Gateway Leaders mission is to mobilize emerging leaders to start new churches for successive generations. To accomplish this Gateway Leaders is partnering with Rob and Allison Benson for the purpose of starting Matt's House in Arbutus, MD - a community on the southwest side of Baltimore. Our desire is that every new affiliate church will embrace this same mission and join with a collaboration of churches in a common strategy for raising up a new generation of church-planting leaders.
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BridgeWay Community Church
Within BridgeWay's first two years, our leaders made the critical commitment to multiply churches as a means of building God's Kingdom. Rather than becoming the next mega-church, our "Big Idea" is to plant 40 churches that reach 40,000 people in the next 20 years. BridgeWay is committed to supporting and partnering with Matt's House as a church plant.
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Metro-Maryland Youth for Christ (MMYFC)
YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement. MMYFC is an integral part of the Matt's House strategy for reaching young people: young moms, middle, and high school students that live in and around Arbutus, Maryland.
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Silver Spring, Maryland
We, Immanuel's Church, were brought into being by God to fulfill an awesome purpose: to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known! The end-time promise given to us in Daniel is "The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits" (Daniel 11:32b, KJV). The people and leaders of Immanuel's Church are directly supporting Matt's House as a church plant.
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New Life Community Church
The purpose of New Life Community Church is to serve Christ as a body of believers who: Glorify God; Reach out to the lost; are Authentic in worship; Care for the needs of others; and Encourage Spiritual Growth. Allison and Rob Benson were a part of the New Life family for 8 years and Rob served as an elder. Our New Life family have been supported and participated in our ministry with Metro-Maryland Youth for Christ. Now the New Life family has decided to continue their support in the Matt's House Church planting effort.
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Cross Life Community Church
Cross Life Community Church is: A church where Christianity is exciting and fun; where people can express themselves out of who God made them to be. Where people's longing for significance and satisfaction in life can be found. A church that is relevant to you, meets you where you are, and helps you get where you need to be. Where 2000 year old truths can be discovered and made real in your life. A church where it is safe to be honest with your faith and your struggles. Where you will find people that care for you. A church that welcomes everyone with respect, no matter their race, age, color, economic, or family background. A church that knows it is not the clothes you wear or the color of your skin, but what is inside of you that matters. A church where people who are hurting, depressed, and frustrated can find love, acceptance, and guidance. Cross Life is partnering with Matt's House in reaching our region with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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Center for Pregnancy Concerns
The Center for Pregnancy Concerns was founded in 1980 for the purpose of providing women facing an unplanned pregnancy with a place to explore their options in a non-threatening, comfortable environment. They offer a variety of services, all of which are entirely free. Their mission is to protect the physical, emotional and spiritual lives of women and their unborn children.
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Safe Harbor : Christian Counseling
Safe Harbor Christian Counseling serves local communities by providing Christian-based, clinically sound counseling so that people experience the recovery of their hearts. Our unique approach to marriage counseling, family counseling and individual counseling includes offering an inviting atmosphere whereby a healing relationship is experienced in the counseling room.
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