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GBHEM Publishing Office Releases Two New Titles


May 12, 2017

The Publishing Office at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) today announced the release of two new books, “Common Worship: Tradition, Formation, Mission” by E. Byron Anderson and “The Vocation of Theology: Inquiry, Dialogue, Adoration” edited by Rex D. Matthews.   “Common Worship: Tradition, Formation, Mission” says a broken church cannot heal a

David N. Field Releases a New Book with GBHEM Publishing


May 4, 2017

The Publishing Office of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) announced the release of a new book, “Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease: A Wesleyan Theology and Praxis of Church Unity.” In this work, David N. Field examines and interprets three of John Wesley’s key sermons and Wesley’s interpretation of holiness in terms

Commission on Central Conference Theological Education Announces 2017 Grant Recipients


May 2, 2017

The Commission on Central Conference Theological Education (CCTE) awarded 67 grants totaling more than $1 million to the seven Central Conferences of The United Methodist Church. The grants fund theological education advances at theological institutions, Boards of Ordained Ministry and agencies integrally related to training United Methodist pastors.   The complete list of CCTE grant recipients

United Methodist Deacons Gather to Discuss Their Roles as Emissaries, Sent by the Spirit


April 27, 2017

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Office of Deacons and Diaconal Ministers at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) are co-sponsoring Deacon Dialogue 2017 on June 28, 2017, at Loyola University Lakeshore Campus, Chicago, Illinois.   Deacon Dialogue is a biennial event designed to provide United Methodist deacons with an opportunity to fellowship with

Eight New Coaches Certified to Aid in Ministerial and Professional Growth


April 18, 2017

The Clergy Lifelong Learning Office at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the Korean Methodist Church (KMC) have partnered over the last two years to share best practices and learning resources. The KMC’s clergy coach program is one result of the continued partnership

In Pursuit of Excellence: Mississippi Pastor Completes Candler Course of Study Program


April 13, 2017

To say that Rev. Kathy Price is dedicated and hardworking is an understatement. Kathy invests in continuing education to further her knowledge and reach within her ministry. In 2008, Kathy entered the Course of Study (COS) program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During her time in the COS program, Kathy

Interfaith Learning and Cooperation on United Methodist Campuses


March 23, 2017

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) supports increased interfaith dialogue among United Methodist campuses, providing students with the education and skills they need to be leaders in a religiously pluralistic world. With financial support from the Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF), Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) partnered with GBHEM, Emory & Henry College, and

Academic Theological Colloquy on Sexuality and Church Unity Aims to Move the Church Forward


March 16, 2017

More than 70 participating scholars and observers gathered for the academic theological colloquy, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” Hosted at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, the event launched with impactful presentations on Friday, March 10 and ended in worship on Sunday,

Open Arms and Your Gifts Make an Incredible Impact in the Lives of Students


March 15, 2017

Pavielle Chriss Jenkins serves as the director of Faith Formation for First United Methodist Church Richardson in Texas. Pavielle’s story of grace and perseverance is truly inspiring. Pavielle used the help she received, including scholarships from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), to enhance her life so that she could help others.  

Local Pastor Honors Wife by Completing of Duke Course of Study


March 7, 2017

At 72-years-old, Edward “Ed” Stephenson may not be the typical Course of Study (COS) candidate. However, Ed made a commitment to complete the program and has remained true to his commitment. In 2011, Ed entered into the COS program at Duke Divinity School. His journey to Duke began when he was a young boy. “I

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