What is GPS?
GPS stands for "The Gospel Patrons Society".
There are three primary objectives of GPS:
Support the long term, transformational ministry of MTS (Ministry Training Strategy)
Seed fund ministry apprenticeships
Grow gospel patronage in Australia and beyond
GPS is committed to supporting transformational word-based gospel ministry. Since 1999, GPS has been achieving this through financial support of MTS.
What is MTS?
MTS - the Ministry Training Strategy - commenced training men and women in 1979 as faithful and competent Bible teachers who will serve Christ as pastors, evangelists and church planters.
MTS exists to help the Church, the body of Christ to do 2 Timothy 2:2:
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses,
entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”
To watch a four-part video on how MTS has been multiplying gospel workers through ministry apprenticeships over the last 4 decades, click here.
MTS conducts a two year 'hands on' apprenticeship program in churches and specialist ministry teams. Apprentices are trained by qualified and experienced trainers (evangelists and pastors). This apprenticeship is preparation for formal theological training. MTS runs recruiting conferences and training programs for the trainers and apprentices and publishes a variety of training tools and resources.
If you would like to know more about MTS, please visit the Ministry Training Strategy website.
In an exciting change, the GPS Scholarships have been replaced with MTS Seed Funding.
MTS Apprentices can receive Austudy and tax-deductibility for those who financially support apprentices.
What does GPS believe?
The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The universal sinfulness and guilt of all men since the fall, rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
Redemption from the guilt, penalty, dominion and pollution of sin, solely through the sacrificial death (as our representative and substitute) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension to the right hand of God the Father.
The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone.
The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
The one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all true believers belong.
The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.