The School of the Spirit Ministry serves all those who wish to be more faithful listeners and responders to the work of the Inward Teacher. The ministry is grounded in prayer and offers programs rooted in the Quaker contemplative tradition of the living silence. Read our Core Characteristics.

The place of prayer is a precious habitation … I saw this habitation to be safe, to be inwardly quiet, when there was great stirrings and commotions in the world. – John Woolman (1770)

Prayers for . . .

> Our current class, number 11, as they grow together in the Spirit

> Our Core Teachers: Evelyn Jadin, Susan Kight, and Erika Fitz, as they continue to find Spirit-led ways to foster the growth of each individual in the class.

Upcoming events . . . 

Dwelling Deep, a contemplative retreat at Powell House, Old Chatham, NY, January 18-21. 

Learn more and register here.

Check out . . .

Peter Laughter’s TED talk Catherine Cox’s article on SotS in Friends Journal

 The School of the Spirit’s concern is with preparation for ministry through a deepening personal awareness of the inward presence of Spirit. It is crucially important to encourage the growth of this kind of ministry. If you want hope in the Religious Society of Friends, you will find it here – John Punshon

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8 thoughts on “WELCOME”

    1. Kevin, Thanks for your interest. At this point, we don’t have a retreat scheduled in NC this year, but we have one scheduled for early April, 2019.
      Jim Herr, administrator for School of the Spirit Ministry

    1. The School of the Spirit Ministry is a Quaker program. We are interested in all aspects of contemplative living. Developing prophetic abilities is only a very small part of what we do.

  1. My name is maggi storr I am a member of Hobart meeting in Tasmania . I am reading booklet The Spiritual Care Committee which has quickened my interest in the School of the Spirit .. Please place me on your email list to keep me informed .Peace and thank you ..maggi by

    1. Hi Maggi. I have added you to our email list for our (nearly) monthly newsletter “SnapShots.” You should receive the next issue within a week.

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