Education for Ministry


September 2021

In September, a new year of Education for Ministry (EFM) will begin, and new participants will be able to join the program.

What is EFM?

EfM a 4 -year small-group program that provides an education in the content of the Christian tradition. We read the Bible and commentaries, as well as church history and theology. We also explore the social and religious issues of the present day. Participants learn to live into their own theological beliefs and be an example of the heart and hands of Christ in their circles—family, friends, church, co-workers, and community.

EFM is administered by the University of the South and is open to all denominations.

EFM is not training for the priesthood, but rather we explore the wider idea of ministry - service- in the community. Our group meets on Tuesday evenings, from 7-9, here at St. Matthews, from September through June. We worship and break bread together, as well as learn more about ourselves and our own spirituality. There is a fee for the course, but scholarships are available. You only need to commit to one year at a time. For more information, contact the group mentors, Sue Reier or Jane Garrett