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EfM 2018

 

Education for Ministry 2019

Today’s church upholds the ministry of the laity: all baptised people have a ministry.

To effectively exercise this ministry we need to be informed and skilled.

EfM helps us to interpret the richness of the church’s faith in our complex world and to express it with confidence, in both words and actions, in our day-to-day lives and in our own communities.

EfM can be summed up as Exploring faith Matters.

EfM is formational and transformational for Christian life and ministry.

 

Year Texts

Each Year level has a different focus, so a different Year Level Text.


Year One: The Hebrew Bible

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, 2nd Ed.   by John Collins.

A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, 2nd Ed.
by John Collins.

Year Two: The New Testament

Introducing the New Testament   by Mark Allen Powell.

Introducing the New Testament
by Mark Allen Powell.

Year Three: Church History

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years   by Diarmaid MacCulloch.

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
by Diarmaid MacCulloch.

Year Four: Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Encounter

Theology: A Very Short Introduction   by David Ford.

Theology: A Very Short Introduction
by David Ford.

Mysteries of Faith   by Mark McIntosh.

Mysteries of Faith
by Mark McIntosh.

The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety  by Timothy F. Sedgwick.

The Christian Moral Life: Practices of Piety by Timothy F. Sedgwick.

My Neighbor's Faith   edited by Peace, Rose, and Mobley.

My Neighbor's Faith
edited by Peace, Rose, and Mobley.


Interlude texts

Two extra books may be read by all Year levels together - called Interlude texts.
Every year there are different Interlude Texts. For 2019 they are:

Texts.  For 2019 they are:

·      Fighting with the Bible: Why Scripture Divides Us and How it Can Bring Us Together by Donn Morgan.

·      The Dream of God: A Call to Return by Verna Dozier