Education for Ministry Summer Series: Online
July 08, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year program (but you only commit to one academic year at a time) designed for lay people who want to deepen their understanding of the bible, our church history, and our understanding of God in our experience (theology). The group is six to twelve people in any given year. Our wide range of backgrounds and opinions make for deep and rich discussions, and close spiritual friendships.
Each year we do a Summer Series designed both as a stand-alone exploration of a topic and as an introduction to EfM. Because we cannot meet in person at this time, we will meet via Zoom. In order to make sure this is an authentic EfM experience, space is limited, with preference given to those interested in the academic year program in the fall. All prospective academic year participants must attend at least three Summer Series meetings.
This year, we will be using Elaine Pagels’ Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation. The reading for each week is generally around 40 or 50 pages. Join us if the book interests you, even if you have no interest in EfM.
By the end of the series, you’ll have a good idea about whether EfM is a program that will enrich your spiritual life. The academic year program has a tuition fee that includes all course materials including books; the Summer Series is free, except for the book. Each meeting stands on its own, so drop in for one or two sessions, even if you can’t make all of them. The book is available online, or by special order at your favorite bookstore.
Please register on Zoom here.
Free and open to all