Tuesday, August 04, 2015


Heartstrings of Richmond

Gateway Vineyard’s Food Ministry’s 2nd annual Fundraising Dinner will be held on November 15, 2013 at 7:00pm at Gateway Vineyard Fellowship.  This year’s event is called “The Heartstrings of Richmond” and features live performances and dramas honoring the great musical history of our city.  We want you to come and discover Richmond’s amazing history while being given the opportunity to invest in our city’s future.  Last year our fundraiser brought in over $12,000 to help provide food for the needy in the Richmond area.

Gateway Vineyard’s Food Ministry began in 2006 in a side room in the church building, serving about 20-40 families a week.  Within a short time, we began to increase, adding on a food warehouse and box truck to handle the needs of our community.  Our 4th Saturday Food Give-A-Way is open from 9:00am to noon and continues to serve the needs of the community.  Gateway Vineyard’s Food Pantry serves an average of 300-400 households per month.  Our staff and crew average a work force of 50-60 volunteers every month to complete all tasks involved in making the pantry a success. Gateway also provides emergency food bags that are distributed on an as-needed basis upon referral or approved emergency. The bags are distributed by appointment Monday through Friday.

Since 2006, Gateway has distributed over 1,250,000 lbs. of food and purchased over $120,000 from Gleaner’s food bank of Indiana.  These numbers do not include food distributed from Midwest Food Bank and other sources. Please consider joining us on November 15, 2013 to help fund this vital ministry to our area.  Tickets are available by calling (765) 966-6016 or purchasing online (go to our donation section and mark fundraiser).  Cost is $25 per person or $125 per table. The night will also include a silent auction with items donated by individuals and local businesses. 


Supernatural Training Weekend with Jonathan Welton

In 2009, Jonathan released his first book, The School of the Seers, which has become a runaway bestseller. Then in 2011, he released Normal Christianity which is a complete paradigm shift for the modern Church. Not intending to slow down, in 2012 Jonathan released two more books: Eyes of Honor, which is being heralded as one of the best books ever written about sexual purity; and Raptureless, An Optimistic Guide to the End of the World. The year 2013 has already included the release of his fifth book, The Advancing Kingdom. While he continues to write more manuscripts and travels lecturing full-time, Jonathan also manages to remain relationally accessible on Facebook and writes a weekly blog at: In September 2013, Jonathan is launching the Supernatural Bible School Online. He is currently finishing his Doctorate in Theology.

For more information on Jonathan go to his website:


Bible School Schedule

Fall Semester

Christian Leadership
September 18th - October 9th

Christian Doctrine
October 9th - November 13th

Covenant Relationships
November 20th - December 11th

Spring Semester

Evangelism 2
January 29th - February 12th

Feasts of the LORD
February 19th - March 12th

Glorious Church
April 2nd - April 30th

Dr. Leon

A brief overview of the ministry of Dr. Leon van Rooyen

The ministry of Dr. Leon van Rooyen has spanned over thirty-five years and five continents. As an apostolic leader, he has served as a missionary, pastor, teacher, evangelist, church planter, and relief worker throughout the globe. In both his public and private life, Dr. Leon strives to promote a love for God, a loyalty to the Church, and a passion for souls. In this case, he is committed to raising up servant-hearted leaders within the Body of Christ. From this vision, Global Ministries and Relief (GMR) was born.

A vision for the masses and the individual

As Founding President of GMR, Dr. Leon exemplifies that one can have a global vision without losing sight of the individual. Although reaching the masses is never far from his mind, specific and individual needs are undoubtedly close to his heart. As a result, much of his time is spent mentoring pastors, apostles, and developing leaders. In this case, he stands firm in his conviction that empowering these individuals through training is the greatest investment he can make. Every year, Dr. Leon travels to several nations to conduct leadership-training seminars in which he imparts powerful Biblical truths into thousands of eager spiritual leaders. Ultimately, he desires to foster maturity in these individuals and to see them reach their full potential by impacting their communities.

Although Dr. Leon now resides in Florida, he was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa. As an African, he understands the diversity of cultural needs and social concerns throughout his continent. Moreover, he is a compassionate man who has committed his life to aid the suffering. In this case, he has lived and worked in troubling areas, such as refugee camps, affected by civil war, famine, and flooding. Through these experiences, he has learned how to communicate effectively with people from all walks of life, from presidents and high-ranking officials to rural villagers. With this in mind, not only has Dr. Leon facilitated medical teams and equipment throughout the globe, he has also built numerous orphanages and fed thousands in their heartbreaking fight for survival. His ministry is ever-expanding and currently operates in the USA, Canada, India and the UK as well as in various parts of Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Unsurprisingly, Dr. Leon uses the motto of David Livingstone to describe his passion for the global harvest: “Anywhere, provided it be forward!”

Together with a united ministry team, Dr. Leon is resolved to train one million students. Thus far, he has launched over one thousand locally operated, church-based Bible schools or Schools of Ministry. In addition to having written numerous Bible training materials and books, Dr. Leon has developed an online Diploma program as well as an accredited Theological program. In an attempt to further expand his influence and accessibility, he has translated his training materials into a variety of languages such as Spanish, Telugu, Romanian, and Chichewa. With this in mind, GMR is currently committed to continue translating all training programs into even more languages including French, Urdu, Russian, Portuguese, and Swahili. Most recently, River Bible Institute the online Bible Training program was launched in almost every African nation.

Dr. Leon understands that global evangelism fundamentally begins with individuals who have experienced the healing, maturing, and equipping power of the Holy Spirit. With this in mind, Dr. Leon endeavors that every believer be equipped and mobilized for the purpose of the harvest by building the glorious Church.


Overcoming Anger Seminar 2013
I got to unload on guilt I had been carrying around.

We shared one on one and it helped to release the root cause of anger.

I got a chance to release my inner core anger that has been putting that void in me.

It was personal, repectful and allowed venting.

It helped me cope with problems I had for many years, and helped free me more than I thought.
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
Wow- thank you! It’s powerful to know that we are all loved!

Very good and I really felt like they loved me.
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
This experience inspired me and put more faith in me! THANK YOU!

It made me realize good things about myself.
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
I really loved it! It was a lot of fun. You guys made me feel really good and I appreciate that.

Totally awesome, thank you so much my heart feels lighter.
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
Very neat experience, they were right on about a lot of things, very thankful for the reading of myself and my son!!

It was fun; I knew what it was before they told me. The people were good at interpreting and reading people.
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
Very good- Enjoyed the three people I talked to. Love their smiles. They got who I was to a T. God Bless.

I feel the Loving spirit of God upon me and thank you for reminding me that He is GREAT!
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
Great experience! Nailed my personality dead on, really gave my friend great enlightenment and advice. Love the energy!

To me the experience was worth the wait and made me want to be a better person.
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
You cats are very genuine people, and I got super good vibes.

You guys rock! It was great. They were very encouraging and straight forward.
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
Scary! Very correct! :) Thanks!

This was really great and motivational! Fantastic job!

They called me adorable! :)

Crazy, not what I expected, there was a lot of truth.
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
Thanks for your thoughts! I initially thought I accidentally entrapped myself into a sales pitch, but you were very encouraging in a non-threatening way. Nice to meet you.

Healing Testimony
"I could barely move because of my back, and at the end of service, I was prayed for and almost completely pain free!"
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
"This experience inspired me and put more faith in me! THANK YOU!"
Spiritual Encounter Tent 2012
"I really loved it! It was a lot of fun. You guys made me feel really good and I appreciate that."
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