Programmes & Announcements

Why are residential programmes needed?

They provide opportunities for spiritual development through personal mentoring and intercultural community living.

What makes the programme different?

The Missional Leadership Residential Programme is an advanced course designed to equip leaders and potential trainers in preparing new workers for ministry among Asian cultures with a particular focus on engaging with Asian religions and worldviews.

It is also suitable for church and mission leaders who have not done formal cross-cultural training, especially in Asian contexts, or taken as an in-service training or refresher course for workers on home leave.

Who teaches the programme?

All courses are taught by experienced lecturers, both East and West. They combine high quality course work with practical field trips, set alongside personal reflection and mentoring. Only a few such courses are based in Asia. 

Who is it for?

  • Those considering or preparing for mission work in Asia
  • Experienced mission workers and leaders who want to further develop their understanding of cross-cultural mission
  • Those who wish to be equipped to be mission teachers and trainers 
  • Mission workers from outside of Asia who want to learn more about mission in Asia
  • Mission agency and church leaders engaged in sending people out as mission workers

What does the programme teach?

The courses are built around five major themes:

  1. Crucial Issues in Asian Mission and Leadership
  2. Mission of God in the Bible 
  3. Gospel and Culture  
  4. Integral Mission  
  5. Inter-religious Engagements 

What does the programme involve?

  • Lectures
  • Group discussions/reflection/feedback
  • Case studies
  • Research and assignments
  • Community Living
  • Personal mentoring and spiritual development
  • Practical learning trips

Who are the partners and supporters of Asia Gateway Training?

Asia Gateway Training is uniquely endorsed and sponsored by 2 Malaysian churches (Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia and Methodist Church of Malaysia), Malaysia Theological Seminary (STM), and 5 mission agencies: AsiaCMS, InterServe, OM, OMF, and SIM East Asia.

When and Where are the annual programmes available?

Residential programme is usually in June, July, or August at the Malaysia Theological Seminary (STM), Seremban.

Weekend Mission Seminars are spread over the year in different venues. If your Church or organisation would like Asia Gateway to conduct such seminars as part of your mission education programme, please contact us.

How much do the programmes cost?

  • 4-Week Residential Programme: RM3,500  

What are the entry requirements?

Generally a university degree in any discipline, but those with ministry experience may be considered.


For those seeking to do post-graduate studies in mission, credits from this training are fully transferable to STM and possibly other institutions in Asia and other parts of the world. 

For more detailed information regarding the programmes, kindly contact us.  


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