Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

FULL: Clerking with Joy and Confidence

Summary
Workshop Number: 
6
Leaders: 
Arthur M. Larrabee
Who may register?: 
Open to All (adult & high school)
Worship/Worship-Sharing: 
20%
Lecture: 
10%
Discussion: 
50%
Experiential Activities: 
20%
only full time attenders (participants should attend all week)

The workshop will focus on all aspects, both theoretical and practical, of being a presiding clerk of a Friends meeting or committee. There will be handouts and opportunities for experience sharing. All work will be done in a whole group setting. There will be a $10 materials charge.

Workshop Description

Using the handouts and hypotheticals, the following are some of the concepts we will examine:

  • What does it mean to know the will of God?
  • Sense of the meeting
  • Unity
  • Impasse
  • Standing aside
  • Being not in unity
  • The role of the clerk
  • The role of those present
  • Preparing the agenda
  • The use of Committees
  • Dysfunctions found in the use of Quaker process
  • Conflict Options if unity is not apparent
  • Techniques for contributing to a climate of safety
  • Discernment

About the leader :
I have led over 100 workshops on clerking and Quaker decision-making in the last twenty years at Pendle Hill, the Gathering and meetings and yearly meetings around the country. Office phone (610) 724-1994

Leader Experience

I have led over 100 workshops on clerking and Quaker decision-making in the last twenty years at Pendle Hill, the Gathering and meetings and yearly meetings around the country. Cell phone: (610) 724-1994