Our mission at Gateway Church is to connect people to Jesus Christ and to one another. To do this we equip people with the teachings of the Gospel, and help mobilize them to be on mission with God to fulfill the “Great Commission” Matthew 28:19-20.

Local Missions

By equipping and mobilizing Gateway’s Life Groups we can partner with local organizations and missionaries to take the Gospel to our community. 

Global Missions

By praying, giving, and going we partner with missionaries around the world and send out short - term teams to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. This gives us an opportunity to make a global impact!

Short Term Mission Trips

Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

The purpose of our short term mission trips is to provide those in our Gateway family who are already committed to regular worship and growing in their relationship with Christ an opportunity to participate in what God is doing in other parts of our region, our country, and around the world. Although short term trips are often life-changing for participants, we do not go because of what we will experience, but we go in order to be a blessing and join the work of God’s servants throughout the world.

We have a variety of mission opportunities coming up, both regionally as well as internationally. Trips are generally open to all Gateway attendees, but for trips with limited space, preference will be given to members who have shown a commitment to our values of Worship, Connect and Serve.

Because we want trips to be accessible, Gateway helps to subsidize the cost of each trip for attendees. (This assistance is already taken into account in the trip cost information given here.) Because we believe there is value in inviting others to participate in the mission either financially or through prayer, we ask all trip participants to raise at least ½ of their trip cost through personal fundraising efforts. (Support raising resources and help is provided as part of team training.)

If you are interested in participating in a Gateway Mission Trip
please complete this application: 


Upcoming Trips

Trips with Dates To Be Announced…

Hamtramck (Detroit)

Hamtramck is a city in Wayne County, MI that is surrounded almost entirely by the city of Detroit. During the past 30 years, the city has become home to immigrants from the Middle East, particularly from Yemen, as well as immigrants from South Asia, predominantly from Bangladesh. Hamtramck is extremely culturally diverse and is a predominantly Muslim community.  

Who: Anyone.  A list of interested individuals will be kept and contacted as trips are formed.

When: Trips will be ongoing.  Possibly up to one per month.

Team Size:  Various

What we will do: The team will work with one of Gateway’s missions partners, Shakil and Angela in the work they are doing among the Muslim population through house churches and community projects. These trips involve light construction projects and backyard missions efforts. It is an opportunity to befriend Muslims.  This type of trip is recommended as a prerequisite for participating in Bangladesh mission trips.

Cost: Day trips - no cost. Friday overnight trips - $100 per person


Youth Trips

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a country located in the Caribbean region. It shares an island with the nation of Haiti.  

Who: High school students.  This trip is through Mission Possible.

When: July, dates yet to be determined.

Team Size:  20
What we will do:As a member of this mission team, individuals will help lead camp at our schools in the DR. The camp includes stations where students learn about Jesus, play games and take part in other educational enrichment activities along with receiving a nutritious lunch. During the trip, participants will also be involved with some light construction and interaction with the young leaders of our churches.
Cost:  $1000 per person - includes airfare, transportation, hotel, and most meals; participants will need to cover meals during travel
Deadline to apply: To be announced.  Contact Adam or Emily.

Cuba

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and second-most populated with over 11 million inhabitants. Gateway works in 2 cities, Havana and Baracoa on the far east tip of the island.

Who: High school students.
When: June, dates not yet determined.

Team Size:  20
What we will do:As a member of this mission team, individuals will work with a local church to host a Vacation Bible School and participate in evangelism.
Cost: $1100 per person - includes airfare, transportation, hotel, and most meals; participants will need to cover meals during travel
Deadline to apply: To be announced.  Contact Adam or Emily.


Upcoming Outreach Events