Vision

Vision

Finance Report [Vision meeting]

Liz Hall (Finance Officer) | 8.02.2022 Finances is not just about figures and spreadsheets, rather, the finances of a Church are one of the keys to growth and reaching the lost. Unfortunately, the short story is that over the last year our finances have been the focus of much prayer.  That is simply because a number of months we have wondered if we were going to be able meet our needs.   Most months we have about £1,000.00 shortfall between income…

Children’s Report [Vision meeting]

Kay Walker (Children’s Report) | 9.02.2022 From February to June 2021 we continued with giving the children activities to do in the service.  We had been putting a link on the website for families at home to download activities but stopped doing this after a few months as it was no longer being used. In person Sunday school resumed in July.  It has been lovely to be able to have space to run around, make a noise, have fun, learn…

Youth Report [Vision Meeting]

Emma Gaze (Youth Report) | 9.02.2022 In September 2020 I started working with Gatehouse Church to develop their youth work. In the youth at the time were 4 young people – Lucy, Peter, Maki and Jeri. The team consisted of Paula, Lewis, Tily and Daniel. We were hoping to start an in person youth club quite soon on, and so we did some Sunday afternoon gatherings to get to know the team and invite friends. Lucy invited two of her…

Food Bags Report [Vision Meeting]

Since Dec 2021 we have delivered a total of approximately 80 medium sized and 30 large sized food parcels to families in need via Educational Diversity Schools in Blackpool. The Christmas week one included everything that was needed for Christmas dinner (including napkins, crackers and tablecloths). The weekly parcels included ingredients for two family evening meals, fresh fruit and vegetables, treats/biscuits and some essentials such as wash up liquid, tea bags, milk and so on. We have received around £360…

Vision Meeting & Report

Our annual Vision meeting was held on Tuesday, 9th February 2022. A report was made available for those who attended. Here is a download version for those who couldn’t make it. We will also be posting a video recording as soon as this is available. Vision Report – Download

Vision Meeting

We will be having our annual General Meeting on 8th February at 7pm with departmental reports, what the vision is for the future and a review of 2021. Also a look at what is happening, moving forwards. ALL WELCOME.

Vision Meeting on Sunday

The Gatehouse will once again be having our Vision meeting this year on Sunday morning 27th June where we will review the past year and introduce new initiatives for the coming year. Read more

Q&A – Prayer Ministry Team

The Prayer Ministry team at the Gatehouse Church is headed up by Ian & Valerie Fraser. It was started in December 2019 and so far has nine committed members. Here are some questions that were put to them recently: Q What do you want to accomplish? To see our congregation grow spiritually. Q Why is prayer ministry important to our church? If during the service someone may have been convicted by the Holy Spirit about some area in their life…

Vision 2020 Minutes

The Vision Evening was held on Tuesday 18th February 2020. Minutes of the Meeting and the Vision Report which was handed out before the meeting is available for download (see below). Minutes of Meeting – download here Vision Report handout – download it here. The Church I would like to see – A thriving church, with warm, attractive and modern facilities. Services will be relevant to people of all ages and there will be a programme to cater for all…

Ministry Fair – Want to be part of the team?

Ever wandered what happens behind the scenes in a church and how much work is involved in setting it up and keep it running and who is involved in serving others? Who greets visitors at the door or what about looking after the finances of the church? Who organises the sound for the worship team and the speaker? Who’s involved in the prayer and youth ministry team and what events do they do? How are the videos created for the…

New Year Greeting from the General Superintendent – Elim

As we enter a new year, Elim’s General Superintendent Chris Cartwright has recorded a video message to wish you a very happy and blessed New Year on behalf of the whole Elim family. At the start of 2019, there are three aspects that we encourage you to think about and pray into, as we seek to align ourselves with the purposes and plans of God, and the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Watch the video to hear Chris explain more. Click the…