August Gate Church

August Gate Church

Noah Oldham
Baptist - Southern Baptist
Belleville, Illinois
Founded: 2009

About August Gate Church

Our Mission

The mission of August Gate is to be disciples who make disciples who grow to know, love, and follow Jesus together by his grace.

To be disciples of Jesus means we have believed the Good News that Jesus’ finished work on the cross and in the empty tomb has brought us into a new relationship with God and we are now spending the rest of our lives growing in the pursuits of discipleship. The more we know Jesus, the more we want to love him. The more we love Jesus, the more we want to follow him. The more we follow Jesus, the more we want to know him and the cycle repeats.

In order to accomplish this, we live in three rhythms of discipleship. We gather every week to know, love, and follow Jesus together. We grow in Knots to know, love, and follow Jesus deeply. We go on mission to help others know, love, and follow Jesus like we do.

Our Vision

The vision of August Gate is to multiply disciples and saturate the St. Louis Metro region and beyond with gospel-centered, missional churches.

Discipleship, by definition, cannot be kept to ourselves. As disciples grow in the pursuits of discipleship and regularly live in the rhythms of discipleship, many will be sent to plant churches and see disciples made not only in the St. Louis Metro region, but to the ends of the earth. 

Our Name

In rural communities, August is the month that everyone’s eyes turn toward the Harvest. The St. Louis Metro region is commonly referred to as the "Gateway to the West."

August Gate is simply a play on words that means “Harvest the City." We hear Jesus speak about this harvest in Luke 10:2:

"And he said to them, 'The harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'"

Our Values

Our values are what we believe to be important as we seek to be disciples who make more disciples. 


We believe that love should be the motivation of all we do and all we are. Without love, we have no foundation for church or evangelism.

(Matthew 22:36–40; 1 Corinthians 13:1–13)


Because we bear the name of Christ we should therefore be witnesses of the truth, believing that it is only that truth—the gospel—that will set us free.

(John 8:31–32; John 18:37)


Beholding the beauty of God in worship prepares us to bare the beauty of God to the world.

(Genesis 1:1Psalm 27:4)


We believe that God created us for community and relationships.

(Genesis 2:18Hebrews 10:24–25)


We believe that Jesus created the Church to fulfill the mission He began here on the earth through the power of the Holy Spirit.

(Matthew 9:37-38Romans 12:4-6)


We believe every believer is called to submit to the teachings of God’s Word, persevere through trials, mature in the faith, and become disciples who disciple others.

(Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Timothy 4:15-16)


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