Ministry

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

Community Dispersed

Many ministers grappled with the dilemma of how to build needed community when God's people could not gather during the days of COVID-19 lockdown. In response, Gateway faculty felt compelled to create helpful, instructive, and encouraging resources for the dispersed church.

Kristen Ferguson
Director of Online Education | Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Dr. Kristen Ferguson serves as the Director of Online Education and associate professor of educational leadership at Gateway Seminary. Her doctoral research at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary investigated evangelical faculty perceptions on online theological education. Her continued research focuses on online course design, blended learning, and online teaching best practices.

Digital Witness

The Coronavirus pandemic could have further complicated reaching Mormons with the gospel. Instead, Gateway student Tim Peery has found the opposite true.

Tyler Sanders
Director of Communications
Tyler Sanders is director of communications at Gateway Seminary. He is an avid fan of Ole Miss football, a Gateway alum, and has been known to, from time to time, hold down a funky bass line.

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.

Pastoring During A Pandemic

Churches faced adversity during the coronavirus lockdowns, and many tried various strategies to survive. Pastor Brian Simms at CrossPointe Church was not afraid to make any necessary changes and ended up yielding unexpected growth.

Alex Hopper
Student | Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
Alex Hopper is a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling student and serves as part of the administrative staff at Gateway. She and her husband look to plant a church in the Bay Area in Fall of '22.

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.