Education for Ministry (EfM)

“EfM” stands for Education for Ministry. Are you interested in participating? Now might be the time! EfM is an adult formation program provided by the School of Theology at Sewanee/The University of the South. Our St. Andrew’s class is seeking new students to begin with us this fall, 2020. EfM students study the New and Old Testaments, church history, and modern religious thought; more than that, we explore our baptismal call to ministry and applying our faith in our own lives and in the world. If you would like to enroll in the class or would simply like to know more about EfM, contact Marcia Moore, at, 336-202-6516, or Brenda Swearingin at, 336-423-6876

Theology is “faith seeking understanding.” Studying our faith traditions and learning to apply them to our lives helps to clarify our beliefs, deepen our faith, and leads us further on our life journey of discernment.

EfM – Education for Ministry – is a program of theological education provided as an extension course from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. We study the Old and New Testaments, church history, and ancient and modern theologians. EfM is much more than bible study; students learn to reflect theologically on their own lives and the world around them, using many sources. Seminar groups study, discuss, worship, and pray together, carrying on the journey of spiritual formation as a community.

St. Andrew’s sponsors an active EfM classes which meet weekly. The EfM program at St. Andrew’s was begun in 2004 and continues to grow. An EfM Graduates’ Group meets on a monthly basis, for the purpose of continuing the fellowship and challenging study discovered in EfM classes; this group is comprised of approximately 15 members. Education for Ministry seminar groups are administered under the direction of the School of Ministry of the Diocese of North Carolina.

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