Education for Ministry

Registration has begun for St. Martin’s 2019-2020 Education for Ministry (EfM) program!

Looking for a way to strengthen your sense of ministry and bring your faith to a new level next fall? Education for Ministry (EFM), a 9-month course in the foundations and message of our Christian faith, will start up again at St. Martin’s this September 2019.

EFM is a distance theological education program of the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. While it spans four years of study, participants commit one year at a time to meet weekly for a seminar. Led by trained mentors here at St. Martin’s, these 36-weeks (Sept.-May) offer participants an in-depth exploration of scripture, church history, and tradition. The focus is on reflective learning that strengthens your baptismal call to ministry and service.

The cost for the program, which will run from September 2019 through May 2020, is $375. Scholarship assistance is available. Please contact the Rev. Anne Thatcher at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 215.247.7466 x105 if you are interested and/or have questions. Registration deadline is August 1, 2019.

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 Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 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.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-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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