Proverbs 25:25 "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land."

Funeral for Kevin Mains in Orange County, California, USA

A Hero Remembered

Saturday in Orange County a crowd of 1000 gathered to remember Kevin Mains.  The singing, prayers, and sharing by friends and family were very powerful.  Kevin has been a pillar in our churches for over three decades.  Personally, I always loved his faithful, powerful sermons.  He was so encouraging.  On many occasions I sought him out for advice on a variety of topics.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Let us continue to remember Mary and the family in our prayers.

Photo:  Bruce Williams gives the eulogy.


Falling in Love

A look back

As we look forward to 2017, sometimes it's good to look back and see where we have come from:


A 3rd helping of 10 Bible Talks for Every Occassion

Having sold nearly a thousand copies of the first two booklets in this series, now comes the 3rd installment. With topics such as:


  • Dealing with Disappointment
  • Changing your Picture of Jesus
  • Keys to being an Effective Listener
  • Dysfunction is the gift that keeps on giving in Parenting
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Wordwide ICOC smartphone app

Recently Jeff Mannel, Lead Evangelist for Gateway City Church, approached the Gateway Elders with a request that had been presented to him. Jonathan Hoggard of Disciples Today called Jeff with the news that a Denver-based software company is developing an app for the International Churches of Christ (ICOC).

2017 Campus Encounter

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Generosity: God's key to joyful living

Over 100 verses in the scripture encourage us to be generous as people. God describes Himself as being generous in nature so I suppose we shouldnt be surprised at His expectation for us to be the same.

This four part Sermon series with Powerpoints and video's explores the subject in more detail. It also presents ideas and opportunities for generosity.