St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Christ's Beacon for all seeking God. 

St. Aidan's is an open and inclusive member of The Episcopal Church. We welcome all who desire a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are celebrating 50 years of service to God's people in the heart of the King's Grant area of Virginia Beach on Edinburgh Drive between N. Lynnhaven and King's Grant Road.

3201 Edinburgh Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-340-6459

SUNDAY

Summer Worship

Begins June 18

One Service @ 9:30 a.m.

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

The Rev. Dana Vanvliet-Pullin, Deacon

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EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY

AND EXTENSION OF THE

EPISCOPAL SEMINARY OF UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH 


 

We are pleased to offer two EfM groups at St. Aidan's. The groups meet on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Registration for next fall's program are now open.

Please contact Wendy Wilkinson, the administrative mentor for more information.

We are pleased to offer two EfM groups at St. Aidan's. The groups meet on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Registration for next fall's program are now open.

EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY

We are pleased to offer two EfM groups at St. Aidan's. The groups meet on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Our Friday class is full but there are openings in the Thursday night class. This is a fantastic program of college level study of the bible from a leading Episcopal seminary. Registration information is at the bottom of this page.




What is the Education for Ministry program?
EFM is a distance learning theological education program of the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee Tennessee. Participants commit one year at a time to meet regularly in seminars led by a trained mentor. Completion of the program takes four years during which participants study the Bible, church history, and twentieth century theology.

What is the Education for Ministry program?

EFM is a distance learning theological education program of the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee Tennessee. Participants commit one year at a time to meet regularly in seminars led by a trained mentor. Completion of the program takes four years during which participants study the Bible, church history, and twentieth century theology.

 



What is the purpose of EFM?
EFM provides a comprehensive, experiential education in the foundations and message of our Christian faith. In other words, those who want to know more about the Bible and our church should take this course.

What is the purpose of EFM?

EFM provides a comprehensive, experiential education in the foundations and message of our Christian faith. In other words, those who want to know more about the Bible and our church should take this course.

 


How does EFM work?
A mentor leads each seminar group of six to twelve students. The group usually meets once a week during a nine-month cycle to reflect theologically, discuss the materials they have read, and to worship together. Students follow a lesson and study guide, which are to be read each week. There are no test or papers to write because EFM presupposes that adult education best takes place when the student is responsible for his or her own learning. The Rev. Mark Wilkinson and hopefully another member of the parish will co-mentor the program

How does EFM work?

A mentor leads each seminar group of six to twelve students. The group usually meets once a week during a nine-month cycle to reflect theologically, discuss the materials they have read, and to worship together. Students follow a lesson and study guide, which are to be read each week. There are no test or papers to write because EFM presupposes that adult education best takes place when the student is responsible for his or her own learning. The Rev. Mark Wilkinson and hopefully another member of the parish will co-mentor the program

 



What does EFM do for the Church?
Graduates of EFM fulfill many ministries and bring to the church a laity better prepared to make decisions and fulfill the Great Commission to bring Christ to the world in an effective and loving way. EFM’s 16,000 graduates have become a source of informed, committed, and prepared leadership for the church.

What does EFM do for the Church?

Graduates of EFM fulfill many ministries and bring to the church a laity better prepared to make decisions and fulfill the Great Commission to bring Christ to the world in an effective and loving way. EFM’s 16,000 graduates have become a source of informed, committed, and prepared leadership for the church.

EFM works because people are hungry for theological education. It works because the program comes to the student in his or her hometown and provides credible scholarship, carefully supported by a tried and tested educational design. EFM works because it adapts to a variety of situations under a wide range of leadership styles and expectations from students.

 


MENTORS

The mentors for the Thursday night class will be Mark Buckner and The Rev. Wendy Wilkinson. Mark is a graduate of the program and is now joining us as a mentor. Wendy has served as an adjunct professor in Religious Studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland and has a Master of Arts in Theology from John Carroll and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary.
The mentors for the Friday morning class will be Wendy Wilkinson and Alice Meinicke. Alice is an EfM graduate and certified mentor.
Interested? email the administrative mentor Wendy Wilkinson
Click here to visit the EfM site at the University of the South

The mentors for the Thursday night class will be Mark Buckner and Peggy Fanney. Mark is a graduate of the program and is now joining us as a mentor. Peggy has also taken the program and is stepping in as our new co-mentor. 

The mentors for the Friday morning class will be Sarah Seeley and Alice Meinicke. Alice is an EfM graduate and certified mentor.

Interested? email the administrative mentors Mark Buckner or Alice Meinicke

Click here to visit the EfM site at the University of the South