Friends General Conference

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Spiritual Deepening

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There are two ways to Go Deeper with Spiritual Deepening:





The Spiritual Deepening Library

Use the Spiritual Deepening Library as you're led. You can explore on your own or you can facilitate a spiritual deepening retreat in your meeting with a small group. Choose a topic from FGC’s expanded Spiritual Deepening Library and decide when and how often to meet. Starting in 2019, the Spiritual Deepening Library is updated, expanded, and free!

The Spiritual Deepening Library is a collection of experiential activities and resources. The program grew as a response to a deep hunger among Friends for spiritual relationships, improved sense of faith community, and a better understanding of the roots of our Quaker faith and spiritual practices.

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. Inviting newcomers to join a Spiritual Deepening small group or eRetreat can serve as outreach and offer a way to integrate newcomers into the life of the meeting.

Join a Spiritual Deepening eRetreat, together or as individuals, to build spiritual community and explore Quaker practices and faith over a 4-week online session led by a seasoned facilitator.  eRetreats are offered quarterly on the topics of Silence & Light, Living into Wholeness, Becoming Patterns & Examples, and Understanding and Healing White Supremacy.

The Spiritual Deepening eRetreats are flexible and affordable. The suggested fee for participating in the program is $25-35 per participant, on a pay-as-led basis.  Pay-as-Led is a method of offering sliding scale pricing so that paid events are more accessible for people with a wide range of abilities to pay.


From FGC's 2017 Annual Report:

Interested in Learning More?

Join the Spiritual Deepening mailing list to receive announcements about program updates and opportunities to register for upcoming eRetreats.

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