May Update

Gateway’s North Main campus has been under construction since March.

Before you know it, the basement will be filled with vibrant colors and a welcoming atmosphere. There will be casual seating areas for college students to study or Life Groups to gather. The kitchen will be stocked and ready to host meals for Celebrate Recovery, college dinners, and community outreaches. The main space will be primed to welcome elementary-aged kids to Kidway and teens to the youth group.


Upstairs in the sanctuary, the pews have been temporarily moved aside to greet a fresh coat of paint, new carpet, and a rebuilt stage. The sound system and lights are on their way! Not to mention the brand new cafe that will be added to the south side of the worship center, which will serve Fort Findlay’s Gateway Blend coffee between services, beginning on the August 27 launch date.

Nursery and preschool rooms are getting a face-lift with fresh paint, carpet, and ceiling tiles. They’ll be stocked with all the Kidway essentials--don’t forget the Cheerios! Although a lot has already happened, there is much more to come. And you can help!

Here are several ways you can connect with Gateway’s plans for North Main:

1. Join the North Main Launch Team - Make a one-year commitment to worship and serve at Gateway’s North Main campus. Check out Gateway’s website for more info: Join Launch Team!

2. Hand Out Door-Hanger Invitation - Walk the neighborhoods surrounding North Main to invite our new neighbors to a Memorial Day Cookout at North Main. Door-hanger invitations will be provided. We’ll meet at North Main at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17.

3. Will You Worship at North Main in the Fall? - Would you be willing to try worshiping at North Main this fall? If so, please let me know ( We’d love to have you!

4. Questions? Ask Away! - This is a new season for Gateway, and we want you to be as informed as possible. If you have any questions at all, please share them with me. I’ll do my best to answer whatever questions you may have.

Thank you for your prayers and support!

Mike Barnhart
Campus Pastor
Gateway Church

April Update

North Main Campus Update

Tentative Launch Date: Sunday, August 27

Summer Outreaches:

May 29 - Memorial Day Cookout
June 10 - Serve the City Day
July 7 - Movie Night at North Main
July 29 - Pool Day at Riverside
August 6 - Preview Service Brunch
August 13 - Preview Service Brunch

Opportunities to Get Involved:

  • Join the North Main Launch Team - Commit to participating in North Main ministries for the first year (until August 2018).
  • Serve at a Summer Outreach - If you’re not ready to make a commitment to GO to North Main for the first year as a member of the launch team, this is a great way to get involved!
  • Learn more about joining the North Main launch team or serving at summer outreaches by picking up an information packet in the lobby today or at one of Gateway’s campus offices.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Serving Jesus With You,

Mike Barnhart
Campus Pastor
North Main Campus, Gateway Church, 419-423-5947


Will You Join the Launch Team?

Will you join the North Main campus launch team? To learn more, check out the information booklet or contact Mike Barnhart. To commit to the launch team, fill out the online form, or print & return the Launch Team Commitment Form to the church office (9555 CR 9, Findlay, OH, 45840).

January 23 Update

Thank you for your support of Gateway’s North Main campus. As you may have seen in the most recent video update, Dick Schrock is working hard to facilitate the execution of the renovation plans at N. Main. Although we do not have an official completion date identified yet, we are trusting God that we will be able to launch weekly worship services at N. Main by August or September.

As we move forward toward launching Gateway N. Main as a fully operational campus, there will be more opportunities for you to get involved. Projects such as painting, light construction projects, or community outreaches are on the horizon.

Currently, there are three primary ways you can get involved at Gateway’s N. Main campus:
1. CELEBRATE RECOVERY - provide meals on Mondays; attend or invite someone to attend; and, pray for the ministry. Contact Jon Campbell (
2. COLLEGE MINISTRY - Serve at Thursday Night Dinners or connect with students at The Gathering (Tuesdays). Contact Bill Corbin (
3. PRAYER - Join us for early morning prayer on Wednesdays (6:30-7:30 a.m.). This is a time when the N. Main sanctuary is open for prayer. We are also continuing our monthly prayer gatherings at Gateway’s North Main campus. At each of the monthly gatherings, we will be applying one of the four parts of the ACTS prayer model that we have been learning about on Sunday mornings. You’re invited to join us at any or all of the prayer gatherings. You may even want to consider asking your Life Group to attend together.

Contact Mike Barnhart (
Here is a list of the upcoming monthly North Main prayer gatherings:
January 29, 6:00 p.m. - Adoration
February 26, 6:00 p.m. - Confession
March 26, 6:00 p.m. - Thanksgiving
April 30, 6:00 p.m. - Supplication

January 11 Update

Hi Gateway,

Plans are progressing at Gateway’s North Main Campus, and we are tentatively targeting a Fall (sometime between August-October) worship service launch date. A large part of determining the worship service launch date will be dependent upon necessary facility renovations. These facility renovations are being managed by Dick Schrock, who has been part of the Gateway family for a number of years. The following video will introduce you to Dick and provide a brief update regarding where we are at with these renovations.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

God Bless,

Mike Barnhart
North Main Campus Pastor