Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service and carry out their ministries.
Briefly, an EfM group meets in the community of its members, mentored by a trained leader, for a period of time of weekly gatherings for the semester of nine months. After one semester, a student would have the right kind of information to determine if the next semesters would be of interest. The first year centers on a study of the Old Testament; the following semesters deal with the New Testament, Church History and Christian Ethics, respectively. The cost for each semester, paid by the student, provides the text books and support materials. Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program that began in 1975 and is administered by the School of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. For several years the Lexington Theological Seminary co-sponsored for students in Kentucky.
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Bowling Green, Kentucky, has two EfM classes. One is at Christ Church Episcopal and the other is at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). At First Christian Church, the Fall semester begins the last of August and continues through April. This will be the fifth year that First Christian Church has sponsored an EfM class. Our EfM mentor is James McLean. For more information contact Martha Carson.