Where: St Paul, Oregon City
Mentor training for the Education for Ministry program provides you with new educational opportunities. Mentor training and accreditation are required for all who lead an EfM seminar group. The training is also useful for those who wish to learn methods of theological reflection that link everyday life to the Bible and to the tradition and history of our faith.
EfM mentors must possess a knowledge of scripture and the tradition of the church; however, they do not need to be ordained persons or seminary trained. Mentors must be willing to relate their faith to their lives and to explore theological issues in depth while working in a small community engaged in that quest. They are trained to help others in the seminar group develop their ability to think theologically. Accreditation of mentors at a basic training is not automatic; it is a discerning process worked out between individual participants and the trainer.
EfM is a program of theological education by extension developed by The School of Theology of The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Rooted in the curriculum of the seminary, EfM provides lay persons with the basics of a theological education. Read more about the EfM program here.
Mentor training is intensive and rewarding work, requiring 18 contact hours. If you cannot attend the entire workshop, please come another time. Late arrivals and early departures are disruptive to the training.
A non-refundable registration fee of $50, payable to Diocese of Oregon, must be sent with your registration. We need your registration form by January 20, 2013 to order the materials needed for the session.
The remaining $150 will be due on February 1, 2013. This fee helps to pay for the cost of the workshop, which will include 2 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches and snacks.
You can download the registration form here.