Experience a Sunday at Gateway

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Nobody likes a blind date.

When you don’t know what to expect, it can be easy for excitement and anticipation to quickly be replaced with awkwardness. This can make it hard to try something out for the first time, as we tend to have more questions than answers.

Church isn’t supposed to be that way.

We love having guests at Gateway, and believe that everyone should have a place to belong. So let us help alleviate some of the stress of trying something new by giving you an idea of what a Sunday actually looks like!

Experience a Sunday

9:30 & 11:00am | 13931 140 St, Edmonton

We love having guests – and believe everyone should have a place to belong!

It’s normal to have a bunch of questions before doing something for the first time – and if you have ever been a part of an awkward first-time church experience, we get why you may be hesitant!

Here are some answers to some of the typical questions people have before attending a church for the first time. If you have any more, please do not hesitate to reach out via our chatbot!

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

We are a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, modern and lively church that believes Sunday mornings are about celebration! Each of our Sunday services feature dynamic modern music, welcoming people, an engaging & inspiring message, incredible coffee & hot beverages, and an environment that won’t feel foreign even if you have never been to a church.

Each of our services lasts an hour and ten minutes. 

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

Not at all! We want you to feel comfortable as you are! If that means jeans and t-shirt, business casual, or suit and tie – come as you are and you will fit right in.

I'M WALKING UP TO THE DOORS - NOW WHAT?

One the first people you will see when walking into our building is someone on our welcome team wearing a black “Here to Help!” shirt. As the shirt implies, these are some of our incredible volunteers who are here to help you with anything you need!

Want to know where anything is or have any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask one of our amazing volunteers – they would love to show you around, introduce you to some incredible people, or even give you a warm welcome. 

WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?

During our Sunday Worship Experience we have an amazing Gateway Kids program for all kids ages 0 to grades 6! Our Gateway Kids program features a safe, playful and exciting environment where kids can learn about God, make friends, and be themselves!

To learn more about our kids program, visit our GatewayKids page.

You can also pre-register your kids before you arrive on a Sunday.

WHAT ABOUT OLDER KIDS?
Students in grades 7 through 12 are part of our regular service on Sunday; but all youth grades 6-12 are welcome to join us on Fridays at Gateway’s youth program, XLR8 Youth.

To get more information about XLR8, check out the XLR8 Website

WILL I BE PRESSURED TO SAY ANYTHING, SIGN UP FOR ANYTHING, OR BE SINGLED OUT IN ANY WAY?

No! As our guest we want you to feel comfortable and in control of the experience as possible. As such…

• You won’t be asked to wear a name badge, to stand up, or be singled out in any way.

• You won’t have to sing along if you don’t feel comfortable.

• You won’t be expected to give when we receive the offering.

We do have a Connect Card available in the service to fill out in case you have any questions, need prayer, or want further information about Gateway – however do not feel pressured to fill this out unless you want to! This card is only used to help us serve you better and keep you informed about upcoming events or groups we have at Gateway. By filling out this card, you will not be spammed – we promise!

WHAT IF I'M NOT SURE ABOUT CHRISTIANITY OR CHURCH?

Perfect! We believe that everyone deserves a place to belong before they have everything figured out; and strive to provide a place where anyone can explore their faith at their own pace.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been to church or have been kicked out of a church – you are always welcome here.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Here are some easy options to get a further idea of what to expect and how we can serve you the first (and second or third or more!) time you visit!

LEARN MORE ABOUT US

Want even more information about what Gateway is all about and what to expect? Check out our About Us page using the link below!

JOIN US ON SUNDAY

We would love to have you as our guest this Sunday! Feel free to join us on any Sunday for either one of our services starting at 9:30 or 11:00am.

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PRE-REGISTER YOUR KIDS

We are all about safety for your kids, and as such have a check-in system for GatewayKids. To make your visit smoother, you can pre-register your kids now!