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By Beth Neil · November 28, 2018
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) recently visited UMUM and met with Rev. Dr. Julio Andre Vilanculos, the Chancellor of the United Methodist University of Mozambique. Here is a snapshot of the visit and conversation.
By Beth Neil · November 27, 2018
APAMEI held its 2018 conference at Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, India. Themed “Transcending Boundaries for Peace: Making Peace Peacefully,” more than 250 participants from seven countries attended the conference.
By GBHEM · November 15, 2018
“Nathan Bangs and the Methodist Episcopal Church: The Spread of Scriptural Holiness in Nineteenth-Century America” asserts that Nathan Bangs, an early American Methodist leader, worked to shape the church as missionally focused more than “respectable.”
By GBHEM · October 31, 2018
GBHEM has named Cynthia Howard as executive director of marketing and communications in the Office of Strategic Leadership.
By Beth Neil · October 26, 2018
Methodist educational leaders and members of AAMIHE and AAUMTI are gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for a joint conference.
By GBHEM · October 24, 2018
Ashley Boggan Dreff, Ph.D., author of “Entangled: A History of American Methodism, Politics, and Sexuality,” maps how American Methodists have responded to attitude changes about sexuality since World War II. She argues that the current impasse over homosexuality is rooted in two dichotomous ideologies of Methodist history and theology: one liberal and the other evangelical.
By Beth Neil · October 16, 2018
GBHEM today announced the appointments of Rev. Mark Forrester, D.Min., as assistant general secretary and the Rev. Tammy Gieselman, D.Min., as director of Schools, Colleges, and Universities, both within the Division of Higher Education.
By GBHEM · October 3, 2018
Rev. Nickie Moreno Howard was able to graduate from seminary and begin her ministry career thanks in part to the financial aid and mentoring she received from United Methodists who give generously each year on World Communion Sunday.
By Beth Neil · September 13, 2018
“Develop Intercultural Competence: How to Lead Cross-Racial and Cross-Cultural Churches” by HiRho Y. Park identifies best practices and offers practical tips and case studies for leading diverse and vital congregations.
By GBHEM · August 29, 2018
GBHEM launched its 2018 Global Chaplaincy Training series with the first session in Maputo, Mozambique. The agency is supporting an expressed need from Central Conferences for contextual chaplaincy leadership training in specialized settings.
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.

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