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The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry 

As the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is preparing global leaders for a global church and the world. Every elder, deacon and licensed local pastor benefits from our training and candidacy programs. Many young adults find help in clarifying their vocation and God’s call on their lives through our leadership and discernment programs.

Our Mission

Build capacity for United Methodist lay and clergy leaders to discover, claim and flourish in Christ’s calling in their lives, by creating connections and providing resources to aid in recruitment, education, professional development and spiritual formation.

Our Vision

Generations of thriving, diverse and passionate Christian leaders for The United Methodist Church and the world.

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