Did you know the Ministerial Education Fund supports UM Central Conferences?

Did you know the Ministerial Education Fund supports UM Central Conferences?

Beginning in 2009 the funds collected through the Ministerial Education Fund apportionment facilitated the creation of a United Methodist Ministerial Education Fund in the central conferences. This includes the development and provision of funds for an initiative to improve and strengthen the existing indigenous structures for theological education in order to create a sustainable system of education for central conference clergy.


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.

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Giving for the Ministerial Education Fund is through your local church apportionments.

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