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  • SBC seminaries: #MeToo is 'wakeup call for the church'

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (yesterday)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention seminaries long have sought to train ministers in personal integrity, but amid the #MeToo movement, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin said, they have "heightened the alert."

    From Southeastern in North Carolina to Gateway Seminary in Southern California, SBC seminaries are training students and faculty to recognize and deal with abuse, reemphasizing personal sexual morality and offering resources to those struggling with sexual sin.

    Southeastern has "raised the flag and heightened the alert," Akin told Baptist Press, "given the cultural trends that we're now encountering, given the technological world in which we live" where moral failings often are widely publicized. Read More

  • Gateway grad fulfills calling

    by Sheila Allen/Northwest Baptist Witness, posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (8 days ago)

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    CHEHALIS, Wash. (BP) -- Shirley Cunningham hoped for a military career but a training exercise gone awry caused an injury that forced her to pursue other options in life. God used the discipline she learned in the Army and the diversity of her background to prepare her for ministry to hurting people.

    Now the director of SAFE Family Ministries in Chehalis, Wash., Cunningham completed a doctoral program through Gateway Seminary this spring to enhance her abilities to assist at-risk women and their children. Read More

  • Seminary luncheons: highlights & challenges

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Campus highlights and challenges were among the topics of June 13 luncheons for alumni and friends of Southern Baptist seminaries during the SBC's annual meeting in Dallas.

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    DALLAS (BP) -- About 150 alumni and friends of Gateway Seminary gathered for their annual luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas June 13. Attendees heard reports about the seminary's progress ... Read More

  • SBC seminary presidents relay reports to messengers

    by SBC Seminary Staff, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries reported on their 2017-2018 academic year to messengers June 13 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    Iorg reports Gateway Seminary 'at its best'

    By Kathie Chute

    DALLAS (BP) -- Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, reminded messengers that his past several reports have dealt with transition, moving the campus and a name change. Read More

  • Gateway grads challenged to share Gospel 'aroma'

    by Kathie Chute, posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo by Caleb Stallings
    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- President Jeff Iorg charged spring graduates of Gateway Seminary to share the Gospel with everyone they encounter as the sweet aroma of a triumphant Lord.

    Some aromas evoke positive emotions, Iorg said, recalling playing baseball as a boy in the shadow of huge commercial bakery. "Baseball and the smell of fresh bread go together and bring back many happy memories," he said.

    "Our sense of smell is profound. That's why God used it as an analogy to ... Read More

  • Conley Smith, key Gateway supporter in Denver, dies

    by Kathie Chute, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (2 months ago)

    DENVER (BP) -- Conley Smith, a Denver oil executive who was instrumental in founding the Rocky Mountain Campus of Gateway Seminary, died unexpectedly April 21 at age 83.

    "When we get to heaven, we will be surprised who the really important people really were," Jeff Iorg, president of the Southern Baptist seminary, wrote at Gateway's website April 23. "Conley Smith will make that list."

    Iorg credited Smith as "the reason Gateway Seminary has the Rocky Mountain Campus," one of Gateway's five regional campuses. Established in 1996, the Rocky Mountain Campus enrolls students from Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, Montana and other western states. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Gateway to sell former Southern Calif. site

    by Kathie Chute, posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Trustees of Gateway Seminary approved selling a former regional campus site in Brea, Calif., and heard reports on the "new normal" for the seminary's new Southern California campus during their April 16-17 meeting in Ontario.

    Trustees also approved an $11.9 budget for the coming year.

    President Jeff Iorg noted the transition to a new location and a new name for the Southern Baptist seminary occurred two years ago and he had noticed it is no longer a frequent topic of discussion in meetings. Read More

  • Gateway's Iorg releases book on leading through change

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (3 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Jeff Iorg knows a thing or two about leading a ministry through major change.

    As president of Gateway Seminary, Iorg was responsible for relocating the 70-year-old institution -- along with its employees and students -- to a new location 400 miles away.

    Now, Iorg is sharing the account of the relocation and other stories of successful change in his book, "Leading Major Change in Your Ministry," by B&H Publishing Group. Read More

  • Gateway celebrates 69 winter graduates

    by Katherine Chute, posted Monday, December 18, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BP) -- President Jeff Iorg charged Gateway Seminary graduates Dec. 17 to "walk out of this commencement with the knowledge that God loves everyone -- every single person in the world."

    Sixty-nine students received diplomas and degrees, including 38 diplomas, 15 master's degrees and 16 doctorates. The seminary's winter commencement was held at Magnolia Church in Riverside, Calif.

    As part of his message, Iorg shared personal encounters from early in his ministry ... Read More

  • Jonathan Edwards Center to open at Gateway in 2018

    by Kathie Chute, posted Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (7 months ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – A Jonathan Edwards Center will be established at Gateway Seminary, Jeff Iorg, the Southern Baptist entity's president, has announced for the Los Angeles-area Ontario campus.

    The center, or JEC, will be affiliated with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University in New Haven, Ct. An agreement between the two institutions was signed in October.

    "The JEC at Gateway Seminary will serve as a research, education and publications hub for the study of Edwards and his connection with Baptist history," Iorg said. "We expect to officially open the center in the Gateway Seminary library sometime in 2018." Read More