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The Mt Zion School of Theology



The Mt Zion School of Theology, is a ministry in partnership with Gateway Seminary.  The purpose is to provide community members an opportunity to go deeper in their biblical studies and sharpen key skills for ministry. 


This certificated program provides students an exciting opportunity to grow and expand kingdom ministry in the local church and beyond.  This program can also lead to Master’s level training. 


The Mt. Zion School of Theology provides quality training programs for evangelism, Christian studies, preaching, pastoral ministries, women's ministry, children’s ministry, chaplains ministry, peer counseling, church planting and more. Mt Zion School of Theology will offer on-campus and online (hybrid) courses that will equip and fulfill your calling.

Who We Are


ADVANCE has been dedicated to Gateway Seminary’s mission to equip leaders who expand God’s kingdom around the world for more than 40 years. ADVANCE centers are located across North America and internationally, providing ministry-focused education at a post-high school level in order to train effective Christian leaders for the benefit of local churches.

Depending on location, Gateway ADVANCE centers have offered classes in a variety of languages, including: English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Burmese, Hmong, Karen, Mongolian, Nepalese, Thai, Lao, Vietnamese, Swahili, Russian, and Arabic, among many others.

ADVANCE offers three levels of education: 12-hr certificates, 24-hr diplomas, or 48-hr leadership diplomas.


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Clay Jackson

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Kelvin Aikens, DMin

 Kon Hwon Yang, Ph.D.

Who Are We


Mt Zion School of Theology
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ADVANCE programs offer three levels of education: 12-hour certificates, 24-hour diplomas, and 48-hour leadership diplomas. 

  • Certificates focus on a specific area of ministry.

  • Diplomas focus on a specific area of ministry, plus 12 hours of Christian studies (bible, theology & history).

  • Leadership Diplomas focus on a specific area of ministry, plus 24 hours of Christian studies, and 12 hours of leadership training.

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