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Staples of Life: Resources for Vital Meetings

Celebrating 50 Years of Earlham School of Religion's Ministry of Education

January 23rd, Centre Friends Meeting, Greensboro, NC

1:30 pm


1:45 pm

Quakerism 102: Living as Friends -- Jay Marshall


A few key anecdotes and quotes define most introduction to Quakerism membership classes. What about Quakerism 102? When we move beyond the basic statements that define Friends’ understanding of the Gospel, what does it mean to worship and live as a Friend?


Friendship with God: The Heart of Prayer – Stephanie Ford


Our first and greatest friendship is often hidden from view, and so we may overlook it or find it hard to cultivate within the multitude of outward life tasks. Together we will explore how we may better tend our life in God, this friendship of friendships in the uniqueness of our daily experience.

3:15 pm


3:45 pm

A Conversation for Young Adult Friends: Discerning God’s Call in Your Life --Micah Bales and Stephanie Crumley-Effinger


Many young Friends desire to strengthen their faith and embrace their ministry, but questions remain. How does a person know God’s voice and discern God’s call on one’s life? 


The Quaker Preacher and Quaker Preaching -- Phil Baisley


What sets Quaker preachers apart from other preachers? How does Friends' theology form and inform Quaker preaching?


Creating Vitality within the Local Congregation -- Jay Marshall


Many churches and meetings have fond memories of an admirable heritage, but struggle with maintaining vital worship, strong membership, and passionate ministry. This workshop identifies common features shared by vital congregations and offers strategies for creating a energized and committed communities of faith.

5:30 pm


6:00 pm

Dinner Festivities

We hope you choose to join us! There is no cost for this event, though reservations are requested. Please RSVP by January 15th to Matthew Mosey by calling 800-432-1377 or email

Event Date: 
01/23/2010 - 1:30pm - 8:00pm