Gateway Christian Fellowship (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)

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Gateway Christian Fellowship began in September 2000, through the efforts of eight Mennonite Brethren congregations in the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, Canada. It wished to appeal to those suspicious of institutionalized religion, yet open to spirituality. A small group of individuals started meeting at Lakeport Secondary School in St. Catharines, then also the location of Eden High School. Ed and Karin Willms, part of the group of church planters, took on the role of lead pastoral couple. They continued to lead the church throughout its 10 year existence.

The vision and mission statement of the church were to be a church of passionate Christ followers who could grow and care for one another while experiencing an intimate relationship with God. Gateway Christian Fellowship eventually merged with Southridge Community Church on 1 January 2010, and became the North End campus of this multi-site church.

Bibliography

Braun, Karla. "Church partnership 'remarkable to see'." Mennonite Brethren Herald 49, no. 5 (May 2010): 19.

"Gateway Christian Fellowship – St. Catharines, ON." Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. 2013. Web. 21 February 2017. http://cmbs.mennonitebrethren.ca/inst_records/gateway-christian-fellowship-st-catharines-on/.

Woelk, Peter J. "Two MB church plants target spiritual needs." Mennonite Brethren Herald 39, no. 23 (1 December 2000): 18-19.

Archives

Archives at Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.

Additional Information

Ordained Leaders at Gateway Christian Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Ed Willms 2000-2009

Membership at Gateway Christian Fellowship

Year Membership
2000 52
2008 100


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published February 2017


Cite This Article

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Steiner, Sam. "Gateway Christian Fellowship (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2017. Web. 18 Sep 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gateway_Christian_Fellowship_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147234.

APA style

Steiner, Sam. (February 2017). Gateway Christian Fellowship (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gateway_Christian_Fellowship_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147234.




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