Vision

Article 5 – Purposes
The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and religious purposes within the meaning of 501 (c) (3) of the Interal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), including for such purposes:

  1. To feed, clothe, shelter and spiritually counsel Christians and others in need, with the emphasis on assisting the homeless, inmates of correctional institutions, and the families of inmates of correctional institutions.
  2. To provide Christian revivals, Bible studies, and counseling to the inmates of correctional centers, their families, and residents in shelters for the homeless and other institutions.
  3. To own and maintain one or more shelters for temporary residence, Christian worship and spiritual training of the homeless and others in need.
  4. To produce printed, audio, and visual Christian study aids and to produce radio and television programs witnessing the Christian faith and advertising the purpose and activities of the Mission Gate Ministry.
  5. To exhort and encourage churches to minister to the needs of the homeless and inmates of correctional institutions.
  6. To offer opportunities for worship, Christian education and Christian activities to employees and volunteers associating with the Mission Gate Ministry.
  7. To undertake other acts and programs, not inconsistent with Chapter 355, RSMO, otherwise knows as “the General Not-for-Profit Corporation law,” for the purpose of enhancing the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of the homeless, inmates of correctional centers and their families and others in need.

          
 

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost; they that are saved unto resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Jesus Christ.

Matthew 25:31-46
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He wil put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance. I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?”

The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Then he will say to those on his left, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angls. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.”

They also will answer, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?

He will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”

Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal.”