Education for Ministry

Christians face the difficult and often subtle task of interpreting the richness of the church’s faith in a complex and confusing world.  We need education that supports our relationship with God and guides us to faithful action in our day-to-day lives.  To meet this need, the University of the South in Sewanee, TN offers Education for Ministry (EfM) – a program taught in churches across the US and Europe, and dedicated to the formation of adults in the life of faith and service.

Within small but strong communities, EfM participants study scripture, church history, and theology.  A strong emphasis on theological reflection allows participants to bring the Christian tradition in conversation with our culture and our individual lives.  EfM groups work under the leadership of mentors who serve as guides and administrators.  In the best tradition of adult collaborative learning, mentors do not teach, but learn and grow along with participants. 

This year's St. Andrew's EfM group (with mentors Cynthia Schmitz and Kay McCall) will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm starting in September. For more information, contact Cynthia or Kay or go to