WELCOME TO GATEWAY TRAINING FOR CROSS-CULTURAL SERVICE!
Do you desire to follow God’s calling to work overseas?
Have you adequately prepared for the task?
working and playing together
Gateway is an international, evangelical, residential community committed to a holistic educational process of formal, nonformal, and informal learning.
Gateway Missionary Training Centre is located in beautiful, rural Langley, British Columbia. The school sits on 5 acres of agricultural land. We enjoy the beauty and bounty of God’s creation surrounded by mountains, with apple trees, blueberry bushes, wild berries, and chickens on our property.
Every staff member is a missionary (religious worker) who receives no salary and is responsible for his/her own support. There are currently 7 people on staff. The student population varies each session.
Gateway is a ministry of WEC International (Worldwide Evangelization for Christ) Canada, a registered Canadian charity. It is the North American Missionary Training Centre (MTC) for WEC. WEC International is an inter-denominational faith founded by C.T. Studd over 100 years ago. WEC has missionaries from 50 different nationalities working in over 70 countries around the globe.
However, Gateway trains missionaries from several different agencies. Gateway training is open to ALL evangelical mission agencies and churches. Gateway is not a candidate course for joining WEC International.
Gateway Training for Cross-Cultural Service offers 3 programs:
The TRAX program is a 6½ month certificate program specifically designed for those going into cross-cultural ministry. The program consists of 13 weeks of classes, personal mentoring, and practicums while living in a multi-cultural community; 12 weeks of a cross-cultural internship; and 1 week of debrief.
Dates for 2016 – January 18 to July 22
Sample of Weekly Courses 2016
Week 1 Orientation
Week 2 Overseas Life Issues
Week 3 Raising and Keeping Partners in Ministry
Week 4 Resolving Cross-Cultural Conflicts
Week 5 Spiritual Dynamics
Week 6 Building Strong Cross Cultural Teams
Week 7 Becoming a Disciplemaker
Week 8 Church Planting
Week 9 Worldview
Week 10 Language Acquisition
Week 11 Understanding and Adapting to Culture
Week 12 Ethnography
Week 13 Evangelism
Other activities occurring weekly:
World Mission Course / Experiencing God Study / Practicums / Mentoring
Begins July 4, 2016
Application deadline for international students (to allow time to
acquire visa) is March 15, 2016.
E-TRAX is a 13 month program for missionary candidates who need to acquire English for their mission and ministry. The program consists of 6 months of ESL classes, followed by the regular TRAX program. Students must demonstrate language proficiency equivalent to a TOEFL score of 400 or an IELTS score of 4.5 . Applicants not residing in the USA or Canada must be referred by a Gateway-approved international mission agency. The agency must also require the applicant to obtain training at Gateway. Exceptions may be made for other applicants who present compelling evidence for training at Gateway rather than taking their pre-field training in their own region of the world. Applicants must have adequate documentation of sufficient funds for training to present to immigration officials.
Begins September 2016
The B-TRAX program is an 11 month program for students to gain Bible and missiology training. Students take courses at a local Bible college from September to December and then enter the TRAX missiology program. Students live at Gateway and are responsible for their transportation. Tuition and related costs would be determined by the selected college.
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Get There! Stay there! Be effective!
- Demonstrate and facilitate growth in Christ-likeness individually and as a body.
- Provide hands-on experience in sharing the good news with other cultures.
- Facilitate understanding of other cultures and religions and research ways to bring them to Christ.
- living together as a multi-cultural learning community
- classroom instruction by resident staff, visiting missionaries, and guest lecturers
- urban ministry opportunities in diverse ethnic communities
- promoting awareness of the unfinished missionary task
- stimulated prayer for unreached people groups
ROOM $ 200 ($300 per couple)
INTERNET $ 20
HEALTH INSURANCE* $ 70
TRAX ~$ 500
TRANSPORTATION $0.45 /km for use of Gateway vehicle when available
ONE TIME COSTS
APPLICATION $ 30
DEPOSIT $ 100 (to reserve room upon acceptance)
BOOKS $ 200
DEBRIEF WEEK $ 200