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By Danecia Jones · May 31, 2017
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Gaining an understanding of people and cultures that are different from ourselves, and creating inclusive environments for learning, fellowship and worship are a part of building diverse communities of Christ. The Clergy Lifelong Learning Office at GBHEM, in collaboration with Global Ministries, recently gathered a group of United Methodist pastors in South Korea to expand the diversity work of the agency.
By Danecia Jones · May 22, 2017
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With great sadness, GBHEM announced the passing of Dr. Ted Brown, 65, on May 20, 2017. Brown began serving as interim associate general secretary for the Division of Higher Education on April 3, 2017. He previously served on the GBHEM Board of Directors for two consecutive quadrennia, as vice president of the Division of Higher Education. He also served as the president of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU).
By Danecia Jones · May 17, 2017
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GBHEM and AUMTS, in support of the Bishops’ Commission on the Way Forward, announced the release of a new study guide, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” The study guide offers United Methodists an opportunity to facilitate constructive conversations around a cultural and ecclesial flashpoint—human sexuality.
By Danecia Jones · May 12, 2017
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The Publishing Office at GBHEM announced the release of two new books, “Common Worship: Tradition, Formation, Mission” by E. Byron Anderson and “The Vocation of Theology: Inquiry, Dialogue, Adoration” edited by Rex D. Matthews.
By Danecia Jones · May 4, 2017
The Publishing Office at GBHEM announced the release of a new book, “Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease: A Wesleyan Theology and Praxis of Church Unity.” In this work, David N. Field examines and interprets three of John Wesley's key sermons and Wesley’s interpretation of holiness in terms of Methodist identity and diversity especially as it relates to human sexuality.
By Danecia Jones · May 2, 2017
2017 CCTE Grants
The Commission on Central Conference Theological Education awarded 67 grants totaling more than $1 million to the seven Central Conferences of The United Methodist Church. The grants fund theological education advances at theological institutions, Boards of Ordained Ministry and agencies integrally related to training United Methodist pastors.
By Danecia Jones · April 27, 2017
Deacon Dialogue
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Office of Deacons and Diaconal Ministers at GBHEM are co-sponsoring Deacon Dialogue 2017 on June 28, 2017, at Loyola University Lakeshore Campus, Chicago, Illinois. Deadline to register: June 1.
By Danecia Jones · April 18, 2017
KMC Coaching Class
The Korean Methodist Church's (KMC) clergy coach program is one result of the partnership between the Clergy Lifelong Learning Office at GBHEM and the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the KMC. Eight new KMC coaches have been trained and certified through the program.
By Danecia Jones · April 13, 2017
Kathy Price
Rev. Kathy Price invests in continuing education to further her knowledge and reach within her ministry. In 2008, Kathy entered the Course of Study (COS) program at Candler School of Theology, while also earning her bachelor’s degree. Learn more about Kathy's journey to the Course of Study program.
By Beth Neil · March 23, 2017
GBHEM supports increased interfaith dialogue among United Methodist campuses, providing students with the education and skills they need to be leaders in a religiously pluralistic world.
By Danecia Jones · March 16, 2017
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More than 70 participating scholars and observers gathered for the academic theological colloquy, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” Hosted at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, the event launched with impactful presentations on Friday, March 10 and ended in worship on Sunday, March 12.
By Anonymous · March 15, 2017
Pavielle Jenkins
Pavielle Chriss Jenkins serves as the associate director of Student Ministry for First United Methodist Church Richardson in Texas. Pavielle’s story of grace and perseverance is truly inspiring. Pavielle used the helped she received, including scholarships from GBHEM, to enhance her life so that she could help others. Read Pavielle’s story in her own words.
By Danecia Jones · March 7, 2017
At 72-years-old, Edward “Ed” Stephenson may not be the typical Course of Study (COS) candidate. However, Ed made a commitment to complete the program and has remained true to his commitment. In 2011, Ed entered into the COS program at Duke Divinity School and graduated in January 2017.
By Danecia Jones · March 2, 2017
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The Black College Fund was established 45 years ago to provide financial support to the 11 United Methodist-related historically black colleges and universities. Over the years, the millions of dollars allocated for these institutions have helped maintain solid and challenging academic programs, strong faculties and well-equipped facilities.
By Danecia Jones · March 2, 2017
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GBHEM announced the appointment of Dr. Ted Brown as interim associate general secretary for the agency’s Division of Higher Education. Brown’s appointment will be effective April 3, 2017.
By Danecia Jones · February 28, 2017
Academic Theological Colloquy
GBHEM and AUMTS announced the launch of a new website focused on the academic theological colloquy, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” The event will take place March 10-12, 2017, at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia.
By Danecia Jones · February 23, 2017
Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American
The Publishing Office of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry announces the release of a new book, “Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American.” The biography shares the compelling life, story and impact of Foxall on both a church and state in a country that enshrines their separation.
By Beth Neil · February 22, 2017
Dr. John Wells has been named provost for Emory & Henry College. He has served as associate general secretary for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education since 2016.
By Danecia Jones · February 21, 2017
International Scholarships
GBHEM and Discipleship Ministries have teamed up to host a joint online scholarship application process for international students. The deadline for the Young People's Ministries' Global Scholarship Fund application is March 1, 2017. Students have until March 15, 2017, to apply for GBHEM’s Grants and Scholarships Program.
By Danecia Jones · February 7, 2017
Ethnic In-Service Training Grant applications are open now through March 1, 2017. The EIST grant is for initiatives and programming designed to recruit, train and retain ethnically diverse United Methodists in leadership positions in every level of the church and its ministries. The grant awards up to $10,000 for innovative minority training programs.
By Danecia Jones · February 2, 2017
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The University Senate convened in late January for the first of its two annual meetings. The meeting marked the first for 13 new senators who were elected to the University Senate for the 2017-2020 quadrennium.
By Danecia Jones · January 26, 2017
The Office of Loans and Scholarships at GBHEM recently recognized Dr. Kimberly Russaw, who became the 41st Women of Color graduate when she received a Doctor of Philosophy in religion with a focus in Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel from Vanderbilt University in 2016.
By Beth Neil · January 25, 2017
Rev. Victoria Rebeck was elected vice president of the Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean. The new officers were selected by the central committee and will begin their term’s in July 2017.
By Beth Neil · January 24, 2017
The Lina H. McCord program welcomes eight students from United Methodist-related HBCUs to serve as its 2017 summer interns.
By Danecia Jones · January 19, 2017
GBHEM Staff Promotions
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) announced today four staff appointments. All appointments were made effective January 1, 2017.

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