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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.