Gateway School of Ministry
You have an assignment from God to fulfill.
Gateway School of Ministry was established to train you for your mission. We are a ministry activation school and our vision is to develop and release leaders in all areas of ministry – leaders who are equipped to transform lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
At Gateway School of Ministry, you will learn how to effectively lead a ministry, make disciples, move in the supernatural, and fulfill your purpose in God.
Our goals for our students:
- Identify, develop, and release your gifts and talents in specific ministry streams
- Train you for leadership and disciple-making
- Teach you to lead yourself, lead others, and lead leaders
- Release the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to work through you
At Gateway School of Ministry, you will:
- Receive mentoring and input from experienced pastors and teachers
- Engage in ministry practicums where you learn by doing
- Experience equipping in many ways, including classroom study, book assignments, online video instruction, mentoring, and weekend class intensives.
Equipping at Gateway School of Ministry happens on three levels:
Level 1 (Lead self): classes meet at Gateway City Church, San Jose from 6:45-9:00pm every Tuesday, from September to May. Students at outlying campuses can attend classes online. Students at this level are also involved in serving and in small group ministry
Level 2 (Lead others): Students complete a year-long ministry practicum together with their assigned mentor, supported by classes in the form of Saturday intensives, book assignments, and online video classes.
Level 3 (Lead leaders): Students complete a year-long ministry practicum with their assigned mentor. Classes diversify to focus on the student’s specific ministry stream. Class format is the same as year 2
Gateway School of Ministry provides training in these ministry streams:
- Campus Pastor
- Church Planting
- Adult Ministries
- Children’s and Youth Ministry
- Workplace Ministry
- Worship and Creative Arts Ministry (future)
- Five-Fold Ministry Leadership (future)
Cost to Attend:
There is no tuition for attending Gateway School of Ministry. Fees are charged on a per class basis to cover the costs of materials and supporting our online learning platform.
- For Tuesday night on site classes at Gateway City Church and for weekend intensives, class notes are $5
- Online classes are $25
- Students will need to purchase any books required for classes.
2019-2020 Class Schedule:
Orientation: August 27, 2019 at 7:00pm at Gateway City Church
A student handbook will be emailed to those who cannot be present for orientation.
Classes begin September 10, 2019
Level 1 – Lead Self
Prerequisites for Level 1 are:
- Completion of Grow Tracks (For Gateway City Church members)
If you have not had previous Bible or ministry school experience, Level 1 is where you will begin at GSOM.
Supernatural Christian Life: September 10, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8
Getting to Know Your Bible: October 15, 22, 29
Doctrines of Christianity: November 3, 12, 19; December 3, 10
Kingdom Living: December 17; January 7, 14, 21, 28
Personal Healing and Freedom: February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3
Following Jesus: March 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7
Prayer and Intercession: April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19
Supernatural Christian Life – God wants his people to be at home in the realm of the supernatural. Subjects covered in this class include: How relationship with God is the foundation of moving in the supernatural; spiritual gifts, dreams and visions, signs, wonders, and miracles. You will learn how to release the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to work in and through your life.
Getting to Know Your Bible – How can you get the most out of your Bible? What’s the best way to read and study it? How do you interpret passages that don’t seem to make sense? How can you hear God speak to you through his word? “Know Your Bible” will cover these topics and more.
Doctrines of Christianity – Paul admonished Timothy to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. How important is doctrine? What Christian beliefs are “non-negotiable”? This class will give you a solid foundation in the truth of the Christian faith.
Kingdom Living – How should Christians live, surrounded as they are by people and culture that constantly oppose what they believe? How should believers address issues such as gay marriage? This class will discuss Christian lifestyle and integrity and compare and contrast them with the different worldviews found in secular popular culture.
Personal Healing and Freedom – Many believers find it difficult to live as followers of Christ because of unresolved issues from their past. This class will discuss how soul wounds and demonic bondage and oppression can hinder Christians in their walk with God, and how to experience the healing and freedom Christ provided in his atonement.
Following Jesus – “Disciple” is an intimidating word for many believers. Yet Jesus gave us the command to “go and make disciples”. What did he mean? What part do ordinary Christians play in helping others find and become followers of Christ. This class will answer these and other questions and help you discover how you can be a “disciple-maker”.
Prayer and Intercession – God wants us to pray because he wants to answer our prayers. “Prayer and Intercession” will teach you what prayer is, what it is for, and how to receive answers to your prayer. Subjects covered include God’s pattern of prayer, fundamentals of intercession, and spiritual mapping and strategic prayer.
Level 2 – Lead Others - Mentoring Track (Schedule for 2019-20 only)
Prerequisites for Level 2 are:
- Completion of Level 1 or the equivalent thereof.
- Pastoral recommendation
If you have had previous Bible school training, or have graduated from Impact School of Ministry, Level 2, our mentoring track is where you will start at GSOM. If you have had previous ministry experience, Level 3, Leading Leaders begins in September 2020. Contact the director for more information.
Leading a Discipleship Ministry – Saturday intensive, September 14 (online also)
Basic Communication – book assignment, October 1-29
Intro to Pastoral Care – online video, December 17-January 14
Getting to Know Your Bible – online video, January 21-February 4 (this year only)
Doctrines of Christianity – online video, February 11-March 10 (this year only)
Kingdom Living – online video, March 17- April 21 (this year only)
Beginning September 2020:
These three classes will replace those listed “for this year only” listed above.
Spiritual Warfare – online class
Reaching the Lost – book assignment
How to be an Effective Leader – Saturday intensive (also online)
Leading a Discipleship Ministry – How do you create a ministry that promotes discipleship and spiritual growth rather than consumer Christianity? What are the fundamentals of leading such a ministry? This class will discuss how to build and lead a ministry that focuses on helping others become mature followers of Jesus Christ.
Basic Communication – How do you communicate effectively, especially when the stakes are high? This class will focus on principles of communication, especially with regards to promoting dialogue, avoiding and resolving conflict, and creating consensus and agreement.
Intro to Pastoral Care – Paul told Timothy to “shepherd the flock that is under your care”. What does it mean to shepherd God’s people? What types of care are leaders responsible to provide? This class will cover these and other topics related to caring for the needs of the people of God.