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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Thank you for your interest in working for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). We are a general agency of The United Methodist Church, located in Nashville, Tennessee. We are a learning organization that values its employees and provides an opportunity for employees to find meaning in what they do.

As the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, our mission is to prepare global leaders for a global church and the world. Every elder, deacon and licensed local pastor benefits from our training and candidacy programs. Many young adults find help in clarifying their vocation and God’s call on their lives through our leadership and discernment programs. GBHEM has three primary divisions – Division of Ordained Ministry, Division of Higher Education and Global Theological Education. Each division has a number of program areas and they focus on a segment of GBHEM’s overall work. GBHEM has several organizational offices focusing on the operations of the agency – IT, Finance, Research, Communications, Human Resources, Loans and Scholarships and the Office of the General Secretary. Africa University Development Office is an attached office which does fund raising for the Africa University located in Zimbabwe.

GBHEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Affirmative Action in all its practices related to recruitment, employment, promotions, and transfers within the agency. GBHEM’s regular full-time and part-time staff are eligible for a variety of employee benefits as outlined within the agency’s personnel handbook (eligibility for each benefit is based upon employment status).