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'Everyday people' need the Gospel, Iorg tells gradsRIALTO, Calif. (BP) -- Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, challenged its 73 graduates during winter commencement to "take the Gospel to everyday people who are struggling with life."
The seminary granted degrees and certificates to students from 17 states and four countries during ceremonies at Sunrise Church in Rialto, Calif.
Iorg told the graduates that if Gateway had shaped them to make the Gospel real to those who are struggling in life every day, then the seminary had succeeded in its mission.
"The Gospel is good news, and it's supposed to produce joy," he said. "The Gospel when preached properly will first bring conviction but inevitably bring joy.
"If you share something that only brings condemnation and distress, then you have not shared the whole Gospel," he said. "I challenge you to share the Gospel as good news because you're sharing the redemptive power of Jesus Christ." Read More
TRUSTEES: Gateway sees 8.2% growth, remembers key votePORTLAND, Ore. (BP) -- Enrollment increased 8.2 percent during the fall 2018 semester at Gateway Seminary's new Southern California campus over the combined fall 2017 enrollment that included its former campus in Brea.
Gateway President Jeff Iorg relayed the enrollment news to trustees during their Oct. 8-9 meeting in Portland, Ore.
The Brea location closed in July 2018 and its academic operations were moved to the new main campus in Ontario, Calif., about 24 miles from Brea. Read More
EDUCATION DIGEST: Cumberlands to lower tuition by 57%; Iorg at convocation: 'The Gospel marches on'WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (BP) -- Tuition rates will be cut 57 percent at the University of the Cumberlands for the 2018-2019 academic year under a plan known as "The Cumberlands Commitment."
Tuition for on-campus undergraduate students will be reduced from $23,000 to $9,875 at the university affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
"We are making this change because we are committed to putting our students and families first by addressing the most significant hurdle to a college education -- affordability," Cumberlands President Larry L. Cockrum said. "We want all students to know that with Cumberlands there is a clear and affordable path to a college degree." Read More
Gateway takes final step in campus transitionBREA, Calif. (BP) -- Gateway Seminary's Southern California campus in Brea, Calif., officially closed July 27, in anticipation of moving academic operations to the seminary's new primary campus in Ontario, Calif.
The closing was marked with a ceremony attended by alumni, faculty and staff. It was the final step in Gateway transitioning its main campus from Mill Valley in Northern California to Ontario in Southern California. That move included a name change from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary to Gateway Seminary, as well as opening a new regional campus in Fremont that would continue the work the seminary began in the San Francisco area nearly 75 years ago.
The story of the Southern California campus began 45 years ago, when former trustee Guy Rutland Jr. from Georgia approached Harold Graves, then president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, to ask about offering seminary classes in the Los Angeles area. He had an idea that opening a satellite campus would aid the churches in Southern California. Read More
Gateway grad fulfills callingCHEHALIS, 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
TRUSTEES: Gateway to sell former Southern Calif. siteONTARIO, 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 changeNASHVILLE (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 graduatesRIVERSIDE, 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 2018ONTARIO, 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
Sola scriptura cited as Reformation bedrockNASHVILLE (BP) -- Sola scriptura is among the most important Reformation principles for believers to understand and apply. That's the conclusion of at least some Southern Baptist Convention seminary professors on the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary.
Sola scriptura (Latin for "by Scripture alone") is the doctrine that the Bible alone is humankind's infallible rule for faith and practice.
'The highest functional authority'
Chris Chun, associate professor of church history at Gateway Seminary, told Baptist Press the Reformation's 500th anniversary "might be an appropriate time to reflect if Scripture still is the highest functional authority in Southern Baptist life and practice." Read More