Apply theology to real life

Widen your influence across our Gateway campuses and in our community, nation and world by pairing the GMS experience with accredited subjects delivered by Malyon Theological College.


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Program overview


Spend a year in GMS, interact with accredited course materials online and undertake a practical ministry placement within a Gateway ministry team.

This is an academic pathway to undergraduate certificates, diploma or graduate diploma.


With Malyon Theological College, you can study undergraduate certificates, diploma, bachelor, graduate diploma or masters.

  • Full-time students study 8 units per year
  • Part-time students choose number of units to study per year (minimum of one unit per semester with MTC)
  • Undergraduate certificates students, 4 units over 6 months full time or part-time equivalent, up to a limit of 2 years.


With Malyon Theological College, you’ll learn on demand: there is no attendance requirement, however, you are welcome to attend classes on campus or via Zoom when you choose.

  • Digital content
  • Online lectures
  • Online tutorials
  • Digital library
  • Student support


Malyon Theological College has been training pastors and missionaries since 1904. Malyon is an affiliated College of the Australian College of Theology, an Australian Government-approved higher education provider. Malyon is committed to forming faithful image-bearers of Christ, who love God, listen to His Word, serve the church, engage their culture, and are committed to the mission of God in this world. Malyon is about gaining more than knowledge. It is where Christian teaching and theology intersect with real-world ministry and practice. With a range of on campus, online and local church-focused study options, Malyon offers courses that fit your needs and will equip you to live out your faith and serve the greater purposes of the Kingdom of God.

ACT CRICOS Provider Number 02650E
Malyon Theological College is a ministry of Queensland Baptists
Malyon Theological College is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS: 02650E

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Subjects available

Choose from a range of subjects to study in 2023. These are subject to change.

  • Old Testament Overview
  • New Testament Overview
  • The Reformation in Europe and Britain
  • Mission Perspectives
  • Theology and Practice for Theology
  • Principles of Hermeneutics
  • The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology
  • Christian Worldview
  • Preaching
  • Practical Ministry Field Education
  • Early Church History


GMS experience

$1500 per year (this fee is for full-time and part-time students and payable to Gateway, FEE-HELP is not available). Optional local missions experience specifically designed for GMS is an additional $850–$1000.




Malyon Theological College

Each unit is approx. $2300, plus textbooks

Fee-help is available for Malyon Theological College students who meet the Australian Government criteria. Visit the Australian Government Study Assist website to find out if you are eligible.

You can also apply for funding towards your learning pathway. Please enquire with the GMS Director.

Entry requirements

GMS is open to people who attend Gateway Baptist Church and people who attend other churches (in consultation with your pastor).

Acceptance into GMS is by application and interview. Visit Malyon Theological College’s website for their admission requirements.

Application Process

1. Fill in the application form

Complete the Gateway Ministry School application form online.  You can save your partly finished application form and return to complete it later.

As part of your application you will need to:

If you have questions about completing the application from online please contact our GMS Director.

2. Interview

We will contact you to discuss your application and make an interview time with you. Interview happen between November 2022 and January 2023.

  • We will contact you to inform you of the outcome of your application to participate in GMS.
  • If you’re pursuing an accredited pathway, your acceptance to the program depends on successfully enrolling with Malyon Theological College.

3. Enrol at Malyon Theological College

Now the GMS part of your application is complete, you will need to enrol directly with Malyon Theological College through their websiteRemember to tick Gateway Ministry School on your application. 

When your application is successful, Malyon Theological College will send through your letter of offer. Once you accept this letter of offer, Malyon Theological College will send you more information.

Learn more about applying at Malyon

4. Confirmation from GMS

Once your enrolment with Malyon Theological College is confirmed, you will receive further details from GMS about starting the program.

Frequently asked questions

Gateway Ministry School is a ministry of Gateway Baptist Church in Brisbane.  GMS is located at Gateway’s Mackenzie campus, 1052 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, Mackenzie, Queensland.

No—you can apply to complete GMS without being part of the accredited pathway.
GMS students on the accredited pathway are required to be studying at least one subject per semester through our academic partner, Malyon Theological College.

GMS students studying the Certificates, Diploma, Bachelors and Graduate Diploma courses through Malyon Theological College will complete mostly the same subjects, however the level of assessment required for these subjects is determined by the level of qualification you choose. You may also need to consider the minimum academic entry requirement for each course.

GMS is open to both people attending Gateway Baptist Church and people attending other churches.

If you attend another church, GMS will consult with your pastor about your interest in participating in GMS. You will complete your academic study units enrolled as an ‘On Demand’ student of Malyon Theological College. You will also participate in the GMS Experience, all GMS students are required to attend 75% of GMS classes. You can complete your ministry placement at your church, or Gateway (with the permission of your pastor.)

Students enrolling in GMS accredited programs are enrolling with Malyon Theological College (MTC) as online students completing their academic pathway.

The GMS experience is facilitated and delivered in person throughout the year. Students need to be available to attend GMS for approximately one day during the week and are encouraged to attend Gateway or their own church for Sunday services.

Parts of the GMS program are available online for students who may not be able to engage in person. This can be arranged in consultation with the GMS Director.

Yes, students can study part-time through Malyon Theological College while attending GMS on Thursdays. Students can choose from subjects offered to full-time students in each semester.

GMS provides group and individual input from ministry leaders on Thursdays from 8:30am – 12:30pm and every second Tuesday of the month from 9:00am – 10:30am during the semester.

Students are required to attend 75% of all GMS programs. When students are completing their Practical Ministry Field Education unit they will need to be available at other times depending on the activities of their ministry area.

GMS semester dates align closely with Malyon Theological College semester dates.

  • Orientation : 8.30am – 3.00pm, 10 February 2022
  • Your weekly Thursdays will begin on 17 February, 8.30am–12:30pm
  • Semester One: 14 February – 11 June 2021 (including 13 weeks of class time, and mid-semester break)
  • Semester Two: 11 July – 11 November 2021 (includes 13 weeks of class time, and mid-semester break).

Gateway Ministry School may make changes to its programs, and we will let students know about the changes that affect them.

Gateway Ministry School is a ministry of Gateway Baptist Church.

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