Your Gateway to a deeper engagement with Bible, theology and contemporary issues

…because theology is for everyone!

What We Do

GTS runs courses and events that help Christians become more confident in their faith. Our courses will help you engage more deeply with biblical, theological, and contemporary issues. We encourage participants to think, discuss, learn and reflect together. We believe that learning more about the nature of God’s relationship with his world transforms us and increases our desire to become more like Him, and to share God’s love and compassion for a hurting world.

How it Works

Our courses are delivered in two modes: On Site and Online.  On Site is ideal for groups that already enjoy a relationship together through a church or other means, and have an adequate venue for teaching and discussion – anywhere in the Gloucestershire region.  Online is ideal for bringing people together who are not already in the same location.  Gateway Online courses are either run as Zoom sessions, or (for a few specified courses) in a new interactive format which combines individual online engagement with group sessions (via Zoom or on site).  

Current and Upcoming Courses

The courses or events below are currently running or starting soon. For dates, locations, and further information, see the upcoming courses page here.

Latest Articles

Here are the latest Gateway 350 articles. These are concise, provocative articles (in just 350 words) that engage with a variety of interesting or controversial topics in theology, Bible, faith and life. Guaranteed to get you thinking from a fresh perspective. There’s a new one every week.

God and the Animals

God and the Animals

Christians sometimes assume that animals were sort of an optional extra in the biblical story of God and humanity. Maybe created for fun, or for our benefit – so we...

by Dan ButtonMarch 24, 2024
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Life & Death(?) in the New Creation

Life & Death(?) in the New Creation

Here’s a radical idea; fasten your seat belt.  Will there be death in the new creation?  ‘Of course not’ (we think), and our minds instantly turn to Rev 21:4, ‘there...

by Dan ButtonFebruary 13, 2024
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The Already… and the Not Yet

The Already… and the Not Yet

The Greek word erchomenos is a strange one. It means both ‘coming’ and ‘going’. You only know which meaning is in view by its context. Was Jesus coming to Jericho...

by Dan ButtonDecember 30, 2023
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Accessible and engaging courses for people of all levels of biblical and formal theological understanding. Definitely does what it says ‘on the tin’ and empowers everyone to recognise themselves as a theologian. 

Rev Helen Sammon, former vicar of Highnam benefice (Anglican)

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Our Vision

500 years ago, the great Renaissance scholar, Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) wrote:

‘Only a very few can be learned,
but all can be Christian,
all can be devout,
and – I shall boldly add –
all can be theologians.’

At GTS, we still believe this today! Theology is not just for academics and scholars.  It’s not primarily something we learn, but something we DO. Together – as God’s people.  

…because theology is for everyone!

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