evangelism

Dawson Trotman: The Navigators and the Discipleship Movement – An Excerpt

In A History of Evangelism in North America (edited by Thomas P. Johnson), Dr. Allan Karr contributes to this volume by writing on Dawson Trotman and his influence on the discipleship movement.

Allan Karr
Associate Director of the D.Min. Program | Professor of Leadership Formation
Allan Karr is a full-time professor of Leadership Formation and the Associate Director of the D.Min. Program. Since 1995, Karr and his family have been designing and experimenting with new concepts of community and training others to do so. In 2008, Karr founded Ethne Global Services, a humanitarian non-profit with an expanding footprint in many countries.

D. James Kennedy Training the Laity in Personal Evangelism – An Excerpt

In A History of Evangelism in North America (edited by Thomas P. Johnson), Dr. Eddie Pate contributes to this volume by giving an account of D. James Kennedy and his evangelistic training of personal witnessing.

Eddie Pate
Director, Kim School of Global Missions | Professor of Evangelism
Eddie Pate, professor of evangelism and director of the David and Faith Kim School of Global Missions, has been associated with Gateway in one way or another since 2005. Dr. Pate and his family served in Jordan and Sudan for over a decade. Eddie served as the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church, Barstow California from 1986-1993 and again from 2012 to 2021.

Henrietta Mears and Sunday School Evangelism – An Excerpt

In A History of Evangelism in North America (edited by Thomas P. Johnson), Dr. Kristen Ferguson contributes to this volume by detailing the evangelistic influence of Henrietta Mears.

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.

Bringing people to Jesus

Dr. Iorg shows in scripture and in his own life how unknown people can play an important role in bringing people to Jesus.

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.

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.

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.

Baptizing More People – Part One

A common concern among Southern Baptists is our decline in both the number of baptisms and the ratio of members to baptisms over the past decades. Dr. Iorg suggests improving evangelistic effectiveness to combat this problem.

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.

Preoccupation with Culture Wars

A pressing problem limiting evangelistic effectiveness is preoccupation with culture wars. Dr. Iorg heeds the church to turn from anger as a strategy for cultural change.

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.

Embarrassment About Being A Christian

Dr. Iorg discusses a very personal problem limiting evangelistic effectiveness: embarrassment about being a Christian.

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.

Overcomplicating Sharing the Gospel

Dr. Iorg addresses another major problem that is limiting evangelism effectiveness: overcomplicating sharing the gospel.

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.