Education for Ministry (EfM)

St Augustine’s will be hosting an Education for Ministry (EfM) group beginning on September 4. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. EfM is a 36 week program for adult Christian formation developed in 1975 at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee ( The focus of the program is “life as ministry” through study, prayer, and reflection. EfM is not Bible study nor does it prepare an individual for ordination. It is a small group seminar with a mentor who acts as facilitator (not an educator) in which each member has the opportunity to share insights and discuss questions the study materials raise for them. The program has 4 years of curriculum beginning with Year 1 Old Testament, followed by Year 2 New Testament, Year 3 History of Christianity, and Year 4 Theology. The group currently consists of members from Years 2, 3, & 4 and is seeking members for Year 1 Old Testament. The program fee for this year is $375. Each year is an individual commitment and there is no requirement to fulfill all 4 years.

Judy Landry, EfM mentor, may be contacted at

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