Education for Ministry

Registration has begun for St. Martin’s 2017-18 Education for Ministry (EfM) program, which 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. Classes, which are Mondays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., start September 11 and run through May of 2018.

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.

Tuition is $375. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information or to register please contact Barb Ballenger, Associate for Spiritual Formation and Care, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 215.247.7466.

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 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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