New Program


What is SotS looking for in a new program?

• A program that will invite a participant into a transformed life in God.

• Retreats that will attract a diversity of participants.

• A leadership sufficiently seasoned to allow accompaniment in both hard and
   joyful places of the spiritual life.

    What does the SotS offer you?

• Collaboration in developing your vision into a workable program.

• Eldership encompassing circles of prayer, beginning with the Board and continuing    with a care and advisory committee.

• Experience in changing lives through programming in a Quaker contemplative

• Administration and financial support.

What should a proposal include?

  • Please note: Traditionally, programs under SotS’s care have been team taught, so a strong preference will be given to proposals submitted by a team of 2 or 3 persons.

• An overview of the retreat you envision: theme, format, length (week-long, weekend, series of weekends, other).

• A description of your calling and how this call has been seasoned.

• Summary of relevant experience and qualifications.

• Names and contact information of two references familiar with your ministry

If my proposal is accepted, what next?

• You will be contacted by a member of the Board of the School of the Spirit.

• Time will be found for further seasoning of the proposal with a committee
   comprising members of the SotS Board and others of your choosing.

• If the leading to proceed is shared by all, a recommendation will be brought to the
   SotS Board together with a plan for implementation.

We anticipate that a new program would be delivered within a 12-24 month window after a proposal has been accepted. This would allow time for seasoning, booking a retreat center, and promotion.

To offer us a proposal, or for questions, please contact Jim Herr, Administrator, School of the Spirit —

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