Education for Ministry

By Kay McCall & Paige Trivett

What is EfM?

Education for Ministry (EfM for short) helps us understand how we are called into relationship with God, neighbor and creation wherever we are – at home, at work, in all the places we spend time.  In EfM we explore scripture and Christian history.  We worship and celebrate together.  We talk, we listen, we get serious, and we have fun.

Developed by the School of Theology, University of the South in Sewanee, TN 40 years ago, the program is divided into four years.  However, participants commit only to one year at a time.  At our weekly meetings, we reflect on our readings, our questions, and the events of our lives. Books are supplied with tuition.  There are no tests or papers, but snacks are usually involved.

St. Andrew’s EfM group is a vibrant community.  The current group, comprised of both St. Andrew's parishioners and folks from other churches, began meeting via Zoom in January of 2022. There is a tuition; scholarships are available.  We would love to have you join us.  If you would like more information about EfM at St. Andrew’s, please contact Paige Trivett at   or 456-7569.  More information about EfM generally is available at

We all hear the stories and lessons each Sunday while gathered in the sanctuary. But so what? How does what we hear manifest in our daily lives? In what ways can we live out and share our faith? EfM provides the time and space to ponder those questions.  Curious?  Join us!