Eduction for the Ministry

 Upcoming Events

2023 Basic and Inservice Mentor Training

1pm Friday 10 November - 5pm Saturday 11 November 2023

Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, Wellington

EFM Montage

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 in 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 which provides 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 the registration form and come along to the training event in Wellington.

Coming to the training does not commit you to being a mentor! Come, taste, and see!

If you have questions or want more information email>

Registrations close on 13 October 2023

 EfM Information Events

Plimmerton Thursday 16th November 2023 7:30pm

Parish Centre, St Andrews Church, 11 Steyne Ave, Plimmerton

Ngaio Thursday 23th November 2023 7:30pm

Ngaio Union Church, Kenya St, Ngaio

Do you sometimes struggle to make sense of how life in the twenty first century and being a follower of Christ fit together?
Do you long for fresh ways to talk about God?
Are you looking for a safe place to discuss ideas that seem a bit radical?
Do you want to go deeper in understanding the Bible and Christian tradition, AND how people can worship the same God but see things so differently from each other?

Meet EfM graduates and current EfM members, and find out what EfM is all about.

More about upcoming Information events will be added as soon as details are finalised. If you are interested in starting or joining an EfM group in your district, please contact Michael

Contact for information:

Michael Crawford-Butler

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