Ministry

Insights and strategies to accomplish the work of the kingdom from experienced ministry practitioners.

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.

A Measured Response

Dr. Iorg discusses the recent report from the SBC Sexual Abuse Task Force.

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.

Illustrating Well – An Excerpt

Dr. Jim Wilson's new book, Illustrating Well, provides preachers with a resource to learn what makes an effective sermon illustration. You can find an excerpt of his new publication here.

James L. Wilson
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program | Professor of Leadership Formation
Dr. Jim Wilson serves as the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and the professor of leadership formation since 2006. Dr. Wilson has continued to serve the local church as an Interim Pastor, Transitional Pastor, Teaching Pastor, and guest speaker. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars, retreats and does some International speaking.

Ministry For The Long Haul

Christian ministry is a lifelong endeavor. Dr. Jonathan Jarboe shares five principles that are fundamental for producing exponential results in a long-lasting ministry.

Jonathan Jarboe
President, Baptist Foundation of California
Jonathan W. Jarboe is the president of the Baptist Foundation of California. Prior to his presidency, Jarboe served as Senior Pastor of Pathway Church in Redlands, California from 1999 until 2018.

Curriculum Matters

Churches can benefit from investing in biblically solid, user-friendly curriculum. Mrs. Iorg shares the advantages and essential components of using great curriculum.

Apologetics: Five Ways to Equip Yourself for Tough Questions

Many Christians face challenging criticisms about the validity of their faith and the existence of God. Dr. Adam Groza provides five tips on how to equip Christians for tough questions.

Adam P. Groza
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services | Associate Professor of Philosophy
Adam is a native Californian and has taught philosophy-related classes at a variety of institutions including California Baptist University, Tarleton State University, Scarborough College, and Korea Baptist Theological Seminary. Adam joined the Gateway family in June 2010 after serving on faculty and as director of admissions at Southwestern.

Creative Teaching: Object Lessons

Object lessons are a way to promote student comprehension during lessons. Dr. Paul Kelly applies this concept in order to help young Christian learners to better understand the bible and theology.

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.

When I Don’t Feel Like Teaching

There are certain times when bible teachers just do not feel like teaching. Dr. Kelly gives his personal take on when days like these occur.

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.

Teaching “Deep” Bible Study – Part Three

At the end of the day, deep Bible study is transformational. To end this mini-series, Dr. Kelly gives three action steps on how to teach believers that result in further sanctification.

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.

Teaching “Deep” Bible Study – Part Two

Deep Bible study about having constant and robust engagement with God's Word. Dr. Kelly provides three ways of being an effective guide into bible study.

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.