Practicum Ministry Training

An essential part of the learning experience for every full-time undergraduate student at The King’s University is the opportunity to serve in one or more specific ministry area(s) within a local church. These Ministry Training programs are designed to provide in-depth participation in dynamic areas of ministry at Gateway Church, for students at the TKU main campus, or other associated local churches for students attending a TKU branch campus. This “hands-on” experience serves as a vital training ground for any student seeking vocational ministry. Each TKU undergraduate student will participate in weekly involvement in the life and ministries of the church. The following ministry list represents possible areas of opportunity for undergraduate students.

Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministries Training gives students the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the influence children have on the Body of Christ. Students participating in this program will work alongside high capacity leaders and contribute to a dynamic program focused on reaching and discipling children from infancy through 5th grade.

Counseling & Freedom

The Counseling/Freedom Ministries Training gives students the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in each of these vital areas of healing ministry. These ministries are kingdom-focused and designed to help people become all they were created to be.

Equip & Discipleship

The Equip/Discipleship Ministry Training will give students exposure to a variety of church-wide discipleship efforts. Students will participate in the spiritual formation opportunities available to Gateway attendees through scheduled classroom Equip offerings, departmental initiatives and continual online spiritual growth resources.

Global Ministry

The Global Ministries Training gives students a comprehensive view of the extensive investment and relationships Gateway enjoys with ministries and individuals around the world. This program also exposes the students to local and regional efforts to reach the lost, care for the poor and assist those who are making a significant impact in serving others.

Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry training gives students the opportunity to gain experience in ministry focused on men. This ministry strives to empower men to impact their work place, communities, and most importantly, their families for the Kingdom of God.

Messianic Jewish Ministry

The Messianic Jewish ministry training will help students understand the work of the greater purpose of reaching the world for Yeshua. Students will engage and prepare to abide by the “to the Jew First” principle in all areas of their future ministry, even in the marketplace.

Pastoral Leadership

The Pastoral Leadership Ministry Training gives students a comprehensive view of leadership through practical opportunities in the various ministries at Gateway Church. Students participating in this program will gain a strong understanding of the organizational structure of Gateway and the essential ingredients for leading a healthy church.

Prayer & Intercession

The Prayer and Intercession ministry training will help each student enhance the development of their personal prayer life and embrace prayer as a high calling. They will explore prayer from a Biblical and historical perspective, participate in all aspects of the prayer life of a local church and of course, there will be much time spent in prayer.

Women’s Ministry

The Women’s Ministry training will provide students with experience in women’s ministry. This ministry is devoted to maximizing their strengths, using their gifts and talents to invest in women.

Worship & Creative Arts

The Worship and Creative Arts Ministry Training gives students a greater understanding of the commitment to holiness in worship leadership. Students participating in this program will learn that effective worship must be focused on honoring the Lord through a systematic and disciplined organizational structure.


The Youth Ministries Training gives students a greater understanding of empowering young people with the gospel. Students participating in this program will work on multiple campuses alongside dynamic and creative leaders who are reaching and discipling junior high and high school students.