Have you ever noticed in the Bible just how often Jesus is seen teaching? Disciples, Pharisees, children, sinners, farmers, fishermen, tax collectors, family, and friends all were students of Jesus. St. Anne’s believes lifelong Christian formation is key to our ongoing journey with Jesus and instrumental in helping us live into our baptismal covenant; especially in continuing in the apostles teaching and fellowship. At St. Anne’s you will find many Christian formation programs from Education for Ministry (EFM), Book Groups, special day-long retreats, seasonal programs in Advent and Lent, and Sunday formation offerings for people of all ages. Here you will find specific information about our lifelong Christian formation programs.
St. Anne’s EfM program:
Education for Ministry provides participants with the foundation they need for ministry and all Christians are called to their individual ministries. EfM is a small group extension program of the University of the South (known as Sewanee) which started around 1975. It is a four-year program in which participants signup for one year at a time (36 weeks per year). Each weekly class session has discussion, worship and theological reflection. Year One covers the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), Year Two covers the New Testament, Year Three covers Church History and Year Four provides three or four theological books that provide current ministry support. A new EfM class for 2019 will start in January and we have several openings for new participants. Please consider joining our open, diverse and welcoming class to get the formational ministry support you may need. Please contact Ron Sigrist at (336) 996-1614 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and registration. Ron is a mentor in the program not a teacher. The materials provided by Sewanee are the source of learning in the program,