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Spiritual growth doesn't end at adulthood!
St. Andrew's offers a variety of formation opportunities for adults. With both regular weekly groups and special seasonal events, there is something for everyone.
First session: Monday, January 9, 2017
at 6:30 pm in the Lounge
Learn more: About EfM
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a continuing education program for laypeople that includes study of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, church history, and theology. Each meeting includes time for theological reflection - a way to bring together what we are learning with our faith and life experience.
In the Outline of Faith in the back of our prayer book, the answer to the question "Who are the ministers of the Church?" is "The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons" (page 855). Through reading, study, prayer, and theological reflection, participants in EfM are encouraged to better understand and take on our role as ministers in our congregations and communities, the larger church, and the world.
EfM is a four-year program, in which participants are asked to commit one year at a time. Reading for each year focuses on:
- Year 1: Hebrew Scriptures
- Year 2: New Testament
- Year 3: Church History
- Year 4: Contemporary Theological Choices
We meet Mondays, 6:30-9:00 pm, in the lounge at St. Andrew's. This year, we will start on January 9, 2017 and meet through June, before taking a break for the summer and finishing September through December 2017.
The Thursday Bible Study is a small group of people who meet on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am in the lounge (September through May) to discuss the next Sunday's scripture readings. Bible study is led by the clergyperson assigned to preach at the following Sunday services. Regular attendees and drop-ins are welcome.
Labyrinth Walk: Each spring a group from St. Andrew's journey to Adrian, MI to experience the labyrinth at the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse.Other past events include:
- -- Special Forum Presentations
- -- Adult Inquirer's Class
- -- Workshops on Special Topics
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