frequently asked questions


  • When should I arrive?

    Our Sunday morning services start promptly at 9AM & 11AM. We encourage our attendees to arrive a little early as to have adequate time to drop off kids at our Children's Ministry programs, grab a cup of coffee, and get settled in before worship begins. 

  • What should I wear?

    Be yourself! If you are more comfortable in your blue jeans, feel free to wear them! If a suit and tie help you worship God, then by all means, wear that! Our atmosphere is predominately casual; we’re more interested that you connect with God and our church family than we are in what you wear.

  • What should I expect at a service?

    Here at Gateway, you'll enjoy contemporary worship music and practical messages that will help you deal with real life issues, along with the chance to connect with a community of believers. 

  • How can I get more information about gateway?

    On Sunday mornings feel free to drop by the Information Center (located in the lobby of the Worship Center). A staff member will be there to help answer any questions you might have, as well as provide you with information about upcoming events. You can also call the church office at 209.723.4283 -or- email us HERE.

  • What about my kids?

    We love kids at Gateway, which is why we have an excellent nursery for infants – 3yrs. as well as a dynamic children’s program for preschoolers through 5th graders during the Sunday morning worship service. Teens join us in the main service, and are invited to Jr. group (Tuesdays at 6:30pm) and Sr. High groups (Sundays at 7pm)  which meet during the week in the Student Center. 

  • Am I expected to give when the offering plate goes by?

    Not at all. The offering plates are passed for the convenience of our regular attenders. Let our service be a gift to you!