Update as of September 20, 2017 – DJ Chuang reports that The Table officially closed down and is no longer serving churches.
Gateway Church is pleased to announce its acquisition of The Table, a social network and community platform designed for churches. The same, innovative technology that has empowered more than 700 churches to take the community to the next level is now housed in a church environment.
The Table Project began in 2007, aiming to become an online extension of the local church. It offers customizable features like the prayer wall, real-time service opportunities, social media integration and more.
Several years ago, the leaders at Gateway began researching ways to merge spiritual learning, active pastoring and community with technology—around the same time The Table began working toward church community building. Now, the two are joining forces, each bringing unique strengths, to see the dream for church congregations to make connections and learn more about the Bible through The Table.
Paul Bertelson, President and CEO of Real Resources (The Table’s parent company), said, “It’s exciting that a resource created to serve the church is now going to be offered by a church. This transition is part of the greater vision to exponentially increase The Table’s impact in the world.”
Gateway brings a unique perspective to the table. With more than 25,000 active members, Gateway looks to connect its own congregation through The Table—just like the more than 700 other churches currently involved. And with the global influence they’ve garnered over the past 13 years, Gateway looks to use their platform to give The Table an even bigger stage.
What LifeChurch.tv did for the mobile Bible with the YouVersion app, we hope to do for spiritual learning and community through The Table in this next decade,” Shawn Ring, Gateway’s Executive Pastor of Spiritual Life Technology, said.
As The Table’s talented team joins the Gateway Staff, their expertise on this cutting-edge technology will allow The Table to continue to operate at its current level of excellence and thrive even more in the future as new features are added. As it grows and improves, The Table will continue to be a free ministry tool to churches around the world.
Gateway is very passionate about this project. We’re thrilled to join their organization and begin working together,” said Ken Finsaas, former Executive Director of The Table and current Director of Spiritual Life Technology at Gateway.
About Gateway Church
Gateway Church is in the top 25 fastest growing churches in the country. The multi-campus, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in Dallas/Fort Worth began in 2000. The church has since grown to more than 25,000 active members. Robert Morris is the Founding Senior Pastor and is featured on the weekly television program, The Blessed Life, available in more than 90 million homes in the United States and approximately 200 countries around the world. For more information, visit gatewaypeople.com.