Global Gates Family Standards
Global Gates believes God calls individuals, couples and families to his Kingdom work. We employ and contract all three of these types of ministry units whose belief and practice are in agreement with the following statement of belief:
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Unmarried individuals who follow Christ are members of the family of God which is their formative and accountable household of faith via the local church.
Marriage is the uniting of one man (of original gender) and one woman (of original gender) in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Marriage is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
Intimate sexual expression is to be conducted only within the confines of the biblically described marital relationship.
Children are a blessing and gift from the Lord. Biblical guidance for parents implies that they teach their children spiritual and moral values, lead them through consistent lifestyle example, and exercise loving discipline intended to lead children to make choices based on biblical truth. It is the role of a Christian parent to ensure that their children have opportunity to follow Christ as Savior and Lord. The biblical expectation for children is that they are to honor and obey their parents.