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By Beth Neil · March 29, 2018
GBHEM hosted collegiate and religious leaders for a weekend-long conference centered on the impact of increased religious diversity on college campuses.
By GBHEM · March 27, 2018
The Publishing Office at GBHEM announced the release of a new book, “The Life to Come: Re-Creating Retirement” by Steven M. Tipton with foreword by Martin E. Marty. According to Tipton, retirement not only offers a time to travel and have fun—but it beckons us to find our true calling in action, peace of mind in reflection, the spirit moving in the moments of each day, and the grace of God in prayer and love of neighbor.
By GBHEM · March 26, 2018
The GBHEM Board of Directors unanimously affirmed the agency’s preparation to establish a center for leadership development and spiritual formation.
By GBHEM · March 22, 2018
The Commission on Central Conference Theological Education Fund awarded 96 grants totaling $2 million to the seven Central Conferences of The United Methodist Church. The grants fund theological education initiatives at theological institutions, Boards of Ordained Ministry and associations integrally related to training United Methodist pastors around the world.
By GBHEM · March 14, 2018
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The Publishing Office at GBHEM, the leadership development agency for the denomination, announced the release of a new book, “E. Stanley Jones and Sharing the Good News in a Pluralistic Society.” F. Douglas Powe Jr. and Jack Jackson are the general editors with the foreword by Jane Boatwright Wood, president of The Foundation for Evangelism and member of GBHEM Board of Directors.
By GBHEM · March 8, 2018
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GBHEM, the leadership development agency for the denomination, welcomed the newest members of the agency team—the executive directors of the Global Hubs for Leadership, Education and Development (LEaD). The hubs provide an exciting new avenue to advance GBHEM’s ongoing work around the globe to support the formation and development of global leaders for our global church.
By GBHEM · March 6, 2018
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The Publishing Office at GBHEM announced the release of a new book, “Quick and Easy Guide to United Methodist Polity” by Anne L. Burkholder and Thomas W. Elliott Jr. with foreword by Thomas Edward Frank.
By Beth Neil · March 2, 2018
Tending Holy Currencies: Training for Annual Conference Leaders in Collegiate Ministry
GBHEM will host Tending Holy Currencies: Training for Annual Conference Leaders in Collegiate Ministry in Nashville, Tennessee on April 23-26, 2018. Registration is available now through March 23, 2018.
By Beth Neil · February 22, 2018
GBHEM hosted a three-day training for Annual Conference leaders focused on understanding, developing and implementing the Eight-Year Assessment as sanctioned by the 2016 General Conference. The training provided insights into clergy wellness, occupational burnout and spiritual vitality.
By GBHEM · February 22, 2018
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Meagan O’Brien is an excellent example of why the investment in the future leaders of our church is a priority at GBHEM. O’Brien, a recipient of the Rev. Charles W. Tadlock Scholarship, is a second-year Master of Divinity student at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and associate site pastor at a local United Methodist church in her hometown, St. Louis.
By GBHEM · February 15, 2018
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The Publishing Office of GBHEM announced the release of a new book, “Intersections: Faith, Church, and the Academy.” Mark E. Hanshaw, Ph.D., J.D., and Timothy S. Moore, D.Min., MLitt., general editors. “Intersections” shows the innovation and inspired engagement happening on United Methodist-related colleges and universities. While crafted to serve the needs of church leaders, administrators, and faculty, students are the most important audience for this volume, because they are best positioned to reshape our world in ways that respond to the increased diversity within our communities.
By GBHEM · February 13, 2018
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The Publishing Office of GBHEM announced the release of a new book, “Escoge la Sabiduría: Cómo servir y utilizar nuestras palabras y dinero para hacer el bien” [Translation: Choose Wisdom: How to Serve and Use Our Words and Money to Do Good] by Rev. Eric A. Hernández López. The book was written to equip local churches and leaders in Puerto Rico with a resource to facilitate healthy conversations, inspire generosity and engage in service.
