Education for Ministry

Want to go deeper in your understanding of Scripture and theology and how to apply them to your life and ministry? Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Held annually at St. Martin’s from September through mid-June, the weekly course 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.

The course, developed by the University of the South in Sewanee, covers a four-year curriculum. Learners enroll for one academic cycle at a time, with new participants beginning with the first lesson of year one. While learners study their individual year’s topics and readings on their own, students from all the levels meet together in a weekly seminar to discuss their individual learning and engage in theological reflection.

The cost of the 9-month seminar, including books and materials, is $350. Scholarships are available. Contact Barb Ballenger, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 215-247-7466 ext 102 if you would like to apply for or continue with the 2016-2017 program, which will begin in mid-September.

Regular Sunday Service Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning Prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Choral Evensong with sermon is held at 5:00 p.m. on the first Sundays of the month from October to June in the Church.

We would love to have you join us.


This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.

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