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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

GBHEM to Host Renowned Travel Expert Rick Steves for Exclusive Live Discussion on “Travel as Spiritual Act”


March 12, 2021

TV Host and Author to Share How Connecting with Communities, Cultures Has Inspired His Own Spiritual Growth on March 23 As travelers worldwide cautiously await the opportunity to pack their bags once again, renowned travel expert and author Rick Steves will join the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) for a live discussion

Journey Toward Ordained Ministry Helps Seminarians Discover How God is Calling Them


March 11, 2021

The Rev. Carlos S. Reyes Rodriguez, Racial Equity and Community Engagement Manager, National Justice for Our Neighbors By Barbara Dunlap-Berg, with biographical information courtesy of Global Ministries Growing up in Colombia, South America, Carlos S. Reyes Rodriguez was surrounded by people of many cultures and varying needs. “My mom was one of 14 children,” he

Journey Toward Ordained Ministry Offers Freedom to be Oneself


March 9, 2021

Brown says Journey Toward Ordained Ministry offers freedom to be oneself, along with practical approaches to ministry. By Barbara Dunlap-Berg. The youngest of four children, Alexis Faith Brown grew up in a fun-loving, nurturing home in Baltimore. Her mother is an ordained elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference and her father, who died in 1996, was

Journey Toward Ordained Ministry Mentor Shares Experiences, Knowledge

by: GBHEMMadm

March 3, 2021

Navigating the ordination process is not always easy. The Rev. Nickie Moreno Howard helps others on the journey. By Barbara Dunlap-Berg. Even as a little girl, she knew she would pursue ordination. “I always loved church and couldn’t wait for the chance to preach and lead Bible studies,” said Moreno Howard. She attended college at

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