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Fri19May2017Sat20May2017St Mary's Church, Levin
Education for Ministry mentor training
This event runs from 12pm - 6:30pm on Friday the 19th, and 9:30am - 5pm on Saturday the 20th of May.
EFM (Education for Ministry) is a program of study devised primarily for lay people (though ordained folks benefit from participating too!). It provides four-years of study material at a tertiary level and a learning environment where the reading and reflection undertaken by the individual members of the group is then reflected on together at weekly group meetings and applied to everyday life and ministry.
EFM is a way to continually deepen the journey with God in the company of a group who provide challenge and support and co-learning opportunities. It has both academic rigour and a holistic, grounded way of applying that rigour to the realities of 21st century life, living into what into means to be disciples of Christ in our particular time and context.
To support the life of EFM groups and provide for the possibility of new groups forming we need to have mentors who are trained in the skills needed to facilitate these co-learning groups. A mentor is not an expert, or a tutor, but a co-learner with group members who has the added group skills to ensure that a safe, honest, non-judgmental learning environment is fostered. If you think that you might have what it takes to be a mentor, and/or are interested in in stepping into the adventure that is EFM, fill in this form and come along to the training event in Levin.
Coming to the training does not commit you to being a mentor! Come, taste, and see!