Applications are now available to join the Friends World Committee Traveling Ministry Corps (TMC) in its third year. The TMC uses traditional Quaker practices to build 21st century skills in cross-cultural dialogue and local leadership development in both rural and urban environments. These traveling Friends share their own spiritual experience and the sense of unity that is possible across the branches of Friends. They encourage Friends to learn from one another, and following consultation and discernment with local communities, proceed to minister through prayer, pastoral counseling and encouragement, religious education, or peace, justice and environmental concerns. Friends meet “face-to-face and heart-to-heart” to share both that which unites and that which divides them in the life of the Spirit. Open exchange builds understanding, respect, trust and love, and, with God’s help, renews awareness of a worldwide family of Friends.
Members of the TMC are chosen for their ability and commitment to working with diverse participants, their demonstrated ability to connect traditional practices with contemporary concerns, and their availability to travel across the Americas to work with local communities.
Applications, including supporting documentation, are due by September 30, 2018. Decisions will be announced in November. The training will take place right before the Section Meeting in March 2019.
For more information, go to Traveling Ministry Corps