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Boards of Ordained Ministry

Boards of Ordained Ministry (BOMs) are tasked with recruiting and credentialing candidates and clergy, as well as recommending them for licensing and ordination and developing standards for continuing formation and regular evaluation. GBHEM maintains current resources for Boards of Ordained Ministry and district Committees on Ordained Ministry in the BOM Library.

Each annual conference elects its own board and the exact size and structure varies by region. Explore the Board of Ordained Ministry Handbook to learn more about processes and procedures that govern individual boards.

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

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

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

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.