Education for Ministry (EFM) releases new training schedule

Education for Ministry (EFM) continues to provide a good grounding in theological reflection methods and is a well-established adult education programme.

During the four-year programme, participants study the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, the history of the Church, theology, ethics and interfaith encounters.

The programme’s resources are reviewed annually and include Reading & Reflection Guides, and contemporary textbooks. The EFM programme in Aotearoa New Zealand includes a ten-week module on the history of the Church in this land, which is also available as a 12-week stand-alone module – a great introduction to EFM and a useful short study course for those who wish to learn more about the history of the Church in Aotearoa.

We are always keen to hear from anyone who is interested in joining the programme either as a participant, or is willing to attend EFM Mentor Training and may be willing to mentor an EFM group in their area.

We are planning to offer EFM Mentor Training in Auckland, Hawkes Bay/Rotorua, Wanganui/Palmerston North, Wellington, and in the South Island later in the year.

2020 EFM Fees are as follows:

Registration Fee for study in 2020 (1 year) in the EFM Programme                $290.00 (GST inclusive) + Textbooks (approximately $120 year + Bible)

Registration for the 2020 12-week The Church in Aotearoa NZ                       $85.00 (GST inclusive) includes textbook.

For more information, contact Raewyn Berkahn ( or Jean Malcolm (