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Education for Ministry, affectionately known as EfM, is a program of theological education-at-a-distance of the School of Theology of the University of the South.

Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year program. It covers the basics of a theological education in the Old and New Testaments, church history, liturgy, and theology. Students meet regularly, usually once a week, in seminars under the guidance of trained mentors.

The program grants a certificate at the completion of the four years and 18 Continuing Education Units for each year's work.

If you're considering EfM, here's a great summary of what it meant to graduate, Mary Beth.


 EfM is currently offered through the following East Carolina parishes:

Holy Cross, Wilmington- Mondays/ 6pm

St Peter's, Washington - Mondays/ 6:30pm

St. James, Wilmington - Mondays/ 6:45pm

Christ Church, New Bern  - Wednesdays/6pm

Church of the Servant, Wilmington - Mondays/6pm

St Paul's, Greenville - Mondays/6:45pm

St Timothy's, Greenville - Thursdays/6:30pm

St Paul's in the Pines, Fayetteville - Mondays/5:45

St Andrew's, Morehead City -Mondays/2pm

St James, Wilmington - Tuesdays/9am

If you're interested in starting or joining an EfM group in East Carolina, please contact us.

EfM also offers an online course for those who cannot attend a weekly face-to-face group, because of time constraints, family demands, or the lack of a local EfM group.   Click here for more information.

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