Belong. Explore. Grow.

God has entrusted you with passions, abilities, gifts and skills to be used for His glory and for the good of others.

We are committed as a church to train and equip the next generation of leaders to make a difference in our community, nation and world.

Gateway Ministry School has been specifically designed to help you understand your purpose, develop your gifts and grow as a leader so you can make a difference where you are called—ministry, mission and the marketplace.


Explore your calling and step out on the exciting journey God has for you.
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Gateway Ministry School experience

Jesus is inviting you into a deeper relationship with Him. He wants you to respond to His call, step out in faith and influence your world.


We begin our time together every week with God in prayer and worship.

This is a powerful time for connection and breakthrough. It is a safe place to have a go and develop your spiritual gifts like prayer, prophecy and words of encouragement.


You’ll be part of practical and engaging classes that are focused on applied theology, understanding identity and its impact, leading people (building effective teams, conflict resolution, etc.) and how to be part of God’s mission.

We bring in experienced leaders from diverse areas including churches, businesses and not-for-profits.


At GMS, you’ll learn and grow significantly in a short period of time.

We will pair you with a mentor who you will meet with every month, and help you wrestle with your journey of development.


As part of the experience, you will explore a ministry area through prac placement.

This is your place to get your hands dirty and receive feedback for further development.

Prac placement is usually within Gateway, but sometimes there are other opportunities available through our partners.

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God moves powerfully when we step out of our everyday and focus on Him.

GMS retreats are where you will have time to meet with God and be transformed.

You’ll learn from experienced leaders, unpack key leadership principles and apply them to your personal and professional life, discuss real issues and connect with leaders from a range of fields.

Add to your GMS experience with accredited pathways and short courses

Pair GMS with accredited subjects through Malyon Theological College

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

Accredited pathway



Short courses

We run short courses throughout the year on various topics. They run outside of business hours, so anyone can get involved. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about what will be available in 2022.

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 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.)

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.

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 info.

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.


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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Explore your calling and step out on the exciting journey God has for you.
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