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For those who’ve heard God’s call to leadership, we’re here to make the journey with you, connecting you with what you need to flourish as difference-makers. That’s our commitment as the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. GBHEM.

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Ecclesiastical Approval Process

Ecclesiastical approval is provided for certain civilian/volunteer settings, certification of organizations and for seminary students who are seeking enrollment in the military chaplain candidate program. An ecclesiastical approval is not an endorsement according to the 2016 Book of Discipline (¶1421.5)

Read more about the ecclesiastical approval process and eligibility requirements

To request an application for Ecclesiastical Approval, please send an email to umea@gbhem.org. Include the following information in your email:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Setting for which seeking approval
  • Clergy Status

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