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Chaplain Resources

Ministry of Endorsed ClergyDownload
El Ministerio de Clerigos AprobadosDownload
Ecclesiastical Endorsement GuideDownload
Volunteer Chaplain Approval GuideDownload
Military Chaplain Candidate Program GuideDownload
Board Certifications & Professional OrganizationsDownload
Connectional Relationships, Resources, ResponsibilitiesDownload
Information for Employers of Endorsed UM ChaplainsDownload
Guard and Reserve Chaplain GuideDownload
Guard and Reserve Mobilization Guide for Church LeadersDownload
Congregational Care for Deployed Service MembersDownload
Top 10 ways to maintain YOUR annual conference relationshipDownload
Top 10 ways to maintain YOUR endorsement or approvalDownload
Transitions – Making a Change in your EndorsementDownload
Wespath Chaplains Supplemental Pension Grant ProgramDownload
Annual Report of the Elder & Local Pastor FormDownload
Annual Report of the Deacon FormDownload
Record of Pastoral Acts FormDownload

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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.

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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.

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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.