By Paula Price
A new EfM group will be forming this summer to begin in September in addition to our Monday night group. EfM (Education for Ministry) is a program developed by the School of Theology, University of the South, for laypersons. The 26-week course guides one to explore faith and ministry through group discussion, theological reflection and study. Although it is a four-year program, commitments are for one year at a time.
First year seminar participants study the Old Testament and learn methods of theological reflection (TR). Group discussions bring the Bible study and TRs into focus about life situations and questions. EfM is not designed to lead to ordination. It is designed to explore your individual ministry and understanding of your faith through personal study and reflection.