GBCS Job Posting: Internship Programs Coordinator

Internship Programs Coordinator

The Coordinator for Church and Society Internship Programs provides direction and coordination for both the nine-week Ethnic Young Adults (EYA) Summer Internship program and fall and spring residential and non-residential internships at GBCS.

The Ethnic Young Adults (EYA) Summer Internship program is designed for young adults between the ages of 18 and 22, representing the five ethnic caucuses of The United Methodist Church: Native-Americans, Pacific-Islanders, Hispanic/Latinos, African-Americans and Asian-Americans. EYA internships are residential and require full time service. EYA internships are open to young adults from the Central Conferences of the UMC. Applicants must have an interest in exploring issues of public policy, social justice advocacy, and social change. The EYA Summer Internship will take place in Washington, DC June through July each calendar year.

EYA Interns are active members in The United Methodist Church demonstrate a passion to explore issues of faith, justice and advocacy, from personal, institutional, and social perspectives. Interns live in Christian community together in Washington, DC. Placements are supplemented by evening intern led devotions, Friday Seminars on topics of timely social justice concern, field trips and Sunday worship art local United Methodist churches.

GBCS interns during the summer, fall and spring terms are either full or part time in service and both residential and non-residential. GBCS interns are placed in Washington, DC with coalition partners to the GBCS and placed within GBCS.

The full job description and how to apply can be found here.

GBCS Internship: Ethnic Young Adults

Ethnic Young Adults can apply now for a summer in DC!

Ethnic Young Adults begin their 2016 season of making a difference in Washington D.C. in just four months and that means the time to apply is NOW!Each year General Board of Church and Society interns come to the nation’s capitol to gain valuable advocacy experience, increase their leadership skills, and above all, develop and strengthen the connection between being servant of God and serving community.The GBCS offers two internship opportunities each year – three 10 to 12 week sessions in fall, Winter/Spring and Summer (which is a full time program)
THE EYA application deadline is March 15.

Those who may apply are young adult persons of color who are members of the United Methodist Church and are sophomore, junior or senior at time of application.

For more details visit: http://umc-gbcs.org/eya-internship

GBCS Job Posting: Director of Civil and Human Rights

Position Opening: Director of Civil and Human Rights

The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church is the presence of the church on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. GBCS is tasked with implementing the Social Principles, which contain stances taken on social and political issues by The United Methodist Church. The General Board of Church and Society project plans and programs that challenge the members of The United Methodist Church to work through their own local churches, ecumenical channels, and society toward personal, social and civic righteousness. GBCS is charged to inform, motivate, train, organize, and build networks for action toward social justice throughout society, particularly on the specific issues prioritized by the board.

The Director of Civil and Human Rights will administer the civil and racial justice programs of the General Board of Church and Society including the priority issues of immigration and restorative justice. The Director will engage in analysis, communications, and advocacy on issues, engage policy-makers and maintain relationships with ecumenical and coalition offices. In collaboration with organizing staff, the Director will oversee engagement with networks of United Methodists working in the Annual Conference and local church contexts. The position reports to the Assistant General Secretary for Advocacy and Organizing. [Read more…]

GCFA Job Posting: Database Analyst

GCFA is currently recruiting for the following position.

Please click the link below for more information.

Database Analyst


If you know of someone who might be interested in this position, please have them send their resume to Human Resources via email at jobs@gcfa.org.

