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California Christian Impact

Many see California as a desolate spiritual wasteland. Dr. Iorg dispels these negative perceptions and sheds light on the spiritual impact of the state.

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.

Changing Your Image of Evangelism

According to a recent Barna study on evangelism, most Christians seem to share a common view that evangelism is not a requirement of every disciple. Dr. Iorg recommends an effective biblical way of changing this image of evangelism.

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.

Biographies

The libraries of leaders must include biographies. Dr. Iorg reflects upon his own personal and professional growth by reading this literary genre.

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.

A New Urgency

Many pastors made more efforts to present the gospel during the Christmas season. Dr. Iorg sees and hopes for a new urgency about communicating the gospel in the year 2022.

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.

Mission Discipline

The more an organization’s behaviors align with the mission, the healthier the organization will be. Dr. Iorg talks about the importance of Mission Discipline in organizational effectiveness, longevity, and healthiness.

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.

Mission Alignment

"Mission Alignment" is when one's personal objective aligns with the organization's mission. Dr. Iorg presents steps on how individuals can determine if they and their respective organizations possess this quality.

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.

Durability

Many see the dying light of the church in America fading into nonexistence. Dr. Jeff Iorg, however, continues to witness its durability as the church continues to rely on God's sustaining resources.

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.

We Wait You

Ministry can be bogged down with many issues unrelated to gospel expansion. Dr. Iorg reflects on three crucial words to reorient people to what really matters.

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.

7 Daily Questions for the Disciple in Quarantine

No matter the situation, the Christian life is about having fruit-filled seasons of serving the Lord. Dr. Durst suggests seven daily disciplines that serve as good discipleship practices during the coronavirus lockdown.

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.

Surprising Community

Though many are worried that social distancing will harm churches, it could be the unexpected catalyst for building community. Dr. Ferguson comments on the transformative factors that the pandemic lockdown can bring for churches.

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.