Education for Ministry 2021
NEW EfM PROGRAM YEAR STARTING IN THE FALL. This September, the Wednesday evening Education for Ministry (EfM) group at St. James Parish will begin a new program year, and we will have several openings for new members. EfM is a 4-year program which includes in-depth study of the Old Testament (1st year), New Testament (2nd year), Christian history (3rd year), and Christian theology and ethics (4th year). EfM provides an opportunity for prayer, worship, study, and spiritual reflection in a comfortable and supportive group setting. EfM fosters spiritual growth and helps you to shape your faith into action, and to become involved in ministries in your community where you can make a difference.
Our Wednesday evening program meets each Wednesday from September through May from 6:30 pm until about 8:30 pm. For now, we plan to continue meeting via Zoom, with periodic in-person meetings as conditions permit. Bill Bivins and Karen Clark serve as co-mentors; group participants are limited to 12 members in addition to the mentors. The cost of the program is $375 per year, and fees include all reading materials. Participants are not required to make a commitment to complete all four years, but they are urged to be faithful in weekly attendance and in the reading of the assignments.
If you would like to know more about EfM at St. James, please contact Karen Clark ([email protected]). We would be glad to talk with you and provide further information about EfM.