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Methodist Education Association to Expand Membership Beyond the UMC

by: Katie Tait

January 8, 2020

At their annual January meeting, members of the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC) voted to change the membership policies governing their organization. “With this vote, we’ve begun an approximately six-month-long process to broaden our membership and open our organization to educators in the Pan-Methodist tradition both in and

Methodist Educational Leaders Endorse U.S. Regional Conference

by: Katie Tait

January 6, 2020

Presidents and top representatives from United Methodist schools, colleges and universities across the United States have announced their support for the creation of a U.S. Regional Conference of The United Methodist Church. There are multiple proposals before the 2020 General Conference that call for the creation of a U.S. Regional Conference, most recently the “Protocol

Meet the Scholars: Lecturer Plans Christian Education with Community Roots

by: Katie Tait

December 20, 2019

Rev. Sophirina Sign has had a lifelong passion for learning, a thirst for answers that drives her ministry as well as her studies. When asked how faith has shaped her career, she explained, “Through reflecting on the things I believe in my heart as a Christian, living a life governed by Christ’s principles and being

Merry Christmas!

by: Katie Tait

December 19, 2019

The GBHEM Office will be closed Dec. 24-27 and on Jan. 1. We look forward to serving you in 2020!

Editorial GBHEM Lanza Ediciones en Español en América Latina

by: Katie Tait

December 18, 2019

(Read this release in English) La Junta General de Educación Superior y Ministerio (GBHEM por su sigla en inglés) anuncia con entusiasmo una nueva asociación para llevar a seis países de América Latina ediciones en idioma español de títulos populares de la Editorial GBHEM. El acuerdo empieza con un libro y en el mejor de

GBHEM Publishing Launches Spanish-language Editions in Latin America

by: Katie Tait

December 18, 2019

(Leer en Español) The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) is thrilled to announce a new partnership to bring Spanish-language editions of popular GBHEM Publishing titles to six Latin American countries. The agreement begins with one book and will ideally expand over time. It is a targeted effort by the agency’s publishing house

Bergquist Named GBHEM General Secretary

by: Katie Tait

December 10, 2019

The Board of Directors for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) is pleased to announce the election of Rev. Greg Bergquist as the agency’s new general secretary. Bergquist comes to the role after serving for six months as GBHEM’s acting general secretary. “Greg Bergquist is uniquely gifted to lead GBHEM in this

From Foster Care to Flourishing: Knowles Scholarship Opens the Door to Success

by: Katie Tait

December 3, 2019

Paying for college can seem like a daunting task for anyone, but for students who grew up in foster care or children’s homes, it can be an almost insurmountable task. The J.A. Knowles Scholarship was created with those students in mind. Administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) Office of Loans

Exploration 2019: A New Generation Discerns God’s Call

by: Katie Tait

November 8, 2019

At a time when The United Methodist Church is facing unprecedented change and uncertainty, Exploration 2019 was a powerful reminder of just how many young leaders are willing to step up and steer the future of the Church. “God is still calling and there are people who are still listening,” said Rev. Dr. Trip Lowery,

Meet the Scholars: Educator Explores Spiritual Awakening from Aldersgate to Nigeria

by: Katie Tait

October 31, 2019

Rev. Yahuda Zailani has served in ministry for the United Methodist Church for more than 25 years and has spent the last 12 as a lecturer at Banyam Theological Seminary in Nigeria. He keeps a packed academic schedule — teaching five to seven courses per semester — but he still feels that there is a