Encounter Year

Encounter Year

Ever wondered what could happen if you gave one year of your life unreservedly to God? We invite you to invest that year with us at Gateway Vineyard.

It has been an exciting year for us as we have moved into new venues, seen God’s provision and lives changed. We’d love to invite you on that journey with us as we become a church in many communities, extending God’s Kingdom together, everyone and in every way. A year of encounter and leading others into life.

To discuss the Encounter Year please contact us at info@gatewayvineyard.church

Course Information

Who is this for? Anyone over the age of 18 years.

Cost  Each Encounter Year student will need to be financially self supporting. All materials, work space, and training will be provided by Gateway Vineyard.


15- 22.5 Hours a week

Thursdays, Fridays and Sunday mornings with some possible variation dependent on ministry focus areas

Teaching & Training Input will be on Thursday Mornings with a shared lunch for all Encounter Year participants

Ministry Focus Opportunities

You will be able to select 2 from the following:

Compassion, worship, children, youth, student, community development, administration, events, audio visual and evangelism.

Encounter Year participants will be part of the team on Sundays and involved in one off events.

Ministry locations are spread across the City with teams functioning across the different Gateway Vineyard sites.


You will have a personal coach who will meet with you once every 6 weeks. You will also have a leader for oversight and development in the areas you are focused.