Every baptized person is called to ministry. Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year program of small-group study that provides people with the education to carry out that ministry.
The purpose of EfM is to help the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and to connect it with their life experience by engaging together in study, prayer and reflection. Each of the four years of EfM study is comprised of 36 weekly sessions during the nine--month academic year, September through May.
An EfM group led by Randy Garrett and Marsha Wade meets in the second floor conference room of the Ministries Center on Thursdays from 5:00 'til 7:00 p.m. There are no prerequisites of study.
Since its founding in 1975, EfM has assisted more than 80,000 participants worldwide in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service.
During the service of confirmation we ask God to "Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them." EfM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service.
For more information about EfM or to register, contact:
EfM Grads Group
If you have graduated from the four-year program of Education for Ministry offered by The University School of the South at Sewanee, you are invited to join us on the third Thursday of the month from noon 'til 1:30 p.m. for a time of spiritual feeding in the style practiced in our Education for Ministry groups. This is a drop-in group, for you to come when you can. Brown bag lunches welcome; occasionally, a host may provide a light lunch. R.s.v.p.s requested following each monthly meeting announcement/reminder.
One of the group will volunteer to present a brief lesson at each meeting, followed by a hearty group discussion.
Any format and topic may be discussed. The most important thing is that we get to use our theological reflection skills, our lifetime experiences, our knowledge of the Bible and tradition to hold a rich discussion about the chosen subject, following the tradition learned during our time in EfM.
The fall 2017 semester meetings begin Thursday, September 21.
For more information, or to share contact info for other EfM grads who might like to join us, contact Nancy Jo Poirrier, or (h) 225-926-1679; (cell) 225-603.-7921.