Immersion Program

Grow deeper with God by spending a day a week immersing yourself in worship, hearing insights from inspiring speakers and interacting with others in a workshop environment whilst learning to walk in deeper waters with Jesus. This program is a non-accredited program, with no formal assessment required which will be part of your growth in ministry.

GMS Immersion Experience – $1500 per year (this fee is payable to Gateway, Fee-Help is not available). Optional cross-cultural learning experience specifically designed for GMS is an additional $2200 (approximate cost).

GMS Immersion Experience

Reading, Reflection and Response – A tailored learning plan across 2 semesters (This is a non-accredited program – no assessments)

  • Every Wednesday in the academic semesters
  • Chapel, Input from speakers and leaders, interactive workshops
  • Gateway Staff meeting – Tuesday once a month

Application process is an online application and interview.  APPLY NOW

If you have questions please contact our GMS coordinator.

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Internship Program

This is your academic pathway to your Diploma or Graduate Diploma. Spend the year in our Immersion Program, interacting with course materials online and undertaking a practical ministry placement with one of our ministry teams at Gateway.

 

GMS Immersion Experience – $1500 per year (this fee is for full-time and part-time students and payable to Gateway, Fee-Help is not available). Optional cross-cultural learning experience specifically designed for GMS is an additional $2200 (approximate cost).

PLUS

Alphacrucis College Fee:

  • HE Diploma of Ministry – approx.. $1100 per unit plus textbook costs
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts – approx. $2100 per unit plus textbook costs.
  • Fee- help is available for Alphacrucis College students who meet the Australian Government criteria. Visit the Australian Government Study Assist website to find out if you are eligible.

GMS experience

  • Every Wednesday during academic semesters
  • Chapel, Input from speakers and leaders, interactive workshops
  • Gateway Staff meeting – Tuesday once a month
  • Ministry placement on one of our ministry teams.This requires students to be available at other times depending on ministry activities.

Gateway Ministry School is located at Gateway’s Mackenzie campus

1052 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, Mackenzie, Queensland.

Alphacrucis

  • Diploma, Bachelor, Graduate Diploma or Masters with Alphacrucis
  • 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 AC)
  • Subjects on offer (subject to change):
    • Christian Worldview
    • Introduction to Israel Scriptures (OT)
    • Personal and Organizational Leadership
    • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
    • Cross Cultural Ministry
    • Professional Practice in Ministry
    • Ethics in Ministry
    • Preaching
    • Introduction to Academic Writing and Research (Core Unit for Graduate Diploma)

GMS Application process is an online application and interview.  APPLY NOW

Upon success of your application at GMS you will need to fill out an application with Alphacrucis (please select Gateway Ministry School as your referral point on the following forms):

If you have questions please contact our GMS coordinator.

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Internship Residency

New in 2020, the GMS Internship Residency Program is for those who have graduated our Internship Program and are pursuing vocation ministry while progressing onto a Bachelor or Masters degree. Participation is by invitation only.

 

GMS Immersion Experience – $1500 per year (this fee is for full-time and part-time students and payable to Gateway, Fee-Help is not available) Optional cross-cultural learning experience specifically designed for GMS is an additional $2200 (approximate cost)

PLUS

Alphacrucis College Fee:

  • Bachelor/Masters – approx.. $2100 per unit plus textbook costs.
  • Fee- help is available for Alphacrucis College students who meet the Australian Government criteria. Visit the Australian Government Study Assist website to find out if you are eligible.
  • Intern Resident can apply for funding towards their learning pathway

GMS experience

  • Every Wednesday in academic semesters
  • Chapel, Input from speakers and leaders, interactive workshops
  • Gateway Staff meeting – Tuesday once a month

Alphacrucis

  • Bachelor is 24 units in total – minus 8 units completed in the Diploma
  • Masters 12 units in total – minus 8 units completed in the Graduate Diploma
  • Enrolment as online student
  • Placed in a working ministry role with supervision and repo

Prerequisites

  • Completed Diploma of Ministry or Graduate Diploma of Ministry (or similar)
  • Enrolled to complete Bachelor of Theology/Ministry or Masters of Theology/Arts/Leadership
  • Study to be completed with our Academic partner
  • Workwith one of the ministry teams at Gateway.  Minimum of 16 hours per week (to be negotiated)

This program is by invitation only. Please email the GMS Coordinator for consideration.

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GROW DEEPER. INFLUENCE YOUR WORLD.

Jesus invites you into a deep relationship with Him. It is His desire for you to respond to His call, take a step of faith and influence your world.

At GMS you’ll find a place to belong.  A place to share and laugh, and learn to grow deeper with God.

You’ll connect with other students, discover more about yourself, learn from Gateway’s ministry leaders, collaborate on ministry projects, and develop your leadership skills to be outworked across our Gateway campuses and in our community, nation and world.

