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Explore your calling

Explore Calling

God calls everyone into ministry, but “ministry” means more than ordination. Let us help you LISTEN to what God and others are saying, DISCERN the meaning of what you are hearing and RESPOND well to what you have discerned. The call of God is diverse. The call God has placed on your life is unique. Your role in the life of the church is vital. Let us help nurture your call.

Learn more about our vocational discernment resources, programs, experiences and networks at ExploreCalling.org.

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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.