Office of Ministerial Concerns

GBHEM Introduces a New Scholarship to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders

The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry announced the creation of a new scholarship that launches January 3, 2017, for students enrolled in United Methodist seminaries. The Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship was created to help entering United Methodist clergy avoid excessive Read More »

Chairs of Orders/Fellowship Elected

The Tennessee Conference Order of Deacons, Order of Elders, and Fellowship of Local Pastors/Associate Members have elected new leadership for the 2016-2020 quadrennium. The Rev. Trey Carey, Pastor of Youth and College Ministries at Murfreesboro First United Methodist Church, has been elected to chair the Order of Deacons. The Rev. Read More »

Finding the Right Pastoral Path

The Rev. Sean Stanfield (3/4 time at Thrive Church and 1/4 time at Good Shepherd UMC in the Cumberland District) recently completed the Basic Course of Study curriculum for local pastors and participated in the service of graduation at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.   If God is calling Read More »