Monthly Archives: January 2015

It’s Time to Give Thanks

Members of the Education for Ministry community will gather on Friday 27 February at 6pm at Christ Church South Yarra, to celebrate and give thanks for the ministries of The Rev’d Trevor Smith and Ms Kathy Boddy to the Education for Ministry program over the past twenty-five years. Trevor and Kathy retired from their positions as National Director and Administrator respectively on 31 December 2014. They can be seen below: Kathy second from left and Trevor fifth from right, at a gathering of mentors and trainers at Mount Macedon in March 2014.

IMG_0147 All past and present participants in or supporters of EfM program across Australia are invited to this celebration at which the Primate, The Most Rev’d Philip Freier, will be the Presider and Preacher.

Trevor and Kathy have been instrumental in promoting, supporting and maintaining this unique program of theological, spiritual and ministry formation of the laity within our Anglican Church in Australia over such a long period of time. Participants, mentors and trainers are thankful for their skills, energy and commitment that have contributed so much to the faith and ministry formation of so many individuals and parish communities over many years.

The Education for Ministry program also begins a new phase in its life within the Australian Church in 2015. The Rev’d Greg Davies has been appointed as our new National Director with the EFM office being relocated to Gisborne where he is the Parish Priest. In 2015 the launch of the  revised EfM program begins in Australia, with the introduction of new texts and resources, while retaining the core elements of the EfM Program: Theological Reflection, Biblical Study and Spiritual formation within a learning community.

For further details of this important gathering for past, present and future participants in EFM contact Jamie Miller 0428 320 668 or jjmiller@bigpond.com