 

 

UMCom – Job Posting: Travel & Meeting Coordinator

External Posting – January 25 – February 19, 2016

Basic Purpose:  We are seeking creative and high-energy candidates to serve as the travel and meeting coordinator for United Methodist Communications. Duties include the coordination, planning and execution of small and large-scale meetings, events and conferences.  This position will book travel as required for agency staff and others traveling on behalf of the agency. The position works in consultation with other teams as assigned, to ensure efficient planning and facilitation of meetings, events and travel needs. This candidate must be able to manage and adhere to budgetary guidelines. The position will also assists the Chief Strategy and Financial Officer with other meeting and travel duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • This position requires specialized training managing travel (including international) and meeting planning.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience of at least five years in travel and meeting planning.
  • Meeting and Event Planning Certification preferred.
  • Candidate must have strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently and make decisions as needed.
  • Must be able to multi-task, focus and maintain composure with changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff as well as outside clients and vendors.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are essential. Must have a working knowledge of travel and meeting management.
  • Familiarity of The United Methodist Church structure and policies as needed.
  • Participation in travel and meeting associations to stay abreast of current trends is needed.
  • Computer Skills: Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook are required.  Knowledge of Great Plains, travel management software and online event registration platforms is essential. PowerPoint skills an asset.

Benefits:

  • Base salary (Call HR to inquire.)
  • Regular Full-time Position
  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement/Pension Plan /Personal Investment Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Paid Holidays (eleven annually)
  • Paid Vacation / Paid Sick Leave and Personal Leave
  • Continuing Education
  • Free Parking

 

To apply or for more information contact: UMCom/Human Resources

  1. O. Box 320 (810-12th Ave. S., Nash. 37203), Nashville, TN 37202-0320

Phone: 615-742-5137    Fax: 615-742-5428, Email: hr@umcom.org

To apply please provide the following: Cover Letter → Resume → Complete Application Form → References

 

http://www.umcom.org/employment_application

Great Plains Annual Conference Announces Openings for Clergy Positions of Hispanic/Latino Congregations

The Great Plains Annual Conference Announces Openings for Clergy Positions of Hispanic/Latino Congregations

 

Our vision is to reach a growing Hispanic/Latino population in the Great Plains Conference (Kansas and Nebraska) through a partnership in which the conference supports and equips vital congregations.  We desire to be a “church for all the nations, where all can hear the mighty works of God in their own tongue” (Acts 2:8).  We value; starting where vision is alive in the people, focusing our conversations to include learning, actionable next steps and accountability, developing creative partnerships that reach our changing mission field, discovering new funding models that are both culturally sensitive and sustainable, and leading people to Jesus Christ… Keeping the main thing the main thing.

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GBGM Seeks new Missionaries for Varied Ministries

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Are You Called to Mission Service?

 Global Ministries seeks missionaries to serve within the global Methodist connection in a variety of roles and ministries around the world. Global Ministries sends missionaries from everywhere to everywhere. Missionaries vary in age, trade-skills and occupations, and they serve in ministry with others as teachers, pilots, lawyers, agriculturalists, dieticians, physicians, nurses, administrators, accountants, pastors, photographers, journalists, community organizers, and Christian educators – just to name a few.  They desire to learn about and to share God’s love in Jesus Christ in tangible, everyday ways. [Read more…]

GBHEM Seeking Loans & Scholarships Program Coordinator

 

Position DescriptionGeneral Agencies of the United Methodist Church  GBHEM
Position Title:    Loans & Scholarships Program Coordinator    Level:
Reports To (Title):   Loan & Scholarship Program Manager Department: Loans & Scholarships Date:    August 13, 2015

 

Basic Purpose:[Refer to PDQ, page 1]This section describes the position’s basic purpose or mission.
Provides assistance to Loan and Scholarship program manager in administering the loan/scholarship program process. Utilizes multiple computer programs to enter and review data to process loan applications and provide customer assistance regarding status of loan/scholarships in process, and repayment. Utilizes several databases to compile reports for daily function of the office.  Works collaboratively with manager on assigned interoffice projects as needed.

