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What does a Gateway Church Sunday Service look like?

A Gateway Church service usually runs for about an hour and a half, Devonport starts at 10am, but there is connection opportunites happening from 9am and Circular Head starts at 10.30am.

DEVONPORT

As you drive into the Don Centre, our friendly team in the carpark will help you find a space for your car.

Our team are stationed at the entrances to the building and the auditorium who can help if you have any questions or need some help.

As you enter the building, the Gateway Cafe is to the right of the foyer, where you can purchase food and drinks from 9.30am.

If you have children who are in primary school or below, we have a service designed for them. Find out more here or talk to one of our Gateway Kids team in the foyer before ther service starts.

The auditorium opens at 9.45am and you are more than welcome to come in and find a seat. If you have particular needs in regards to seating, our host and welcome teams are here to help!

Usually, a service opens with praise and worship songs, followed by information about upcoming events, our community engagement involvement, stories about what God has been doing in lives and giving. This is followed by a relevant message from someone on our great team of speakers.

After each service, free tea and coffee is available in the foyer, on the opposite side to the Gateway Cafe entrance.

If you are visiting or attending for the first time, we would love to meet you! All our members are excited to connect with you, or you can introduce yourself to one of the team at our information stand.

Please note our Devonport Sunday service does include professional lights, including a smoke machine. If you have an aversion to lights, please let a member of our host team know and we can find a suitable place for you to still be involved in the service.

What time should I arrive?

We recommend arriving at least 5 minutes before the start of a service, although the Devonport Gateway Cafe open for food and drink purchases from 9.30am.

Is there disabled access and facilities?

The Don Centre has reserved parking for cars with disabled permits. There are disabled facilities in each of the bathrooms. The public area of the Don Centre, with the exception of the stage, is wheelchair friendly.

I am a parent, what is there for my children?

We have prepared for you, not matter what stage of parenthood you are in.

Parents of 0-2 yo

There are reserved parents with prams parking for you, close to the building entrance, just let our parking team know.

The building is equipped with a Quiet Parents Room, for new parents needing to feed, change or settle their baby. Our hosts are on the look out for you and will help point you in the right direction.

Parents of 2-4 yo

Honey Bees is a program available for toddlers to pre-school children, run by our fantastic team who all have Working with Vulnerable People checks. Honey Bees is open from 9.45am and parents need to sign their kids in and out.

Parents of Kinder - Grade 6

Gateway Kids is a program for our young people who are primary school aged. Gateway Kids sign in is in the centre of the foyer from 9.00am, or in the studio as they are invited out for the program. Parents need to sign their children both in and out, before and after each service.

Click here to find out more about what happens in a Gateway Kids Service.

Parents of Grade 7+

We encourage all our young people Grade 7 and above to stay in our Sunday Services and continue to learn from our awesome speakers. Rumpus Youth is a service on Friday nights during the school terms for young people in Grade 7 - 12.

Click here to find out more about Rumpus Youth

Is there any cost to attend?

There is no cost to attend a Gateway Church Service.

Food and drink is available for purchase, but there is also free tea and coffee available.

During the service, Gateway has a giving opportunity for our regular attenders. Please do not feel you have to give. If you would like to find out more about why our regulars give, please talk to someone at our Next Steps lounge.

What is the dress code?

Dress at Gateway is casual!