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
- 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.
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