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 Malyon Theological College to be part of GMS?
No. You can apply to complete the Immersion Program (non-assessed)
Note: GMS students completing the Internship and Residency programs are required to be studying at least one subject per semester through our academic partner, Malyon Theological College.
How do I know which level of study to choose?
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.
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 ‘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.)
Can I study and engage online?
Students enrolling in GMS Internship and Residency programs are enrolling with Malyon Theological College (MTC) as online students completing their academic pathway.
The GMS Internship and Immersion Programs are 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.
Is the GMS program available online?
‘Is the GMS program available online?’ Yes, parts of the GMS program is available online for students who may not be able to engage in person. This can be arranged in consultation with the GMS Director.
Can I study part-time with Malyon Theological College?
Yes, Internship and Residency students can study part-time through Malyon Theological College while attending GMS on Wednesdays. Students can choose from subjects offered to full-time students in each semester.
What MTC subjects are on offer?
- Examples of subjects on offer in 2021 (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
- Practical Ministry Field Education
- Early Church History
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 every secondTuesday of every month from 9:00am – 10:30am during the semester. Students will be 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.
What are the GMS semester dates?
GMS semester dates align closely with Malyon Theological College semester dates.
- Orientation : 8.30am – 3.00pm, 16 & 17 of February 2021
- Your weekly Wednesdays will begin on 24 February, 8.30am – 3:00pm
- Semester One: 8 February – 4 June 2021 (including 13 weeks of class time, and mid-semester break)
- Semester Two: 12 July – 5 November 2021 (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.