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Nicole Burdakin
Prepare & Summer Institute registration opens for Summer 2014 | GBHEM
Exciting opportunities and pressing challenges are abundant in collegiate ministry, but the greatest challenge is the need for trained, experienced leaders who can grow shared ministry with their students.
Nicole Burdakin
Spark12 Opens Fellowship Application Innovative Ministry | GBHEM
Spark12 provides funding, coaching, and other support for young adult leaders and those working with young adults who have innovative ideas they believe will change the world. Applications are open through May 16 for grants.
Nicole Burdakin
For college students, looking into the future can seem daunting or overwhelming. But what would happen if 600 Methodist college students gathered to listen to God’s call on their lives and to discern where God beckons them?
The 2014 Wellsprings Journal for United Methodist Clergywomen features essays from HiRho Park and Kim Cape of GBHEM, Bishop Sandra L. Steiner Ball, and many more. Essays explore empowerment and diversity among women in The United Methodist Church.
Vicki Brown
Proposals to address seminarian debt include making sure seminary students understand the debt they are taking on, whether the master of divinity should be the normal path to ministry, and how more money could be raised in the denomination to alleviate seminarian debt.
Last week’s devastating mudslide near Oso, Wash., took its toll on rescue workers who have diligently searched for survivors underneath a square-mile of debris and muck, which in some parts was 30 to 40 feet deep. Amoung those workers is Lieutenant commander Rev. Jennifer Bowden, Command Chaplain, and a United Methodist who served at Dunwoody UMC during seminary at Candler School of Theology and afterward under full appointment.
Vicki Brown
United Methodists doing amazing work in Zimbabwe
Schools, pastoral counseling, hospitals, and children’s homes are all part of the outreach United Methodists are doing in Zimbabwe – work that took center stage during two days of the visit to Africa University by staff and directors of the UM Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Nicole Burdakin
Six scholars involved in a scholarship and mentoring program for racial-ethnic students seeking ordination as deacons or elders will complete their M.Div. degrees this year, bringing the total number of graduates to 25 since the program began in 2004. Five more will complete their degree in 2015.
Vicki Brown
A Sunday focused on call and $600,000 to expand Project Transformation were among four proposals approved by the directors of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry during the March meeting in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of only 20 U.S. host schools for the Washington Fellowship For Young African Leaders Program, which will convene on campus June 14 through July 25.
Now in his 14th year as President of Huston-Tillotson University, Dr. Larry L. Earvin has informed the University’s Board of Trustees that he will conclude his tenure as President at the end of his current contract, effective June 30, 2015.
Vicki Brown
For the first time in the nearly 22 years since Africa University was founded by The United Methodist Church, the boards of the university and the agency that spearheaded the founding of the Pan-African educational institution met together on the campus in Old Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Nicole Burdakin
For Dustin Haley and others facing uncertain futures as they age out of foster care or children’s homes, scholarship support from The United Methodist Church has helped turn the distant goal of a college education into reality.
The United Methodist education connection is essential to the church’s mission. As a pastor, you play a vital role in developing a new generation of Christian leaders.
Dr. Munashe Furusa, a Zimbabwean and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Dominguez Hills, was unanimously elected as the new vice chancellor of Africa University, Bishop David Yemba announced Wednesday.
Dillard University
Warren Jones
Dillard University has appointed Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP to the position of Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research. The Endowed Chair position is established as a central part of the University’s Health Disparities Research Endowment supported by the National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
Vicki Brown
CCTE Grant
Fifty-seven grants totaling more than $1 million were awarded for theological education in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The money will be used for curriculum development, training of local pastors, continuing education for clergy, faculty development, e-readers, and even $50,000 for the solar electrification of the Banyam Theological Seminary in Nigeria.
When HiRho Park wanted to provide opportunities and support for clergywomen in Latin America, she encountered one big problem. There aren't many ordained clergywomen in Latin America.
Vicki Brown
Students are eagerly getting on board with the tools provided by the new Distance Learning Center at the Methodist University of Côte d’Ivoíre. The university is now offering classes online and connecting students and the library to the Internet.
Tom Gillem
The Black College Fund’s support of 11 United Methodist-related historically Black colleges and universities continues a rich Methodist tradition dating back to the Civil War era when educational opportunities were almost nonexistent for four million newly emancipated slaves.
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry website, a key component of the agency’s work on behalf of The United Methodist Church just got a facelift aimed at making ministry and education resources easier to find and use.
Nicole Burdakin
Myron Wingfield
The Rev. Myron Wingfield will serve as interim associate general secretary for the General Board of Higher Education’s Division of Ordained Ministry beginning March 1, 2014.
Nicole Burdakin
Eight students from historically Black colleges and universities supported by The United Methodist Church through the Black College Fund were among 75 students named 2014 HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Vicki Brown
Proposals for solar electrification of a rural theological school and training teams of pastors to mobilize people for mission work to improve their communities were among the 74 applications for grants from the $5 million fund for theological education in Africa, Europe, and the Philippines.
Nicole Burdakin
Registration is now open for the United Methodist Clergywomen Leadership Seminar, an event that offers a chance for theological reflection on women’s leadership and for the cultivation of women’s leadership skills.

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