Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Spiritual Deepening

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We Invite You to Explore

The goal of this program is to bring the full depth, joy, and fire of Quaker faith and practice to your daily lives, to your meetings, and to those who come to your meeting as seekers.

We Invite You to Seek Together

Materials are broken into topics and will be accessible online for small groups of Friends to explore together.
Together your group can discuss foundational Quaker readings, share spiritual stories, and explore spiritual practices.  
The content will be accessible for all seekers with activities for grounding, sharing, and practicing for adults, children, and all ages together.

Enrich Your Quaker Journey

These initial topics are designed to help all seekers discover, explore and deepen their experience of the Quaker faith.

  • Silence and Expectant Waiting
    Explore the Quaker experience of worship, silent waiting, and vocal ministry.
     
  • Listening for Truth in Unexpected Sources
    Explore ways of offering mutual accountability and spiritual support.  
     
  • Learning from Early Friends
    Explore early Friends’ experiences with Light, the Bible, and spiritual community.
     
  • Becoming Patterns and Examples
    Explore Spirit-­led action and the self-­discipline needed to become “patterns and examples” for a world, not as it is, but as it should be.
     
  • The Light, Seed, Christ Working in Us
    Explore the experience of being led by the Inner Guide.
     
  • Friendly Practices
    Explore the practices of Friends including discernment, meeting for worship with attention to business, worship sharing, and more.

We Invite You into Deeper Understanding

To explore each topic, you might complete readings or commit to a daily spiritual practice individually. As a group, you might do an activity together or engage in a discussion. In each topic, you will

  • Ground your Understanding
    Explore the transformative experience and writings of past and contemporary Friends to help you explore your Quaker roots and connections.
     
  • Share your Experience
    Listen to yourself and your fellow seekers as together you put your experiences into words.
     
  • Practice your Faith
    Develop personal and communal spiritual practices to deepen your relationship with Spirit and consider the ways in which it manifests itself in our lives.

Interested in Learning More?

Contact us at spiritualdeepening@fgcquaker.org