Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Minute of Purpose

Friends General Conference, with Divine guidance, nurtures the spiritual vitality of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) by providing programs and services for Friends, meetings, and seekers.

Major Goals

  1. Nurture meetings and worship groups.
  2. Provide resources and opportunities for meetings, Friends, and seekers to experience the Light, the living presence of God.
  3. Help meetings guide Friends to discern the leadings of the Inward Teacher and to grow into ministry.
  4. Transform our awareness so that our corporate and individual attitudes and actions fully value and encompass the blessed diversity of our human family.
  5. Work to grow and sustain a vital, diverse, and loving community of Friends based on a shared search for unity in the Spirit.
  6. Articulate, communicate, and exemplify Friends' practices, core experiences, and the call to live and witness to our faith.
  7. Promote dialogue with others, sharing with them our corporate experience of Divine Truth and listening to and learning from their experience of the same.

FGC has three priorities, rooted in the organizational Minute of Purpose:

  • Deepen Quaker worship
  • Support a loving community
  • Support outreach