Friends General Conference

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Spiritual Deepening

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Spiritual Deepening 2.0

Spiritual deepening renewed. Spiritual deepening as you’re led.

There are two ways to Go Deeper with Spiritual Deepening:

Spiritual Deepening Library or  Spiritual Deepening eRetreats

You can utilize the Spiritual Deepening Library in a way that works for you or your small group. Choose a topic from FGC’s expanded Spiritual Deepening Library and decide when and how often to meet. Starting April 1st, the Spiritual Deepening Library is free!

The Spiritual Deepening Library offers a collection of experiential activities and resources for small groups of Quakers and newcomers to explore together. The program grew as a response to a deep hunger among Friends for spiritual relationships, improved sense of faith community, and a better understanding of the roots of our Quaker faith and spiritual practices.

The program materials are designed for participants of all ages and stages in their spiritual journey. Participants engage in activities, discussions, role-plays, spiritual practices, art and music exercises, and worship sharing. Inviting newcomers to join a Spiritual Deepening small group or eRetreat can serve as outreach and offer a way to integrate newcomers into the life of the meeting.


Join a Spiritual Deepening eRetreat, together or as individuals, to build spiritual community and explore Quaker practices and faith over a 4, 6, or 8-week online session led by a seasoned facilitator.  eRetreats are offered quarterly on the topics of Silence & Light, Beloved Community, Becoming Patterns & Examples, and Understanding and Healing White Supremacy.

About the Spiritual Deepening Program

The Spiritual Deepening eRetreats are flexible and affordable. The suggested fee for participating in the program is $20-35 per participant, on a pay-as-led basis.


The materials for children can supplement a meeting’s First Day School programming or be available for meetings to use when families come for worship.


From FGC's 2017 Annual Report:

Interested in Learning More?

Join the Spiritual Deepening mailing list to receive announcements about program updates and opportunities to register for upcoming eRetreats.

Contact us at [email protected]