When we read the Queries as individuals, we begin the prayer of examen; we hold up our lives before God and examine our own faithfulness. When we consider the queries together and share our responses with other groups of disciples, we begin to provide each other with support, encouragement, and accountability as a body. We consider one query each month, and forward our answers to the other members of our network. Answering honestly and specifically, we hope that this discipline will help knit us together in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
Our practice as Friends has been described as a listening spirituality. We believe that God can and does give us clear direction in a very intimate way, but also find that we all need reminders from time to time of God’s wisdom that speaks across times, places and contexts. The Advices serve to help us keep a balanced perspective and clearly state our priorities as a community. By reading them aloud at our meetings and silently to ourselves, we will introduce new attenders to who we are as well as remind each other of the abundant Life available to us all.
Peace and Justice
Marriage and Family
Stewardship, Simplicity, and Integrity