What is Education for Ministry (EfM)?
Study and Spiritual Development for Lay People
Work together in a small group
Study the bible, church history and theology
Engage in reflection
Learn about yourself and others
Deepen your faith
Discover your call to ministry for a world in need
EfM is a four-year program of study and reflection in a small group setting. Participation helps us to respond to the question all of us face: How do I respond to God's call to ministry in the world? Participants commit yearly to meet once a week in seminars led by trained mentors.
EfM groups have been established in a number of churches in the diocese. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of participating in an EfM group, or forming a new group at your church, please contact John Musco, Coordinator of EfM for the Diocese of Long Island: email@example.com or (917) 519-0422.
If you would like to become an EfM mentor, the diocese periodically sponsors mentor training. Participation in EfM is not required to take mentor training. Contact John for more information.
EfM Groups & Mentors in the Diocese of Long Island
• Grace Church, Brooklyn Hts
Meets Wednesday at 6:30pm | Sept to June
Mentors: John Musco firstname.lastname@example.org & Kathy Page email@example.com
• Church of the Nativity/Ditmas Park
Meets Wednesday at 7:30pm | Sept to June
Mentor: Hyacinth Jeffers firstname.lastname@example.org
• St. Thomas'/Farmingdale
Meets Thursday at 6:00pm | Sept to June
Mentors: Daniel Petersen-Snyder email@example.com & Kaitlyn Pawlukojc firstname.lastname@example.org
• First Presbyterian Church/Oyster Bay
Meets Jan to Dec (summer break)
Mentor: Patricia Whitaker email@example.com
• St. John's/Huntington
Meets Monday at 7:00pm | Sept to June
Mentor: Leslie Valentine firstname.lastname@example.org
• St. Ann's/Sayville
Meets Monday at 6:30pm | Sept to June
Mentor: Daniel Petersen-Snyder email@example.com
• St. Cuthbert's/Selden
Meets Tuesday at 6:30pm | Sept to June
Mentor: Jennifer Yaffar firstname.lastname@example.org