 

Essential Job Functions:  [Refer to PDQ, page 1]This section describes up to six major elements of the job, listed in order of importance.  The description includes what is done, why it is done and an estimate of the total working time the incumbent spends on each task.
Essential Job Function % of Time
1. Answer’s phone and emails as back-up to team when not available. Responds to emails as needed from applications 5%
2. Responsible for processing  loan applications for review daily to include preparing all reports on daily basis, responsible for ensuring data is correct and that all information needed for team members to process risk assessments is available.  Assistant is back up as needed 20%
3. Process loan applications for risk assessments for review and reviews loan pending files to assist customers in completing application correctly, sends updated forms, assist with completing loan process 15%
4. Responsible for retrieving reports from ISTS system daily and posting on drive for all to access as needed. 5%
5. Responsible for reviewing acceptance report against the Status update report to accurately report student’s loan status. And send ISTS reports weekly to notify Promissory note received, loan approval status and check update. 15%
6. Responsible for processing and mailing loan checks and maintain reports that document transaction. Process vendor checks monthly. 10%
7. Assist loan and scholarship applicants with completing application process to include all references required and process and review approval packets includes all required documents with assistance from team members 10%
8. Responsible for making sure loan application process is streamlined and maintains all reports for loan application processing, responsible for notifying supervisor of system issues that affect the application processing for applicants or staff. 5%
9. Performs initial contact to all loan applications to counsel on loan terms each semester, assist students and parents with repayment options and questions. Team members assist during peak times 10%
10 Responsible for creating and monitoring the web presence for the office (gbhem.org, L&S newsletter, etc.) on a monthly basis. 5%

 

Major Accountabilities:  [Refer to PDQ, page 7]This section describes the major accountabilities for the position.  An accountability statement has a “bottom-line” orientation that often will encompass several essential job functions as listed above.
1. Ability to utilize data in different reports quickly and efficiently and able analyze reports and correct  inaccuracies in a timely manner
2. Ability to exemplify time managements skills and ability to multi-task during peak periods
3. Competent, courteous assistance is provided to all constituents.

 

Job Standards:  [Refer to PDQ, page 2]This section describes the minimum knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the essential job functions.
Job StandardsWhat are minimum qualifications needed to perform the essential job functions? Computer knowledge: (Excel, Access, Word Merge, Outlook) strong excel skills; ability to communicate effectively orally, by phone, in person and in writing. Attention to detail is a must; strong analytical skills a plus,  ability to work well in team enviroment; ability to work with all levels of consitutents in a professional manner. Able to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on understanding of organizational policies.Knowledge of  student financial aid terminology for student loans/ scholarships.
EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required? Bachelor’s degree preferred. business administration, accounting or student financial aid environment
Other Specialized KnowledgeWhat other training and/or certification are necessary? customer service, financial aid, some marketing experience  Fluency in Spanish highly preferred
ExperienceWhat kind and how much previous experience are needed? 2-3 Banking, Finance, Financial aid
Learning PeriodHow long would it take a new employee to learn the job? 6 months – one year

 

4. Assist with keeping procedures  within audit compliance

 

Position Requirements
Complexity of Job:  [Refer to PDQ, page 2]This section describes the breadth and scope of the job in terms of the processes involved.
Varied duties within a limited field; may include different/unrelated processes; may include operation of moderately complex equipment.
Responsibility for Supervision:  [Refer to PDQ, page 3]This section describes the number and job titles of positions that report to the incumbent, either directly or indirectly.  It also describes the extent to which incumbents have responsibility for these subordinates.
NONE
Contacts and Work Relationships:  [Refer to PDQ, page 4]This section describes the individuals and / or organizations with which the incumbent regularly interacts, as well as the frequency and nature of that contact.
Daily contact by phone, email and fax with students, parents, pastors, school registrars, & financial aid personnel and board membersRequires ability to communicate effectively and obtain cooperation.  Includes both obtaining and furnishing information – responds to a range of service contacts with constituents/customers
Communication Skills:  [Refer to PDQ, pages 4-5]This section describes the type of communication required, including the various mediums (e.g., written, verbal, presentation, etc.)
Students/Cosigners/Parents/References: daily by phone, fax and email inquiring status of application, check disbursement of repayment or scholarship award paymentsAll Church constituents; daily by phone, fax, email for loan and scholarship programsRequired ability to communicate effectively and obtain cooperation with all customers
Problem Solving:  [Refer to PDQ, page 5]This section describes the incumbent’s requirement to identify and develop solutions to problems, as well as the complexity of the problems.
Strong analysis and detail in dealing with problems.Problem: Upset applicant or parent callsSolution: Listen to the caller and then inform what is missing in order to complete process, verification of enrollment, Church membership.

