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Developing leaders who will guide and mentor the next generation as they pursue their calling is our priority. Methodists, from their earliest days, promoted education and educational accessibility as key pathways to advance peace, develop wellbeing, nurture spiritual development and eradicate slavery, poverty, hunger, illiteracy and other means of oppression. Education increases opportunities to pursue meaningful livelihoods that contribute to the common good.

The church’s education leaders, including our more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, serve as the primary connection to youth, equipping and nurturing these future leaders and difference makers.

Here you will find the information, training, resources and connections you need to shape today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.

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Find a United Methodist-related college or university to begin your journey and to discover, claim and flourish in your leadership calling.


GBHEM publishes books to serve church leaders throughout their intellectual journey. Learn more about these resources in our publications catalog.

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GBHEM works with the International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU) to increase educational opportunities across the globe.

In the U.S., GBHEM partners with the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church (NASCUMC) to expand access to higher education.

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Learn about grant funding offered for theological education and pastoral formation in all the Central Conferences in Africa, Europe and the Philippines.

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