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Danecia Jones
GBHEM Staff Promotions
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) announced today four staff appointments. All appointments were made effective January 1, 2017.
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GBHEM offers new online resource for higher education administrators, chaplains and affiliated campus ministers to engage effectively with student efforts around serving as faithful public witnesses.
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Colloquy
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.
Beth Neil
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.
Danecia Jones
Our Mission
GBHEM announces the launch of a new mission and vision. The updated mission and vision simplify GBHEM’s role as the primary leadership development agency for The United Methodist Church.
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Course of Study Programs
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.
Beth Neil
Executives from GBHEM and Discipleship Ministries met to sign a renewal agreement for the E-Reader Project which will expand the initiative between the two agencies in the new quadrennium.
Beth Neil
United Methodist Deacons Launch After-School Youth Club, Christian Community Center and Music Experience for Refugees
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.
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Marilyn Dunnaway, loan payment coordinator in the Office of Loans and Scholarships, is preparing to leave the first, and only, department she has worked in since joining GBHEM 42 years ago. A bright star in the agency, Marilyn will truly be missed.
Danecia Jones
Grace to Lead
The Publishing Office at GBHEM announces the release of a new book, “Grace to Lead: Practicing Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition.” This revised and expanded edition, written specifically for leaders and teachers, includes more illustrations and models of leadership formed and empowered by grace.
Danecia Jones
Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship
The Office of Loans and Scholarships at GBHEM announced the creation of a new scholarship that launches January 3, 2017, for students enrolled in United Methodist seminaries. The Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship was created to help entering United Methodist clergy avoid excessive educational loan debt, minimize financial stress and build financial acumen.
Danecia Jones
Sermones de Juan Wesley Book Cover
The Publishing Office at GBHEM seeks to serve the global United Methodist Church through the release of “Sermones de Juan Wesley.” The addition of volumes to GBHEM’s publishing ministry is one of many steps the agency is taking to serve all those who are pursuing higher education and/or ordination within the church.
Danecia Jones
Korean Chaplains' Visit
The Clergy Lifelong Learning Office, in collaboration with Collegiate Ministries, at GBHEM recently hosted a group of chaplains responsible for the Korean Methodist Church’s Young Adult Centers, with the goal of fostering a strong relationship between the centers and GBHEM.
Danecia Jones
A group of 18 Methodists, including 12 United Methodist clergy, recently journeyed to Peru for the Ecotheology Travel Seminar. As GBHEM is tasked with providing greater awareness of global ecological crises in clergy education and training, the trip was one of several initiatives to remind clergy about their responsibility to care for God's creation.
Beth Neil
Recently, Loida Spiro made a point to give back to the organization that helped her make her dreams a reality. She decided to make a donation to the Gift of Hope scholarship, provided through the Office of Loans and Scholarships at GBHEM.
Danecia Jones
The current class of Women of Color (WOC) scholars recently gathered in San Antonio, for a two-day event focused on academic updates, inspiration and open and honest conversation. The 10 scholarship recipients come together annually to meet with mentors and provide a progress report on their academic endeavors.
Beth Neil
The Rev. Greg Bergquist
The Rev. Greg Bergquist will serve as associate general secretary for the Division of Ordained Ministry at GBHEM effective January 2017.
Danecia Jones
In his new role, Nascimento leads the global connectional strategy for education and ministry at GBHEM.
Beth Neil
Eighteen provisional member deacons gathered at GBHEM for a deacon formation event that covered the historic ministry of deacons, and how individual deacon's can further the United Methodist mission.
Danecia Jones
The journal, titled, “The Term: A Word for the Campus by the Campus,” is one of many practical resources developed by GBHEM, in collaboration with Discipleship Ministries and The Upper Room, to equip collegiate ministers with reflective, timely and germane tools to aid in their work.
Beth Neil
The Methodist School of Theology in Sao Paulo, Brazil welcomed staff from GBHEM for a special event focused on guiding students with an interest in theological studies, and helping them discern their call to become leaders for the Methodist Church.
Ebony Lincoln
GBHEM and AUMTS to co-host a theological colloquy on “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.”
Ebony Lincoln
The General Secretaries Table framed a new direction to further their work for the church as agency leaders at a meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 22-25, 2016.
Beth Neil
Imagine What's NEXT
Students from around the world will gather next week for the Imagine What's NEXT conference in Atlanta’s historic Tabernacle Theater. The event offers leadership development and exposure to various areas of service where the students can use their gifts to effect immediate change.
Danecia Jones
The publishing ministry of GBHEM releases a new book, “A Wesleyan Theology of the Eucharist: The Presence of God for Christian Life and Ministry.”

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