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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.

Match your one-year GMS 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.

 

Applications now open

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.

Match your one year GMS 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.

Gateway Ministry School (GMS) is hosting the HE Diploma of Ministry and Graduate Diploma of Arts delivered online by Alphacrucis College (AC). Students enrolling in GMS are enrolling with Alphacrucis College (AC) as online students.

As a full-time or part-time GMS student your online learning will be enhanced through group and individual input from Gateway’s ministry leaders, and hands-on ministry opportunities. Alongside other GMS students you will participate in GMS chapel, be part of Gateway staff meetings, get involved in ministry projects, and participate in an optional cross- cultural experience. You’ll learn together and learn from each other. You’ll pray together, grow together and encourage each other as you discover God’s call and influence your world.

You’ll graduate with a fully accredited qualification from Alphacrucis College. This qualification is also a foundation for a Bachelor or Masters degree, giving you options for ongoing study.

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, and is dependent on successful enrolment as an online student with Alphacrucis College.

Visit Aplhacrucis College’s website for their admission requirements

Your 2019 GMS Experience:

  • Individual and group input from Gateway’s ministry leaders
  • Ministry placement to put your learning into action
  • Spiritual input and formation through GMS Chapel, Gateway staff meetings and other activities.
  • Encouraging and safe environment to learn and grow your ministry and leadership skills
  • Learning support to help you get the most out of your academic studies
  • Group discussions to process and help put your learning into context

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

Course Outline and Study Units

Follow this link for more information on course outline and study units available. 2019 AC Study Units and Fees

Your Alphacrucis College Fee: 

  • Full-time students study 8 units (subjects) per year
  • Part-time students choose number of units (subjects) to study per year
  • Enrolment as an online student

Alphacrucis College HE Diploma of Ministry – approx. $1100 per unit  (full time students studying 8 units approx. cost $8800 per year) plus textbook costs. 2019 fees to be confirmed.

Alphacrucis College Graduate Diploma of Arts – approx. $2100 per unit (full time students studying 8 units approx. cost $16,800 per year) plus textbook costs. 2019 fees to be confirmed.

Fee-help is available for Alphacrucis College students who meet the Australian Government criteria. Visit the Government’s Study Assist website to find out if you are eligible.

 

 

Mid-year intake opens early May.

Grow deeper and learn more with GMS Ministry Streams non-accredited short courses. Ministry Streams are being offered again in 2019. To register head to the event page

Acceptance into GMS is by application and interview, and is dependent on successful enrolment as an online student with Alphacrucis College.

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 2018 and January 2019.

  • We will contact you to inform you of the outcome of your application to participate in GMS.
  • Acceptance to GMS will be conditional on your successful enrolment with Alphacrucis College.

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.

 

For further information please contact Sav Cameron GMS Coordinator.

 

 

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? 

Yes. All GMS students 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 (LINK TO STUDY PDF), 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 two 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 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 two half-days during the week, and are encouraged to attend Gateway or their own church for Sunday services.

 

Can I study part-time?

Yes! You 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. 2019 AC study units and fees

 

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: 19-21 of February 2019
  • Semester One: 4 March – 14 June 2019 (including 13 weeks of class time, and mid-semester break 13-28 April 2019)
  • Semester Two: 5 August – 22 November 2019 (includes 13 weeks of class time, and mid-semester break 28 September – 20 October 2019).

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

 

 

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