 

Innovation:  [Refer to PDQ, page 6]This section describes the amount and type of innovation required in the job.
Responsible for working within established procedures. Relies on supervisor for any unusual issues.
Scope of Role  [Refer to PDQ, page 6]This section describes the scope and impact of the position within the agency
Impact upon mission and key results are closely controlled by work procedures and standards

 

Technical and Physical Requirements:  [Refer to PDQ, page 7]This section describes the job’s requirements for operating office equipment, working in conditions that may cause discomfort and exerting physical effort.
Types of Office Equipment Operated % of Time
ComputerCopierFaxTelephone

Printer

Scanner

50%10%1%25%

25%

5%

Working Conditions % of Time
The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.  Involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting & training rooms, e.g. use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations, etc. 100%
Physical Requirements % of Time
Light liftingTalking on telephoneStationary working at a computer terminal or keyboard Travel Once week1-2 hr5-6 hr0%

 

UMCOM: Busca Coordinador(a) del Proyecto, Recursos y asignaciones para Rethink Church

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Título de la posición: Coordinador del Proyecto,
Recursos y asignaciones para Rethink Church

Objetivo básico: supervisión de proyectos y planificación de estrategias de asistencia a los beneficiarios de las asignaciones del programa “Rethink Church”. Consolidar relaciones con clientes potenciales, mediante la gestión de asignaciones y recursos para las iglesias locales; equipar a las iglesias locales con recursos del programa “Rethink Cuhrch” y coordinar la presentación de informes estadísticas. Ampliar y profundizar las relaciones con las iglesia locales de habla hispana a través del estrategias de mercadeo y adiestramiento.

Echa un vistazo a esta posición en el enlace a continuación y y ayúdanos a difundirlo:

http://www.umc.org/…/project-coordinator-rethink-church-gra…

GCFA: Executive Assistant / Credentials Secretary of the General Conference

General Council on Finance and Administration

Position Title:  Executive Assistant / Credentials Secretary of the General Conference Level:  Grade 10 (Non-Exempt)

 

Reports To (Title):  Business Manager of The General Conference Department: Support Services Date: 6/5/2015
Basic Purpose:
Provides administrative, secretarial, and clerical assistance to the Business Manager and Secretary of The General Conference; handles all correspondence, updates registration database, assists with meeting registration and assisting with the billing of participants for The General Conference; supports the work of the Secretary of the General Conference and the Business Manager of the General Conference as the Credentials Secretary.
Essential Job Functions:
Essential Job Function  
1 Perform the administrative and clerical duties of the Executive Assistant for the Business Manager and Secretary of The General Conference.  
2 Serve as the Credentials Secretary of the General Conference providing significant support to the work of the Secretary of the General Conference and the Business Manager of the General Conference in the credentialing of delegates and in support of the visa process for international delegates.  
3 Maintains calendar of Business Manager and Secretary of The General Conference, scheduling appointments, travel and meeting arrangements for the staff of The General Conference.  
4 Manage the communications for the General Conference Delegates for travel and hotel arrangements. Liaison with Connections Housing for Central Conference Delegates housing.  
5 Reconcile and encode General Conference hotel master bills and other meeting vendor bills; troubleshoot incorrect billing; and prepare bills for external customers.  
6 Perform the administrative and clerical duties for the Commission on General Conference including arranging logistics of meetings, provide support to the Commission Chair, meeting support for Messaging Task Force and Interagency Legislative Task Force, and assist Central Conference Commission Members with visa process to attend meetings in the United States.  
7 Other duties as assigned.  
Major Accountabilities:
1 Supporting the Business Manager and the Secretary of The General Conference through administrative and clerical responsibilities
2 Maintain communication lines with the delegates for The General Conference to collect all necessary information
3 Attend all Commission on the General Conference meetings as well as General Conference to assist as needed
4 Provide administrative support to Chair of Commission on General Conference for various meetings of The Commission as well as conference calls, minutes and ancillary meetings related to General Conference.
5 Responsible to the Business Manager of General Conference in support of the work of the Secretary of the General Conference in the credentialing of delegates.
Job Standards:

Education

What is the minimum level of formal education required?

