What GME Offers?


You will have opportunities to meet and learn from Gateway leadership as well as global partners from all over the world in the classroom as well as in home settings.


You will gain hands-on experience for ministry;  learning Gateway’s structure, our systems, and be involved in ministering to people at Gateway Church.


Family means you are important to us.  This is something we major on in the GME.  You will meet amazing people from all over the world.  You will have fun making memories and lasting relationships as you learn, grow, and serve together in ministry.


The classroom training, together with ministry experience, can give you approximately 12 to 14 college credit hours at The King’s University.


You will be partnered with an incredible man or woman of God that we respect and admire to walk through this residency with you.  They will be praying for you and with you.  Asking you questions to help you process your experience.

Important Information


This is an unpaid, educational residential program. The $1,400 fee that is required for participation will all be spent on you during your 16-week experience.

*For those who are accepted into the Global Track, your price will look a little different. Please see the details of the Global track pricing here.

Possibility of a Job

We want to equip you for your future, wherever that may be. The win for us is to help you take your Next Step in what God has in store for you in life and in ministry. This experience does allow us to see you up close over a period of time as you are involved and working.  There is the possibility of employment at Gateway, but it isn’t something that can be promised.


The GME is for you if:

1. You are thinking about going into ministry one day.

2. You have served in ministry but find yourself in a season of transition

3. You are currently serving at a church and your church and you believe the Gateway Ministry Experience will be a great investment for you as a minister at your church. 

*You must have a high school degree or your GED. 

Housing & Transportation

You will be responsible for your own transportation and living expenses.  If you are not local, we can help you find a host home with someone at Gateway Church.

Typical Week

Your week will vary based on the schedule of ministry in your area for that week.  You can expect 8-10 hours a week being trained and having our staff invest into your development.  You will be serving in your experience about 25 hours a week, which includes the weekend services.  Your week will include a 1-hour mentor meeting.   Thursdays is our primary GME Day where we all come together from our different locations.  Thursday nights we have our Family hangs with Gateway Leadership.  Fridays will be your off day.

Track Details

When you apply, choose the track you’re most interested in. Each track offers individualized training and a unique ministry experience. Our goal is for you to be able to develop and grow your unique God-given gifts while serving in your area of interest.


This track offers hands-on pastoral training that will help you care for those that come into your life. This is especially those who feel called to pastor people, to love and to lead people.

Each ministry department under the pastoral track is designed to help you grow in the specific area you are placed in while you receive practical applications every pastor needs to love people.

Those Departments include:


Students & Young Adults

Guest Experience

Pastoral Care

Discipleship & Groups


Do you feel called to lead people in Worship? This track is designed specifically to help develop your abilities to lead others into an intimate moment with God. You will get practical training and an inside look of how Gateway organizes and leads Worship.

*Those that apply for this track will be required to provide a video link of you singing, playing,  or leading worship.


For those who have a passion and skill in technology, software development, filming, sound equipment, or support.

We love using each ability and gift for the Lord, and technology has become a staple in sharing the gospel. We want to enhance your gifts by giving you an inside look at how you can use your unique knowledge to help develop and grow the Church.


These areas include: 

Digital Strategy/Analytics

Live Production

Information Technology

Operations & Events

Do you feel called to the operational side of ministry?  Maybe you have a unique talent for design? This track includes event planning, campus building development and design, and logistics. This area will allow you to work alongside our development and/or events teams to create and maintain unique workspaces and events for the church. You will have the opportunity to  network with local vendors and assist with major events at campus and central levels.

These areas Include:

Campus Development



Do you consider yourself a creative?  It may be in graphic design, writing, editing, filmmaking, content creation, or social media.

Working with a creative team will hone your gifts as you'll get plenty of opportunities to create and plan online experiences, work to develop content for ongoing teaching series, work within communications on design elements, or be involved with media for story development or editing commercials for weekend services and events.


These areas include: 



Social Media



This unique track offers a 16 week course plus a summer experience where 10-15 young people will serve for 10 consecutive weeks in 5 different countries! Our goal is for each young adult participating in this experience to come away with a heart for the nations, a more intimate knowledge of God, and a deeper understanding of themselves and their calling.

This Track is currently only available for the SPRING Semester of GME. 

Credit Hours

You will receive the same academic credit hours and time within the 16 weeks prior to your trip. Approximately 25% of your week will include academics and family time while the other 75% of your week will give you the opportunity to fundraise for your Summer Experience. 


Pricing for the Summer Experience will vary each year as we partner with different ministries around the globe. Pricing for these trips include: flights, lodging, 3 meals a day, ground transportation, supplemental medical insurance, and ministry supplies. 

Each trip will range from $11,000 - $13,000.
*This does not include the GME tuition fee ($1,200).

Travel Requirement

You will be required to obtain the necessary passport, visas, etc. for the trip. More info will be given as trip details are finalized.