EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EFM)
EFM - Education for Ministry
Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EFM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. During the Service of Confirmation we ask God to "Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them." EFM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service.
The four year course encompasses the following studies:
Year One: The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
Year Two: The New Testament
Year Three: Church History
Year Four: Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Encounter
The courses start in September and registration must be in by August 1st in order to get course materials on time.
Four groups meet:
Mon. morning, 10 - noon, St. Peter’s, Henrietta. Call Donna D’Angio @ 585-381-0363.
Thur. evening, 7 - 9:00 p.m., St. Paul’s, Rochester. Call Nancy Grear @ 585-305-5727.
Thur. evening, 7 – 9:00 p.m., Good Shepherd, Webster. Call Lance Robbins @ 585-872-2881.
Sun. evening, 5 – 6:30 Online meeting virtually using the Blackboard platform. Call John Clinton Bradley @ 585-313-1059.
The cost is $375 for the 36-week course and all class materials with scholarship funds available for one third of that cost if needed.
This is a fabulous program for anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of their Christian faith and help discern what ministries fit into your life. It also gives you the opportunity for open, intimate and confidential conversations about your faith journey (ups and downs), questions, doubts, beliefs and many other topics.
For additional information or understanding of this outstanding program you may contact the following member of your parish: Cathy Thayer 585-377-1547