How can I help?

How to Help the Gospel Ministry of Gateway

Gateway Pregnancy Center of Channel 34 (Union, NJ)   https://vimeo.com/358336026

Please contact Rev. Dean Gavaris, Director of Gateway Pregnancy Centers for additional details.

Email: dean@gateway.org

Telephone: (908) 436-7515

Mailing Address: PO Box 1793, Union, New Jersey 07083

1. Praying!
a) Prayer Needs for the Centers:

• Wisdom
• Unity of Purpose
• Financial Support
• Board of Directors
• Volunteer Staff

2.  Donate to the ministry  Featured image

3. Having a Baby Shower for Gateway

a) Who benefits?

• Gateway Pregnancy Centers
• The women we serve
• The ladies who attend

b) How do they benefit?

• They get to hear about the ministry
• They are encouraged to do something tangible for the women Gateway serves
• They realize the importance of one person in ‘doing ministry’

c) When is the best date and time?

• You choose – it depends on the availability of your church group

d) Who to invite?

• All ladies in the church – teens included!

e) Should the gifts be wrapped?

• It’s easier for us at Gateway if they were not wrapped, but some have pre-wrapped them and opened them at the shower

f) Should you invite a speaker from Gateway?

• Absolutely! We’ve attended many showers and it’s fun for all.

g) What are good gift ideas?

These are the only items needed and accepted by Gateway

• Diapers, especially sizes 1-3

* Baby wipes • Diaper rash cream
• Tee shirts and baby sleepers  (sizes up to 12 months)
• Baby bath towels, wash cloths
• Bibs, Receiving blankets
• New baby bottles • Baby shampoo
• Teething rings * Handknitted baby booties
• Infant car seats * Umbrella strollers

ALL items, except for Infant car seats and umbrella strollers must be NEW. Items are given to new moms. Those needing baby furniture and infant clothing are referred to agencies who handle such items.

g) What a good agenda for the shower?

• Open in prayer and a word of Scripture
• Grab food or snacks
• Open gifts
• Hear from the Gateway speaker – about 10 minutes on how these gifts

Your gifts will make a difference in real lives.

• Present the gifts
• The Gateway representative or a Gateway volunteer associated with your church can bring the gifts to our Irvington location, where they are stored prior to distribution.

4. Host a volunteer training seminar at your church!

a) A study revealed that 70% of evangelical pastors feel that the crisis pregnancy center is the best approach to ending the abortion holocaust, but only 30% of these pastors have ever supported such a center. This is your great opportunity!

b) What does it take to train volunteers?

• training material (notebook, brochures, videos, guest speakers)
• the trainer
• 18 hours of Biblically sound training
• You Supply:
• a minimum of 6 trainees
• $25 fee per trainee ($35 per married couple)
• one large room, comfortable for 10 people, with
• tables, chairs, and a chalkboard
• We supply:
• the trainer
• the training material
• 18 hours of Biblically sound training
• Web Link to Gateway’s Volunteer Training Brochure

5. Take the Gateway Volunteer Training Course! (mentioned in point 3, above) email dean@gateway.org

5. Fundraising

Host a “Support-Raising” coffee!

• Coffee and cookies are served.
• Our director will share briefly (10-minutes) about the ministry, and answer questions.
• A challenge for involvement is given, including role -playing, counseling techniques, and source documentation.
• For the gathering, one large room, comfortable for 10 people, with tables, chairs, and a chalkboard, would be needed.
• Members excited about doing Gods work, with tangible local ways to get involved!
• Peer-counseling training, which will benefit the whole church!
• On-site involves more who may otherwise not travel to Gateway!
• A few days later, our director contacts each guest, and asks if they wish to become personally/financially involved.
• No pressure, just an invitation given. The more that attend, the greater the opportunity for “friend-raising.”

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