Education For Ministry (EFM)
Looking for something different in the way of Christian education? Want to dig deeper into the Christian faith, studying the New and Old Testaments, church history, theological ideas, and reflect on connecting faith with life experiences? Education for Ministry (EfM) may be calling you. EfM is one of the best programs in the Episcopal Church for adult lay members to learn to think theologically about the surrounding world.
EFM is an in-depth, 9-month program from the University of the South. It is a four-year course of study consisting of weekly seminars over the nine month academic year. Each seminar group is made up of 6 to 12 people and group mentors who facilitate and participate fully in all discussions. Commitment is on a yearly basis.
Year 1: You will study the Old Testament
Year 2: You will study the New Testament
Year 3: You will study Church History
Year 4: You will study Theology
All groups will start in early September and end late May. Members receive reading assignments that are included in the fee and provided by University of the South. In the seminars members have an opportunity to share their insights and discoveries as well as discuss questions that the study materials raise. (View more detailed information. )
Dates, Times, & Leaders
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lynn Osgood & Rebecca Hall
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Peter Hahn & Beth Hudson
Enneagram Study Group
This group of new and experienced students of the Enneagram meet monthly. Each month we will look at a different topic
related to the Enneagram. Anyone interested in how this tool can be used to help on the spiritual journey is welcome.
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of each month, noon – 1:00 pm
Leader: Rebecca Hall
Men’s Bible Study
We are a small group of men who gather to read scripture and apply it to our lives. People with any level of exposure to scripture are welcome. Contact Mark Wells for more information.
Thursday Prayer Group
Started in the late 1940s, this prayer group meets in the Bride’s Room each Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. to pray for the church, its members and the world.
Intercessory Prayer Group
The group meets every Thursday, 12 to 1 p.m. This time is for reflection and intercession, where we pray for everyone who has submitted prayer request cards on Sunday. Intercessory Prayer is an extraordinary ministry because it draws us close to our Lord and it changes us from within.
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Each daughter takes a lifetime vow to live by the Rule of the Order, which requires a spiritual discipline of daily prayer, service and evangelism. For more information, please contact Frana Keith.