Host a Gateway Watch Party

July 29, 2020  |  Luke Simmons

What’s a Watch Party?

A Watch Party is a group of people who meet in-person to experience an online service together. They build community and encourage each other to grow in their faith by participating in praise and worship, as well as an encouraging message through one of our online platforms.

How do I start a Watch Party?

Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Pick a worship service to view together (Join us live Sundays at 9:00am or 10:45am, or watch on-demand at a time of your choosing).

2. Pick the friends and neighbors you want to invite to join in — and invite them to join you.

3. Let us send you resources (sample invites, best practices, communion supplies, etc.) and pray for you — click “Host a Watch Party” below.


Who can host a watch party?

Anyone! You don’t have to be in a group or leading a current group to host . You just need to open up your space, set the time and invite people in.

How will others join me for a Watch Party?

To ensure best health and safety practices others will join your Watch Party by your personal invite.

What kind of technology do I need to pull this off?

Nothing too crazy! Internet access and a screen large enough for your guest to view the service streamed from either or

Who should I invite?

Anybody who might come. Could be people in your existing small group, friends from work, neighbors, or extended family. As we go through the Gospel of John this fall, it’s a perfect opportunity to invite non-Christians as well.

What do we do with Kids?

Kids can join you for the online service, watch the weekly R/Kids content on our YouTube channel, play in another room.

What if I need help?

That makes sense. Click the link below and we’ll send you some helpful resources.