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Hundreds of Prospective Young Clergy Attend 'Exploration'

11/9/2015
Members of the Georgia State University Wesley Foundation at Exploration 2015 in Orlando. Choosing a career path is a difficult decision. For young adults considering ordained ministry, that decision can be even more stressful. Individuals pursuing more traditional vocations, have ample access to occupational education and job fairs, however, the same can’t always be said for those considering ordained ministry. Enter Exploration. Exploration is a biennial, three-day event for young adults ages...



Thanks to Your Giving: Ministerial Education Funds Help Future Clergy

11/5/2015
When you give to your local United Methodist Church, much of the gift stays with that church to cover mission, ministry and expenses, but a small percent from your church is put together with gifts from other United Methodist churches in our Conference (and around the world) to fund in part our work together as a Conference and as a denomination. We call that apportioned giving. Over the next few months we'll be featuring some of the ministries that are thriving thanks to apportionment giving!  ...



5 Ways To Be A Church Home For Millennials (and Everyone Else)

10/22/2015
Young adults making sandwiches for Smart Lunch, Smart Kid at the 2014 Conference Young Adult Retreat. Photo by Ansley Brackin. By Rachel Reiff Ellis Take a peek in any roll book of a typical church and you’ll see a familiar pattern: Noticeable dips in attendance of post-adolescent to not-yet-30 churchgoers. Studies have confirmed it: over half of 18-29 year-olds with Christian backgrounds are less active in the church now than they were at 15.    It’s not that the church is ignoring the issue....



Young Harris College Welcomes Tolbert as Dean of Chapel and College Minister

10/22/2015
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.—Young Harris College recently announced that Rev. Blair Tolbert has been appointed as the UM-related school's Dean of the Chapel and College Minister.   “I am extremely excited to welcome Rev. Tolbert to the Young Harris College family,” said Vice President for Student Development Angi Smith, J.D. “She made an incredible impression on our students, faculty and staff during her visit to campus. We are anticipating her arrival and contributions to life at the College.”   Rev. ...



Student Engagement Earns Reinhardt University National, State, and Religious Recognitions as a College of Distinction, a Georgia College of Distinction, and a Christian College of Distinction

9/24/2015
                  Innovative learning opportunities at Reinhardt expanded in 2014–2015, earning the university national, state, and religious recognitions as a College of Distinction, a Georgia College of Distinction, and a Christian College of Distinction. Reinhardt is one of only two colleges recognized as a distinctive Georgia Christian institution.   “The honor is noteworthy because it recognizes institutions that focus on student engagement and achievement,” said Dr. Mark A. Roberts, vice...



Lay Theology Institute to Focus on Methodism, 2016 General Conference

9/20/2015
After taking a break during the school’s centennial year, the Bill Mallard Lay Theology Institute (LTI) at Candler returns in 2015-2016 with an eye to the history, theology and polity of The United Methodist Church. “Holy Conferencing: From Wesley to 2016” will focus on the origins of the early Methodist concept of conferencing and consider the role of the practice in weighing current issues facing the denomination’s upcoming General Conference, to be held in Portland, Oregon in May 2016. The ...

LaGrange College Welcomes Largest-Ever Class of Incoming Undergraduates

8/27/2015
LaGRANGE, GA. – LaGrange College is welcoming its largest class of incoming undergraduate students this fall, the second record-breaking class in three years.   According to preliminary registration numbers, this year’s group of 364 new students is the largest in the college’s history. Freshmen and transfer student enrollment, when counted separately, also set records.   It is an exciting time at the college, said President Dan McAlexander.   “Recent enrollment numbers show a steady trajectory ...



Young Harris College Welcomes 2015-2016 Academic Year

8/27/2015
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. –The Young Harris College academic year kicked off on Aug. 18 when the College welcomed more than 1,200 students to campus, including more than 400 first-year students. "We’re pleased to welcome an outstanding class of first-year students to YHC,” said YHC President Cathy Cox. “We also welcome back a group of thriving upperclassmen. I look forward to seeing the tremendous things our student body will accomplish this year.” The College also noted a student retention increase—the...

Young Harris College Names New Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer

8/6/2015
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – C. Brooks Seay, Ed.D., J.D., M.B.A., C.P.A, has been selected as the new vice president for finance and operations and chief financial officer at Young Harris College, YHC President Cathy Cox recently announced.   “We are pleased to welcome Brooks to the YHC family,” said President Cox. “Her expertise, experience and leadership will serve as immense assets to the College.”   Dr. Seay brings 30 years of business experience—including 12 years in higher education—to YHC, most ...



Scholarship Available to Seminary Student for Semester at Bossey

7/16/2015
The Council of Bishops, through the UMC's Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships, is offering scholarship applications to United Methodist seminary students age 22 to 30 to help cover costs associated with spending a semester at Bossey, the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches.  Bossey is located outside Geneva, Switzerland and every year the school invites promising young theologians from all over the world to participate in a grand experiment to build ...

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