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       We are currently not accepting student applications. 
Changes in Immigration Canada and provincial accreditation policies have provided an occasion for us to discover how the Lord may be redirecting how we do missions training at this point in time. Please check back with us in February 2017 regarding our training program. 


Do you desire to follow God’s calling to work overseas?  

Have you adequately prepared for the task?  

We want to see you have a long and successful career as you live and minister overseas!  While living in Gateway’s multinational community of students and staff, you will learn many cross-cultural skills through:


 classroom studies

 shared meals

 team ministry

 working and playing together

Come join our small residential training community located near Langley in beautiful British Colombia, Canada.  We want to help train you to be ready for every good work!


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.  
wec-logo-retinaGateway 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: 



       We are currently not accepting student applications. 
Changes in Immigration Canada and provincial accreditation policies have provided an occasion for us to discover how the Lord may be redirecting how we do missions training at this point in time. Please check back with us in February 2017 regarding our training program. 


Begins January 18, 2016



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

Bible Study Website SidebarApplication 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.   

Gateway Catalogue 2015

Click on link to view our full catalogue in a pdf file.



Get There!  Stay there!  Be effective!



As an international, evangelical, residential community. 
Gateway exists to:
  1. Demonstrate and facilitate growth in Christ-likeness individually and as a body. 
  2. Provide hands-on experience in sharing the good news with other cultures. 
  3. Facilitate understanding of other cultures and religions and research  ways to bring them to Christ.
      We serve local churches and mission agencies in training missionaries for cross-cultural ministry.  This is accomplished by:
  • 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
* All fees in Canadian dollars (CAD)

ROOM   $ 200     ($300 per couple)

 FOOD    $225                  

INTERNET    $   20


TRAX                                       ~$ 500   

E-TRAX                                         350  

B-TRAX     Monthly costs above plus individual college fees & cost of personal transportation.

$ 3.00 per child per hour ($5 for 2 children per hour)
A local private elementary school is available for international
student’s children.
Visit their website at

TRANSPORTATION    $0.45 /km  for use of Gateway vehicle when available


APPLICATION                             $   30

DEPOSIT                                      $  100 (to reserve room upon acceptance)

BOOKS                                        $   200

DEBRIEF WEEK                          $   200

Statement of Faith


We believe:

  •  The Holy Scriptures, as originally given, to be inspired and the only infallible authoritative Word of God.
  • That there is only one God, eternally existent in three Persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death on the Cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His mediatorial work, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • In the universal sinfulness and guilt of all mankind since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
  • That for the salvation of lost and sinful man, redemption through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are absolutely essential.
  • In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled  to live a godly life.
  • In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the  resurrection of the life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who comprise the Church  which is His Body.


Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Location & Address: 21233 32 Avenue, Langley BC V2Z2E7
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Telephone: Admin Tel: (604) 530-4283


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