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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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The Effective Ministry 360 (EM360) is an important part of your candidacy application process that will enable you and your dCOM to identify what gifts, strengths, areas for development, and attributes you demonstrate as you begin the application process for certified candidacy. The EM360 for the candidacy process is started in UMCARES as part of the candidacy track. The resources below are also available in the “Effective Ministry 360 (EM360)-Candidacy” step.


EM360 Quick Start for Candidates (PDF)


Accessing EM360

If you have received an email login invitation or have already set up an account, click here:

Take the Survey

If you’d like to participate in the survey, but need an email login invitation, please contact your annual conference representative.

Conferences currently using the EM360 and their contact information are listed below:

Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference:
Board of Ordained Ministry

Holston Annual Conference:
Holston Conference BOM 

Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference:
EM360 Coordinator

Iowa Annual Conference:
Director of Ministerial Services
Director of Clergy and Leadership Excellence

Michigan Annual Conference:
Clergy Excellence Office

New Mexico Annual Conference:
Board of Ordained Ministry Office

New York Annual Conference:
Metropolitan District

North Georgia Annual Conference:
Director of Center for Clergy Excellence

Susquehanna Annual Conference
Bishop's Office

Texas Annual Conference:
The South District Office