EM2 is the Education for Ministry Phase 2 period of learning for Ministers of Word and Sacrament and Church Related Community Workers in the United Reformed Church. The Programme is arranged over three years, with three core sources of support - your EM2 Pastoral Advisor, your Synod Training Officer or other EM2 Officer and the Assembly arranged programme. More details are in the EM2 Guidelines in the EM2 Overview section of URCLE.
This section explains the Assembly programme which consists of two courses in each year. Year 1 EM2 is the New Ministers' Conference and the End of Year One Reflection.
Years 2 and 3 of EM2 include a summer conference every year and the Making Peace with Conflict course every other year. If, however, your particular ministry will require specific training, or you feel confident in the skills an EM2 course may provide, alternative EM2 events may be arranged. In this case, you enter a dialogue with your EM2 Pastoral Advisor, your Synod Training (or other relevant) Officer and if needed, the Assembly EM2/3 Officer. Budget allocated to the Assembly arranged programme can be applied to alternative learning events.