Restoring the Foundations
Gateway values the complete restoration of Apostolic Foundations. Apostolic Foundations does not mean we are apostles. Apostolic Foundations speaks of the specific training Jesus gave His apostles that they were to teach all their followers and can be summed up in the following descriptions:
This is simply “being with Jesus.” Jesus taught His disciples to wait until they were endued with power from on High via the Holy Spirit being poured out BEFORE they engaged in fulfilling their mandate to take the Kingdom of God to the nations through the preaching of the Gospel.
At GHOP, we are learning to “be with Jesus” in living encounters with Him through time in prayer, worship, meditation on the content of the Scriptures and simply “waiting until” He releases fresh guidance from His Spirit and power daily on our hearts.
This is the imparted effect and end result of being with Jesus. The apostles were taught to bring the Kingdom of God through demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s power. They were not permitted to testify of the Kingdom of God without the Holy Spirit’s enablement. Good oratory skills are not a sufficient substitute for God’s power to effectively establish the Kingdom of God “on earth as it is in Heaven.”
Contending for the Faith
God in the book of Jude challenged the early Church to “contend earnestly for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.”
At GHOP, we prioritize prayer and teaching as the primary vehicles to uphold and advance the apostolic foundations that were delivered by the apostles and prophets of Christ to His Church.