Associates Degree and/or training comparable to a two year degree; basic application of related principles and disciplines.

Other Specialized Knowledge

What other training and/or certification are necessary?

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel at the intermediate level; knowledge of registration software and/or database programs is essential. Highly organized; ability to multi-task.  Ability to work independently.

Experience

What kind and how much previous experience are needed?

4 – 5 years of directly related work experience; with emphasis on related organization experience – UMC or other religious or NFP operation – or other comparable work experience

Learning Period

How long would it take a new employee to learn the job?

Three months to learn the basic responsibilities, twelve months to experience the complete cycle of a year, four years to learn the scope of an entire quadrennium’s responsibility.
Applicant Information:

All resumes must be post marked by the closing date.

Full time w/benefits

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday  (36.25 hours per week)

Send cover letter and resume to:

 

Attn: Human Resources

GCFA

P O Box 340029

Nashville, TN  37203-0029

Fax: (615) 369-2325

Email: jobs@gcfa.org

Closing Date:

Friday, June 19, 2015

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JOB POSTING: UMCom seeking an Executive Assistant to the General Secretary

 

United Methodist Communications / General Secretary’s Office / General Administration

 

Position Title:  Executive Assistant to the General Secretary

 

Basic Purpose:  We are seeking a candidate with a strong sense of dedication to the work of United Methodist Communications and the Church. This person will independently provide advanced, diversified and

confidential executive administrative support requiring broad experience, skills and knowledge of the agency operations, policies and practices. This person manages and coordinates the functions of the General

Secretary’s office. Manages administrative services, projects and overall daily functions for the office of the General Secretary. Serves as principal liaison for the General Secretary to the General Commission on

Communication (GCOC), the Council of Bishops, the Connectional Table, the General Secretaries Table, other church and secular leaders, and UMCom staff, to ensure a smooth transaction of business activities for

the General Secretary’s office.

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CFNA Seeks a Concur Travel and Expense Specialist

