Spiritual Nurture Working Group

About the Spiritual Nurture Working Group

The Spiritual Nurture Working Group is a network of Friends who carry a concern for nurturing the spiritual life of the yearly meeting and all its members and meetings, and for fostering the practice of eldership in the yearly meeting. This latter role refers primarily to serving as a coordinating body and support network for Friends who feel called to the "ministry of the facing bench"—holding the gathered body of the yearly meeting in the Light during its sessions.

Spiritual Nurture Programs

Tending the Garden: The Working Group has designed and sponsors the Tending the Garden series of spiritual nurture workshops, which they conduct in local meetings at the meeting's invitation.

Spiritual Nurture One-on-One: The Working Group coordinates opportunities for spiritual formation programs that pair a Friend with a spiritual mentor or campanion.