Gate City House of Prayer
Ethos, from the Greek meaning character, is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a church community. Prayer is the “ethos” of everything we do at Gate City Church.
Yet it is not prayer for prayer’s sake, it is prayer that leads us to the heart of God. We do not dedicate ourselves to seek after the Father’s hand, we dedicate ourselves to seek to know God. Our passion is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind. Prayer is the vehicle that takes us deeper places in knowing and loving God.
The Gate City House of Prayer is open seven days a week for morning and evening prayer. We also meet corporately weekly on Tuesdays for a time of worship and prayer at Tent of Meeting, as well as monthly to connect with our Jewish roots at Shabbat.
A Call to Daily Prayer
The Gate City House of Prayer was birthed in obedience to the word of the Lord. In November of 1999, the Lord called us to begin a season of morning prayer. During this time, meeting together to seek His face, the Lord made it clear that our commitment to morning prayer was to continue. We have continued this commitment to this day, growing deeper in prayer, more devoted to intimacy with the Father, fulfilling the call of 2 Corinthians 11:3, “the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.”
Each morning we meet from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. and each evening we meet from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Our prayer room is located at 14 Franklin Street. Named after Count Zinzendorf’s estate which became a community for persecuted believers, Herrnhutt, means “the watch of the Lord.”
Tent of Meeting
Our Tent of Meeting service is the highlight of our week at Gate City Church. Following the example of Moses, the Tent of Meeting is the place where we come to meet with God, exalt His name and behold His glory.
We intercede for friends, family, and our nation, and honor the Word of God. Come be part of this casual gathering blending contemporary worship, spontaneous singing, antiphonal worship, and scripture declaration. Come soak in His presence, and be encouraged and refreshed.
Join us Tuesdays beginning at 6:30pm or join in online with our Tent of Meeting Livestream!
Erev-Shabbat is the term for the Friday evening Shabbat celebration, which has been celebrated by Jewish people for thousands of years and that would have been a regular event for the first followers of Jesus.
Our Shabbat celebrations are a great time of worship, fellowship, and reflection on the rich heritage of our faith. They are also a rich time of intercession for Israel and for the Jewish people around the world.
Shabbat services are held on the third Friday of every month at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary at GCC (43 Main Street).
We look forward to seeing you there!