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Danecia Jones
Grace to Lead
The Publishing Office at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (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. In addition, greater attention is given to leadership practiced by congregations and institutions.
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.”
Ebony Lincoln
Myron Wingfield
Rev. Myron Wingfield has been named Executive Director of Connectional Ministries for the California-Pacific Annual Conference.
GBHEM
To strengthen the endorsed community’s connectional linkage to the United Methodist Church, staff implemented the UMEA Visitor Program during the 2013-2016 quadrennial period.
GBHEM
Since its inception, UMEA has provided the church with highly qualified and professionally trained clergy for ministry beyond its walls. The new fund will empower the agency to continue supporting chaplains and pastoral counselors.
Beth Neil
Ashanti Wright begins her junior year at Hampton University in pursuit of a nursing career with plans to share God’s love with those around her. The Joseph Bethea Scholarship she received was established to assist students who are members of the SEJ – BMCR in obtaining a basic college education.
Beth Neil
Nashville City Council delivers official proclamation of 150-year achievement. GBHEM staff, 2016 board of directors and friends of the agency gathered to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Ebony Lincoln
The new governing board!
The 150-year anniversary of the Methodist Board of Education, the induction of a new board of directors and a Willson Lecture from Dr. James E. K. Hildreth were the highlights of the first board meeting of the 2017-2020 quadrennium for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), held September 14-16, in Nashville.
Beth Neil
College students around the world are encouraged to attend NEXT from November 4-6 in Atlanta’s historic Tabernacle Theater.
Beth Neil
Over 450 attendees from 27 countries, speaking six different languages met in Houston for the Clergywomen's Global Gathering hosted by GBHEM.
Beth Neil
All are welcome to attend! Thursday, September 15, 2016 – 9:15 am The Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education Meharry Medical College 1011 21st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

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