Gateway Church Holds Grand Opening In St Joseph Saturday Night

By: Curtis Ophoven 0 Comments   9/15/2011

It was over a year ago that Pastor Bruce Tessen found a building in St. Joseph to start a new church. 

He was looking for a place in town, with easy access and large enough to hold 50+ people.

After several months of prayer, the Lord led him to the building next to the Post Office, which was previously used by Central Care before they moved to their new location within the new Coborns in St. Joseph.

With a little remodeling, the doors were open July last summer. Since then, the church has grown with two additional remodeling projects that have expanding the church into nearly half the entire building. 

Somewhere in the busy schedule of Pastor Bruce, who is also the Associate Pastor of Jubilee Worship Center in St. Cloud, he found the time to host the churches Grand Opening to let the entire community know what is going on.

Gateway church of St. Joseph will be celebrating their Grand Opening Saturday night, Sept 17th at 6:00pm, in which they have invited the entire St. Joseph community to come and visit. 

Gateway church is a non-denominational Christian church focused on telling people about Jesus Christ. The motto on their bulletin reads “Helping people find the Way”, in which Jesus is the Way.

It is a blessing to see God opening new churches in Central MN.  In recent years, there have been several new churches opened in surrounding towns like St. Cloud, Sartell and Avon. 

The core values of Gateway Church are listed in their welcome brochure.  Here are a few;

  • Jesus is our Exclusive Foundation (1 Cor 3:11)
  • Loving God and Others is our Passionate Priority (Matt 22:37-39)
  • God's Word is our Final Authority (2 Tim 3:16-17)
  • God's Manifest Presence is our Deep Desire (Psalm 42:1-2)
  • Worship is our Joyful Response (John 4:23-24)

Services are Saturday nights at 6:00pm, but they would like to add Sunday services in the near future. They started with Saturday night services because the beginning families wanted a Saturday night service.

They are also starting Wednesday night small group services Sept 24th - with a series called "GodQuest" from Sean McDowell, son of Christian author Josh McDowell.

Praise God that his people are ministering to the St. Joseph community and his Word is active and alive. (Hebrews 4:12-13)

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