The King is coming! Jesus Christ has come and will come again. This is the hope of the Church and the eager expectation and desire of His people.   Advent is the joyful celebration of Jesus’ first arrival in humility and the anxious awaiting of His second in glory. It is season for remembering and rejoicing, watching and waiting. This season the preaching will follow the Lectionary Scriptures.


Sunday, November 27
Get Your House in Order
Matthew 24v36-44

Sunday, December 4
Prepare The Way
Matthew 3v1-12

Sunday, December 11
The One Who is, and is to Come
Matthew 11v2-11


Advent Prayer Guide

Advent is meant to awaken a longing in all of us for the coming of Christ. The Advent season officially begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continues until Christmas Eve or Day. Advent in Latin means “coming.” During Advent, Christians take time out of their daily routines to quietly wait and pray for the coming of Christ. To help you lean in, we’ve created the Advent Prayer Guide filled with prayers, readings, and practices that will help you and your family focus on the act of preparing.

Advent Conspiracy

Christmas can still change the World! Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas.  Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More and Love All!

Advent Shop

This Christmas, The Gateway Church is hosting our fourth annual Advent Shop to help individuals purchase and create gifts that will inspire and make an impact. Gifts will range from locally made, justice oriented, socially conscious, and handmade goods. Join us Sunday, November 13 from 11:30am - 1:00 pm in the Central Campus Cafeteria.

The Christmas Offering

The Christmas Offering is a special opportunity for Gateway to display justice and mercy in the New Year. Each year this offering is used to establish a Benevolence Fund to meet real needs within our own community in the upcoming year. 

Songs for Advent

What if there was a better soundtrack for your Holiday season? Songs for Advent is a free playlist you can stream on Spotify. May these songs help you to reflect upon the promises of God and to anticipate the fulfillment of those promises with hope and wonder. 

Christmas Eve Service

Join us this Christmas Eve for a special candlelit service in the Central Campus auditorium. The night will be filled with hymns, carols, and the Christmas story. Featuring special musical performances.

Saturday, December 24 | 5:00PM
Central Campus Auditorium
1800 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA