75% of the Ministerial Education Fund is used to support 13 United Methodist seminaries?
The funds collected through the Ministerial Education Fund are distributed to the 13 United Methodist Church Seminaries. At least 75% of the receipts support the theological schools of The United Methodist Church on a formula established by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The allocated funds for United Methodist theological schools support United Methodist scholarships and faculty/staff salaries and benefits for those who prepare United Methodist students and assists the board in ministerial enlistment and development. For a listing of the 13 United Methodist theological schools click here.
ABOUT THE MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND (MEF)
The Ministerial Education Fund was established by action of the 1968 General Conference. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide vitally needed scholarships through annual conferences, essential funds for the support of our 13 United Methodist seminaries in the United States, programs that encourage men and women to respond to the call to ordained ministry, continuing-education opportunities for pastors across the connection and course-of-study education for local pastors. Every clergyperson who has served in The United Methodist Church over the past 50 years has been shaped in part by the ministries and institutions supported by the Ministerial Education Fund.