Discipling God's People from Vision to Involvement
God has called the Gateway Center for World Mission to release the Kingdom of God in the nations by "Discipling God's People from Vision to Involvement."
Our Strategy is to work with both American churches and indigenous churches who have access to or have targeted unreached peoples. We call these indigenous churches, "gateway peoples."
Our Focus is to teach mission education in both US and gateway churches in order to bring vision to and to equip churches without dependency.Equipping them requires more than just imparting information; it involves helping to empower these indigenous churches to stand on their own economically.The Development Director of the Kibungo Diocese of the Anglican Church in Rwanda put it well:
"If you gave us a million dollars tomorrow we couldn't handle it. What we need are the skills you have so we can build our lives and do the work of the Kingdom ourselves."
Our Role is not to do everything, but to build strategic partnerships that will strengthen the indigenous churches so that they can send missionaries where western missionaries could not go or would be less effective in going.The partnerships also provide an active outlet for people in the US and other areas who have skills and resources needed for the Kingdom.It builds relationships that are the groundwork for cross-cultural teams (US/gateway people) that work to evangelize the unreached.