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By Danecia Jones · April 18, 2017
KMC Coaching Class
The Korean Methodist Church's (KMC) clergy coach program is one result of the partnership between the Clergy Lifelong Learning Office at GBHEM and the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the KMC. Eight new KMC coaches have been trained and certified through the program.
By Danecia Jones · April 13, 2017
Kathy Price
Rev. Kathy Price invests in continuing education to further her knowledge and reach within her ministry. In 2008, Kathy entered the Course of Study (COS) program at Candler School of Theology, while also earning her bachelor’s degree. Learn more about Kathy's journey to the Course of Study program.
By Scott Henry · March 30, 2017
By Beth Neil · March 23, 2017
GBHEM supports increased interfaith dialogue among United Methodist campuses, providing students with the education and skills they need to be leaders in a religiously pluralistic world.
By Danecia Jones · March 16, 2017
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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.
By Bruce Fenner · March 15, 2017
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.
By Bruce Fenner · March 15, 2017
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.
By Anonymous · March 15, 2017
Pavielle Jenkins
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.
By Danecia Jones · March 7, 2017
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.
By Danecia Jones · March 2, 2017
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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.
By Danecia Jones · March 2, 2017
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GBHEM announced the appointment of Dr. Ted Brown as interim associate general secretary for the agency’s Division of Higher Education. Brown’s appointment will be effective April 3, 2017.
By Danecia Jones · February 28, 2017
Academic Theological Colloquy
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.
By Danecia Jones · February 23, 2017
Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American
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.
By Beth Neil · February 22, 2017
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.
By Danecia Jones · February 21, 2017
International Scholarships
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.
By Danecia Jones · February 7, 2017
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.
By Danecia Jones · February 2, 2017
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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.
By Danecia Jones · January 26, 2017
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.
By Beth Neil · January 25, 2017
Rev. Victoria Rebeck was elected vice president of the Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean. The new officers were selected by the central committee and will begin their term’s in July 2017.
By Beth Neil · January 24, 2017
The Lina H. McCord program welcomes eight students from United Methodist-related HBCUs to serve as its 2017 summer interns.
By Danecia Jones · January 19, 2017
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.
By Danecia Jones · January 17, 2017
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.
By Danecia Jones · January 17, 2017
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.
By Beth Neil · January 12, 2017
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.
By Danecia Jones · January 10, 2017
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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