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By GBHEM · August 28, 2018
Divinity students who receive Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarships from GBHEMnot only avoid accumulating thousands of dollars in debt, but also gain confidence in their ability to complete seminary and in the United Methodist Church’s commitment to their ministry.
By Beth Neil · August 24, 2018
The Methodist-related Theological Schools in Europe met in England as part of a cluster of activities to celebrate the Wesleyan tradition in education.
By Beth Neil · August 23, 2018
GBHEM has formally announced a new agreement with Wesley House, Cambridge, establishing the agency’s newest Global Hub for Leadership, Education and Development (LEaD Hub).
By Beth Neil · August 20, 2018
“There’s not a shortage of call in the church. Instead of waiting on youth to tell us they think they’re called to ordained leadership, we need to be proactively helping youth and young adults discern who God has created them to be and where God is calling them to lead,” said Rev. Dr. Trip Lowery, director of young adult ministry discernment and enlistment at GBHEM.
By GBHEM · August 17, 2018
IAMSCU Board of Directors expressed alarm about the current global immigration, refugee, and human trafficking crisis. The association was especially concerned with the lack of solidarity with immigrants and their children.
By GBHEM · August 16, 2018
Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Wolfe has been formally elected president of the IAMSCU board of directors, an organization supported by GBHEM.
By GBHEM · August 14, 2018
The GBHEM Board of Directors has unanimously affirmed a new strategy to establish the agency as the resource center for leadership, education and formation to support future and current church leaders of the United Methodist Connection.
By GBHEM · July 23, 2018
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GBHEM announced the speaker for the 2018 Willson Lecture, Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, general secretary, General Board of Church and Society.
By GBHEM · July 18, 2018
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The Office of Loans and Scholarships at GBHEM announced an increase in the maximum amount of money United Methodist students can borrow to pursue their education. Students can now borrow up to $10,000 per calendar year (January through December) with a lifetime maximum of $40,000 from the United Methodist Student Loan Fund.
By GBHEM · July 10, 2018
The newly released book, “Benedict on Campus: Eight Spiritual Disciplines for Collegiate Ministry” by David E. MacDonald, is a practical guide for those who work with emerging adults—college and university chaplains, campus ministers, student leaders, pastors, parachurch professionals, and spiritual directors.
By GBHEM · July 10, 2018
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Meharry Medical College’s new mobile dental unit, obtained through a partnership with the Black College Fund, administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), is enabling students to further Meharry’s long-held mission of providing care for underserved and uninsured people.
By GBHEM · June 25, 2018
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GBHEM has updated and expanded the information and resources available on The webpage features information about the work the agency is undertaking to evolve as the leadership needs of the denomination change. During this exciting transition, the agency encourages constituents to share the news using the downloadable graphics and Facebook frame found on the webpage.
By GBHEM · June 14, 2018
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Improving leadership in the Methodist Church in Brazil and strengthening connections and practical activities between organizations in the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking areas of Latin America are among the top goals for the leader of GBHEM's Regional Hub for Leadership, Education and Development (LEaD) Hub in Brazil.
By GBHEM · June 7, 2018
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GBHEM is honored to announce that “Encoding Methodism: Telling and Retelling Narratives of Wesleyan Origins” by Ted A. Campbell was selected as this year’s recipient of the Saddlebag Award. The Saddlebag Award is given by the Historical Society of The United Methodist Church to the outstanding book on United Methodist history or a related subject published during the previous calendar year.
By GBHEM · May 30, 2018
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GBHEM announced the winners for two award programs for faculty. This year, 45 outstanding educators within our United Methodist-related colleges and universities have been selected as recipients of the Cutting-Edge Curriculum Award and Exemplary Teacher Award of the Year.
By GBHEM · May 23, 2018
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The Publishing Office of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, released a new book, “Attend to Stories: How to Flourish in Ministry.” Karen D. Scheib invites readers to refresh, renew and rekindle a passion for ministry by helping others revisit their stories
By GBHEM · May 17, 2018
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GBHEM, the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, today announced its efforts to adopt a new model for the Imagine What’s Next Conference, a longstanding biennial event. Exploring a new model for NEXT is another example of the agency’s commitment to provide relevant, meaningful and effective resources for leadership development across the denomination.
By GBHEM · May 9, 2018
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GBHEM and the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools announced the release of a new study guide, “Missio Dei and the United States: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” The guide, suitable for a six- to eight-week study, is a resource to help readers take stock of Wesleyan heritage and ask how to best participate in God’s mission for the church. The study guide’s premise is that the mission field is ripe for a vital United Methodist witness here and now.
By Tom Gillem · May 4, 2018
A visionary model for rethinking how campus ministries can provide meaning and purpose and yet be sustainable was presented during a training event sponsored by the Office of Collegiate Ministry GBHEM.
By GBHEM · April 25, 2018
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Through the vision, “generations of thriving, diverse and passionate Christian leaders for The United Methodist Church and the world,” GBHEM announced the launch of the CONNECT ANEW campaign. CONNECT ANEW encompasses the agency’s work to meet the evolving leadership needs of the church.
By GBHEM · April 19, 2018
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The Publishing Office at GBHEM released a new book that invites readers to rethink core concepts of the Christian faith in the invigorating, lifegiving light of grace that has the power to free us and change everything. “No Religion but Social Religion: Liberating Wesleyan Theology” was written by Joerg Rieger with contributions from Paulo Ayres Mattos, Helmut Renders, and José Carlos de Souza.
By GBHEM · April 12, 2018
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The Publishing Office at GBHEM announced the release of a new book by Rex D. Matthews, “Ministerial Orders and Sacramental Authority in The United Methodist Church and Its Antecedents, 1784—2016.” The book provides a historical look at sacramental authority as a key to understanding United Methodist ministerial orders.
By GBHEM · April 10, 2018
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GBHEM, the leadership development agency for the denomination, today announced a partnership with Africa University and Wesley House Cambridge in the creation of a new five-year, part-time doctoral program in Methodist Theology. With the inaugural class to begin in 2019, applications for the doctorate program are now available.
By GBHEM · April 10, 2018
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The work of the Office of Loans and Scholarships at GBHEM with Native American scholarships plays a vital role in accomplishing the agency’s mission of developing diverse leaders for the denomination. Rev. David Wilson, conference superintendent, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, shared how much of an impact GBHEM’s work and Native American Ministries Sunday makes in developing Native American pastors and church leaders.
By GBHEM · April 2, 2018
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“Our University is transforming the lives of Mongolian young people from all across the country,” says Dr. Chung Soon Hoon, Ph.D., President of Huree University. Founded in 2002, Huree reflects a long and vibrant tradition of Methodist missionary outreach and now ranks in the top 10 of Mongolia’s nearly 100 universities.

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