Visionary Experiences & study tours

Visionary Experiences are intentional opportunities for our youth and young adults to be engaged in global ministry.  These experiences are specifically tailored to allow participants to experience God at work in the areas in which we ministry. We will jump into what God is already doing, support the local ministries and serve them in any way we can. We desire to be a blessing, not a distraction. 

Visionary Experiences & study tours are inter-generational.  To allow for faith mentors to join our experiences will help our youth grow in their faith by serving along side those with greater life experience. 

See below for our Visionary Experiences opportunities: 

  • Rough Acres Bible Camp - Smithers BC

    When: July 14-21, 2024

    Who: Anyone 16+ church wide experience

    Cost: $325 + 2 meals per day while driving to and from Smithers

    Requirements: Criminal Record Check

    Transportation: 24 Passenger bus to and from Smithers

    Outing: Possible time at historic Barkerville, BC

    Campers Age: 6-10 year old

    Theme: Heart of a Champion

    Click HEre to register

    Specific Role to fill:

    • 1 Chapel Speaker - FILLED
    • 1 First Aid attendant - FILLED
    • 8 male cabin leaders (16+ in age)
    • 10 support staff,
    • 2-3 cooks/kitchen helpers (only one of whom needs to have FoodSafe) .
    • Worship Leader

    What will you be doing? 

    • Teaching kids new skills including archery, frisbee golf, crafts, canoeing and kayaking, and possibly riflery, and sports
    • Engaging kids in outdoor and creative play including hikes, field games, camp-wide games, and waterfront swimming
    • Building relationships and encouraging friendships between rural youth from small communities
    • Role modeling and teaching about the gospel and Jesus’s love (many of the campers come from homes that aren’t familiar with church or the Bible)
    • Working in teams to make the camp a safe, clean, and comfortable environment (doing dishes, serving and preparing meals, janitorial work, helping run activities and games, etc.)
    • Sharing your gifts in leadership (leading campfire songs or worship for chapel, encouraging staff and campers)
    • Learning about fun camp traditions! (Mealtime songs, nighttime raids, themed dinners, cabin competitions and staff routines)

  • SERVE 2024 - Abbotsford

    SERVE is a one-week mission trip in Canada or the United States that introduces high school (Grades 9-12) students to spreading the gospel through missional living and confronting issues of justice. SERVE is hands-on and people-oriented, and so has a very personal and long-term impact on all involved.

    From August 10-17, Gateway will be hosting over 80 high school from across North America who are coming to Abbotsford to SERVE in the name of Jesus Christ. What an opportunity for our Community and Church! 

    SERVE provides a wonderful opportunity for all ages to serve. We need the following positions filled: (each roles comes with a detailed job description)

    Host Team Coordinator: Pastor Marcel

    Spiritual Life Coordinator: Jayden Tuin

    • Prayer Coordinator
    • Speaker
    • Worship Leader

    Community Life Coordinator: Monica deRegt, Ron & Tracey Tuin

    • Food Coordinator
    • Tech Coordinator

    Administrative or Treasurer: Chris Maarhuis

    Work Site Coordinator

    • Worksite Helpers
    • Safety Coordinator
    Come and join the SERVE Host Team. Let's make this experience great! 

    Email Pastor Marcel if you like to be involved in this wonderful experience. 
  • The Philippines 2025

    February 7-18, 2025

    Grade 11 and older, Intergenerational

    12 Particpants


    Join us as we partner with pastors in the Philippines ministering and 'being with' the people of the Mangyan Tribe on the Island of Mindoro. This experience will bring you into remote tribal communities to live with, enjoy fellowship and share the gospel with tribal people.  We partner with BJ Fermin with Love Beyond Borders. 

    Cost: $3,600 per person. This is for all grade 11 students and older. 

    Registration is NOW OPEN

  • Mexico 2025

    Vicente Guerrero, mexico

    March 16-April 24, 2025

    70 participants