Friends General Conference makes available resources for adults looking to support religious education.
Resources for Adults
The Living into Wholeness: Quaker Commitment to Honoring That of God in Everyone
During each week of an eRetreat, you will be invited to consider a selection of essays, videos, queries, spiritual practices, and stories from Friends. The eRetreat content is available to you throughout the we
Who is a Spiritual Deepening eRetreat for? Do I have to be a Quaker to partcipate? What is the time commitment? What is the technology requirement? How much does it cost?
At Canadian Yearly Meeting in 2013, Quaker theologian Ben Pink Dandelion gave five in-depth talks on the history of Quakerism entitled "The End of the World, the Beginning of Quakerism, and What Happened Next."
As First Day School teachers, one of the richest resources for us is the accumulated faith experience of seasoned Friends. Their stories of God's comfort, guidance, and leadings make compelling listening.
Planning a multigenerational retreat is a balancing act. Children and adults need time with their peers to be balanced with the amount of time they spend together.
It can be of considerable benefit to carefully consider how one plans and announces different classes or forums within the life of the meeting. Often, the leaders will pick the date, time, and location of a class and then announce the details to the meeting.
Most Friends are familiar with the use of queries and discussion questions in adult religious education settings but might not be accustomed to wondering with adults. All three tools are valuable, but sometimes one is more appropriate than the others for a given topic or setting.
This method is an adaptation of lectio divina, a method used for many centuries in the monastic Christian tradition. Below is an outline of this adaptation. Using this method takes about 15 to 30 minutes for an individual, or 30 to 50 minutes for a group.