchurch.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/14/responses/new

Mission Trip: Contact Judy Davis at judyd@gatewaybc.com about upcoming mission trips.

Columbia Metro Baptist Association

Gateway is affiliated with Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA). The CMBA is a family of Baptist congregations located in the Midlands of South Carolina. Their priority is to start and strengthen congregations to serve as vital and vibrant missional communities. 

Website: https://columbiametro.org/

Prayer: https://columbiametro.org/prayernetwork/

Compassion International

Compassion is a child-advocacy ministry pairing compassionate people with children living in extreme poverty to release the children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. Gateway periodically holds a Compassion Sunday, and over the years many of our members have sponsored children from around the world. 

Website: https://www.compassion.com/

Prayer: https://www.compassion.com/prayer.htm

South Carolina Baptist Convention

Gateway is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC). The SCBC strengthens churches, serves communities, shares the hope of Jesus, sends Christian workers, and helps start new churches.

Website: https://www.scbaptist.org/

Prayer: https://www.scbaptist.org/prayer/