Nurturing Leaders. Changing Lives.

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Lead on. We're with you.

For those who’ve heard God’s call to leadership, we’re here to make the journey with you, connecting you with what you need to flourish as difference-makers. That’s our commitment as the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. GBHEM.

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Nurturing Innovative Clergy Leadership

NICL is a peer-based continuing education model. The goal of the program is to nurture healthy and competent UMC clergy. This program is particularly for United Methodist ordained and licensed clergy who have been serving the Church as a full time pastors. Collaborative funding is available for each peer group.

If you are interested in this program, please contact the Clergy Lifelong Learning office at

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