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Exploring Faith Matters challenges us to begin a journey of exploration of the Christian faith—to make sense of our own faith journey with that of the Christian tradition; to build a coherent theology or understanding of God; to reflect theologically; to discern what it means to follow Christ.

We do EfM in small reading and discussion groups led by trained mentors. Through individual study, sharing our 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 offers a four-year program where participants enrol for one year at a time. Participants commit to: reading and reflection in preparation for the weekly meeting; attendance and participation in the meetings; preparedness to share experiences, ideas and questions in a small group where norms of confidentiality, respect, diversity and trust are observed. Most groups develop through discussion and shared fellowship.

There are several active EfM groups in Canberra. We are taking applications from new students now, and weekly meetings will commence 10 February with a ‘taster’ meeting for people to see whether EfM might be for them. For further information, please contact Kay Pendlebury (0409 313 153 or kay.pendlebury@ozemail.com.au). Details of the EfM curriculum are at http://efmaustralia.org