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McCormack joins the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Nashville, Tenn — Mark McCormack has accepted a position as director of research in the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education. He begins work on October 1, 2013. He will conduct research that can provide empirical evidence to assist GBHEM staff in making decisions, program planning and assessment, and strategic planning. […]

GBHEM directors approve Dream Team plan for Young Clergy Initiative

By Vicki Brown* The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a plan to disburse funds from the $7 million Young Clergy Initiative to innovative projects of all sizes that could attract young people to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church. On Monday, Board members made suggestions for improving […]

Young Clergy Summit – Focusing on a new generation of church leaders

By Jay Voorhees, Special Contributor… NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In the year 2032, if trends continue, the United Methodist Church will face a shortage of trained ordained elders for appointment to local congregations. This was just one of the factors which led the 2012 General Conference to create a $7 million Young Clergy Initiative Fund designed to “increase […]