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You’re not alone on your journey as a clergyperson. GBHEM will walk with you, connecting you to the resources you need to flourish. We’re here and ready for those on the path to ordination as a deacon or elder, licensing as a local pastor, or service as a chaplain or specialized minister.

Whether you’re new to this calling or looking for new skills to enliven your existing ministry, we’re here to help.

We understand that the calling of a clergyperson is a lifelong journey, so GBHEM also provides opportunities for continuing education and professional and leadership development.

Here you’ll learn more about the specifics of becoming a clergyperson and find the tools you need to continue developing your ministry.

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Duke University

Seeking ordination? GBHEM can connect you with one of the 13 United Methodist seminaries or other United Methodist-approved theological schools.

Students studying

Interested in training to become a local pastor? Learn more about licensing and the Course of Study process.

UMC Cyber Campus

The UMC Cyber Campus is a multilingual learning platform for theological and higher education that aims to enhance global access to affordable, high-quality digital educational resources.

Effective Ministry 360

Need assistance setting and reaching ministry goals for your congregation? Want some guidance with your own continuing formation? Effective Ministry 360 can help.

Message at podium

Find out how the Young Clergy Initiative (YCI) works to grow the next generation of clergy in The United Methodist Church.