Lay Theological Education

It's too late for the info session, but the program doesn't start until the fall. If you are a Sunday School teacher, elder, deacon, or anyone interested in God, theology, and the Church, this is a great opportunity!

This fall, there will be an opportunity to begin a lay theological education program at First Baptist, Education for Ministry (EfM). The four-year curriculum covers Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theological Choices. The format is a weekly seminar that meets from September to June. The program utilizes academic study, theological reflection, and worship, which allow participants to grow theologically, as well as, learn what it means to be effective ministers in the world. There is an annual fee of $350.00 for materials and administration. An informational meeting will be held July 11 following worship in the Conference Room. If you have questions or want additional information, contact Ellen Parkhurst at 703.578.1862 or Information is also available at