The coronavirus has brought sweeping changes to everyday life and many people have questions about conducting higher education and ministry in this new landscape. GBHEM is here to help. On this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, we will aggregate and answer some of the most common queries we’re receiving from constituents right now.

We’ll tackle everything from virtual Course of Study options to financial aid for student loan borrowers. The FAQ page is frequently updated, so be sure to check back regularly for GBHEM’s latest answers and guidance.

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Course of Study and Licensing School Questions

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Questions

Miscellaneous Questions


Per Discipleship Ministries: “The United Methodist Church has a process for approving curriculum for use with Sunday school classes and small groups. Material is identified for each age level. That material is recommended by the Curriculum Resources Committee and approved by the board members of the Discipleship Ministries.

Visit Cokesbury for curriculum to use with children, youth or adults that has been approved for use in United Methodist churches. You may follow the link or go to Curriculum > UMC Endorsed via Cokesbury’s navigation bar. On each page where a resource is described, there will appear a line indicating it is “UMC Endorsed.’”