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Gateway Church gathers
for
worship Sundays
at 10:30 a.m.

Location: 6425 Jefferson Rd.
(Hwy. 129) in Athens, Georgia.

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Gateway Today


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Gateway Today
The e-magazine of Gateway Church


FALL 2006

Back to the Future: Keys to Reclaiming Methodist Vitality
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

The Quotable Mr. Wesley

Religion and Politics: Promoting Christian Values in a Morally Pluralistic Society
by Kerby Anderson, Probe Ministries

Comparing the Major Party Platforms with the Official Positions of the United Methodist Church

A Word From the Word: 'Salvation'


SPRING 2006

Because Jesus Christ is Risen...
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
The four biblical accounts of the Resurrection differ in some details. So can these accounts really be trusted?

A Word From the Word: 'Hope'

A Call to Repentance and Holiness
Speaking at a conference at Duluth UMC, two prominent leaders, one a United Methodist, the other a Southern Baptist, urge Christians to examine their lives.

Our Membership is Growing, But...
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... Holy Communion? (last in a series)


WINTER 2006

Time Alone with Jesus
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

Gateway 101: Why 'Gateway' Church?
The significance of our name.

A Word From the Word: 'Faith'

A Debt to C.S. Lewis
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... Baptism? (eleventh in a series)

United Methodist high court upholds denominational ban on homosexual clergy


FALL 2005

Joyful Hardship
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

Passion for People, Commitment to Christ: In Venezuela, a Reminder that God Can Make Much Out of Little
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... the Holy Spirit? (tenth in a series)

God and Natural Disasters
by Charles Wesley, 1750


SPRING 2005

Pressing In: God Honors Persistent Faith
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

Come Holy Spirit: Pentecost Makes All the Difference
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

North Georgia Conference Still Growing, But Not as Fast
by Alice M. Smith
Wesleyan Christian Advocate

Faith is God's Work in Us
by Martin Luther (from his Preface to the Book of Romans, a work instrumental in the life of John Wesley)

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... the Second Coming? (ninth in a series)

The Drive to 'Win': It Clouds Our View of What Matters Most
by Dr. John Simmons, Superintendent, Athens-Elberton District, North Ga. Conference

Remembering Pope John Paul II: He Showed Us the Path to a Culture of Life
by President George W. Bush


WINTER 2004/2005

Everything We Need: The Covenant Assures Us of God's Constant Care
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

Gateway 101: The Way We Worship
Our worship style at Gateway Church reflects our understanding of the Scriptures

Core Values: Gateway is a Prayer-Driven Church

No Small Vision: Our Parish is the World
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... Heaven and Hell? (eighth in a series)


FALL 2004

'It's Got to Begin as a Movement of the Spirit': Why We Must Cry Out to God for Genuine Revival
a true story, related by Tom Atkins

Why I Support the Marriage Protection Amendment
by Dr. Bill Bouknight, Christ UMC, Memphis

The Role of a Bishop
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... the Bible? (seventh in a series)


SUMMER 2004

Holiness in an Unholy World: It Requires Believing -- and Belonging
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

UGA Quarterback David Greene: 'A Christian Both On and Off the Field'
by Sybil Davidson, Wesleyan Christian Advocate

Being Faithful to the Faith
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

Faith and Politics: A Conversation with President Bush
by James Heidinger, Good News

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... the Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? (sixth in a series)

General Conference Archive
Audio, video, and transcripts from the UMC's 2004 General Conf., April 27-May 7 in Pittsburgh.


SPRING 2004

Perseverance Pays Off
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

On Film: The Passion of the Christ
by Steve Beard

Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Christ Suffered and Died
Compiled by John Piper

On Renewal: The Presence-Based Church
by Dr. Terry Teykl, Renewal Ministries

Culture Watch: Protecting the Institution of Marriage
Remarks by President George W. Bush

Methodism 101: Two Key Gatherings This Spring/Summer

Living in the Context of God's Word
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... the Resurrection of Jesus? (fifth in a series)


WINTER 2003/2004

Christmas: God's Prescription for Peace
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

Most Americans Believe They'll Go to Heaven, But Less Than Half are Trusting Christ to Get Them There

A Christian Culture of Money: It's Not Just About Dollars and Cents
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

On Worship: Redeeming Popular Culture
by Len Wilson and Jason Moore, authors, Digital Storytellers

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... Being in Relationship with God? (fourth in a series)


FALL 2003

Prayer, the Price of Power
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

Following in Wesley's Footsteps: What Will it Take to Reach Today's Unchurched?
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

Trust God and Step Out in Faith, UGA Football Coach Tells United Methodist Men
by Jonathan S. Adams, Wesleyan Christian Advocate

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... Sin? (third in a series)


SPRING 2003

Renewed By the Power of God
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

The Tale of the Life-Saving Station
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

Experiencing God In Iraq
by Chaplain (Maj.) Mitchell Lewis, staff chaplain, U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) Artillery

A Heart of Appreciation
by Kathy Tasker, Gateway Church

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... the Cross? (second in a series)


WINTER 2002/2003

Waiting on God
by Jerry Varnado, pastor, Gateway Church

Almost 7,500 Professions of Faith
by Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, North Ga. Conference, UMC

UGA Wesley Foundation Full of Life, Propels Young People into Ministry
by Anne Dukes, Wesleyan Christian Advocate

When is the Alternative to War Worse Than War Itself?
by the Rev. William Bouknight, Christ UMC, Memphis, Tenn.

On Discipleship: Turn Your (Christian) Radio On

Contending for the Faith: Lay People Are Letting Their Voices be Heard
by Joe Whittemore, North Ga. Conf. Lay Leader

Theology 101: What Do United Methodists Believe About... Jesus? (first in a series)



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