Journey Toward Ordained Ministry

The Journey Toward Ordained Ministry is a scholarship and mentor experience for college and seminary students pursuing ordination in The United Methodist Church. The $5,000/year scholarship and mentor support also includes an annual weekend retreat at GBHEM to learn more about the ordination processself-awareness, and interview skills.

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scholars and mentors

Alexis Brown

Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference
Wesley Theological Seminary
MENTOR

Nickie Moreno Howard

Virginia Annual Conference
Wesley Theological Seminary
MENTOR

Carlos Rodriguez

Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference
Wesley Theological Seminary
MENTOR

John Wang

Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
Duke Divinity School
MENTOR

Ama Aidoo

New York Annual Conference
Drew University Theological School

Seungli You

Oklahoma Annual Conference
Perkins School of Theology

Lavinia Taukolo

California Pacific Annual Conference
Claremont School of Theology

Soonjong Choi

Northern Illinois Annual Conference
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Seung Jin Hong

New York Annual Conference
Drew University Theological School

Saul Gastelum-Flores

North Carolina Annual Conference
Duke Divinity School

Fabian Gomez Gonzalez

Missouri Annual Conference
Saint Paul School of Theology

Rachel Nkonge

Central Conference
Martin Methodist College

Tae Park

South Carolina Annual Conference
Candler School of Theology

schedule

pre-retreat

Pre-retreat modules can be accessed through Docebo.

  1. Who we are
  2. Your award (with a quiz)
  3. Our covenant
  4. Your path to ordination
  5. Telling your story
  6. Your personality type (with an assessment)
  7. Your spiritual gifts (with an assessment)

friday, aug 21

This retreat session begins at 2:00pm Eastern and ends by 6:00pm Eastern.

  1. Group photo
  2. The ordination process
  3. Interviews (1): “Leadership and Call”
  4. Interview debrief
  5. Interview Do’s and Don’ts

saturday, aug 22

This retreat session begins at 2:00pm Eastern and ends by 6:00pm Eastern.

  1. Self-Awareness: personality types, personality worship types, and spiritual gifts.
  2. Interviews (2): “Theology”
  3. Interview debrief
  4. Interviews (3): “Worship and Sacraments”
  5. Interview debrief
  6. Planning your next steps