Position Posting

General Council on Finance and Administration

Position Title: Concur Travel and Expense Specialist Level: Grade 10 Non-Exempt
Reports To (Title):  Travel and Meeting Planning Manager Department: Travel and Meeting Planning Date: 4/24/2015
Basic Purpose:
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the administrator for the Concur Travel and Expense system. The Concur Specialist will be responsible for implementing, training, and troubleshooting Concur software for GCFA, other General Agencies, and Annual Conferences.  This position is responsible for reconciling the Travel and Meeting Department’s meeting expenses on a weekly basis. Primary responsibilities include customer support throughout the UMC organization among diverse levels of employees. Auditing of expense reports. Strategizing and implementing new Agencies on Concur Expense. Training the UMC community on the Concur software, to include but not limited to prepare and submit expense reports. Updating Concur master data as needed, processing and billing out expenses incurred in the Meeting and Travel Department as well as serving as the billing administrator for Concur internally for entire staff. Ability to understand and uphold the policies set forth in UMC’s Travel Policy and the Corporate Card Policy is essential. The ability to maintain confidentiality of employee information is required. The ideal candidate will be a person with strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude who takes pride in delivering exceptional customer service. The position requires solid Concur web-based system experience.
Essential Job Functions:
Essential Job Function
1 Process enrollments of new Concur Travel and Expense system users along with timely update of the system for personnel changes.  Manage and timely resolve inquiries on travel and expense report payment policies, procedures, and practices.  Monitor performance of Concur system, communicate any issues to Concur’s technical support team as well as the Travel and Meeting Manager, and partner with Concur until issues are resolved.  Serve as the main point of contact between the GCFA and all users enrolled in Concur Travel and Expense system.
2 Responsible for strategizing, implementing and training of Concur Travel and Expense to the UMC community.  This includes: listening and customizing the product to fit each General Agency’s needs, development of instructor materials, participant materials as well as facilitation.  Training would include; classroom, one-on-one, phone and or through WebEx.  Training and assistance to be provided to colleagues and constituents on how to use the Concur Travel and Expense system while promoting a positive experience.
3 Work with the Travel and Meeting Manager in order to properly record travel and meeting expenses incurred during a given accounting period. Ability to reconcile general ledger accounts for the Travel and Meeting Department as well as coordinate with the Travel and Meeting Manager to ensure all ACH payments are properly recorded. Ability to create and record month-end accruals as well as respond to external auditor requests is essential.
4 Troubleshooting day to day Concur user issues in a timely and friendly manner.  Being able to quickly update profiles to solve changes needed and follow up with Concur on any system wide issues.
5 Understand, develop and implement electronic audit rules within Concur designed to detect or prevent expense processing errors, thereby helping users/customers to maintain compliance with GCFA’s Travel Policy and IRS regulations.
Major Accountabilities:
1 Serve as the main point of contact between the GCFA and all users enrolled in Concur Travel and Expense program.
2 Implement, train, enroll colleagues, troubleshooting and problem solve Concur Travel and Expense issues.  Work directly with Concur Technical team with any issues that arise and notify the Travel and Meeting Manager of any major issues.
3 Reconcile general ledger accounts for the Travel and Meeting Department weekly.  Prepare reports and supporting documentation to the Travel and Meetings Manager for all billing.
4 Process data extracts for the Concur Travel and Expense system and any additional reporting needed from Concur to the Finance Department.
5 Responsible for composing all training including:  instructor format, materials, and scheduling.
Job Standards:

Education

What is the minimum level of formal education required?

Bachelor’s degree in related field; basic application of related principles and disciplines. Must have strong verbal and written communications skills with an excellent phone demeanor.

Other Specialized Knowledge

What other training and/or certification are necessary?

Web based Concur Travel and Expense administrating experience a MUST.  PC literate with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.  Must have strong verbal and written communications skills with an excellent phone demeanor. Strong customer service, training and troubleshooting skills a MUST.

Experience

What kind and how much previous experience are needed?

Minimum of two years’ experience in a business environment with a basic knowledge of bookkeeping, accounting practices and Concur Travel and Expense Software.

Learning Period

How long would it take a new employee to learn the job?

Six months to learn the dynamics of GCFA Expense practices, policies, other agencies, Annual Conferences.   Three months to learn the backend part of Concur Software and departmental billing.  Six months to be the main go to person with all Concur Travel and Expense troubleshooting, questions and training.
Applicant Information:All resumes must be post marked by the closing date. Full time w/benefits Work Schedule: Monday – Friday  (36.25 hours per week)

Send cover letter and resume to:

 

Attn: Human ResourcesGCFA

P O Box 340029

Nashville, TN  37203-0029

Fax: (615) 369-2325

Email: jobs@gcfa.org

Closing Date:

 

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Perkins Seeks New Director for the Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program & Regional Course of Study School

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Perkins School of Theology/Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program and Regional Course of Study School

(Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications)

Job Summary:

This position reports to the Associate Dean for External Programs at Perkins School of Theology and will provide leadership for the following two programs: The Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program (a program of Perkins School of Theology that serves the ministry and leadership needs primarily of United Methodist churches that are Hispanic or Latino/a in identity), and the Regional Course of Study School (a program of The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, which provides basic theological education, prescribed by the church’s Book of Discipline, to licensed local pastors who were not enroll in a graduate-level seminary degree program for their theological studies.) [Read more…]

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