More than 70 participating scholars and observers gathered for the academic theological colloquy, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” Hosted at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, the event launched with impactful presentations on Friday, March 10 and ended in worship on Sunday, March 12.
It's tax time and every year members of our endorsed community wonder about the viability of claiming a housing allowance in their income tax preparation. If you have wondered about it, learn what we have uncovered about the housing allowance exclusion.
UMEA is sponsoring a continuing education program July 10-13, 2017, at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama. This program is designed for mid- and senior-level chaplain managers and focuses on integrating ROI concepts in communicating the organizational relevance of chaplaincy and spiritual care. The deadline date to register is June 1, 2017.
Pavielle Chriss Jenkins serves as the associate director of Student Ministry for First United Methodist Church Richardson in Texas. Pavielle’s story of grace and perseverance is truly inspiring. Pavielle used the helped she received, including scholarships from GBHEM, to enhance her life so that she could help others. Read Pavielle’s story in her own words.
At 72-years-old, Edward “Ed” Stephenson may not be the typical Course of Study (COS) candidate. However, Ed made a commitment to complete the program and has remained true to his commitment. In 2011, Ed entered into the COS program at Duke Divinity School and graduated in January 2017.
The Black College Fund was established 45 years ago to provide financial support to the 11 United Methodist-related historically black colleges and universities. Over the years, the millions of dollars allocated for these institutions have helped maintain solid and challenging academic programs, strong faculties and well-equipped facilities.
GBHEM and AUMTS announced the launch of a new website focused on the academic theological colloquy, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” The event will take place March 10-12, 2017, at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Publishing Office of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry announces the release of a new book, “Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American.” The biography shares the compelling life, story and impact of Foxall on both a church and state in a country that enshrines their separation.
Dr. John Wells has been named provost for Emory & Henry College. He has served as associate general secretary for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education since 2016.
GBHEM and Discipleship Ministries have teamed up to host a joint online scholarship application process for international students. The deadline for the Young People's Ministries' Global Scholarship Fund application is March 1, 2017. Students have until March 15, 2017, to apply for GBHEM’s Grants and Scholarships Program.
Ethnic In-Service Training Grant applications are open now through March 1, 2017. The EIST grant is for initiatives and programming designed to recruit, train and retain ethnically diverse United Methodists in leadership positions in every level of the church and its ministries. The grant awards up to $10,000 for innovative minority training programs.
The University Senate convened in late January for the first of its two annual meetings. The meeting marked the first for 13 new senators who were elected to the University Senate for the 2017-2020 quadrennium.
The Office of Loans and Scholarships at GBHEM recently recognized Dr. Kimberly Russaw, who became the 41st Women of Color graduate when she received a Doctor of Philosophy in religion with a focus in Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel from Vanderbilt University in 2016.
The academic theological colloquy will take place March 10-12, 2017, at the Candler School of Theology. Designed to serve as a theological reflection from academic scholars on human sexuality and Christian doctrine, the goal is to provide a comprehensive and constructive conversation that will serve as a resource for the church.
Every two years, college students, collegiate ministers, and church leaders gather for the Imagine What’s NEXT conference. In 2017, the Collegiate Ministry office is collaborating internationally for NEXT events in Germany and Brazil.
GBHEM partners with seminaries and United Methodist annual conferences to establish three new options for the education of part-time licensed local pastors: an Extension of the Course of Study School of Ohio (COSSO) to be located at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, a satellite Course of Study program with Saint Paul School of Theology in Hays, Kansas, and a pilot Escuela de Cursos de Estudios (ECE), a Spanish Course of Study, to be offered in Denver, Colorado.
An after-school and summer day camp in Florida, a music outreach to neighborhood children in Virginia and a youth club in Wisconsin are this year's recipients of Emerging Ministry Grants for deacons and diaconal ministers.