Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

(FULL) The Power of Enough

Summary
Workshop Number: 
31
Leaders: 
Jacqueline Stillwell
Who may register?: 
Open to All
Worship/Worship-Sharing: 
30%
Lecture: 
5%
Discussion: 
35%
Experiential Activities: 
30%
half gathering attenders welcome
First half (Monday-Wednesday)

What is essential? How much is enough? Is my use of time, energy and "things" in right balance to free me to do God's work, and contribute to right order in our world? We'll consider queries, play, sing, and reflect on implications of our personal choices and their ripple effects.

Workshop Description

Are you seeking to simplify your life and take personal steps to create right order in our world?  Together, we will consider some of the following questions and reflect on the implications of our personal choices and their ripple effects.

 Do you:

* Have faith that God has given us an abundance of all we need (time, energy, skills, etc.) to do the work we are called to?

* Struggle to keep balanced and centered because you take on more than you are called to do?

* Faithfully make space for God to act in the life you've been given?

* Have too many things cluttering your life?

Using queries, we will reflect and listen in small and large groups to how others approach these aspects of our lives. There will be very little lecture. We will experience new perspectives through story telling, games, and singing. We'll seek to experience God's abundant love in worship and worship-sharing.

Participants are asked to bring a journal and a writing instrument, and maybe a song or a game to share. Participants will leave with a deeper sense of self, connection and how personal choices ripple forward to others.

No pre-reading or purchase of materials is required.

Leader Experience

Jackie has facilitated workshops at monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings, and Friends schools on Friends decision making, clerking, Friends organizational governance, eldering, clearness and most recently the power of enough. She has 22 years experience as Head of a Friends school facilitating learning for high school and adult learners. Jackie facilitated this workshop at Ben Lommond Quaker Center, Powell House and the 2017 and 2018 FGC Gathering.