Equipping for Ministry

Woodbrooke’s two-year Equipping for Ministry (EfM) programme is designed to give you a solid grounding in thinking about what it is to be a Quaker in the world today, and how you are personally called to live out that ministry. The course is designed to benefit both you and your Quaker community. As part of a religious group without a separated priesthood, it is important that we are all properly prepared to play our part in the life of our Quaker communities and as Friends in the wider world.

About Equipping for Ministry (EfM)

Equipping for Ministry (EfM) is a flexible two-year part-time programme. It combines a core programme of shared learning with other EfM participants, and a flexible programme of study drawn from our wide range of courses. You will also undertake a personal project that expresses your own unique ministry.

When you enroll on EfM you will be assigned a personal tutor who will meet with you regularly. They will guide you in designing your course of studies, and act as a mentor and witness to what you are discovering through the two years.


Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, we are currently developing a new version of EfM to start in 2022. We are therefore not accepting EfM applications at this time.

For more information about Equipping for Ministry programme please email learning@woodbrooke.org.uk

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