One of the most significant ways The United Methodist Church helps make quality education accessible to all is through the Black College Fund (BCF). The fund supports the 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) related to the church — the largest number of black colleges and universities receiving funding from any church body in the United States.
Licensing & Course of Study
The Course of Study (COS) is a five-year program that trains and educates men and women who are interested in becoming full- or part-time local pastors. If this is the path you’re seeking, GBHEM welcomes you and will walk alongside you in this new faith journey.
Regional LEAD Hubs
LEAD Hub projects address everything from the contextual chaplaincy needs of the region, to educational programs that help elementary students learn about food safety and environmental protection.
The Central Conference Theological Education Fund (CCTEF) goal is to strengthen theological education and pastoral formation in the Central Conferences in Africa, Europe and the Philippines and approved $10 million for CCTEF from the World Service Fund.
Explore Higher Education Scholarships
GBHEM’s Office of Loans and Scholarships provides millions of dollars in scholarships to students every year. Finances should never be a barrier to answering your calling in life. GBHEM is here to help as you follow the educational path that’s right for you.
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Attend to Stories: How to Flourish in Ministry
Answering the Call: Candidacy Guidebook
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A Charge to Keep: Reflective Supervision and the Renewal of Christian Leadership
Find a Collegiate Ministry Near You
Wesley Foundations and other Methodist-related collegiate ministries on or near your campus can be found throughout the globe. Our location-based tool will point you to UM Schools in the including Puerto Rico or World Methodist Schools (IAMSCU).
Tools for Boards of Ordained Ministry
GBHEM maintains resources for Boards of Ordained Ministry and district Committees on Ordained Ministry in the BOM Library. Explore the Board of Ordained Ministry Handbook to learn more about processes and procedures that govern individual boards.
2022 Impact Report
Committed towards our collective shared mission and ministry goals, GBHEM seeks to promote innovative and experiential opportunities for transformative learning, higher education, and ministry formation worldwide.
The Awakened Life
The Awakened Life teaches age-appropriate mindfulness practices written from a United Methodist lens that students can use to tackle anxiety and learn to navigate the challenges of adulthood with equanimity. This curriculum training is offered in both virtual and in-person retreats. CEU credits are available for U.S. registrants only.
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