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:

  • 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:

  • Biweekly on a day and time to be determined

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:

  • Twice a month on Saturdays at 4pm

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

LEADER: Julie Ellis

ASSISTANT: Carole Selmont

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • Biweekly on Saturdays from 3pm - 5pm

GROUP EMPHASIS: Women

NOTES:

  • No kids
  • Small dog on premises
  • Driveway & street parking

CONTACT:

Ellis - 914-260-2004 | julie.ellis07@gmail.com

+ Naugatuck

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

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • Biweekly on Sundays 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:

  • 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

LEADERS: Scott & Sheila Keck

ASSISTANTS: Adrian & Maria Bowe

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • 2nd and 4th Sundays from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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

+ Varied

LEADER: Pastor Scott Tavolacci

MEETING DATES & TIMES:

  • 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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