Lay ministers talking and getting ready for worship.

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a class that meets weekly throughout the academic year for three years to study Scripture, Church history, theology, and ethics. 

Through discussions, prayer, and learning methods for theological reflection, a strong community of learning and shared faith is formed. Members of the class strengthen their ability to discern where and how God is at work in everyday life. Classmates also help one another discern where and how God is calling them to act in the world—the place(s) their ministry as baptized (but not ordained) Christians can best be lived out.