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By GBHEM · October 24, 2017
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The Office of Clergy Formation at GBHEM is now offering an online course option for Spanish speakers. United Methodist History or La Historia de la Iglesia Metodista Unida is now offered in Spanish for the first term in 2018, January 15 to March 25. Registration for the United Methodist History course is open now through November 20, 2017.
By GBHEM · October 17, 2017
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The African Association of United Methodist Theological Institutions (AAUMTI) and the African Association of Methodist Institutions of Higher Education (AAMIHE) recently held a joint meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire with the goal of creating greater synergies, mutual support and cross-promotion to enhance and expand access to quality Methodist education throughout the continent of Africa.
By GBHEM · October 16, 2017
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“Introduction to Christian Faith: A Deeper Way of Seeing” by Neal F. Fisher was released by the publishing ministry at GBHEM. The book navigates seeking an intensely personal relationship with God, understanding that God is there for us even before we seek God because God loves us.
By GBHEM · October 5, 2017
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The Publishing Office of GBHEM announced the release of a new book, “Encoding Methodism: Telling and Re-Telling Narratives of Wesleyan Origins.” In this work, Ted A. Campbell offers a comprehensive and critically documented account of the founding of Methodism and the distinctive identity of the religious community.
By GBHEM · October 3, 2017
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The Clergy Lifelong Learning Office at GBHEM recently traveled to Mongolia with six church leaders to connect with the Southeast Asia and Mongolia Provisional Central Conference and the faculty and students at Huree University. The education mission trip helped to enhance the global connections which are an integral part of the work of GBHEM.
By GBHEM · September 19, 2017
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Alexis Bazydola and Paul Tribble are recipients of the Rev. Dr. Karen Layman Gift of Hope Scholarship and examples of the why the investment in the education and development of our future leaders is a priority for GBHEM. The scholarship is one of 70+ administered by the Office of Loans and Scholarships at GBHEM.
By Meg Lassiat · September 18, 2017
Registration Available for Eight-Year Assessment Training Event in Orlando
To help annual conferences better understand, develop and implement the requirements for the Eight-Year Assessment (EYA), as sanctioned by the 2016 General Conference, the Candidacy Office at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) is offering a training event February 19-21, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
By Beth Neil · September 15, 2017
Rule 2 Grant Recipients Named
The Rule 2 Grant is designed to support collegiate ministry groups, local churches, districts, conferences or other groups affiliated with The United Methodist Church and serving college/university students. Rule 2 is administered by GBHEM through the office of Collegiate Ministry.
By GBHEM · September 14, 2017
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The Division of Higher Education at GBHEM announced the new Cutting-Edge Curriculum Award for faculty at United Methodist-related colleges and universities. The inaugural award will spotlight faculty who have developed engaging courses that provide a meaningful first-year experience to shape incoming freshmen’s college careers as well as provide valuable training on how to succeed as a college student.
By GBHEM · September 13, 2017
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The Publishing Office at GBHEM, leadership development agency for the denomination, announced the release of a new book, “Introduction to Theology for Ministry” by Elaine A. Robinson. This book is ideal for teaching students the foundational beliefs of Christianity.
By GBHEM · September 5, 2017
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Focused on the central role that organizational mission plays in directing the activities of each of its member institutions, the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church (NASCUMC) recently held the second of its biannual meetings in Nashville, Tennessee.
By GBHEM · August 18, 2017
GBHEM August 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Board of Directors confirmed the agency’s strategic direction toward a center for leadership formation and development at its August board meeting.
By GBHEM · August 8, 2017
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The University Senate, established as the oldest educational accrediting agencies in the U.S., commemorates its 125th anniversary. Since its founding, the University Senate has provided oversight for the schools, colleges, universities, and theological schools affiliated with The United Methodist Church.
By Beth Neil · August 3, 2017
Students and faculty of the Bishop Innis Graduate School of Theology at UMU in Monrovia, Liberia conclude a successful day of training to use their new e-readers in the theological program.
The E-Reader Project is a joint program of GBHEM and Discipleship Ministries. The two agencies, along with the African Association of United Methodist Theological Institutions (AAUMTI), led a one-day e-reader training this summer in Liberia at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Monrovia.
By GBHEM · August 2, 2017
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The Office of Loans and Scholarships at GBHEM, a center for leadership development across the denomination, awarded more than $1.66 million to 206 recipients of the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship, created to help United Methodist clergy avoid excessive educational loan debt, minimize financial stress and build financial acumen.
By Bruce Fenner · July 28, 2017
ROI Continuing Education Group
Participants learned how to measure and report the impact of their spiritual and ministerial programs at a Leadership Development Return on Investment (ROI) Workshop this summer. The event was hosted by the United Methodist Endorsing Agency, a part of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
By GBHEM · July 27, 2017
Go! Book
GBHEM's Publishing Office announces the release of a new book, “GO! How to Become a Great Commission Church” by Mark R. Teasdale.
By Beth Neil · July 24, 2017
UMC Leaders Focus on Peace Building & Rethinking Conflict
UMC students and leaders participated in a 10-day travel seminar to Belfast, Ireland as part of a collegiate ministry program focused on leadership development, peace building and conflict resolution.
By GBHEM · July 18, 2017
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In “Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth,” Anne E. Streaty Wimberly and Sarah Frances Farmer provide proven methodology to effectively motivate Black youth to make healthier choices and create positive outcomes.
By Beth Neil · July 11, 2017
Francis Asbury Award Recipients
GBHEM has presented the Francis Asbury Award to 15 individuals and one group from across the U.S.
By Beth Neil · July 3, 2017
Exploration creates opportunities for young adults to be in meaningful fellowship.
Registration for Exploration, a three-day event for young adults age 18-26, is now open. This biennial event is designed to help attendees listen, discern, and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry, as they explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church.
By Beth Neil · June 30, 2017
Cradle of the Call at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center
GBHEM as part of their strategy to enable and resource leadership within the church has selected the 2017 YCI grant recipients. This year, applications were received from every United Methodist jurisdictional conference, and of those applications, 34 grants were awarded.
By GBHEM · June 29, 2017
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GBHEM announced today the development of a new center for clinical pastoral education (CPE) to meet the growing need for pastoral education resources within The United Methodist Church.
By GBHEM · June 27, 2017
Candidacy Financial Planning Services
The Candidacy Office at GBHEM has partnered with Wespath and EY (formerly Ernst & Young) to offer financial planning services to certified candidates for licensed and ordained ministry. The services will be offered at no cost to candidates upon certification by their district committees on ordained ministry.
By Beth Neil · June 23, 2017
Collegiate Ministers Make Iconic Pilgrimage Across Spain
Seven collegiate ministers from across The United Methodist Church joined together for Sojourn 2017. This group made the iconic pilgrimage across France and northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago, ending at the legendary burial place of St. James.

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