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Ministerial Education Fund


Since 1968 the Ministerial Education Fund has helped thousands of men and women become pastoral leaders in The United Methodist Church. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide:

  • Needed scholarships through annual conferences
  • Funding for the support of our thirteen 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
  • Course-of-study education for local pastors

Through the Ministerial Education Fund, leaders in The United Methodist Church are being sent into the world to serve Jesus Christ and his church.

Nurturing our Future Church Leaders

Take an online tour to discover more about where our students come to discover, where they’re challenged, where they learn to lead, and from where they will leave to serve:

Boston University School of Theology
Boston, MA

Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Atlanta, GA


Claremont School of Theology
Claremont, CA

Drew Theological School
Madison, NJ


Duke Divinity School 
Durham, NC

Gammon Theological Seminary
Atlanta, GA


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Evanston, IL

Iliff School of Theology
Denver, CO


Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Delaware, OH

Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX


Saint Paul School of Theology
Kansas City, MO

United Theological Seminary
Dayton, OH


Wesley Theological Seminary
Washington, DC

Your Giving Equips Leaders for Ministry

Your giving makes it possible for leaders who’ve been called and gifted by God to faithfully serve The United Methodist Church. It supports our seminaries, it provides scholarships to students and it meets the needs of people in ministry today.

Rev. DaeHwa Park, serving in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, insists, “It was the grace of the Holy Spirit that drove me to the call to ministry.” In fact Park was ten years-old when he heard a message on salvation during a revival service at Wonpo Methodist Church, South Korea. In cooperation with the Spirit, the Ministerial Education Fund has made Park’s response to God’s call possible.

Together We’re Blessing the Church

God continues to call into service people like Reverend Park. And because of the Ministerial Education Fund, those who’ve been gifted to lead the church are able to say yes to that call.

Read stories about the impact you are making with your gifts.

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