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GBHEM Announces the Election of Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball as Board of Directors President

by: Scott

April 19, 2022

Nashville, TN, April 19, 2022 – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) recently announced the election of Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball as the President of its board of directors. Bishop Steiner Ball presides over the West Virginia Annual Conference and has served the church in a variety of areas, including the Interjurisdictional

An Open Letter to IAMSCU In Response to the Invasion of Ukraine

by: Scott

March 7, 2022

We stand with the people of Ukraine. The invasion of their sovereign land by order of the President of Russia is unjustifiable. It is in violation of any standard set among nations for how to live in just ways within the world community. This invasion has killed thousands, targeted innocent civilians, displaced families from their homes,

Participants Reflect on their Clinical Pastoral Education Experience

by: Scott

February 10, 2022

Douglas:  I learned something from each member but the common lesson was to go beyond what I thought I was capable of. Taking initiative, speaking up, paying attention to detail, using experience and stores. All these and so much more I gained from them and attempted to use in our sessions. My understanding of the

CCTEF Grant Recipient Spotlight: The Rev. Mathias Marinyame

by: Scott

January 27, 2022

Zimbabwe pastor says access to relevant theological education “transforms ministry,” provides security during COVID-19 pandemic After completing his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Divinity with honors at Africa University in 2009, the Rev. Mathias Marinyame of the Zimbabwe East Annual Conference longed to pursue a master’s degree at the United Methodist institution. Financial challenges, however,

GBHEM is seeking your input

by: GBHEMMadm

September 23, 2021

“The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) of The United Methodist Church (UMC) is partnering with Phoenix Marketing International (PMI) to conduct research related to the current and emerging needs of current and future leaders of the Church, the academy, and the world. Your voice and perspective are invaluable to this process. We

2020-2021 Francis Asbury Award Winners Announced

by: GBHEM webmaster

September 1, 2021

The Reverend Gerald C. Liu, PhD, Director of Collegiate Ministries, Initiatives, and Belonging and ordained elder of the Mississippi Annual Conference is pleased to announce 10 Francis Asbury Award winners for the 2020 – 21 academic year on behalf of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry [GBHEM] and the Annual Conferences who have

Africa University begins search for next vice chancellor

by: GBHEM webmaster

August 31, 2021

MUTARE, ZIMBABWE —At the United Methodist-related Africa University (AU), the university’s board of directors has opened a search for AU’s fifth Vice Chancellor. Bishop Mande Muyombo, chair of the Africa University Vice Chancellor Search Committee said the committee is working with Korn Ferry International (KFI) to identify a candidate who is ready to lead Africa



June 11, 2021

Research-Based, Strengths-Focused Tool Offers Enhanced Reporting, Mobile Format to Help Clergy, District Superintendents and Annual Conferences Better Quantify Leadership Effectiveness and Develop Plans to Enhance Ministry NASHVILLE, Tenn. – To ensure local pastors have a complete view of their ministry and how to continue developing engagement within their church, GBHEM has introduced the all-new, strengths-focused

BOM Academy 2020-2021


April 7, 2021

Sept. 23-May 29 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

Journey Toward Ordained Ministry Profile: The Rev. John Mark Wang, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Placentia, California


March 24, 2021

JTOM scholar/mentor credits The United Methodist Church with guiding him “through classes, workshops, trainings and colleagues to serve God and the world.” By Barbara Dunlap-Berg Preacher’s kid John Mark Wang didn’t hear how passionately God was calling him to ordained ministry until his father recruited him to lead fellowship games with teenagers and provide a

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