Education for Ministry in the Diocese of Long Island
 

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: efm@dioceseli.org 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

BROOKLYN

• Grace Church, Brooklyn Hts

Meets Wednesday at 6:30pm | Sept to June

Mentors: John Musco johnmusco@gmail.com & Kathy Page pagingkathy@gmail.com

Church of the Nativity/Ditmas Park

Meets Wednesday at 7:30pm | Sept to June

Mentor: Hyacinth Jeffers trini8055@yahoo.com

NASSAU

• St. Thomas'/Farmingdale

Meets Thursday at 6:00pm | Sept to June

Mentors: Daniel Petersen-Snyder dpetersensnyder@optonline.net & Kaitlyn Pawlukojc kpawlukojc@gmail.com

First Presbyterian Church/Oyster Bay

Meets Jan to Dec (summer break)

Mentor: Patricia Whitaker patricia.whitaker@stonybrook.edu

SUFFOLK

• St. John's/Huntington

Meets Monday at 7:00pm | Sept to June

Mentor: Leslie Valentine leslieval@aol.com

St. Ann's/Sayville

Meets Monday at 6:30pm | Sept to June

Mentor:  Daniel Petersen-Snyder dpetersensnyder@optonline.net

• St. Cuthbert's/Selden 

Meets Tuesday at 6:30pm | Sept to June

Mentor: Jennifer Yaffar jenniferyaffar@me.com