What is traditionally called religious education is known as Christian Formation at Christ Church Cathedral. Being a Christian is not only an intellectual pursuit, but also deeply a matter of the heart and spirit. When we open ourselves up to the concept of formation, a formation directed by the hand of God, we move into our true callings as human persons.
In its essence, Christian Formation in the Episcopal Church is a lifelong journey with Christ, in Christ and to Christ. It is a continual growth in the knowledge, service and love of God as informed by scripture, tradition and reason.
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Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 80,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship and engage in theological reflection together.
As the emphasis on lay ministry has grown, EfM has come to play an important role in the formation of a knowledgeable laity better able to respond to the ministry to which they are called. Every baptized person is called to ministry, and EfM provides individuals with the education to carry out that ministry. It is an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service. To learn more about EfM offerings at Christ Church Cathedral, contact Hawley Todd.