Education for Ministry
Every Christian receives the call to Christian ministry at baptism. Education for Ministry (EFM) provides the basics of a theological education in order to develop knowledge and confidence about the ministry we all share. EFM is a program of the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Completion of the program takes four years, during which participants study the Bible, church history and 20th century theology. Participants commit one year at a time to meet weekly in seminar groups led by a trained mentor. Participants can expect to do two to four hours of homework per week outside of the seminar.
For more information about EFM, please email contact the EFM Diocesan Coordinator, the Rev. Deacon Teresa Jones
For a list of EFM groups in the Diocese of New York or an outline of the curriculum please click on the links to the right of your screen.
To access EFM's website, including prospectus and sample lesson texts: please go to EFM's home page.