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The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry hosts occasional academic theological colloquies to gather United Methodist scholars and bishops for constructive dialogue. The colloquies provide thorough theological examination, from The United Methodist Church’s best scholars, of current issues. The agency presents these to church as a way to shed more light on the issues that capture the church’s attention.

“Our agency's mission and focus is to support the leadership formation and development of The United Methodist Church, today and tomorrow,” said Rev. Dr. Kim Cape, general secretary, GBHEM. “The colloquies are tools to assist in living out our mission in service and provide meaningful reflections from and for the leaders of our church. 

GBHEM will publish books and study guides for church-wide engagement of the issues.