Education for Ministry (EfM)
Education for Ministry (EfM) invites participants into small, mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened. EfM seminar groups meet in local settings and online, and provide a four-year curriculum that develops a theologically informed, reflective, and articulate laity.
A unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. EfM 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.
Invite, Welcome, Connect
This is a ministry of transformation that equips and empowers individuals and congregations to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and belonging. St. Philipʼs began participation in this program in 2019.
The role of the Pastoral Care team at St. Philipʼs is to provide help to parishioners with specific needs. Members of the team support the church family by visiting parishioners’ homes and nursing homes to share fellowship and the Eucharist, providing transportation to appointments, preparing and bringing meals, phone calls, and cards.
Daughters of the King
The St. Elizabeth of Hungary Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King was instituted at St. Philipʼs in November 1999. We are members of a lay order for women in the Episcopal church, and our objective is to bring women and girls into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through his Church. As Daughters, we pledge ourselves to a Rule of Life: a lifetime of daily prayer, service, and personal evangelism. Membership is open to any woman who is a member of the Episcopal Church.
The mission of the collections ministry is to safeguard the churchʼs monetary contributions and establish effective policies and procedures that emphasize accuracy, checks, and balances, and separation of duties. There are four 2-person teams of parishioner volunteers that rotate through weekly schedules. Contributions are coded and categorized in preparation for the bookkeeping entries prior to depositing the money.