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Adult Formation

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Adult Forum

The Adult Forum will resume in the Fall. Archived Adult Forums.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Education for Ministry (EfM) offers a four-year course, covering the basic subjects of a theological education: Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), New Testament, Church History, and Theological Choices (a study of theological trends and movements in the Church). Participants register for one year at a time. Students meet locally in seminar groups of six to twelve participants and a trained mentor(s), who meet weekly for two to three hours during a nine-month academic year.

Participants are given weekly assignments to study with the help of resource guides. In the seminars members have an opportunity to share their insights and discoveries as well as to discuss questions which the study materials raise for them through discussion and guided reflection. By examining their own beliefs and their relationship to our culture and the tradition of our Christian faith, participants can learn what it means to be effective Christians in the world. The seminar is supported by a life of prayer and regular worship. The current one-year fee per student in a group is $375, which pays for EfM materials and an honorarium for the mentor. EfM grants 18 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for each year of study. There are no examinations or papers. EfM does not grant college credits. EfM’s website is Groups are forming, both in-person and on-line, to begin September 2022.

For more information on EfM and seminar groups in your area contact EfM Coordinator Cathy Bailey at

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