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Schools of Theology

Our 13 United Methodist seminaries in the United States have educated outstanding preachers and teachers, evangelists and missionaries, chaplains and lay leaders who have led the church. Our seminaries are vital parts of the United Methodist connection and provide a clear focus on the practice of ministry, as well as thoughtful theological reflection. If you plan to serve in The United Methodist Church, there is no better place to prepare for your ministry.

Boston University School of Theology
Claremont School of Theology
Drew University Theological School
Duke University Divinity School
Emory University | Candler School of Theology
Gammon Theological Seminary
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Iliff School of Theology
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Saint Paul School of Theology
SMU | Perkins School of Theology
United Theological Seminary
Wesley Theological Seminary

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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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