Higher Education & Ministry
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) leads and serves The United Methodist Church in the recruitment, preparation, nurture, education, and support of Christian leaders, both lay and clergy.
On behalf of the church,GBHEM prepares and assists those pursuing professional ministry through ordination, certification, or licensed ministry. For those exploring God's call in their lives and thinking about beginning the candidacy process, GBHEM also offers resources, as well as an event, to help young adults hear, discern, and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry.
GBHEM also supports a network of 119 United Methodist-related schools, colleges, and universities in the United States, including 13 schools of theology. Additionally, through a network of chaplaincies, Wesley Foundations, ecumenical ministries and church-based ministries, The United Methodist Church reaches more than 1,300 campuses around the world.
PO Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
Higher Education and Ministry aims for affordable schooling
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Africa University choir members, shocked by the Charleston church shootings, change program to offer comfort. Read More
Quick tips to jump-start your job search
Many people resolve to find a new job in the new year. The career counselor from McKendree University offers sure ways to succeed. More
Mexico youth soccer team gets assist from Reinhardt University student
A spring-break mission trip turned into a life-changing experience for Lindsey White, a soccer player at the United Methodist-related school. Read More
Financing your education in a tough economy
Advisers from United Methodist-related colleges offer tips on paying for college. “The goal is to help students graduate without drowning in debt.” Read More