Courses & Degrees

catalog of online theological and higher education courses & degree programs

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full catalog of learning videos, webinars, and media resources

Course and Video Search

full catalog of learning videos, webinars, online theological, media resources, higher education courses & degree programs

Welcome to UMC cybercampus

a gateway to theological and higher education

Our Vision

The vision of UMC Cyber Campus is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by providing digital educational resources as a twenty-first-century response to John Wesley’s vision, “The World is my Parish.”

Our Mission

The Mission of UMC Cyber Campus is to nurture grassroots global leadership from a distance and empower local leaders by sharing theological and higher education resources using technology.  We aim to provide access to theological and higher education to those who would not be able to afford them otherwise.

About UMC Cyber Campus

UMC Cyber Campus is a multilingual learning portal to theological and higher education that aims to enhance global access to free and affordable high-quality digital educational resources. We strive to develop confident and knowledgeable Christian leaders on an ongoing basis.

The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a worldwide church. We believe in connecting people through faith and education globally. There are 13 United Methodist seminaries119 UMC universities, schools, and colleges in the United States, and we are connected to 750 Methodist related schools around the world. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) leads and serves The United Methodist Church in educating, nurturing, and preparing leaders for the church and the world. UMC Cyber Campus is a multilingual Christian learning space where you can get these higher educational materials anywhere and anytime.

Online Courses & Degrees

Theological continuing education courses and degree programs are offered in the UMC Campus for a fee. Courses are provided by 13 UMC seminaries, 42 University Senate-approved seminaries and International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU). The University Senate is an elected body of professionals in higher education created by the General Conference to determine which schools, colleges, universities, and theological schools meet the criteria for listing as institutions affiliated with The United Methodist Church in the U.S.

Online courses provide Continuing Education Units. According to The Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry, a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as “ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experienced under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.” Basically, ten hours of learning is awarded 1 CEU.

Clergy are learners first (discipline), then teachers (sharing wisdom), and ongoing decision makers (exercising freedom and power). Clergy are lifelong learners and adult educators. The United Methodist Church, especially in the U.S., requires clergy to seriously engage continuing education and encourages clergy to be awarded with continuing education units.

Note: Self-directed course refers to the form of learning where the student takes responsibility for managing his/her own learning. Professors will work with a student for timing and delivery of their learning around his/her schedule.

UMC Cyber Campus Advisory Board

Dr. G. Douglass

Dr. G. Douglass Lewis, Chairperson

President of the Emeritus, Wesley Theological Seminary

International Bishops of UMC, photographed, 4.30.17 at downtown Dallas UMC church.

Bishop Marcus Matthews

Executive Secretary of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church

bishop pedro

Bishop Pedro Torio

Baguio Episcopal Area, Philippines

bishop gregory

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer

Ohio West Episcopal Area, USA

dr. Munashe

Dr. Munashe Furusa

Vice Chancellor/President of Africa University

dr. paulo

Dr. Paulo Roberto Garcia

Dean of Theological School, Sao Paulo University

Dr. Melanie Overton

Vice President of Admission and Advancement, Kansas Wesleyan University

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Rev. Greg Bergquist

Associate General Secretary, GBHEM

dr. Beauty

Dr. Beauty Maenzanise

Manager of Global Formation for New Spiritual Leaders

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Dr. HiRho Park

Executive Director, UMC Cyber Campus, GBHEM

Free Video Learning

Learning videos offered in the UMC Cyber Campus are free training sessions and lectures that can nurture grassroots leadership from a distance and empower local leaders. You are free to contextualize English materials for your own local setting and language.

Why UMC Cyber Campus?

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) of The United Methodist Church believes in lifelong learning of all Christians and professional development of clergy. The cost for continuing education is getting too costly and contextualization of learning is becoming more significant than ever with globalization. UMC Cyber Campus is a service of the Clergy Lifelong Learning (hyperlink, https://www.gbhem.org/education/clergy-lifelong-learning ) office of GBHEM for recruitment, education, professional development, and spiritual formation of global Christian leadership based on Wesleyan heritage.