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Education for Ministry (EfM) participants meet weekly in small mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions, as Christian faith is deepened. Through study, prayer, and reflection, participants develop the connection between their faith and their lives. 

EfM groups operate regionally in nearly every diocese of The Episcopal Church and online with participants from around the country and the globe. Since its inception in 1975, more than 120,000 people have participated in this life-changing program.

Education for Ministry Enrollment

Education for Ministry groups are determined by geography, group size, and individual learning styles and interests. During the enrollment process we assist each participant in finding a group that is a good fit. Contact us to get started. Use the button below to send an email or call us at: 1-800-722-1974

About Education for Ministry

While the Education for Ministry program is a four-year curriculum, participants enroll for one year at a time. Each program year is 36-weeks long, running from September through May. Annual EfM tuition is paid at the time of enrollment. Participants in groups under institutional sponsorship (parochial or diocesan) pay an annual discounted tuition of $325. Scholarships and discounted tuition are also available.  

Led by mentors trained to facilitate the EfM experience, you will learn how to think theologically, reflect faithfully, and to shape faith into action. You will become involved in ministries in your community and be able to make a difference.