Emerson Accepts Role as Diocesan Education for Ministry Coordinator
The Rev. Angela Emerson recently accepted an appointment as coordinator of Education for Ministry (EfM) for the Episcopal Church in Vermont. In this voluntary role, Emerson will be responsible for publicizing and organizing EfM groups and gatherings, facilitating the training of local EfM mentors, and conducting informational presentations about the program.
EfM is a four-year theological training program of the Episcopal Church designed specifically for laity. Rather than preparing participants for ordained ministry, EfM offers in-depth study in the Holy Scriptures and theology.
EfM offers in-depth study in the Holy Scriptures and theology.
The program is not limited to Episcoplians, Emerson explains. “I have mentored individuals from various denominations in the EfM process,” she says. “It is really for everyone who wants to increase their biblical knowledge and strengthen their spiritual practice.”
Emerson also describes EfM as a way to raise up new church leaders.
Vermont will be the third diocese that Emerson has mentored in the EfM program. She served in a similar capacity in the Diocese of Georgia from 1996-98, later started an EfM group in Arizona, and is presently mentoring a group at Christ Episcopal Church in Bethel, Vermont.
Emerson is planning to host an EfM coordinators’ training in early November this year. All who may be interested in this leadership development opportunity are advised to contact Emerson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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