Many people think they must be ordained to be a minister. The fact is that all baptized Christians are called to be active participants in the church’s total ministry. This total ministry is nothing less than the exercise of the church’s vocation to continue the ministry of Jesus.
Education for Ministry, usually known as EfM, is a certificate program of theological education-at-a-distance of the School of Theology of the University of the South. Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year program, which covers the basics of a theological education. Students meet regularly in seminars and are guided by mentors.
The EFM program is preparation for the ministry to which we are all called, the vocation for which we pray at the end of the Eucharist: “And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.”
Our local contact for EfM:
The Rev. Nanese Hawthorne