Small Groups

Small groups meet periodically to help equip and encourage the Body of Christ through the Word. Our people gather together in various groups such as men, women, students, and married couples or parents. The small groups currently meeting are as follows:

Men's Ministry


I want to let you know that we will be starting meets every second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 6 am and 7 pm, respectively, in on Zoom.

Over the years, we have had the privilege of allowing the following books to shape our understanding of God, the Gospel, and our ongoing walk with him:  

  • Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Don Whitney
  • Everyone's A Theologian by R. C. Sproul
  • The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
  • The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges
  • Church History 101 by Sinclair Ferguson, Joel Beeke & Michael Horton
  • Biblical Theology by Nick Roark & Robert Cline (9Marks)
  • The Imperfect Disciple by Jared C. Wilson
  • The Attributes of God by Arthur Pink
  • Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Greg Koukl
  • Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves.

We will be kicking off a new study of the book: Passionate about the Passion Week: A Fresh Look at Jesus’ Last Days by Dr. William Varner.

"The Gospels record Jesus’ last days leading up to his crucifixion, but how attentive are we to the details of the account? Should we speak of Palm Sunday, or Monday? Have we misunderstood the Pharisees? Why do the four Gospels present the resurrection in different ways? Were the Jews really “fickle?” Varner focuses carefully on the details of the Gospels that we often overlook. This lively and carefully nuanced account of the Passion Week will bring you to a renewed sense of devotion for the Savior."

Dr. Varner will walk us through the last days of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion and challenge some of our traditional thinking by revealing and clarifying the Biblical teaching.

The book is available in three formats on Amazon - Kindle - $9.99, Paperback - $18.73.

Women's Ministry

Dear Ladies of Gateway,

Women’s Bible Study to Start:
Tuesday April 19th, 2022 - May 31st, 2022

The Women's Bible Study will resume on April 19th and continue until May 31st.  This study will be on Paul's Second letter to the Thessalonian church (2 Thessalonians) and will use the LifeChange Study Guide.

The Bible Study will meet every Tuesday morning from 9:30-11:30 am at the home of Rebecca Blackburn at 20000 Gem Court, Castro Valley (Downstairs)

All are welcome to come and learn more of God’s Word.
RSVP on Realm or Contact Rebecca Blackburn,

Books will be provided for those of you who want to join us, but please rsvp to let Rebecca know. Unfortunately there is no childcare.


Youth Ministry

We will meet on the 3rd Sundays each month at 1 pm. 

We will be meeting in a classroom on the second floor of our San Lorenzo location. We are looking forward to coming together to worship God and to spend time in His Word. We will be studying the book by John MacArthur "None Other". We hope you join us as we look to grow, learn and have fun together.

All youth are welcome.

Please see Alex Vakulin or Chris Close if you have any questions or if you have an interest in working in Youth Ministry