A 12-month journey of investing in yourself

Experience high-calibre speakers brought in from all over Australia to run engaging masterclasses, 1:1 guidance through coaches and mentors, challenging projects through ministry placements designed to hone leadership skills, retreats to connect with God, a short-term mission trip to propel students outside of their comfort zone and so much more.

Paired with accredited study through Malyon Theological College—one of the best bible colleges in Australia—GMS will leave you passionate, inspired and equipped with the skills you need to take the next steps towards the call God has placed on your life in ministry, mission or the marketplace.

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Be inspired by leaders from all over Australia

We bring in a huge range of speakers from all over Australia to challenge and broaden your worldview.

Drill deep into the big topics

Immerse yourself in big leadership topics and emerge with a new understanding of God and yourself: identity, apologetics, church-planting, sustainable leadership and so much more.

Build the lifestyle of a long-term leader

GMS will build in you unwavering foundations and habits to sustain your leadership for the long-term.

What does GMS involve?

12-month experience

Set aside 12 months to invest in yourself. Experience intense growth in your practical ministry skills, your relationship with God and your understanding of yourself in Him.

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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

Add accredited study

Pair the 12-month experience with accredited study through Malyon Theological College. Work towards nationally recognised undergraduate or graduate qualifications in ministry and theology.

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Essential leadership listening

GMS’s Life of Leadership podcast deep dives into the big leadership questions and hear what it takes for experienced leaders to lead in their field.

Hear quality leadership bites from experiences leaders in church ministry, not-for-profit organisations, business, healthcare and more.

Life of Leadership is a must-listen for anyone looking to become a better leader, wherever they are.

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12-month experience

  • Complete GMS application form and:
    • acknowledge your agreement with Gateway’s Statement of Faith
    • acknowledge you have read the GMS Code of Conduct
    • provide contact details for a pastoral reference
    • provide contact details for two referees
    • include copy of photo ID
    • list your options for practical ministry placement.
  • Attend an interview


Accredited study through Malyon

  • OP of 15 or ATAR of 65 or better, Or an AQF level 5 Diploma or higher
    • Or you may be required to undertake an Academic Entrance Test if the above is not applicable
    • Or provide any academic transcripts from previously completed study
  • Semester 1 applications open 1 September 2022
  • Semester 1 applications close 23 January 2023
  • Orientation Day – 9 February
  • Semester 1: 16 February – 8 June (includes mid-semester break)
  • Semester 2 applications open 15 May
  • Semester 2 applications close 12 June
  • Semester 2: 20 July – 9 November (includes mid-semester break)

(subject to change)

12-month experience

  • $1500 per year (this fee is for students and payable to Gateway, FEE-HELP is not available)


Add accredited study through Malyon

  • Malyon course fees differ from unit to unit—learn more here

Where is Gateway Ministry School?

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 GMS without undertaking accredited units with Malyon.

Do I have to attend Gateway to apply?

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.)

Is the GMS program available online?

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.

How many days a week will I be at GMS?

GMS provides group and individual input from ministry leaders on Thursdays from 9am – 12:30pm and an optional 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. Have a look at the code of conduct for more information.