CGM helps Redemption Gateway with many needs and opportunities throughout our community and throughout the world. Our role is to identify those ministry opportunities that we can effectively impact based on our resources, our gifting, whether they are consistent with our commitment of ministry to the whole person, how they mesh with our current obligations, and how they will serve to equip the people of our church for further ministry. Here are ways we partner with Redemption Gateway: FULL SUPPORT/PARTNERSHIP This can take form of any combination of the following: financial support, use of church resources, official endorsement from the elders, coordination of volunteers for ministry, leadership & oversight by staff and/or church members, or training opportunities.
ENDORSED BY REDEMPTION GATEWAY Many people within our congregation arrive with or develop ministries that are both effective and wholly consistent with our commitment of respectful, loving ministry to the entire person. These are not ministries that Redemption Gateway has determined we should commit full support to, but we recognize that the church is most effective as its members go out and represent Jesus in their neighborhoods, their workplaces, and their travels. As we say, “All of life is all for Jesus,” and this ministry endorsement is one method we use to encourage and equip our people for obedience to this calling. This endorsement can take the form of any combination of the following: prayer support, permission to recruit volunteers from the congregation, one time financial contributions, access to church resources, mention on our web page as a ministry that’s endorsed, and training opportunities.
ASSISTANCE/TRAINING There are may be ministries that have the potential as a good fit, but may have aspects that cause us concern. If the leaders of these ministries are willing, we may offer counseling or training that could help them to rise to the level of endorsement.
DECLINE INVOLVEMENT These are ministries/organizations that we feel we can’t partner with due to concerns such as methods, tactics, integrity issues, doctrinal error, or they simply are not a good fit for our congregation.
In addition to making the evaluations listed above, the CGM Team, or some of its members, may play some of these additional roles: management of the CGM budget, functioning as ambassadors of these ministries effectively educating and promoting them to the congregation so that the people are aware of how the church is serving and how they can become personally involved, leadership, coordination, and/or participation in some of these ministries, coordinating and communicating with the leaders of these ministries helping them to better work with one another, recommending to the elders how to further promote and facilitate these ministries, updating media resources that describe these ministries, and ongoing evaluation of these ministries to ensure they continue to have the proper level of support.