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Explore Your Call to Ministry

Every calling is unique. GBHEM is here to help you discern God’s path for you and provide you with the resources you need for your journey. If you’re interested in becoming a deacon or elder, you’ve come to the right place.

In this section, we’ll help you explore your calling and understand the requirements for candidacy and provisional membership.

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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.