By Beth Neil · February 12, 2018
GBHEM will host the Intersections Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on March 23-25, 2018. Registration is available now through February 22, 2018. The event is designed for college administrators, faculty, chaplains and campus ministers, student life staff members, students, church leaders, and others interested in the impact of increased religious diversity on college campuses.
By GBHEM · February 8, 2018
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With the launch of GBHEM's Regional Hub for Leadership, Education and Development (LEaD) for North America, one the first initiatives, is partnering with the ecological sustainability faculty at Boston University, Green Mountain College and Oklahoma City University to organize the Summer Sustainability Institute 2018 for undergraduate students from Methodist-related colleges and universities, June 3 to 17, 2018.
By GBHEM · February 1, 2018
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“Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” is a documentary that examines the impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on U.S. history, culture and identity. The work of The Black College Fund at GBHEM supports the 11 United Methodist-related historically Black colleges and universities and is included within the documentary.
By GBHEM · January 22, 2018
Ideal for those who want to engage or are engaged in mission, this new book by Laceye and Gaston Warner encourages readers to move mission beyond “us and them” to “all of us together.”
By GBHEM · January 19, 2018
In the book, Lawrence explores the meaning for the requiem as a voice of hope for Christians. Lawrence explains that the word “requiem” heralds the promise of resurrection and power of life. A requiem is not about death, rather it is a prayer that accepts Jesus’s redemptive sacrifice, trusts in his resurrection, and finds abundant life. Lawrence asserts that this can help Christians be confident and remain unshaken by the challenges we face as faith communities and as a denomination.
By GBHEM · January 10, 2018
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GBHEM announced the appointment of Sarah E. Bollinger, Ph.D., as the director of Leadership Development in Collegiate Ministry in the Division of Higher Education’s Office of Collegiate Ministry. Bollinger’s appointment is effective January 16, 2018.
By GBHEM · January 9, 2018
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GBHEM is honored to announce the latest addition to its more than 70 scholarship funds. The Rubie Plant Butterworth Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to individuals attending one of the 13 United Methodist seminaries and pursuing ordination as a deacon. The creation of the scholarship fund was initiated by Jim Butterworth who was looking for a way to honor his mother for her 90th birthday and years of service in The United Methodist Church.
By GBHEM · January 4, 2018
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GBHEM's mission is centered around the formation and development of leaders for The United Methodist Church. As leaders reflect the people that they serve, GBHEM is committed to ensuring that ethnically diverse leaders at every level are recruited, trained and retained for service within the church. Ethnic In-Service Training Grants (EIST) award up to $10,000 for innovative minority training programs. Applications open now!
By GBHEM · January 3, 2018
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GBHEM traveled to Argentina to celebrate three milestones within United Methodist global education—the opening of GBHEM’s Regional Hub for Leadership, Education and Development (LEaD Hub) for Latin America and the Caribbean, the 25th anniversary of the University of the Latin American Educational Center (UCEL), and the 2017 board of directors meeting for the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU).
By GBHEM · January 3, 2018
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The IAMSCU Board of Directors elected Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe, president and chief executive officer of Iliff School of Theology, as the acting president of the organization. Wolfe is a former member of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s (GBHEM) board of directors, past University Senate president, and was the IAMSCU vice president.
By Beth Neil · December 18, 2017
The CCTEF met in Nashville, Tennessee at GBHEM offices in early December 2017. The group meets on an annual basis to select recipients for the CCTEF grants, and every four years a new executive committee is selected.
By GBHEM · December 12, 2017
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The Publishing Office at GBHEM, leadership development agency for the denomination, announced the release of a new book, “The United Methodist Clergy Book of Firsts” by F. Belton Joyner, Jr. Written especially for licensing school and Course of Study students, this book helps pastors navigate the early days of their ministry. Featuring topics from first appointments and first sermons to leadership development and community involvement, Joyner dives into opportunities and challenges pastors face as they grow and mature as clergy.
By Beth Neil · December 7, 2017
Syreeta McTavous-Mosley
Syreeta McTavous-Mosley never set out to be a missionary, and she’ll be the first to tell you that. But, as she humbly followed her passion for dentistry and helping people in need, she found herself halfway around the world providing much needed dental services to the underserved.

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