The Sunday Experience
While there are many ways to connect to Gateway, the best place to start is our Sunday experiences.
Sundays at 9AM & 11AM (*KidzTown offered at 11AM)
42350 Tall Cedars Parkway South Riding, VA 20152
Online service offered at 9AM
*Kids ministries for Elementary and Preschool will be open at the 11AM service in a limited capacity. Registration is not required and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Here's a little more about Sunday mornings.
What's a Sunday morning experience like?
Begin your week with God at Gateway. Our services are at 9AM and 11AM and usually last one hour and 15 minutes.
There is plenty of parking when you arrive. When you walk through the doors, you’ll be greeted by a few people in our community and we will check you in. We invite you to find a seat in our multi-purpose room for contemporary worship, followed by a message from one of our pastors or teachers.
What do my kids do on Sunday mornings?
If you have young kids, we will guide you to our kids' check-in area. We offer a children’s ministries serving kids (infants to 5th grade) called KidzTown that occurs during our Sunday services. If you are new, feel free to pre-register your child to help with the check-in process when you arrive at Gateway. Your kids are always welcome in KidzTown or in the multi-purpose room for our worship gathering. Read more about our kids' ministries.
Once a month, kids join their parents in the multi-purpose for our Family Worship Service. This gives kids the opportunity to see and experience corporate worship.
If you have middle school or high schoolers, they can attend our Sunday morning service. They are also welcome to join our youth experiences on Sunday evenings. Read more about our youth ministries.
What should I wear?
We are a casual church. Jeans and t-shirts are the norm around here. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable!
What’s worship like?
We love music and we aren’t afraid to show it. Most Sundays, you’ll find a full band on stage. But every now and then, we’ll mix it up with more acoustic or creative sets.
People worship in different ways. Sometimes people raise their hands. We invite you to worship in the way that feels most authentic to you.
What's the sermon like?
Usually, our pastors teach from a specific Bible passage. We learn about the context, content, and importance of the stories in scripture and how they relate to our lives. Sermons usually last 30-45 minutes.
What other things may happen during the service?
We practice communion once a month. Communion means "sharing." We remember Christ's body broken for us and his blood shed for the forgiveness of our sins. On certain Sundays, we'll celebrate baptisms and child dedications.
Curious to know more? Here are a few more frequently asked questions.