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GBHEM Launches “Passage UMC”, An Online Solution to Aid Clergy and Candidate Tracking in the United Methodist Church

by: Scott

June 6, 2022

UMCARES is moving and will become Passage UMC Nashville, TN, June 6, 2022– GBHEM recently rolled out Passage UMC, the central location for candidates and clergy to track progress toward their vocational goals in the United Methodist Church. The new platform, which promises to create a more streamlined experience for all users, represents a wholesale

GBHEM Awards 98 Grants Totaling $1,672,600 to Expand Theological Education Around the World

by: Scott

May 23, 2022

Nashville, TN, May 22, 2022 – The Commission on Central Conference Theological Education Fund (CCTEF) met virtually early in 2022, awarding 98 grants totaling $1,672,600 to the seven Central Conferences of The United Methodist Church. The grants fund theological education initiatives at theological institutions, Boards of Ordained Ministry and associations integrally related to training United

CCTEF Grant Recipient Spotlight: Kamina Methodist University, School of Theology

by: Scott

May 20, 2022

The leaders of the Congo Central Conference believe growing the body of Christ is essential to the future of the United Methodist Church; however, this cannot be accomplished without unwavering faith and reliable resources. Grants from the Central Conference Theological Education Fund (CCTEF) have assisted with making a positive impact on theological education in the

GBHEM General Secretary Rev. Greg Bergquist Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

by: Scott

May 20, 2022

Nashville, TN, May 19, 2022 – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) is pleased to announce General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Greg Bergquist was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology.  Honorary degrees are awarded to individuals who have achieved eminence in their field and have made significant

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

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