About Us


The Gateway Publishing Site provides educational resources

to equip you to think theologically and lead effectively in your ministry.


Long before our seminary changed names, The Gateway was the title of the institution’s annual magazine. Today, we carry that heritage into The Gateway Publishing Site – an expanded collection of content exploring theology, leadership, practical ministry, and more. Within this site, you will find a curated selection of blogs, articles, podcasts, and videos from Gateway’s community of scholars and experienced ministry leaders.


Our four primary categories:

Theology

This category collects challenging, informative and gospel-centered writing, podcasts and videos. Gateway Seminary has a reputation for practical training of leaders for contextualized ministry. While some may assume robust theological education and practical ministry preparation are at odds with one another, we believe the foundation of effective ministry is good theology. Proper thinking is necessary for appropriate action. Join us here for resources that engage in scriptural interpretation, dogmatics, the Christian heritage, and a variety of other theological disciplines as we seek to become better thinkers for the body of Christ.

Leadership

The Leadership category features encouraging, honest, and realistic reflections from a community of experienced ministry leaders, including our president, Dr. Jeff Iorg. Two primary features of this section are Iorg’s longstanding weekly blog and the LEAD ON podcast, his weekly show on the joys, burdens and challenges that accompany the call to leadership. The insights here are founded in the Bible, have been earned through experience, and then tested in the ministry field.

Voices

The Voices category is eclectic – it features a variety of formats united by Gateway’s values. In it you will find alumni stories, opinion pieces, cultural engagement, and more – all of it explores how the gospel is pressing into the world. In a way, the pieces you read and listen to in the Voices category are a clear reflection of the heart of Gateway Seminary.

Ministry

The Ministry category is a space to expand your understanding of the day-to-day, boots-on-the-ground tasks of church work. From sermon preparation strategies to youth ministry engagement principles and cross-cultural communication insights to thoughts on serving differently-abled people in your church. Join the conversation here for fresh and encouraging perspectives to enliven the ministry you serve, whether that is on the mission field or in a Sunday school room.


From time to time, we will incorporate a fifth category to help The Gateway community reflect on, dialogue, and address timely cultural issues. We hope that as you engage with The Gateway, you will find these carefully curated resources as thought-provoking, spiritually-edifying, and missionally-compelling for the expansion of God’s kingdom around the world.


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Read

The Rule of Law and Roe v. Wade

Dr. Iorg discusses the rule of law and recent response to the Supreme Court’s decision last week.

Jeff Iorg
President
Dr. Jeff Iorg is the president of Gateway Seminary. Prior to his service at the Seminary, Dr. Iorg was the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost ten years. He was also the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon, and has served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas.

Becoming a Methodist

Dr. Iorg discusses recent inspiration he has had from Peter Cartwright and Francis Asbury.

Jeff Iorg
President
Dr. Jeff Iorg is the president of Gateway Seminary. Prior to his service at the Seminary, Dr. Iorg was the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost ten years. He was also the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon, and has served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas.

A Guide to Food in Southern California

Check out Dr. Joe Kim’s top recommendations for SoCal eating!

Joseph J. Kim
Associate Professor of Intercultural Education
Dr. Joseph Kim is the associate professor of intercultural education at Gateway Seminary. Since 1994, Dr. Kim has been teaching in the areas of intercultural studies, leadership skills formation, and educational leadership. He has served as the English Ministry pastor at various Korean-American churches since 1990.

Listen

Lead On Podcast
June 19, 2022

Dealing with apathy, lack of commitment, and political extremes in your Church

Dr. Iorg helps leaders address apathy, lack of commitment, and political extremes in their congregation.
Lead On Podcast
June 12, 2022

Using Secular Media for Effective Christian Leadership

After discussing the issues of secular media, Dr. Iorg then shows three ways that using secular media can help leaders address important issues.