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Education for Ministry (usually abbreviated as EfM) is an adult learning program that seeks to enable people to see and to experience the connection between Christian faith and daily life. 

EfM helps us to interpret the richness of the church’s faith in our complex world and to express it with confidence, in both words and actions, in our day-to-day lives and in our own communities. EfM can be summed up as Exploring Faith Matters! It is formational and transformational for Christian life and ministry. 

We do EfM in small groups led by trained mentors. Through individual study, sharing discoveries and exploring our faith together, we learn to think theologically. We connect what we come to know of the Christian tradition with our ordinary daily activities. 

EfM is a serious program of study and reflection and requires considerable time commitment for you to fully benefit. However, people who have done the course have found it life-changing. 

There are several active EfM groups in Canberra. We will be taking applications from new students early in 2019, and the weekly meetings will commence late February-March. For further information, please contact Kay Pendlebury (6297 8587 or Details of the EfM  curriculum are at

by Reverend Kay Pendlebury

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