Education for Ministry (EfM)
EfM is a program dedicated to the spiritual formation of the laity. Meeting in a small group in which deep sharing occurs, participants discuss scripture and tradition and build a sense of their identity as Christians and of how they live into being instruments of God's mission in the world.
Asked to describe EfM in six words, participants said:
Small faith-sharing group for exploring ministry
Opportunity for learning in supportive community
A fun, thought-provoking learning experience
A prize each time you're there
Understanding my faith in new ways
A way to process your day/life/dreams
A challenging, healing, strengthening faith journey
A flower blooming in the desert
Getting in touch with head, heart and soul
EfM is a four-year program, but participants' commitment is for a year at a time. The four years address the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, History of Christianity, and contemporary theology and ethics.
There is a $375 annual fee, and scholarships are available through St. Paul's. The cost of books and other resources are covered by this fee.
For more information, contact Laurie Gudim (email@example.com) or Terry Birdsong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Learn more about EfM here.