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Education for Ministry goes online

In its 45th year in New Zealand Education for Ministry (EfM) is delighted to be making its four year course for lay people available online.  


EFM is a four year ecumenical programme. It’s open to any adult willing to commit to study from a Christian perspective, regardless of educational level or denomination.    


Students commit to ONE year at a time. 

  • Year 1 students study the Hebrew Bible

  • Year 2 students study the New Testament

  • Year 3 students focus on Church History (including a Unit on The Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Year 4 students focus on Theology, Ethics, and Inter-faith Encounter


New groups (consisting of 6-10 students and a trained Mentor) can start in any month of the year.

2024 fees ($300.00) include the Reading & Reflection Guide which focuses on the appropriate theme for the year. In addition students are expected to purchase their own textbooks for each year (currently less than $200/year and less than $100 for some years)


Students enrol annually and commit to only one year of study at a time. There are no assessments, as individuals are expected to take responsibility for their own learning.  Students agree to attend (as faithfully as possible) a weekly ~2 hour seminar meeting, and to read the assigned text prior to each meeting, participate in discussions and to share in leading worship.


A ZOOM TASTER EFM EVENING will happen on Wednesday 17th January, 7:30pm NZDT – please register for this.

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