ABOUT THE NARROW GATEWAY
Narrow is the gate, difficult is the way that leads to life. Few find it.” – Jesus (Matthew 7:14)
Our mission is to provide practical and biblically sound tools, platforms and programs that help believers in Christ to identify and make the life and lifestyle shifts that they need to make, in order to discover, experience and manifest “the God-life”.
“The God-life” is the life of God Himself; this is the life He designed humanity to share with Him, it is the life God that is available for every child of God and citizen of the Kingdom of God.
Jesus said, in Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
We are a community committed to “doing life” within the “narrow gate” and along the “difficult way” that leads to the ‘God-life’. We shall be of those who find “the God-life” and as we manifest it to the world, we will help many others find it too.
Our Core Values
We live light, knowing that though we are in the world, we are not of the world
We understand that the time is short and this world is passing away, therefore, we do not entangle ourselves with the affairs of this world by laying up treasures on earth. We do not pattern our lives according to the systems of this world because inasmuch as we are in this world, we are not of this world. (1 Corinthians 7:31)
We live and walk in the Spirit
God is Spirit and so are we. We understand that to discover, experience, and manifest “the God-life”, we must walk in the spirit. (Galatians 5:16)
We are captivated by the King and His Kingdom
We love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and we do so by making deliberate and practical life and lifestyle shifts to grow and establish our captivation with God and His Kingdom. (Matthew 22:37) Yes, our occupations are expressed on earth, but our continuous pre-occupation is in the things above – the kingdom of God.
We manifest the Kingdom, the power and the glory
We execute the Kingdom works assigned to us, understanding that the kingdom of God is manifested not by good works, but by the Holy Spirit and His power dwelling in us and operating through us. By the power of the Holy Spirit, our good works deliver men from the decay and corruption of the kingdom of darkness, and draw them to the King and His Kingdom. (1 Corinthians 2:4)
The Narrow Gateway Ministries was founded in 2017 by Toyin Oladiran a.k.a Coach Toyin. This ministry was born from a God-given passion to see believers in Christ live in and manifest the life of God and the freedom for which Christ made us free. The Bible says that there is only one way for man to live, experience and manifest God’s life, and that is if we “enter by the narrow gate” and the “difficult way that leads to life.” (Matthew 7:14). Having been called by God to co-work with Him by pointing His children to ‘the narrow gate’ and ‘the difficult way’ that leads to life, Coach Toyin began The Narrow Gateway in 2017 by producing weekly blogposts, devotionals and talk shows through which she spoke about every day life situations and shared Biblical perspectives to help shape mindsets that drive a Kingdom worldview.
The Narrow Gateway has since grown exponentially and is now expressed in The Narrow Gateway Academy, which is a School of Discipleship that houses courses created for the purpose of equipping believers with the Biblical and practical tools that help them to discover, experience and manifest the life of God, as well as The Narrow Gateway Communities, where we have meetings, seminars, Bible studies, prayer meetings, conferences, retreats and other activities to support believers in their decision to seek and enter by the ‘narrow gate’ and the ‘difficult way’ that leads to the God-life.
EXPRESSIONS OF THE NARROW GATEWAY
THE NARROW GATEWAY ACADEMY
The Narrow Gateway Academy is a trailblazing School of Discipleship for Christians from all walks of life, through which we equip you with practical and Biblically-sound trainings, courses and tools, that establish you in ‘the God-life’ of:
evident and sustained victory over sin, inner brokenness and lukewarm Christianity,
growing intimacy with God,
spiritual maturity, and
purpose-driven and supernatural living.
THE NARROW GATEWAY COMMUNITY
We are a global community of men and women who are called to discover, experience and loudly manifest to the world the life and realities of God and His Kingdom, or as we like to call it, ‘the God-life’.
Through our various programs, Bible studies, prayer meetings, seminars, conferences and retreats, we explore and discover the ‘God-life’ together, and we grow our capacity and opportunities to manifest God and His kingdom daily to a world that He so dearly loves.
“Who then can be saved?”
This is a question that the disciples asked Jesus in Luke 18:26, after a man described as ‘the rich young ruler’ came to Jesus to ask Him what he could do to inherit eternal life.
The man had left Jesus’ presence sorrowful because he was not willing to part with his worldly possessions, and follow Jesus. He was not willing to ‘enter by the narrow gate’ and the ‘difficult way that leads to life’. This man went away convinced that eternal life was out of his reach, yet, though acknowledging that his own strength, no man can have eternal life, Jesus assured the disciples that “With man it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.” Hallelujah!
Yes, the gate to ‘that God-life’ is narrow and the way is difficult, because it involves crucifying the lingering traits of the flesh that remain in you despite the reality that your old nature is now dead. However, with God, it is possible. He wants you to make it. We invite you to come along with us at The Narrow Gateway as we help you find and live through the narrow gate and the difficult way that leads to the life of God that you were created and saved for.
Check out the first Introduction Video we ever did for The Narrow Gateway (2017)
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