Listening, Visioning and Dialogue with Young Adult Friends
During the last year members of the FGC Committee for Nurturing Ministries held two listening sessions with young adult Friends (in Philadelphia and at the FGC Gathering.) FGC has been prayerfully considering the needs of spiritual nurture for younger adults we learned about in these sessions, and how FGC might best help nurture meetings in their ministry to young adult Friends.
On the weekend of 2/24-26/2-12 the FGC Committee for Nurturing Ministries held a consultation on “Visioning Youth Ministries and FGC” at the Burlington Friends Center, Burlington, New Jersey. There were 26 Friends from 11 yearly meetings and one independent monthly meeting from the United States and Canada in attendance.
This group helped us do further visioning, and also gave consideration to the kinds of programs and assistance that would be most helpful for FGC young adult Friends. We are now in the process of discernment on how to put that vision into a plan of action.