Education for Ministry (EfM)

Lay Formation

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of theological education created by Sewanee's School of Theology. Through individual and group study, worship, and the process of theological reflection, participants in an EfM community move toward a greater understanding of the fullness of God's kingdom and discover opportunities for responding to their own personal call to ministry. There are active EfM groups throughout the Diocese of Virginia.

Please visit and like our EfM Facebook page.

For more information about EfM in our Diocese, please contact EfM coordinator Jane Dowrick at

View the list of current EfM groups in our Diocese.

Learn more about EfM, which is a national program under the direction of the University of the South "Sewanee."