Gateway School of Ministry is built around 3 main studies: Bible Training, Leadership Development, and ministry-specific internships.
There are two primary paths of training for individuals to choose from – The LEAD PASTOR and/or MINISTRY SUPPORT.
Invitation only. Individuals/Couples that have been leading a small group faithfully, reproduce themselves in others, actively serve the church, exhibit maturity and have demonstrated an ability to lead and inspire teams. .
Designed for those that identify with the mission to plant churches, feel the responsibility to grow in their leadership, sense a calling to ministry and want to be trained to support a church plant.
The training for this track will involve leadership and hands-on training from Pastor John, other staff pastors and regular guests from other growing church plants around the nation.
Students will focus their leadership development around the following areas:
Weekly internship for the lead pastors and Ministry Leads will involve getting a good understanding of all the parts that are critical for the functioning of a church ministry on the weekend and beyond. Students will spend time in each of the areas that make up the ministry of the church: Kids, Students, Small-Groups, Worship Arts and Volunteer Development, in order to develop a healthy understanding of how each component works together.
The APPROACH retreat
As training begins, all students will escape for a weekend retreat in the hill country to pray, play, and plan. The basic cost for this trip is included with tuition.
The SUMMIT retreat
As training enters the third phase, teams will travel together to Breckenridge, Colorado for a few days for advanced team building and to work on specific goals/metrics for their upcoming church plants. The basic cost for this trip is included with tuition.
CMN Church Planting Conference
Gateway Fellowship Church will host a church launch-centered conference which will bring in guest church planters and review advanced methodologies/hone strategy for each team’s church plant. The basic cost for this conference is included with tuition.