Cancellation of the 2020 California Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting topped items of business at the CSBC Executive Board meeting held virtually Sept. 10; Gateway Seminary has launched executive searches for a new vice president for academic services and a new vice president for business services to be added to the seminary's executive leadership team.
"The coronavirus pandemic did not catch God by surprise,”Adam Greenway said during a fall 2020 opening message; Submitting to the authority of God’s Word is a challenging task in a world steeped in political and social turmoil, Jeff Iorg said in his convocation address.
Gateway Seminary is developing a ‘new normal’ as students return to campus and or opt for online learning; New LifeWay study Bible takes readers on a Holy Land journey
FROM THE SEMINARIES: Gateway Seminary expands D.Min. program; SWBTS professor connects with children’s ministers online
Gateway Seminary's D.Min. program expands global footprint; SWBTS professor connects with children's ministers through Zoom calls.
ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – Unable to conduct an in-person commencement exercise because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gateway Theological Seminary instead celebrated its Spring graduation ceremonies online May 22. In an address to graduates, Gateway President Jeff Iorg identified three ministry challenges created or revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic: increased isolation, unabashed selfishness and improper ministry priorities. He said although the severity of these difficulties may change as the pandemic ends, the lessons learned by overcoming them will be relevant through a lifetime of ministry service.
ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- In its spring meeting, Gateway Seminary's Board of Trustees approved a 2020-21 budget of $11,500,000 -- 2.1 percent less than in 2019-20 -- and authorized the seminary's participation in the federal Paycheck Protection Program. The budget, approved during the virtual meeting Tuesday (April 28), reflects a $250,000 reduction from the 2019-20 operating budget of $11,750,000 and a 3.8 percent reduction from the original budget proposal for 2020-21 ($11,950,000).
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist seminaries have stepped up to provide students support both financially and personally during the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of the aid seminaries have been able to offer students can be credited to the Cooperative Program's (CP) positive impact on operating budgets. Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS), said CP is essential to the mission of MBTS in ways far greater than simply being a revenue source.
FROM THE SEMINARIES: NOBTS, Gateway move to decrease number of employees on campus while under shelter-in-place orders; Southwestern cancels spring events
Only “essential” employees allowed on NOBTS campus due to New Orleans’ stay-home order, Gateway remains operational under California's stay-home order; Southwestern Seminary cancels all spring semester events, including commencement exercises.
Last week's actions by the SBC's Executive Committee and mission boards are directly related to Southern Baptists' mission of fulfilling the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment, Jeff Iorg writes.
International Alliance for Christian Education holds inaugural meeting this month in Orlando; Greear tells Gateway Seminary students all are called to the task of missions