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.
Each Year level has a different focus, so a different Year Level Text.
Year One: The Hebrew Bible
Year Two: The New Testament
Year Three: Church History
Year Four: Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Encounter
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