The Why and Purpose of Gateway Groups…

Why Gateway Groups?

Love.

When we think about why we open our doors and gather together as family and friends, only one answer comes to mind - LOVE! Everything we do is motivated by God’s love for us, our love for God and our love for others. What we know from personal experiences, from history, from the stories of others and from the writings in the Bible is that LOVE transforms. That’s our why!

What is the purpose of a Gateway Group?

  • To connect to the heart of God.

  • To connect with one another and care for each other.

  • To discover their unique purpose and destiny.

  • To train, disciple and release new leaders; in-turn reproducing new Gateway Groups.

  • To serve the community.

What does a successful and reproducing Gateway Group look like?

  • Experiencing God together through worship, prayer, engaging the bible and sharing testimonies.

  • Being family by being honest and vulnerable, and carrying involvement in the lives of others.

  • Being family is also about identifying, developing and releasing leaders through training, encouragement and growth opportunities.

  • Sharing love everywhere by consistently planning and practicing a monthly outreach, which will add value to the community.


GATEWAY SMALL GROUPS DIRECTORY

Gateway Small Groups are listed by city. Click on the city to access a small group in that city.

+ East Haven

LEADERS: Steven & Pastor Caroline Eldridge

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • Weekly on Sundays at 4pm for the frist 8 weeks.
  • After the initial 8 weeks, the group will meet bi-weekly on Sundays at 4pm.

GROUP EMPHASIS: Young Married Couples / Young Adults

NOTES:

  • Small dog on premises
  • Street parking
  • Not handicap accessible

CONTACT:

Eldridge - celdridge@yourgateway.com

+ Hamden

CO-LEADERS: Kim & Lamar Norris and Cecilia Wanjiru

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • Weekly on Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm for the first 8 weeks.
  • After the initial 8 weeks, the group will meet at a day and time to be determined on a bi-weekly basis.

GROUP EMPHASIS: Open

NOTES:

  • No kids
  • No pets
  • Street parking

CONTACT:

Norris - (203) 589-4107 | kdraughn2003@yahoo.com

Wanjiru - (203) 901-0712 | cwwanjiru@yahoo.com

+ Madison

CO-LEADERS: Nick & Jane Postovoit and Patrick & Linda Wade

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • Group will meet weekly the first 8 weeks.
  • After that, the group will meet twice a month at a day & time to be determined.

GROUP EMPHASIS: Open

NOTES:

  • Kids welcome
  • No pets
  • Driveway parking

CONTACT:

Postovoit - (860) 822-1013 | npostusa@snet.net

Wade - (203) 980-4745 | plw21488@yahoo.com

+ Milford

GROUP 1

LEADERS: Art & Monica Skoczolek

ASSISTANTS: Skip & Holly Pommer

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • Group will meet weekly on Fridays at 6:30pm for the first 8 weeks.
  • After the initial 8 weeks, the group will meet twice a month on Fridays at 6:30pm.

GROUP EMPHASIS: Open / Young Families

NOTES:

  • Kids welcome
  • No pets
  • Street parking

CONTACT:

Skoczolek - (203) 395-6104 | mdskoczolek@hotmail.com


GROUP 2

LEADER: Julie Ellis

ASSISTANT: Carole Selmont

START DATE: TBD

GROUP EMPHASIS: Open

NOTES:

  • No kids
  • Dog on premises
  • Street Parking

CONTACT:

Ellis - julie.ellis07@gmail.com

+ Naugatuck

CO-LEADERS: Jon & Shavonne Ely and George & Lindsay Lange

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • Group will meet every other Sunday from 3pm-5pm.

GROUP EMPHASIS: Open / Young Families

NOTES:

  • Kids welcome
  • Street parking

CONTACT:

Ely - (203) 610-1184 | shavonneely@gmail.com

Lange - (860) 716-1886 | latenore34@gmail.com

+ New Haven

LEADERS: Rashad & Courtney Gibson

ASSISTANT: Josh Williams

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • Weekly on Fridays at 6pm for the first 8 weeks.
  • After the initial 8 weeks, the group will meet twice a month on Fridays at 6pm.

GROUP EMPHASIS: Open

NOTES:

  • No kids
  • Small dog on premises (will be crated)
  • Street Parking & detached garage

CONTACT:

Gibson - (609) 949-3406 | faith08046@hotmail.com

+ West Haven

GROUP 1

LEADERS: Scott & Sheila Keck

ASSISTANTS: Adrian & Maria Bowe

GROUP EMPHASIS: Marriage

NOTES:

  • No kids
  • Dog on premises
  • Street Parking
  • Not handicap friendly - all entrances have stairs

CONTACT:

Keck - (203) 802-8054 | sakeck99@yahoo.com


GROUP 2

LEADERS: Pastor Herb & Rosa Rubio

START DATE: November 3, 2018

MEETING INFO:

  • Group will meet on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 4pm.

GROUP EMPHASIS: Open

NOTES:

  • No kids.
  • Park in un-numbered spots in parking lot (try to car pool).
  • Not handicap accessible.

CONTACT:

Rubio - hrubio@yourgateway.com

+ Varied

LEADER: Pastor Scott Tavolacci

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • Group will meet on the 1st & 3rd Fridays at 7pm.

GROUP EMPHASIS: Open / Men

NOTES:

  • Men only
  • 3 small dogs
  • No kids
  • Email for location
  • Plenty of parking
  • Limited handicap accessible

CONTACT:

Tavolacci - simeonssecretplace@gmail.com


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