Education and Methodism

The Division of Higher Education's Education and Methodism series explores the reciprocal nature of the relationship between The United Methodist Church and more than 700 educational institutions around the world.

Education and Methodism Articles

College Bound Need Church Family’s Support | College-bound students and their families stand at a crossroads. Choosing a college is one of the most far-reaching decisions many young adults will make, and their choices have broad implications for their faith development as well as their careers, families, and finances.
Young Adults Redefine Success Despite Economic Woes | I just read another story about an underemployed college graduate. It was depressing, true, and incomplete. Here's the rest of the story.
Wesleyan Tradition Encourages Critical Thinking about Faith | While teaching a course in College Student Development Theories in Vanderbilt University’s M.Ed. program, I found myself reflecting on the synergy between student development principles and John Wesley’s belief that the core of Christian faith was “revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason.”
Marketing Can Help Church, Academy Be More Effective in Mission | What images does the term "marketing" convey to you? Perhaps you think of telemarketers, Super Bowl advertisements, Fortune 500 executives, or an introductory course you took in high school.
Higher Education Celebrated at General Conference 2012 | What images does the term "marketing" convey to you? Perhaps you think of telemarketers, Super Bowl advertisements, Fortune 500 executives, or an introductory course you took in high school.
UMC’s Interfaith Dialogue and Partnerships Can Appeal to Young | In You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church and Rethinking Church, David Kinnaman identifies young adults’ struggle with “the exclusive nature of Christianity” as one of six themes that describe why 59 percent of the young Christians surveyed disconnected from church life after age 15.
UM-Related Education and the Transformation of U.S. Higher Education | It is fascinating to learn how educational systems have emerged and the roles they play in different countries and regions. Since joining the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry six months ago, I have been struck by The United Methodist Church’s role in the development of the educational system of which I am a product.

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