The Practical facilitating the Spiritual

What is the Helps Ministry?

The Gateway family is made up of several teams, people who are working together to take care of an aspect of Church life.  The Helps Ministry includes the following teams:


Stewards ensure everything remains safe and equipped for the morning service. They have a working understanding of the needs of the morning and ensure that the main service is able to operate smoothly.

They help coordinate people to the altar area in ministry times, take up the offering, give out communion, help find seats and are available to serve where necessary.

FIRST AID Stewards

It is essential that in any gathering, there is appropriate resources for First Aid in case of injury or emergency.

Our First Aid stewards are trained and are on hand to assist in any situation. Training is available

Welcome Team

One of Gateway’s core values is that people find a warm welcome when they come through the door.

The welcome hosts arrive early to meet and greet at the entrance on a Sunday morning and help distribute Gateway the quarterly newsletters.


This team is vital in providing the link between the Church Office and the church family to ensure effective communication of what’s on.

It is also the place to find out more about churchsuite which is the primary tool used to promote the calendar of upcoming events, groups and socials.

The Info point desk is also set up to provide printed information and the latest Gateway newsletter.


Our Connect Team faithfully serve our visitors and those ‘new to Gateway’.

This friendly team ensure newcomers feel welcome and assist in connecting people into our rapidly growing church family.

Car PArk Team

Come rain or shine these heroes of the Gateway family are on hand to assist with the parking on a Sunday morning, particularly on those challenging days when there is a big event at Bethel


This friendly team are responsible for the tea and coffee on Sundays pre and post service, as well as hosting at any potential special events.

This team provides a wonderful environment for relationship building.

Building Maintenance & Gardening Crew

We recognise the importance of being good stewards of the facility that God has blessed us with.

We need skilled workers such as Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters, Painters & Decorators and Gardeners to help keep our building and grounds in good working order.

Church Office Volunteers

On occasion the Church Office staff need assistance with a variety of office based large tasks from basic admin through to helping set up for events.

Sometimes seasonal and sometimes semi-permanent. We have a separate application process for this team.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Ian for an informal chat about the current needs and to register your interest.

Creative Department

Our creative team has grown in areas of responsibility and the skill set has grown too. 

The department includes communications: social media website, video announcements, graphic design of promotional resources (printed and digital). It also handles the lighting, screen team, livestream and the sound desk and creates synergy with the worship team.

If you have skill or experience in any of these areas we could use your help. Training is given on the equipment and processes.

Do you want to get involved in the Helps Ministry?

If you would like to get Involved in one of the above groups, please have a chat with Ian Shepherd or for more information, please feel free to contact us or visit our Info Point stand on Sundays.

HELPS Coordinator

Ian Shepherd

Helps Ministry Coordinator


Phone:  07932020181

Team Coordinators

Sydney Thompson

Sydney Thompson


Biodun Ajayi

Biodun Ajayi


Jess Patel

Jess Patel

Info Point

Ian Shepherd

Ian Shepherd


Ian Shepherd

Ian Shepherd

Tea & Coffee

Charles McNair

Charles McNair

Car Park

Ian Shepherd

Ian Shepherd

Building Maintenance

Hilary Grandey

Hilary Grandey


Contact us

Front Building, Kelvin Way, West Bromwich, B70 7JW


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