Policies & Guidelines

  • An educated and learned clergy is necessary for growth in our church. The GBHEM Strategic Plan includes intellectual excellence as part of our core values. To this end, we encourage a desire for lifelong learning among our United Methodist Church leadership.

 

DISCIPLINE (2016) PROVISIONS RELATED TO CONTINUING EDUCATION IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

  • Continuing Education, ¶ 350
  • Elders, ¶ 334.2d
  • Report by clergy to district superintendents, ¶ 419.7
  • The Ministerial Education Fund, ¶ 816
  • Ordained Ministry Division responsibility, ¶ 1421.3
  • Church Council Chairperson, ¶ 251.3g
  • Church Secretaries, ¶ 807.18 

GOALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP THROUGH CONTINUING EDUCATION:
  • Create learning as a spiritual practice
  • Cultivate a culture of growth in discipleship
  • Develop Continuing Education programs focused on Wesleyan Theology
  • Foster commitment to lifelong learning and accountability of learning
  • Generate tension between theological education and spiritual formation
  • Nurture global leadership
  • Promote spiritual formation, theological formation, professional development, and healthy living as a holistic understanding of theological education
  • Utilize communication technologies

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