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Education for Ministry (EFM)

EfMEducation for Ministry is a program of theological education-at-a-distance of the School of Theology of the University of the South. Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year program. It covers the basics of a theological education in the Old and New Testaments, church history, liturgy, and theology. Students meet regularly, usually once a week, in seminars under the guidance of trained mentors. The program grants a certificate at the completion of the four years and 18 Continuing Education Units for each year's work.

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The Catechumenate

The Catechumenate prepares members for confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation of baptismal vows. It is designed for people who are new to the Episcopal Church and for young adults over 15 years of age who wish to be confirmed. Topics for study include the Book of Common Prayer, History of the Episcopal Church, Anglican thought, Prayer, Ministry, and others. Classes are taught by members of the congregation.