PEOPLE COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES. SO DO GROUPS.
Whether you call them your people, tribe, squad, or community, we know nding that special group of friends is a huge factor in making you feel at home here at Gateway. And if you can share an activity, hobby, or talent with those people, that just makes life more fun! You’ve probably heard about the more traditional groups we offer for men, women, young adults, and married couples, but there’s more than meets the eye. Here are some Gateway Groups that break the mold and connect people in unique ways!
This group of guys enjoys bass fishing and hanging out with each other! This NRH Campus group also reads and discusses great faith-building books and has a friendly tournament-style fishing competition each month.
These groups focus on stewarding their health and bodies for the Lord’s purposes through fun and encouraging weekly group workouts geared toward ladies of every level of fitness. Based out of the Southlake, Grand Prairie, North Fort Worth, and NRH Campuses, they all come ready to learn, sweat, and have some fun.
This knitting and crocheting group gathers near the North Fort Worth Campus for fellowship and crafting. They also frequently make items for Embrace Grace, a ministry dedicated to supporting single moms-to-be and their babies. Spinning wheels, knitting looms, your own personal projects, and all levels of skill are welcome! (There’s also a quilting group at the Frisco Campus!)
CAR ENTHUSIAST GROUP
This group brings classic vehicles to the Frisco Campus parking lot on a weekly basis, and they always have a good time talking about and admiring the cool cars!
CO-ED BICYCLING GROUP
This adventurous group cycles together every week near the Frisco Campus. Anyone with a bicycle and some free time on a Saturday is welcome to join!
CREATIVE BIBLE JOURNALING GROUP
This is a creative women’s group in the Southlake Campus area that focuses on the art of Bible journaling! Bring your Bible, and they provide markers, pens, and colored pencils to help you create your artwork.
MEN’S BURGER GROUP
This Grand Prairie Campus men’s group meets once a month at different burger joints. It’s a great time of community that helps men become better husbands, fathers, leaders, and foodies.
These Jewish ministry groups get together to share a meal or challah bread, light Shabbat candles, and build relationships while connecting to the Jewish roots of our faith. It’s a great way to extend the ministry from the Messianic Service into the rest of the month!
WE BELIEVE EVERYONE AT GATEWAY BELONGS IN A GROUP!
Do you and your friends have an interest or hobby and want to connect with others? Check out our groups page to learn about groups in your area or think about starting your own Gateway Group!
To find a group that’s right for you, visit groups.gatewaypeople.com.
GATEWAY GROUPS MYTHS—BUSTED!
If I lead a group, I have to know the answers to everything.
Not true! We provide group leader training that helps you manage a group setting and deal with any situations you’re not sure about, but we don’t expect you to be an expert in anything!
My group has to be on the website and open to everyone.
While we love it when people are willing to open their group up to anyone, you are able to have a closed group if you desire. That means your group information would not appear on the website, and joining would be by invitation only.
The group has to discuss super theological topics like the book of Revelation and pray a lot.
If your group wants to go there, more power to you! But it’s not required. There is no standard group curriculum or expectation other than to facilitate community. That may look like an in-depth Bible study or it may look like a weekly trip to get ice cream and chat—as long as people are connecting!
If I start to attend a group, I am committed to going to that group forever.
We definitely have a return policy. We know that sometimes you may not click with the first group you attend, so it’s a common thing for people to shop around a bit before settling on a group. One of the best ways to do that is attend the Gateway Groups Block Party at your campus. There, you can meet group leaders from many different groups to see which one you might click with. For more information, visit groups.gatewaypeople.com.
I already hang out with an unofficial group, there’s no reason for us to become official with Gateway Groups.
There are so many benefits to signing up as an official group with Gateway Groups including childcare options, leader training, content resources, support from seasoned group leaders, and a prayer covering.