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  • Gateway celebrates 69 winter graduates

    by Katherine Chute, posted Monday, December 18, 2017 (one month 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 (one month 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

  • Sola scriptura cited as Reformation bedrock

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 27, 2017 (2 months ago)

    By Kevin Rawlings (Tyndale's translation) via Wikimedia Commons
    NASHVILLE (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

  • CA fires: DR begins, former Gateway campus a shelter

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Screen capture from The Sacramento Bee
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BP) -- As firefighters gained ground against the Northern California blaze Gov. Jerry Brown called perhaps "the greatest tragedy" the state "has ever faced," Southern Baptist disaster relief crews began feeding, cleanup and chaplaincy work today (Oct. 17).

    Meanwhile, the former main campus of Gateway Seminary in Mill Valley, Calif., was being used to shelter both evacuees and out-of-town fire crews, and a pastor in Calistoga, Calif., credited prayer with saving his town. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Gateway 'trending' well, Iorg reports

    by Kathie Chute, posted Friday, October 13, 2017 (3 months ago)

    DENVER (BP) -- Gateway Seminary's core enrollment is increasing and the seminary is healthier financially than it has ever been, President Jeff Iorg reported to trustees during their Oct. 9-10 meeting in Denver.

    One of Gateway's five campuses is located in Denver, in addition to the Southern California main campus in Ontario and campuses in Fremont, Calif.; Phoenix; and Vancouver, Wash. Read More

  • Chin points to the father in prodigal son story

    by Kathie Chute, posted Monday, October 09, 2017 (3 months ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Gateway Seminary honored Peter Chin, senior pastor of Global Mission Church in Korea, during chapel services Oct. 5 for his friendship and partnership with the seminary in shaping leaders who expand God's Kingdom around the world.

    Global Mission Church is the largest Baptist church in Korea, with more than 30,000 members and 24 worship services each week in the greater Seoul area.

    The chapel service was followed by a luncheon dialogue between Chin and Jeff ... Read More

  • Gateway Seminary dedicates Bay Area campus

    by Katherine Chute, posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Photo by Kyle Drake
    FREMONT, Calif. (BP) -- Gateway Seminary dedicated a new campus in the San Francisco Bay Area April 8, fulfilling a promise that the institution would not abandon its presence there.

    But the story behind the new facility in Fremont, Calif., has two parts: one from the perspective of the Southern Baptist seminary -- formerly known as Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary -- and the other on the side of a church that was declining but wanted to continue its commitment to missions. Read More

  • 'Bubbling' strategy sees five Christians grow to 10,000

    by Katherine Chute , posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Dan serves in an area of Southeast Asia where "nobody had been and nobody wanted to go."

    And the mission group he worked with didn't want him to go there, either.

    "During appointment week, I learned I was not allowed to go to that location," the Gateway Seminary alumnus said, "so I went to language school in a different location and was eventually able to demonstrate all the reasons for denying me were not valid." Read More