Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Spiritual Deepening Library

Together We Go Deeper...

The Spiritual Deepening Library for Small Groups or Individuals

And Friends meet together, and know one another in that which is eternal, which was before the world was.

- George Fox, Epistle 14.  1831 Edition of Fox’s Epistles, Public Domain.

Imagine what it might mean to build more trust and connection with Friends and newcomers in your Quaker meeting. Imagine inviting greater meaning, guidance, and growth into your own life. Imagine the ripple effect in our meetings and communities as we live our faith in the world.

The Spiritual Deepening Library gives Friends and newcomers opportunities to rediscover Quaker faith and thought, connect with Spirit, and build relationships with each other through sharing and deep listening.  Through exercises, discussions, introspection, and creativity, participants share their spiritual stories, explore how Quaker thought and spiritual practices can transform lives, and go deeper together into the life of the Spirit.

Your meeting can use the materials and resources in the Spiritual Deepening Library to guide small group discussions, First Day School lessons, weekend retreats or renewals, Adult Religious Education opportunities, or introductory sessions for newcomers.

As you explore the topics in the Library together, you will deepen your faith, grow in understanding of Quaker thought, build connections with each other, an experience the transforming power of our experiential faith.


The Spiritual Deepening Library 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.  The content has been compiled and d

The intention of the Spiritual Deepening program is to bring the full depth, joy, and fire of Quaker faith and practice to our daily lives, to our meetings, and to those who come to our meeting as seekers.

In each Spiritual Deepening Library topic, you'll find a number of activities for adults and children to go deeper together, as well as intergenerational and all-ages exercises.  These materials offer your meeting an opportunity for members, attenders, and newcomers to build spiritual comm
A Spiritual Deepening facilitator leads the exercises and activities that create opportunities for connection, mutual understanding, and spiritual exploration.  The role of the small group leader is to

Children often lead rich spiritual lives and are curious about faith, prayer, caring for each other and the world, and connecting with That Which is Eternal