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BOM Academy 2020-2021

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - May 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

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The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) invites you to join BOM Academy 2020-2021. We have remodeled our quadrennial training of Board of Ordained Ministry members into a unique multipart virtual training with special appearances by nationally renowned experts in theology and faithful leadership.

As our Church confronts global crises and plans for the unknowns of the future, our theme for this year’s BOM Academy is “Forward in Faith.” We may not know what the path ahead holds, but through faith we can prepare our next steps forward.


Highlights of BOM Academy 2020-2021

  • Training on implicit bias and best practices for racial justice in hiring
  • Tools and tips for interviewing candidates during a pandemic
  • Workshops and opportunities to share best practices and network with BOM colleagues from across the connection

Who Should Attend

We encourage all those who are involved in the recruitment, development, formation and conference relations processes for candidates and clergy to participate. The academy will focus on training for new and continuing BOM officers, but opportunities will also be available for superintendents who serve as the liaison between the BOM and cabinet.

Training in the Virtual World

BOM Academy 2020-2021 is a series of online webinars, workshops and self-led learning sessions spaced throughout the fall and spring. Participants will have access to asynchronous learning material, selected recordings and discussion boards for up to one year.

The full schedule and registration fee information is available on the event website.

We hope to see you there!


The Awakened Life Online Training Retreat

November 24 @ 4:30 pm - December 22 @ 6:00 pm

The Awakened Life. Virtual Training Retreats.“The Awakened Life: An Eight-Week Guide to Student Well-Being” is an exciting resource to help our campus leaders address issues of student well-being. This simple but profound guide leads students through mindfulness practices proven to help them build resiliency and foster mental, emotional and spiritual health. The program’s flexibility makes it effective within a campus ministry, university chaplain community or a first-year experience.

The Awakened Life training retreats focus on teaching campus ministers, chaplains and other interested faculty and school administrators the primary components of the guide and equipping them to address these issues with their students. The fall 2020 retreat is all online and is currently being offered at 50% off the regular rate, lowering the price from $399 to $199.

The Awakened Life Online Training: Every Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Dec. 22 (Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 6, 15 and 22), 4:30-6:00 PM (CST)
Registration Deadline: Nov. 23, 2020

All training retreat participants will receive 10 copies of “The Awakened Life: An Eight-Week Guide to Student Well-Being” with their registration. Additional copies may be purchased.

Due to the nature of this training, no refunds will be available. If the need arises for cancellation, you will be able to apply any payments to a future training.

Organization: GBHEM


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