GBHEM Begins 2017 with Updated Mission and Vision

Danecia Jones
January 10, 2017
Called to Make a Difference
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) today announced the launch of a new mission and vision. The updated mission and vision simplify GBHEM’s role as the primary leadership development agency for The United Methodist Church. 
 
GBHEM’s New Mission and Vision: 
Mission
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s mission is to lead and connect the educational and ministerial life of The United Methodist Church.
 
Vision
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry will continue to transform the world through the power of education and ministry in the Methodist tradition. We will serve God and the worldwide Church in recruiting, nurturing, and educating lay and clergy leaders who seek wisdom and live ethically as God’s peacemakers. 
 
“As our agency continues to grow and develop, so must the foundational statements for our work as an agency. Our new mission and vision statements were developed to provide a clear message about GBHEM’s role to connect education and ministry, as we strive to support The United Methodist Church’s mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world,” said Dr. Kim Cape, general secretary, GBHEM. “We will remain true to John Wesley’s teachings as we implement our mission and vision to recruit, nurture and educate the leaders of our church.”
 
The new mission and vision were approved by the agency’s board of directors in late 2016. GBHEM will remain focused on strategic leadership and programming to support the clergy of the church and United Methodist-related schools, colleges and universities around the world. For more information about GBHEM, visit https://www.gbhem.org.
 
About GBHEM: As the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s mission is to lead and connect the educational and ministerial life of The United Methodist Church. Every elder, deacon and licensed local pastor benefits from our training and candidacy programs. Many young adults find help in clarifying their vocation and God’s call on their lives through our leadership and discernment programs. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @GBHEM.
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