Equipping and Activating for Kingdom Living


Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a culture of revivalists who hunger after God’s presence to empower them to risk and walk out their true identity as Sons and Daughters!

So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you doorways of eternity! Welcome the King of Glory, for He is about to come through you.
Psalm 24:7


James and Tina Dahl

School Directors
James and Tina Dahl are passionate revivalists who desire to move with God in this unique time in history, equipping believers for the harvest. The Dahls have been married for 26 years and have been Jesus followers for a quarter of a century. They are the parents of 7 children–4 grown adults–and have witnessed the power of the gospel in their own family unit. They believe it only takes one, transformed person to change the course of a family and community. The Dahls desire is to foster a culture where healing and belonging occurs, gifts are realized, and students are ultimately empowered so they can practically and supernaturally release the kingdom of God in their unique spheres of influence.

Tracy Horne

Tracy is passionate about missions and outreach, she has seen the fruit of these change her own life. They have deepened her intimacy with the Lord, increased her faith to see God move, allowed her to become bolder and more courageous in sharing the gospel, and has given her compassion and love for others. She desires to activate others in these areas as well, to allow them to experience the fruit that they bring in their own lives, their families, their church, and their communities. She is one to press in and press past the awkwardness. You will be stretched and empowered by what she has to offer to this school.




Ways to Support Gateway

Pray – Prayer is a powerful way to contribute to what God is doing in the leaders, the students, and our community.
Give – We thank our Lord and you for your helpful special offerings to Gateway Ministry which support our efforts to share transform and revive kingdom living!
To provide additional gifts for Christ’s work through Gateway Ministry School:  You can use the link below (select Gateway under funds)  or make checks payable to:
Sonrise Skagit Attn: Gateway Ministry School 10217 Collins Rd Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 (with Gateway Ministry School in the memo line or Dahls to directly support James and Tina)

What to Expect

Gateway Ministry School is a 9 month school committed to equipping and empowering you to passionately pursue kingdom living through
 understanding your identity and activating your gifts. GMS is a school of leaders working together to change the kingdom culture through a network of speakers, video series, outreaches, training events, and activations. Giving God all the glory He deserves. To enable this transformation in ourselves and our community it requires time, investment, and application of the gifts God has given to each of us.
So we look forward to partnering with a community of revivalists who are passionate about growing in understanding of identity and ready to be stretched in taking risks for the Kingdom.

School Requirements

  • Once a week 4 hour class: Thursdays 5pm-9pm
  • Can miss up to 3 classes in the 9 month school year
  • Must attend your local church if you do not have a local church you will attend Sonrise through the school year
  • You will need a pastor’s letter of approval for to be submitted with your registration
  • Three 2 day intensive classes throughout the year: Must attend at least 1 out of the 3 intensives

Homework Expectations

Homework Guidelines
Weekly Homework: Bible Reading
You will turn in your reading log to have your reading checked off. Reading through the Bible in 9mths
Testimony sheets: You will turn in your testimony sheets with an opportunity to share. This is more than an education for knowledge. This is a school that puts its feet to the pavement and uses the information to benefit those around us
Monthly Homework: Book Reports (Write a Full Page, Drawing, Video, Digital Art, Creative Reports)
Book reports must be turned in every month
You will need to purchase one to two books a month from our book list, in addition to your tuition
Bible Journal/ Art: Will turn in one journal or art work from your Bible reading every month

Outreach and Activation Opportunities

Quarterly “Reach Events (Rapidly Equipping and Activating Christ’s Hands)”: You must attend all 3 Reach events. Reach events format will include a time of teaching, going out in groups into our community and returning for testimonies. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family to experience what you are learning.
Yearly Mission Trip: This will be available to you and your family and will be an additional cost to your tuition.
Prayer Ministry: Things may get brought up during this school that you may want prayer or ministry to walk out. Ask for prayer, do not think you have to do this on your own


Full Year Tuition is $1500 per person or $2500 per family of 2. We require a non-refundable $35 application fee to be submitted with student application.
Tuition payments can be made 3 ways; full year, half year or quarterly. You must choose on your application which payment plan you prefer.
We will confirm your acceptance to GMS by email. To secure your place and start school we will require the initial deposit payment due by September 5th (deposit payment will either by year in full, half year or quarterly payment). Half year additional due date is 01/15/22. Quarterly additional due dates are 12/01/22 and 03/01/2
Please see the steps to apply below to start your registration process.

Steps to Apply to Gateway Ministry School

Student Application Form
To start the registration process please fill out the Student Application Form link above and submit the $35 application fee.
Pastor Recommendation Form
Please share the link to the pastor recommendation form either from link above or from your student application confirmation email.
Personal Recommendation Form
Please share the link to your personal recommendation form either from link above or from your student application confirmation email.

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