 

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At GMS you’ll find your place to belong. A place to share and laugh, and learn to grow deeper with God. You’ll connect with other students, discover more about yourself, learn from Gateway’s ministry leaders, collaborate on ministry projects and develop your leadership skills.

For Internship and Residency program students, match your one year GMS Immersion Experience with accredited subjects delivered by our academic partner, Alphacrucis College, to widen your influence across our Gateway campuses and in our community, nation and world.

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. For Internship and Residency program students, your acceptance to the program is dependent on a successful enrolment with Alphacrucis.

Visit Aplhacrucis College’s website for their admission requirements

Grow deeper and learn more with GMS Ministry Streams non-accredited short courses. Ministry Streams are being offered again in 202. To register head to the event page

Acceptance into all GMS programs is by application and interview. For Internship and Residency program students, your acceptance to the program is dependent on a successful enrolment with Alphacrucis.

GMS is open to people who attend Gateway Baptist Church and people who attend other churches.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Complete Gateway Ministry School Application Form online Gateway Ministry School Application Form  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 coordinator.

2. GMS Interview. We will be in contact with you to discuss your application and make an interview time with you. Interview times will be negotiated by GMS staff and are planned to happen between November 2019 and January 2020.

  • We will contact you to inform you of the outcome of your application to participate in GMS.
  • For Internship and Residency program students, your acceptance to the program is dependent on a successful enrolment with Alphacrucis.

3. Enrolment with Alphacrucis College. Now the GMS part of your application is complete, you will need to enrol directly with Alphacrucis College through their Local Church College (LCC) Program. Please enter Gateway Ministry School as your LCC. 

4. Confirmation from GMS. Once your enrolment with Alphacrucis College is confirmed, you will receive confirmation of your enrolment and further details from GMS.

 

Where is Gateway Ministry School (GMS)?

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.

 

Do I have to study through Alphacrucis College to be part of GMS? 

No. Only the GMS students completing the Internship and Residency programs are required to be studying at least one subject per semester through our academic partner, Alphacrucis College.

 

How do I know which level of study to choose? 

GMS students studying the Diploma of Ministry and Graduate Diploma of Arts courses through Alphacrucis 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.

 

Do I have to attend Gateway to apply?

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 online student of Alphacrucis College. You will also participate in the GMS Experience, attending Gateway for one and a half-days during the week. You can complete your ministry placement at your church, or Gateway (with the permission of your pastor.)

 

Can I study online? 

Students enrolling in GMS Internship and Residency programs are enrolling with Alphacrucis College (AC) as online students.

GMS’s group and individual input and practical ministry placements are facilitated and delivered in person by GMS staff and Gateway’s ministry leaders through the year. Students need to be available to attend GMS for one and a half-days during the week, and are encouraged to attend Gateway or their own church for Sunday services.

 

Can I study part-time?

Yes, Internship and Residency students can study part-time through Alphacrucis College and attend GMS part-time. Students can choose from subjects offered to full-time students in each semester.

  • Subjects on offer (subject to change):
    • Christian Worldview
    • Introduction to Israel Scriptures (OT)
    • Personal and Organizational Leadership
    • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
    • Cross Cultural Ministry
    • Professional Practice in Ministry
    • Ethics in Ministry
    • Preaching
    • Introduction to Academic Writing and Research (Core Unit for Graduate Diploma)

 

How many days a week will I be at GMS? 

GMS provides group and individual input from ministry leaders on Wednesdays from 8:30am – 3:00pm and the first Tuesday of every month from 9:00am – 10:30am during the semester. When students are completing their ministry placement units they will need to be available at other times depending on the activities of their ministry area.

 

What are the GMS semester dates?

GMS semester dates align with Alphacrucis College semester dates.

  • Orientation: 18-19 and 25-26 of February 2020
  • Semester One: 2 March – 12 June 2020 (including 13 weeks of class time, and mid-semester break)
  • Semester Two: 3 August – 20 November 2020 (includes 13 weeks of class time, and mid-semester break).

Gateway Ministry School reserves the right to make changes to its programs and students will be notified of changes accordingly.

 

GMS is a ministry of Gateway Baptist Church. 

Alphacrucis College is registered with Australian Skill Quality Authroity (ASQA) (RTO Code: 90525) and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) (ID: PRV12006).  CRICOS Provide Name: Alphacrucis College Ltd. CRICOS Provider Code: 00958A. Alphacrucis College Ltd  ABN: 13 072 747 187

 

 

GMS 2020 Promo

 

At Gateway Ministry School, through in-depth biblical teaching and hands-on ministry experience, you can find your place to be a part of building God’s local church.

To find out how GMS has impacted past students check out our GMS video diaries.

GMS Video Diaries