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At Gateway Church Northumberland we can offer the following courses. If you are interested in coming on one of these courses, please contact us.

The Marriage Preparation Course

Marriage preparation courseThe Marriage Preparation Course is a series of five sessions designed to help couples develop strong foundations for a lasting marriage, covering:

  • Expressing feelings and learning to listen
  • The importance of commitment
  • Resolving conflict
  • Keeping love alive and developing a fulfilling sexual relationship
  • Talking about goals and values

While the course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for couples with or without a church background

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The Marriage Course runs for 7 weeks, the evenings involving a meal for those able to join us, followed by DVD talks and time for couples to discuss issues raised in the talks. All talking between couples is done in private and no one is expected to share anything.

The Marriage course is designed to enhance all marriages whether you have a good marriage or know there are issues you need to talk through.

Topics covered are:

  • Building Strong Foundations
  • The Art of Communication
  • Resolving Conflict
  • The Power of Forgiveness
  • The Impact of Family ~ Past and Present
  • Good Sex
  • Love in Action

While the course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for couples with or without a church background

If you would like to join us on the next marriage course in the New Year, please contact us for more details.


STARTStart! is a basic six-session introduction to the Christian Faith.

The sessions assume no previous knowledge of anything Christian, use a mix of DVD input, time to chat, simple discussion activities and space for reflection, all in a style that is down-to-earth and honest and which aims to be enjoyable too.

Do you have questions such as “Does God exist?”, “Who is God?”, “Who is Jesus?”, “Why do bad things happen?”, or would like to find out more about the Christian faith? If so, please contact us and come along to a Start! course.

ALPHA Course

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge.

Typically Alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. Alpha really is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment. 

If you’d like to know more then please contact us.