The purpose of EM2 and EM3 is to develop ministry through work-
EM2 refers to the first few (usually three) years of service as an ordained minister or CRCW. EM3 refers to the subsequent period of service. Special training week-
During EM2/3, ministers/CRCWs are entitled to attend the following in-
- Synod Spring Schools
- ONET (Ongoing Education and Training) Days
- Two weeks’ other training, selected by the minister/CRCW (subject to approval by the Development Officer) (grant (2015): £175 during EM2, £350 during EM3.) [see Ministers’ EM2/3 Grants and Funding Guidance]
After 10 years’ service (and every 10th year thereafter), ministers are entitled to a three month sabbatical (grant £1,200 –
For travel abroad, a “Belonging to the World Church” grant may be available. “Belonging to the World Church” grants are also potentially available to lay people.