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General Board of Higher Education and Ministry General Secretary Kim Cape has announced that Scott Brewer has accepted the position of associate general secretary for Administration and Operations. He begins employment on January 5, 2015.
Nicole Burdakin
Formation for Ministry in American Methodism: Twenty-first Century Challenges and Two Centuries of Problem-Solving is a new publication that names and critically considers the potential future of formation for ministry in the digital age.
Marcie Smeck
The E-Reader Project recently got a boost through obtaining Portuguese content for e-readers for theological schools in Angola and Mozambique. Adriano Quelende, GBHEM's director of Global Formation for Spiritual Leaders, recently visited the annual conferences of Angola East and West as well as Mozambique North and South annual conferences.
GBHEM
United Methodist Student Day is November 30, 2014. Find resources for your congregation here.
Nicole Burdakin
Pecha Kucha talks led by United Methodist students, activists, and entrepreneurs, ignited dialogue and collaboration among participants at Imagine What’s NEXT, held November 7-9, 2014, in Denver, Colo.
Nicole Burdakin
More than 680 United Methodist college students and young adults gathered last weekend in Denver, Colorado, for Imagine What’s NEXT, a vocational discernment event that challenged participants to live out the event theme, “Dream. Go. Do.”
Nicole Burdakin
Representatives from the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Board of Pension and Health Benefits and General Commission on The Status and Role of Women (COSROW) recently presented collaborative work at the largest gathering for church and religion-based researchers in the United States.
Nicole Burdakin
Social media is integrated at new depths for an upcoming event for United Methodist college students in Denver, Colorado. An online event platform will allow students to engage directly in conversations with event speakers, sponsors, and small groups while incentivizing their interactions and posts.
Tom Gillem
Racial-ethnic pastors who lead large predominantly Caucasian United Methodist churches in the United States are open-minded and spiritual, with adaptive leadership styles that break stereotypes about racial-ethnic leaders, according to a new survey by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Sam Hodges
At Gbarnga School of Theology, there’s no running water, electricity comes and goes, and classrooms remain scarred from when troops occupied them during Liberia’s long civil war.
Marcie Smeck
Lifelong United Methodist, Stan Horwood made a one million dollar gift to theological education in memory of his wife, Elizabeth.
GBHEM
General Secretary Kim Cape reaffirms GBHEM’s commitment to the agency’s projects in Africa, and shows how the Ebola global crisis allows an opportunity for education and solidarity.
GBHEM
This fall a crew went to Southwestern College's freshmen orientation in Winfield, Kan., to catch a glimpse into the UMC education connection.
UMCOM
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Register for Imagine What's NEXT, a weekend of discernment, fellowship, worship and inspiration for UMC college students by October 15th!
Nicole Burdakin
New findings from the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry’s Seminary Indebtedness Task Force reveal that the average educational debt for United Methodist seminary graduates has reached $49,303.
Dillard University
On Monday, October 13, from 9 to 11 a.m., Dillard University is partnering with St. Augustine High School to host a Black Male Summit in Dent Hall on Dillard’s campus.
Nicole Burdakin
A campus in Ahuachapan, El Salvador, is serving local pastors throughout Central America. Distance learning and concentrated weeklong learning retreats help train United Methodists from five countries who often preach in remote areas.
GBHEM
GBHEM General Secretary Kim Cape and Associate General Secretary Myron Wingfield recently announced the appointment of the Rev. Bruce Fenner as the new endorsing agent in the Division of Ordained Ministry’s United Methodist Endorsing Agency. He is currently director of extension ministry and pastoral care at GBHEM.
GBHEM
The Rev. Myron Wingfield has been named associate general secretary for the General Board of Higher Education’s Division of Ordained Ministry beginning September 29, 2014.
Marcie Smeck
GBHEM and GBOD renew and expand e-readers for theological education agreement | GBHEM
A pilot project to provide e-readers loaded with theological texts has proven so successful that GBHEM General Secretary Kim Cape and GBOD General Secretary Tim Bias renewed their joint agreement, continuing this interagency collaboration until December 2016.
Nicole Burdakin
Emerging Ministry Grants launch day of service, ministry for formerly incarcerated | GBHEM
Two deacons in The United Methodist Church have been awarded 2014 Emerging Ministry Grants from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. One will launch a community-wide day of service in Lancaster City, Pa., and the other will develop a ministry of spiritual formation for formerly incarcerated people in the West Ohio Conference.
Michael Rich
DS/DCM Orientation Cultivating Vital Ministries | GBHEM
“As one new DS put it, 'Learning that I was appointed to serve as a DS was like receiving a large suit of clothes that I hadn’t grown into yet.'”
Marcie Smeck
Mid Quadrennial Training Helps Develop Excellence in Ministry | GBHEM
Nearly 400 district superintendents, bishops and board of ordained ministry members from 52 conferences attended the Division of Ordained Ministry Mid Quadrennial Training event in Denver, Colo., August 12-15, 2014.
Vicki Brown
Interactive online classes, new curriculum offer new options for local pastors | GBHEM
A new curriculum for local pastors focuses on transformative leadership, while online interactive classes will provide easier access for educational opportunities, especially for part-time local pastors who have regular employment outside the church.
Nicole Burdakin
Board approves budget, prepares for General Conference 2016 | GBHEM
A report on the Young Clergy Initiative, a discussion about the state of theological education and necessary preparations for General Conference 2016 were included in the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Board of Directors meeting, Aug. 6-8 in Nashville.

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