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:


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.


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.


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.


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.

Confession | Authors | Editorial Team


God Save the King!

The very faith that prompts the prayer, “God save the King,” is the faith that realizes that though an earthly throne may be empty, the heavenly one is always full; the Lord omnipotent reigns eternally.

Rodrick K. Durst
Chair, History/Theological Studies | Professor of Historical Theology
Dr. Rodrick Durst has served as Professor of Historical Theology and a variety of administration roles at Gateway Seminary since 1991. His current research includes a study of emerging church movements, ecclesiology for rapid cell and simple church multiplication, new paths for apologetics, single adults in the church, and faith and film.

Anger or Acceptance

Dr. Iorg offers three ways leaders can better respond to change.

Jeff Iorg
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.

Being Young: A Biblical Theology of Youth – An Excerpt

Dr. Paul Kelly provides a biblically informed theology of youth that gives youth ministers and pastors a deeper understanding of the common experience and divine purpose of teenage years. You can find an excerpt of his new publication here.

Paul G. Kelly
Chair, Educational Leadership | Professor of Educational Leadership
Dr. Paul Kelly began his service at Gateway Seminary in Fall 2009 as the chair and professor of Educational Leadership. Prior to Gateway, Kelly served as vice president of ministry resources at Student Life Publishing, editor-in-chief of discipleship resources in Student Ministry Publishing at LifeWay Christian Resources, as well as a youth specialist in Discipleship at LifeWay.


Study Isaiah
September 26, 2022

Woes on Israel – Isaiah 5 & 10-12

This week on Study Isaiah, Dr. Paul Wegner and host Tyler Sanders jump from the beginning to the end of a major palistrophe to talk about the Song of the Vineyard, the Song of Thanksgiving and the woe oracles.
Lead On Podcast
September 25, 2022

Effective Listening for Ministry Leaders

Dr. Iorg explains how leaders can be more effective by learning how to be better listeners. Listening is a skill and like all skills it can be improved.
Study Isaiah
September 19, 2022

Future Peace in Israel – Isaiah 2-4

Dr. Wegner and host Tyler Sanders discuss Isaiah 2-4, in which the people of Israel rebel and God continues to call them to obedience.