Nurturing Leaders. Changing Lives.

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Lead on. We're with you.

For those who’ve heard God’s call to leadership, we’re here to make the journey with you, connecting you with what you need to flourish as difference-makers. That’s our commitment as the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. GBHEM.

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Preparing Leaders for a Global Church

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is a group of diverse, thoughtful, Spirit-led people, changing the world by nurturing and resourcing lay and clergy who lead through The United Methodist Church. Whether we’re helping people discover their call, claim it or flourish in it, we walk with them—revitalizing them to reflect, adapt, collaborate and practice their calling in different contexts and cultures, so that the world will know Christ.


Discover 2019 Course Catalog

Academic resources for The United Methodist Church to engage, nurture, and advocate for the intellectual life of our leaders. GBHEM Publishing Spring 2019 Catalog.



GBHEM Doubles Amount UMC Students Can Borrow. GBHEM increases the maximum amount of money United Methodist students can borrow to pursue their education, up to $10,000 per calendar year. 



Grants increase young clergy in The United Methodist Church and help young people listen for, discern and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry.