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For those who’ve heard God’s call to leadership, we’re here to make the journey with you, connecting you with what you need to flourish as difference-makers. That’s our commitment as the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. GBHEM.

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Hub Location: Oklahoma, USA

Contact: Mark Davies (

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) works with the 13 United Methodist theological schools in the United States, as well as 119 United Methodist-related schools, colleges, and universities. There are over 1300 United Methodist collegiate ministries on college campuses in the U.S. These institutions connect with annual (regional) conferences and partners around the world through GBHEM. United Methodist-related educational institutions in the U.S. are organized as members of the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church (NASCUMC), created in 1990, and the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools (AUMTS), created in 1933.

In Canada, the Methodist Church united with 70% of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and 96% of the Congregational Union of Canada in 1925, to form The United Church of Canada. There are eight theological institutions that grant United Church testamur, as well as at least six colleges and universities related to the United Church.

Theological Schools

CanadaEight theological institutions related to the United Church of Canada, among them the Atlantic School of Theology, the Centre for Christian Studies in Winnipeg, Queen’s Theological College, St. Andrews College, and the Vancouver School of Theology. Details about these seminaries.
United StatesTheological seminaries affiliated with the United Methodist Church include Boston University School of Theology, Candler School of Theology, Claremont School of Theology, Drew Theological School, Duke Divinity School, Gammon Theological Seminary, Garrett Theological Seminary, Iliff School of Theology, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Perkins School of Theology, St. Paul School of Theology, United Theological Seminary, Wesley Theological Seminary. Details about these seminaries.

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