Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Spiritual Deepening Small Groups: Program Content

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Religious Education

Explore

Spiritual Deepening Program participants explore Quaker thought, share and listen to each other’s spiritual stories, and practice new ways of connecting to Spirit as they explore together three topic areas:

The Spiritual Deepening materials for both the in-person and online groups 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 as they explore together content in one of two topic areas:

 

Silence and Expectant Waiting

The Quaker experience of worship, silent waiting, and vocal ministry

The Light, Seed, Christ Working in Us

The experience of being led by the Inner Guide

Friendly Practices

The practices of Friends, including discernment, meeting for worship with attention to business, worship sharing, and more

 

 

Seek Together

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. The content has been compiled and developed by Friends throughout the U.S. and Canada and includes materials drawn from high quality existing curricula and resources, as well as newly developed activities.

Try out the Spiritual Deepening Program!

Consider forming a small group and exploring this sample content from Silence and Expectant Waiting.

Grounding:

Texts and Videos

Sharing:

Making a Listening Mural

Practicing:

Unwrapping the Parcel

Activity for Children:

Does God Hear My Prayer?