How can I become an EfM mentor?

Mentors may be lay or ordained persons. A mentor is not required to be a graduate of EfM. The mentor’s role is to facilitate the work of the group, not to teach the content of the curriculum. EfM mentors must be trained by an EfM trainer and recommended for accreditation. Mentors return to training for re-accreditation within 12-18 months. A mentor must be currently accredited in order to enroll a group each year.

Good mentors will have some experience in serious religious study, have a familiarity with methods of biblical scholarship, possess a mature faith, are able to live with the ambiguity within varied interpretations of the biblical tradition, possess skills that help a group develop its own life, and demonstrate a willingness to perform required administrative duties. Mentors agree to use the Education for Ministry curriculum as designed.

Read more about mentor training requirements. 

Questions About…

Mentor Questions Regarding Paperwork or Group Administration:

Bobbie Ashley (Admin Mentors name begins with A-K)
Donna Layne (Admin Mentors name begins with L-Z)

Questions About Training Requirements or Concerns:

Elsa Bakkum

Questions About Training Schedule

Sewanee Area Trainings: Debbie Shrum
National Trainings: Coordinator for Diocese or Cindy Hargis

Coordinator Questions

Cindy Hargis

Honorarium Questions

Bobbie Ashley (Admin Mentors name begins with A-K)
Donna Layne (Admin Mentors name begins with L-Z)

Changing Direct Deposit Information

Dawn Baker

Questions about Materials

Bobbie Ashley (Admin Mentors name begins with A-K)
Donna Layne (Admin Mentors name begins with L-Z)

 

Mentor Forms

Use the links below to view or download mentor forms.

Mentor Enrollment Form

Co-Mentor Status Form

W9

Mentor’s TN Driver’s License Requirement

B-1-1 Enrollment and Other Administrative Information

 

While all in-person training events are suspended during the pandemic, Zoom-based training is being offered. See the calendar below.

Foundations of Seminar Life is the fundamental EfM mentor training. Current accreditation at this level is required in order to register an EfM seminar group.

Formation Training is an advanced training event for experienced mentors who have completed at least two Foundations of Seminar Life trainings, have been accredited as an EfM mentor, and have been recommended by the trainer to participate in a Formation Training.

To register and mentor an EfM Online group (permanently meeting online) requires accreditation beyond the basic Foundations of Group Life level. This second-level training is Virtual Foundations Training for Mentoring Online. This training is open only to those mentoring a group that meets online all the time. It is not for mentors whose groups are meeting in Zoom temporarily.

Please be sure you have met these requirements before registering for a Formation training event.

The EfM Inclusiveness Policy applies to all training events and group seminars.