CIOML is founded as an ADVANCE center of the Gateway Seminary.
ADVANCE is dedicated to Gateway Seminary’s mission to equip leaders who expand God’s kingdom. ADVANCE centers all over North America and in a few international locations provide classes at a post-high school level to train effective Christian leaders for the churches of many people groups. Gateway Seminary’s ADVANCE centers began with the mission to provide accessible ministry training at a post-high school level. Since 1980, dozens of ADVANCE centers have offered affordable, quality education to ministry leaders across the United States and around the globe. ADVANCE centers are established under a cooperative agreement between Gateway Seminary and a local Southern Baptist church, association or state convention.
Ministry certificates are made up of 12 hours of coursework (four classes) that focus on a specific area of ministry.Ministry diplomas are made up of 24 hours of coursework (eight classes) including the 12 hours necessary for a ministry certificate, plus 12 hours of introductory biblical studies courses.Ministry leadership diplomas are made up of 48 hours of coursework (16 classes) including the 12 hours necessary for a Ministry Certificate, 12 hours for a Christian Leadership Certificate, and 24 hours of introductory and intermediate biblical study courses.
More information of the ADVANCE program can be found at:
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