Courses & Degrees

catalog of online theological and higher education courses & degree programs

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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

UMC Cyber Campus is a service of the Clergy Lifelong Learning office at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church. Our office provides continuing education resources and guidelines for the professional development of Christian leaders.

Our Vision

UMC Cyber Campus is a gateway to theological and higher education which provides a single entry point through an online catalog and aims to enhance global access to free and affordable high quality educational resources. We strive to develop confident and knowledgeable Christian leaders on an ongoing basis.

About UMC Cyber Campus

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 Team

HiRho Park

Director of Clergy Lifelong Learning

Joshua Hestand

Coordinator, Clergy Lifelong Learning

Free Online 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?

GBHEM believes in lifelong learning of all Christians and the UMC requires continuing education of all clergy. According to the research that was conducted in 2007 by GBHEM Clergy Lifelong Learning office the cost for continuing education was getting too costly under the declining economy. Many of UMC clergy were seeking high quality continuing education materials but with low cost. GBHEM then created the UMC Cyber Campus to meet the needs of people based on this research.