Ministry

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

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
President
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.

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.

Teaching “Deep” Bible Study – Part One

Deep bible study requires trust in the relevancy of the studied passage. Dr. Kelly addresses the necessity of 'digging deeper' into the meaning of scripture.

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.

Using Bible Study Tools: James 1:5-8

In conjunction to Eric Espinoza's previous article, he models how to use the resources he suggests using a passage in the book of James.

Eric Espinoza
Student | PhD
Eric Espinoza is a PhD student at Gateway Seminary. Prior to pursuing the PhD, he graduated with his Master of Theology and Master of Divinity. His research interests include Apocalypticism in Matthew, the reception of Isaiah, Daniel, and Septuagint studies. He currently serves as the administrative assistant to the president at Gateway Seminary.

Christian Faith & Pestilence

Christians have risked their lives in caring for the sick and dying throughout history. Dr. Rodrick Durst cites multiple historical accounts pointing to the sacrificial ethic of the church in times of plagues.

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.