Education for Ministry

St. Martin’s congratulates Dorrie Schenkel and Lucy Hines who are graduating from our Education for Ministry (EfM) program after completing the four year course. A graduation liturgy will be held Sunday afternoon at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Monica in Philadelphia.

EfM is a parish-based theological education program out of the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee,Tenn. While it spans four years of study, participants commit one year at a time to meet weekly for a seminar facilitated by trained mentors. The program offers participants an in-depth look at Scripture, church history and tradition, and invites them to use that learning to strengthen their baptismal call to ministry and service.

EfM runs from September to early June. Registration for the fall 2017 class at St. Martin’s will soon be underway. For more information please contact Barb Ballenger, Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 214-247-7466.

More About EfM

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.

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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