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General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM)

As the leadership development agency of The United Methodist Church, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s mission is preparing global leaders for a global church and the world. Every elder, deacon and licensed local pastor benefits from our training and candidacy programs. Many young adults find help in clarifying their vocation and God’s call on their lives through our leadership and discernment programs.

Our Mission

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s mission is to lead and connect the educational and ministerial life of The United Methodist Church.

Our Vision

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry will continue to transform the world through the power of education and ministry in the Methodist tradition. We will serve God and the worldwide Church in recruiting, nurturing, and educating lay and clergy leaders who seek wisdom and live ethically as God’s peacemakers.

Scholarships

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry awards numerous scholarships each year to students who make application and meet the criteria of the scholarship(s).

More information about the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and about the many scholarships they award may be found by visiting their home page at http://www.gbhem.org.

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