EM2 is the Education for Ministry Phase 2 period of learning for Ministers of Word and Sacraments 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.
section outlines the Assembly programme which consists of a range of physical
and digital events.
You are encouraged to participate in Assembly arranged events. If, however, your particular ministry will require specific training, or you feel confident in the skills an EM2 event 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.
NOTE: the dates in the below cohort documents may or have changed due to Covid-19 response. Please see each event's details to ensure that you have the correct dates. The End of Year One Reflection has been merged with the Summer Conference and will be held on the Summer Conference date.