A weekend facilitated by Susan Smith and Marcelle Martin
March 16 – 18, 2018
Elders serve to encourage and guide meetings and their members as God’s Truth is being born again in our hearts and lives.Yearly Meeting has maintained its living tradition of recognizing and naming the gifts and functions of elders in a Quaker community.
This weekend is for people who are exploring their gifts, as well as for people whose gifts for eldering are acknowledged in their meetings. We will consider the several roles of elders: encouraging individuals’ spiritual growth and gifts, supporting a prophetic vocal ministry, attending to and naming the movement of the Holy Spirit in the community, spiritual discernment, and prayer. Our weekend will include worship, teaching, experiential exercises, and reflection.
The Friends Center is a retreat and conference center for exploring Christian unprogrammed Quakerism and its meaning today. Sponsored by Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative).