Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of lay theological education sponsored by the School of Theology at Sewanee, located in central Tennessee and historically known as the University of the South. It offers the opportunity for Christians in various stages of their faith journeys to explore in depth the foundations of that faith and the Church that witnesses to that faith in the world.
The program is designed to include a thorough analysis of Hebrew scripture, the New Testament, church history and theological principles and processes. It promotes spiritual awareness and discovery among participants as they seek to live into their life of ministry as baptized followers of Christ.
Registration for the four-year program is conducted on an annual basis. Participants meet weekly through the academic year. Trained mentors facilitate the meetings. Because the program exists throughout the United States and, indeed, the Church, it can be begun and completed in different settings, as well as online.
St. John’s EfM group currently meets on Tuesday evenings.